Welcome to Big Muddy School!

School Hours:  Tuesday-Friday, 8:00-3:30

Main Office Line:  541.489.3140

What’s Happening at our School

Six Educator’s Reflections on their first year in JCSD 509J

Starting a new job anywhere can be both exhilarating and challenging, especially when stepping into education. We checked in with some of our new to district teachers to allow them to reflect on their experiences so far in our district. Each brings their unique blend...

JCSD 509J at Upcoming Job Fairs

🍎 Join Jefferson County School District 509J! 📚 We're seeking passionate educators to inspire young minds across our school district for the 24-25 school year! Join our vibrant district where Students Flourish Here, fostering an environment where every child can...

JCSD 509J launches partnership with Care Solace to help families access mental health services

If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace can help you quickly find treatment options matched to your needs regardless of the circumstance. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided to...

School Bus Routes now Posted

Click the image to view/download bus routes for the school year

Jefferson County School District 509J providing basic school supplies for all students

Jefferson County School District 509J is providing school supplies for all students this year. Families do not need to purchase basic items for any student. JCSD 509J will purchase the items students need to bring to class. Those supplies will go straight to the...

Jefferson County School District promotes love of reading through the Gift of Literacy

By 509J Communications Jefferson County School District 509J celebrated our 11th annual Gift of Literacy event. More than 230 first-grade students from across the district descended on the Performing Arts Center for a day to celebrate reading. To welcome the students,...

232 Students from the Jefferson County School District 509J Celebrate The Gift of Literacy

PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseMay 19, 2022MEDIA CONTACT:Joseph Prechtl, Communications Coordinatorjprechtl@509j.net | 541-475-6192 Ext. 2225232 Students from the Jefferson County School District 509J celebrate The Gift of Literacy Madras, Ore. - On Friday, May 20,...

Updated Guidance for 509J Schools after March 11

Jefferson County 509J Families, In the last couple weeks, the state of Oregon has announced many changes to COVID-19 protocols in K-12 schools. We wanted to share with you those changes and how they will impact 509J and more importantly our students and staff. First,...

Bus Routes for 21-22 School Year

Find your bus route by clicking on the image to either view or download. We will be continuing our late start on Mondays, so that means every stop is 90 minutes later on Mondays. Encuentre su ruta de autobús haciendo clic en la imagen para verla o descargarla....

School Start and End Times Set for 21-22 School Year

School Start/End times are listed on the image for the Jefferson County School District for the 21-22 school year. 

Principal’s Message:

Principal Melinda Boyle

Welcome to Big Muddy School!

The Big Muddy School proudly serves students in grades K-8 living on the Big Muddy Ranch located 51 miles NE of Madras.

Right now our set up is that lower elementary students are taught by Mrs. Palmaymesa and our upper elementary and middle school students are taught by Mr. Adams. 

We are a small school with two teachers, one educational assistant, and we receive strong support from parent volunteers. 

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