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Built in 1965, Tangent Elementary School is proudly educating its second and third generation of children. Located on an 8 acre campus amid fertile farm fields, Tangent Elementary serves a large area surrounding the community for which the school is named.

Our Mission
To educate and inspire all students to reach their full potential, equipped to be positive, contributing members of society.

Our Vision
As elementary educators, we realize our crucial roles in teaching reading, math, and writing. We are dedicated to focusing on academic skills while culturing character education, physical fitness, and an appreciation of the arts. We also believe that in order to teach character traits, we must model them with children and one another.

Our School Is Proud To Offer…

Character Education Program
Tangent Elementary students follow the same three rules in all settings at our school: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. Students who follow these rules are invited to participate in school wide rewards throughout the year, such as our Student Store. Students who are caught in the act with positive behavior are instantly recognized by receiving Tangent Star Bucks. Students can then purchase items of their choice at the Student Store throughout the school year. Two other programs we call The Golden Awards and Electronics & Games Parties are a couple of other ways we reinforce these important attributes to being a positive reflection of Tangent Elementary.

Wildlife Habitat
An area in front of our school has been designated as a habitat for plants that are native to our area. The purpose of this project is to familiarize students with plants that are native to Oregon.

Annual Events
We bring our school community together each year with the following events: Fall Open House, Senior Dinner, music programs, La Tour De Tangent, and an end-of-the-year swimming trip.

Community members and parents help in classrooms, prepare materials for teachers, work one-on one with students, chaperone field trips and provide school wide assistance for events such as Senior Dinner and carnival.

Parent/Teacher Club
The Parent/Teacher Club works tirelessly to raise funds to support student learning and activities. The club has been instrumental in raising funds for needed school items such as computers and projectors, library books, playground structure and equipment. They also play a major role in planning and putting on our annual events and coordinate volunteering in the school.