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Junction Elementary School

9087 Deschutes Road
Palo Cedro, CA   96073
(530) 547-3274 

Rich Gifford,Superintendent/Principal



The Mission of the Junction School District, in partnership with student, family, and community, is to promote excellence, achievement, and self-worth, enabling students to be life-long learners and productive members of our changing world.



  • All students can learn and achieve academic success.
  • Partnership among parents, teachers and staff, and students is essential to educational excellence.
  • Positive relationships among all members of our learning community are critical and depend on trust, respect, integrity, collaboration, and the willingness to consider different viewpoints.
  • All students must be given the same opportunity to acquire knowledge, understanding, skills, and values using each child's unique learning style.
  • Learning is an ongoing process that takes place both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • All students learn best when they are encouraged to build understanding from experiences, information, and mistakes and are expected to do high quality work.
  • Teaching and learning require an environment that is physically and emotionally safe.