Oregon GEAR UP has served over 40,000 students in 109 schools in 48 communities since 2002.

Oregon received its first six-year GEAR UP grant in 2002, working with 16 clusters (consisting of a high school and one or more feeder middle schools) around the state. A second federal grant began in 2008 with a focus on supporting 12 new rural communities. An additional group of 10 clusters, concentrated in Curry, Coos, and Douglas counties, joined in 2011, with support from The Ford Family Foundation. A third federal GEAR UP in 2014 served 21 communities until 2021. In 2022 we welcomed 10 new rural communities that will be served until 2029.

Click on the name of a community to learn about the schools involved. To see former GEAR UP sites, click on the icon in the upper left-hand corner of the map.


2022-2029 Schools
City Schools
Bonanza Bonanza Jr/Sr High School
Gervais Gervais Middle and High Schools
Gilchrist Gilchrist School
Mapleton Mapleton Middle/High School
Pilot Rock Pilot Rock Jr/Sr High School
Prospect Prospect Charter School
Rockaway Beach Neah-Kah-Nie Middle and High Schools
St. Helens St. Helens Middle School, St. Helens High School, St. Helens Virtual Academy and Plymouth High School
Toledo Toledo Jr/Sr High School
Waldport Waldport High/Middle School