In 1960, two more rooms were added,
and in 1970, two "permanent portables" were
placed at the site. To make enough room for the
new school, the District purchased the remainder
of a 10-acre site, owned by Ernie Pierson. This
site offers wonderful play areas for children
at all grade levels, a redwood forest to explore,
and an "Indian Village" built, modeling
a Yurok village.
In the late 80's another classroom was added
as the school continued to grow, another classroom
was added. These two rooms are joined by an accordian
wall and face east, rather than south like the
In 1993, the District decided to have After
School Child Care on site and purchased a portable
building. The year before, the District dedicated
the Ferguson Library in the west classroom of
the permanent portables. Later in the 90's, the
rest of this building became a computer lab which
now houses a 24-station Pentium lab.
Two years ago, the District modernized all the
permanent buildings from the 50's and 60's. This
remodeling has brought warmth and a new, clean
look to the classrooms. Safety was increased
with the installation of tempered glass.
The Board of Trustees has just finished building
two new classrooms for the students in the Freshwater
Charter Middle School, plus a band room for the
instrumental music program.
With bond funds and State "Joint Use" funds,
the district was able to complete a community
gym which opened in the summer, 2005.