The Kamiah School District, a partnership of students, parents, educators, and community members is committed to ensuring a safe, nurturing environment where people are challenged to academic excellence, individual responsibility, personal success, and life-long learning while respecting community values and diversity.


The Kamiah School District is located on the scenic Clearwater River in the heart of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests near wilderness areas with breathtaking scenery and wildlife. The area offers a diverse landscape with a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The Nez Perce Tribe plays a large part in the management of the land and natural resources nearby as Kamiah is located on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation.

The Kamiah School District consists of an excellent team of educators and support staff. They believe that “Today’s Achievements Create Tomorrow’s Accomplishments.” Presently, the Kamiah School District is partnering with the Lapwai School District in the STEP grant, (State Tribe Education Program). This grant provides resources to support Native American students in math and reading studies.

Our district is comprised of three schools: the elementary school, grades K-4; the middle school, grades 5-8; and the high school, grades 9-12. Art and music electives have been added to the course offerings for middle school and high school students this year, and students also have options for enrolling in dual credit classes as well as taking classes offered online and via the Idaho Education Network. Extra-curricular activities include football, volleyball, basketball, track, and baseball. Students may also participate in Drama, Key Club, HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), Indian Education Club, YES Club, and National Honor Society.

Support for Kamiah schools from the Board of Trustees, parents, and community members is greatly appreciated, and we anticipate another great year.

Mr. Fred Mercer, Superintendent