Lake County School District #7 (LCSD #7) is located in Lakeview, Oregon - county seat for Lake County. Five school districts currently exist within Lake County, of which LCSD #7 is the largest, with approximately 750 K-12 students district-wide. LCSD #7 serves students by providing a variety of programs ranging from core academic, career-technical, and advanced college-level classes through the high school dual-credit program. District facilities include a high school, middle school, three elementary buildings, and career/technical facilities.
Lake County once contained 25 separate school districts spread throughout the county. Over time, school districts merged into the existing five: Lake County SD #7, Paisley SD #11, Adel SD #21, Plush SD #18, and North Lake SD #14. Most recently, Union SD #5 merged with LCSD #7 in the late 1990’s as a part of statewide legislation focusing on fiscal efficiencies. The district currently maintains the Union buildings in the Westside community, approximately 12 miles southwest of Lakeview, as Union Elementary serving K-6 students in multi-grade classrooms. LCSD #7 also serves non-resident students through district transfer agreements from school districts in Lake County, Klamath County, and Modoc County in Northern California.
LCSD #7 is located in a remote area of southern Oregon with district boundaries covering an area of 1,896 square miles that extends well north of Abert Lake, to the peak of the Warner Mountains to the east, California border to the south, and Klamath County border to the west. LCSD #7 maintains a fleet of buses and other vehicles that transport students to and from home and extracurricular events.
LCSD #7 is one of the larger employers in Lake County with over 100 employees and maintaining a total budget of approximately $10 million. Existing programs include all core academic programs in addition to electives such as Agriculture, Construction, Technology, Art, Band, Choir, Family and Consumer Sciences, Spanish, Health Care Services, and Business.
Graduates of any high school in Lake County are eligible for significant academic scholarship opportunities through the Daly, Collins-McDonald, Ousley, and Burt Snyder funds. These scholarships are currently helping to support well over 100 graduates as they further their educations. Graduates must attend a Lake County high school all four years, maintain a good GPA, and achieve solid SAT scores for eligibility. The long-term economic impact of these scholarships significantly contributes to the academic focus of Lake County communities.