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History of Hiteon Elementary

Before 1905 there were not more than 20 houses in what was to become the Hiteon School District. Children from the Hiteon area attended the little one-room school in the McKay district before that area was divided into Hiteon, Garden Home and McKay districts.

The name "Hiteon" (pronounced "hi-ton") is derived from Hite, a family name of one of the original settlers in the Beaverton area. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hite settled with their family in 1880 on Scholls Ferry Road at the corner of what is now 125th Avenue. Their son, Ernest D. Hite, lived on the same property until his death in 1962. He served on the Hiteon school board for many years. Neighbors to Ernest D. Hite suggested the name for their new school in 1911.

On January 9, 1975, Hiteon School opened its doors at the current location on SW Brockman. At the time there were 327 students, a staff of 16 teachers, 1 secretary and 1 aide. Although the building was not quite finished, everyone was eager to be together under one roof after four months of sharing space with Cooper Mountain and Chehalem Schools. The school consisted of 12 classrooms and a CMC in one area, while the gym, music room, office and cafeteria were along an extended hallway. Three years later in 1978, enrollment had increased to 481 students. Six new classrooms were added to the southwest end of the building. In 1986, another addition of two kindergarten rooms, a computer center and two classrooms brought Hiteon to it's present size.  In 2008 the most current addition began.  All classrooms
received permanent walls, the bathrooms and cafeteria were updated and a new wing was added that includes 10 new classrooms and a resource center.

​School House circa 1911

​Hiteon 1997

​Hiteon 2010