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 Junior/Senior High School
Gervais Gervais Middle and High Schools
Gilchrist Gilchrist Junior/Senior High School
Mapleton Mapleton Junior/Senior High School
Pilot Rock Pilot Rock Junior/Senior 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 Junior and Senior High Schools
Waldport Waldport Middle and High Schools