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Yreka High School is a comprehensive high school located in the county seat of Siskiyou County.  Yreka High School was established in 1893; the District was called Siskiyou County Unified School District until 1961 when it became Yreka Union High School District. Originally students came from all over Siskiyou County to attend the high school, but in 1916 the school burned down, resulting in the construction of a new Yreka High School and five other branch high schools built in the communities of McCloud, Mount Shasta, Weed, Dorris, and Fort Jones.  In 1918 a larger, two-story structure was built to replace the destroyed one; this building was used until 1958, when a new school complex was constructed that is used today.  In 1954 the school gymnasium was built, and in 1989 renovations were made when lattice wood siding was placed inside the gym. New bleachers were installed in 2001.  In 2009 the gym floor was resurfaced and the gym walls were repainted and relit, allowing for a brighter feel.

A state of the art technology center was built in 1992 when the industrial shop facility burned down.  It includes a modern wood shop, a business and computer occupations center, a CAD (Computer Assisted Drawing) studio, and a technology lab. Modernization of the current school facility occurred in 1993, when the classrooms in the two main wings were renovated and the hallways were converted to staff and storage use. This restructuring resulted in the creation of two additional classrooms in the east wing.  A large student union was built in 2000, adjacent to the old cafeteria, with lockers and tables for students. It serves as a meeting place for students before and between class times. The modern, efficient kitchen provides quality food service for students. 

  Continuous improvement to the site includes an agriculture barn built in 1997 and enlarged in 2003, as well as a new greenhouse completed in 2009, with a new cattle barn completed in 2011 and a fenced area slated to be completed during the 2013-2014 school year. The Natural Resources and Landscaping classes worked together to design and are in process of implementing an outdoor classroom.  The outdoor classroom will contain a pond area as well as outdoor workspace and benches for classroom work.  In 2011, the entire heating/air system was redesigned and energy efficient systems were installed, work continues to update the heating and air units and thermometers in the classrooms. 



Yreka High School Graduates are resilient learners, college or career ready and are prepared to be productive and responsible citizens.


Yreka High School is dedicated to providing a supportive and engaging environment encouraging all students to learn, be creative, and discover their individual potential. We strive to inspire students to be resilient and persevere to fulfil their postsecondary goals while promoting intellectual, social and personal growth.

Learner Outcomes


Become adaptive critical thinkers

Recognize, respect and value diversity

Be Mindful of social-emotional health

Cultivate a growth mindset

Develop and maintain healthy habits

Positively resolve conflicts and overcome adversity



Become college and/or career ready

Utilize technology proficiently and responsibly

Practice interpersonal communication skills

Choose to be informed and responsible

Hone the ability to engage and assess information



Be present (both mentally/physically) and productive

Exhibit self-discipline, self-respect, and a strong work ethic

Serve as positive contributors to the common good of the community

Respect and engage in team work