Banks School District is located approximately 25 miles west of Portland along Highways 6 and 26. Banks, Oregon is a rural district that stretches 20 miles from east to west and approximately 18 miles north to south and represents 450 square miles. Most of the land is either farm land or forest land. The town of Banks, with a population of 1400, is the only town of size in the district. Because of the large district size, approximately 95% of the students are bused.
Agriculture and timber are the main industries within the district, but the majority of employed people work in areas outside the community. The area has moved from an agricultural dominated community to a mix of agricultural and a more recent commuter group.
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