The Wellpinit School District is a rural K-12, public school district centered on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Eastern Washington. It is located in southwest Stevens County, approximately 45 miles from Spokane. We serve approximately 600 students in grades K-12. Wellpinit School District was chartered as a state and county school in 1913 and a large public school was built in 1938. The present school facility was built in 1987 with the current Elementary school grades located in the old school building that was renovated in 2003. In addition, the District serves students beyond the reservation boundaries through the Alliance Education Program. The Wellpinit School District has a staff of approximately 100 personnel.
Our local student population is approximately 95% Native American or descendent. The students residing in the district are primarily from the Spokane Tribe of Indians; in addition we also have students from the Colville Confederated Tribes, Nez Perce, Coeur d' Alene, Kalispell and other Tribes.
The district’s recently remodeled building houses the Middle School (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12). The elementary school is housed in a nicely remodeled building about a half mile from the middle school and high school building. The district also has a building that houses the district office. In addition, the district has an Open Doors Reengagement Program offering a high school diploma or GED. Reengagement Programs are located in Wellpinit, at Fort Simcoe Job Corps, and Moses Lake Columbia Job Corps. The district has a broad range of programs to serve the needs of its diverse student population.
The Wellpinit School District Mission Statement
The Wellpinit School District is a K-12 public school system centrally located on the Spokane Indian Reservation. We work respectfully and collaboratively with parents, families and community, to empower our students through education, in a safe, caring and culturally responsive environment, inspiring students to master intellectual, social, physical and emotional skills needed for success.