Office of the Superintendent


Jeff Cirka

Hello! As superintendent of the Potlatch School District #285 and speaking on behalf of the students, staff, parents, and surrounding community – welcome!

The Potlatch School District, located in northern Latah County, services students from the rural communities of Onaway, Harvard, Princeton, and of course, Potlatch. These communities and the outlying area encompass approximately 345 square miles.

We, in the Potlatch School District community, are extremely proud of our students, our schools, and the quality of services that we can provide. Our district is made up of Potlatch Elementary School, which houses 236 students in grades Kindergarten to 6th Grades, and, Potlatch Junior-Senior High School, which houses 183 students, grades 7 through 12.

At our Elementary and at our Junior-Senior High School, our primary goal is to provide the best education possible for our students, understanding that the education that they learn from us today prepares our students for the challenges that they will face in the years to come. Academically, our students are meeting and/or are exceeding requirement levels for state standards, as well as achieving proficiency levels and high marks on state assessments. We also recognize that a well-rounded curriculum requires not only classroom and academic activities, but extra-curricular activities as well. A wide-range of extra-curricular activities are available for our students as they progress through our school system, such as team sports and activities (Football, Cheerleading, Dance, Wrestling, Volleyball, and much, much more) Knowledge Bowl, Band, and clubs, such as Future Farmers of America , Idaho Drug Free Youth, and many more as well.

I’d like to invite you to come visit our schools or contact us if you have any questions that we can assist you with. Please take the time to experience the rich academic and athletic tradition that we have and the wonderful community that we live in.

Thank you for taking time to visit us and please feel free to contact me at (208) 875-0327 or

Jeff Cirka, Superintendent

The District Offices are located at 635 Pine St, Potlatch, ID 83855.

Contact Us
Potlatch School District #285
635 Pine Street
Potlatch, ID 83855
Phone: 208.875.0327
Fax: 208.875.2560