Wallowa is a city in Wallowa County, Oregon, United States. Take a look below for 10 fascinating and awesome facts about Wallowa, Oregon, United States.
1. The population was 808 at the 2010 census.
2. Wallowa was platted in 1889. Wallowa is a Nez Perce word describing a triangular structure of stakes that in turn supported a network of sticks called lacallas to form a fish trap.
3. The Nez Perce put these traps in the Wallowa River below the outlet of Wallowa Lake.
4. The author of Oregon Geographic Names, Lewis A. McArthur, said that although the origin of this name is disputed, he puts great weight in Levi Ankeny who supplied this information as he was “thoroughly familiar with the early history and tradition of the Wallowa Valley” and “on intimate terms with many Indians who knew the facts of the matter”.
5. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), all of it land.
6. These schools reside in Wallowa School District #12 which is located in Wallowa, OR, which is in the Wallowa Valley, which is located in Wallowa County, OR. “The district is home to about 195 students and 35 staff.
7. The elementary school and high school reside on the same campus which provides a unique opportunity for collaboration and a unity between students and staff. The small class sizes provide students with a high level of support from staff. Wallowa staff pride themselves on knowing their students and families well.”
8. Their mission statement is “Through Student learning, Strategic Teaching, teamwork, and flexibility, all Wallowa School District students will become successful and positive contributors to society.”
9. Wallowa Elementary School educates grades preschool through six. They have approximately 100 students. 62% of their student population is economically disadvantaged. 11% of their student population have a disability.
10. Wallowa High School currently educates grades seven through twelve. They have had a 100% graduation rate since 2012.