Madras - Jefferson County
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Jefferson County students are members of four different school districts:

  • Jefferson County District 509J: Serves children in Warm Springs, Madras, Ashwood and Metolius with K-12 education.
  • Culver School District #4: Provides education to Culver students K-12.
  • Redmond School District 2J: Available for K-12 students living in Crooked River Ranch.
  • Black Butte School District #41: Students residing in Camp Sherman attend elementary schools in Camp Sherman and middle and high schools in Sisters.

Higher Education

Central Oregon Community College
Dedicated to providing students with an outstanding college experience, Central Oregon Community College (COCC) tailors each of its programs to student’s needs. A new Madras campus opened in the Fall 2011. With the main campus located in Bend, students enjoy small class sizes and one-on-one attention whether they are interested in basic adult education classes, fulfilling an associate’s degree or planning on receiving a four-year degree. A satellite location in Redmond offers select credit classes and a complete Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC). MATC allows students to choose the time and days of the week to participate in a supervised manufacturing lab.

OSU Cascade Campus
The Oregon State University Cascade Campus opened in 2001 to provide four-year degrees, in conjunction with COCC (2+2), to residents in Central Oregon. A branch campus of OSU, the Cascade Campus offers 15 undergraduate programs and two graduate programs, all fully accredited.

Community Learning
Central Oregon Community College offers a wide selection of non-credit continued learning classes throughout the year. Topics include arts & crafts, health & fitness, recreation, language & culture, home & garden and computers. Classes are also available at a variety of locations in Central Oregon.

Oregon Open Campus
A pilot program has been launched to provide advanced education courses to meet specific educational needs of local businesses. These courses are a hybrid of remote and classroom learning with course instruction supplied by numerous higher education institutions.