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About Our Community

Dunsmuir Elementary School District is one of Siskiyou County's best kept secrets. The district is made up of two schools. Dunsmuir Elementary is a K-8 elementary. Summit Academy is a community day school.

Dunsmuir Elementary School is set amongst the trees on a hillside. We have a full-size gym, state of the art technology (iPads, laptops, Smartboards) in the classrooms and available to all students, a state pre-school and an afterschool program. We also serve breakfast and lunch. We have 3 separate playgrounds for pre-school, primary and the upper grades. DES has all highly qualified credentialed teachers working with our students.

We also have classroom aides available. DES also has a watershed program which allows our students to become familiar with their surrounding environment. This program provides field trips for the students.

Summit Academy is the district's community day school which started in 1997. The students in the academy are held to the same standards and expectations as those at DES. The academy is taught by a highly qualified Credentialed teacher.

Dunsmuir, California

Dunsmuir, where you can walk from your motel to one of the best sport fishing streams in the country; enjoy a meal in a first-class restaurant; experience the relaxed, friendly ambiance of our historic railroad town.

You’ll feel like a time traveler as you stroll through our historic downtown. (For more on the town’s history, go to (Dunsmuir history). Dunsmuir is the town that time forgot: A classic alpine village nestled in a river canyon, surrounded by pine forests and the majestic presence of Mount Shasta.

You’ll want to explore the natural wonders of the area: the falls at Hedge Creek and Mossbrae, the series of falls cascading along the McCloud River near the town of McCloud. The breathtaking, panoramic views of the Eddy and Trinity mountain ranges as seen from the slopes of Mount Shasta and from the North Trail at Lake Siskiyou (Provided by the Dunsmuir Chamber website 2013.)

We invite you to learn more about our wonderful community by following the links below.

City of Dunsmuir, 5915 Dunsmuir Ave., Dunsmuir, CA 96025, 530-235-4822.

The Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce, 5915 Dunsmuir Ave., CA 96025. 530-235-2177.

The Upper Sacramento River Exchange, 3819 Sacramento Avenue, Dunsmuir CA 96025. 530-235-2012

Dunsmuir Railroad Cam, a live camera at the depot in downtown Dunsmuir.

Mt. Shasta Herald and Dunsmuir News, our local newspaper.

County of Siskiyou, official government web site.

The Siskiyou County Visitor's Bureau, a web site for visitors to our area.