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The original Sunset Elementary was erected in 1957 on the same site as the current building. Students entered the new facility upon their return from Spring Break in 2011. The site was shared with Armand Larive Middle School until the beginning of the 2011/12 school year. Sunset has the capacity to serve 650 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

It is through partnerships with parents, students, community, and staff that we are able to help all our students achieve high levels of success. 

Our District
The Hermiston School District is the largest district in Eastern Oregon, exceeding 5,300 students, and continues to experience steady enrollment growth. It serves students in grades kindergarten through 12 with a broad range of programs from foundational learning skills to comprehensive vocational programs to an exhaustive array of post-secondary college credit bearing opportunities. The school district includes a 9-12 senior high school, two 6-8 middle schools, five K-5 elementary schools, an alternative school, and a robust online learning program option for students and families.

Support for the school district has been strong from the community. In 2001, voters approved a $39 million building program which included the re-construction of the high school, an additional elementary school, and various district-wide renovations. The voters also approved a $69.9 million bond in 2008. The bond served to replace Armand Larive Middle School, West Park Elementary, and Sunset Elementary.

Learn more at the District Website.

Serving the needs of all children with rigorous and tiered instructional programs, high expectations, mutual respect, and excellence in all endeavors

Each and all Sunset students will soar to high levels of achievement and have every option open to them upon graduation.

All 3rd grade students will be at grade level in reading while all 5th grade students will be at grade level in writing. All students will have proficient math skills.
To provide students with skills for successful post-secondary transitions to college and career through school wide systems of effective teaching and learning, high levels of family and community partnership, and commitment to shared leadership

School Hours
Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri
7:30am - 2:30pm

7:30am - 1:45pm

Releasing students 45 minutes early on Wednesdays gives teachers time to collaborate with one another, helping us to serve you and your children better. Find out more on our parent resource page!

Contact Us
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (541) 667-6700
Fax: (541) 667-6750