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...

Volleyball and Cross Country

Bobi Tallman has been hired as the new Volleyball Coach.  There will  be a parent/player meeting on Thursday, August 17th at 5pm at the gym.  All parents and player are encouraged to attend.  At the meeting Coach Tallman will discuss expectations, team rules etc.

Ken Mayfield has been hired as the Cross Country Coach.  There will be a parent/player meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 16th at 5:30pm at the school.  All parents and players are encouraged to attend.  At the meeting Coach Mayfield will discuss expectations, team rules, etc.



Registration is Thursday, August 10 from 7:30am to 5pm.  New and returning students need to attend with a parent/guardian to complete forms, choose electives and pay the $50 registration fee.  

School Supply List

* college ruled spiral notebook

* blue or black pens

* #2 pencils

* one package of 3x5 index cards, to be given to Native Language teacher

* optional hard back binder with dividers and loose leaf paper



Athletic News

Fall sports will officially begin on Aug. 14th.

Nixyaawii will host the following fall sports:


*Cross Country (if we have 5 runners)



We will co-op Football with Pilot Rock.  Recently the decision was made to drop down and participate in 8 man football.

For questions regarding football please contact the Nixyaawii Football Coach James Price at james2402p@gmail.com


First Day of School

First day for Freshmen: Wednesday, August 23 from 8am - noon.

First day for ALL students: Thursday, August 24 from 8am - 3:21.

Friday, August 25 is a full day of school for all students.

School Pictures

School pictures will be Monday, August 28.  These pictures will be used for student ID cards. Envelopes for purchasing pictures will be available at registration and during the first days of school.


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

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.