Outside of John Day, Grant County

In April of 1900, a local committee was elected, and the Oregon Legislature approved an Act incorporating the city of John Day on February 23, 1901.

Outside of Dayville, Grant County

Colorful rock formations at John Day Fossil Beds.

About Us

We are a team of professionals devoted to serving five rural school districts. We enjoy a cooperative learning environment focused on quality education. The low student to teacher ratio contributes to an optimal learning atmosphere.

Our Community

Our close-knit communities, rural lifestyles and commitment to our students make Grant County an exceptional place to live, work and raise a family.

Grant County offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, breathtaking scenery and an area rich in history. Located in the Blue Mountains, the landscape encompasses high desert grasslands, beautiful valleys, forests of Ponderosa Pine and alpine lakes and meadows. Grant County is also headquarters for the Strawberry Mt. Wilderness, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and the Malheur National Forest.







Our Mission

Grant County Education Service District Mission is to assist school districts and the State of Oregon in providing excellent and equitable educational opportunities and successful learning environments of all Grant County students. Grant ESD is dedication to providing leadership in helping to achieve Oregon's education goals and working in partnership with schools and our community to enhance the healthy development of children and their families for today and tomorrow.