Rainier School District's Mission Statement
A spirited learning community that is student-centered, safe,
academically focused, and dedicated to preparing every student
for success in the global society in which we live.
Pillar Number One: Student Success
Pillar Number Two: Effective and Consistent Communication
Pillar Number Three: Respectful and Positive Culture
Pillar Number Four: Effective, Collaborative, Professional Development and Staff Acknowledgement
Pillar Number Five: Facilities and Technology Development
Pillar Number Six: Safe and Healthy School Environment
Portland - approximately one hour away
Seattle - approximately two hours away
Mt. Hood – an hour away
Seaside – an hour away
Recreational opportunities include hiking, boating, fishing and hunting. The climate is moderate and the scenery is beautiful. The river allows viewing of large freighters, sail boats and other pleasure craft.
Rainier was founded in 1851 on the south bank of the Columbia River by Charles E. Fox and was originally named Eminence. The name Rainier was taken from Mount Rainier in Washington, which can be seen from hills above the city.
Rainier is surrounded by a number of rural communities. In the past, these places acted as separate communities. Today, most businesses and services have left these rural sites and the communities are part of a large unincorporated area that receives services out of Rainier. These communities include Fern Hill, Hudson, Alston, Apiary, Goble, and Prescott. Residents here may say they live in Rainier or will alternatively use the name of the individual community. In the mid-seventies, these rural areas, many with their own schools, were all consolidated into the current Rainier School District.