Welcome to our Site

We are Nixyaawii Community School.  Proud to be the Golden Eagles.

Our school is a charter of the Pendleton School district and we are located on the beautiful Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeast Oregon. Our charter focuses on Native American culture, infusing native languages into daily school life, and serving the tribal community.

Here's what's happening...

Summer School

Conmputer based summer school for Nixyaawii students and CTUIR enrolled high school students in need of creditt recovery are encouraged to attend summer school at Nixyaawii Community School from 8am to noon. Show up Monday, June 19 at 8am to register. Cost is FREE.               Sessions are:

  • June 19 - 23
  • June 26 - 29
  • August 7 - 11
  • August 14 -18

Off Season Football Conditioning

Starting Monday, June 5: off season football conditioning from 5pm to 7pm at the Pilot Rock High School weight room. Conditioning is Monday through Thursday.  Parents are responsible for transporting their student.  School transportation will not be provided.  

Girls Basketball Summer League Practice

Girls basketball summer league practice for current and incoming students begins Wednesday, May 31 at 6pm in the gym.  A parent/guardian needs to attend this first practice to obtain information for the summer league.

Boys Basksetball Open Gym

Coach Rivera will be conducting boys basketball open gym for current NCS students and incoming NCS Freshmen Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 - 6pm in the Nixyaawii gym.

Making the Grade Newsletter - Spring 2017

As the 2016-17 school year closes Nixyaawii Community School (NCS) would like to look back on several highlights for the year. In our spring newsletter you will find out about the three different grants we were awarded; Our multiple drum and dance performances; Crow's Shadow Institute of Arts (CSIA) exhibition; How our Girls Basketball team ranked in the State 1A Championship; How 10 NCS students are able to take CTE classes at PHS; The NCS Commencement date and time; And a Congratulations to Mrs. Green on her retirement in June.

School Board Officers Returning

Randall Melton and Corinne Sams were re-elected to the school board and will serve from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021.  Charles Sams did not seek re-election.

Nixya'awii Improves Graduation Rate

The graduation rate for the Pendleton School District, including Nixya'awii Community School,  increased from the 2014-15 school year to the 2015-16 school year, according to rates released on January 26 by the Oregon Department of Education.

The district’s 2015-16 four-year cohort rate for all students was 83.93%, compared to the previous year’s rate of 74.52%. This rate is for all students at Pendleton High School, Hawthorne High School and Nixya’awii Community School. The district’s rate is significantly higher than the Oregon state graduation rate of 74.83%.

“This is the direction in which we are striving – to have more and more of our students graduate from high school in four years,” said Andy Kovach, district superintendent. “While we celebrate this accomplishment, we realize there is much more work to be done.”

New System for Reporting School Safety Concerns

The Pendleton School District has a new system, called SafeOregon, for reporting school safety threats. SafeOregon is a program created for Oregon students, parents, school staff, and community members to report and respond to student safety threats. Tips can be submitted through email, phone call or text, mobile app or the web portal. Tips are confidential and can be made anonymously.

Tips may include bullying, violence, threat of violence, harassment, intimidation, cyber bullying, self-harm, etc.

When a tip is reported, it is handled by specially trained technicians who are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for all of Oregon’s public schools Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade. The Oregon State Police provides this service through a contracted vendor.

SafeOregon is made possible through Oregon HB 4075 as a result of recommendations from the Oregon Task Force on School Safety.

The Pendleton School District is committed to student safety and realizes that when students feel safe in their schools, learning is more effective.

We encourage you to find out more about SafeOregon by visiting safeoregon.com.