Our Mission

Shaffer School establishes a positive and safe environment where students’ creativity is encouraged, their talents valued, and their accomplishments celebrated.

Families, teachers, staff, and the community of Shaffer School work together to provide students with a foundation that inspires excellent character, productive citizenship and life-long learning.

aboutus1Shaffer Elementary School is a rural one-campus school district located about 17 miles east of Susanville in beautiful Lassen County, California. We are currently serving approximately 200 students in transitional kindergarten through eighth grade.

We are a community of students, teachers, parents and staff who value education and support the development of the whole child. We provide a family atmosphere where each child is honored and recognized as a valued member of the community.

Along with providing a rigorous academic curriculum designed to help students achieve in the 21st century, students have the opportunity to participate in after school sports and clubs, designed to promote cooperation, teamwork, responsibility and respect.

aboutusbottomAt Shaffer School we say: “Shaffer ROCKS”.  This acronym stands for Respectful; On Tasks; Cooperative; Kind; and Safe.  These are the Shaffer School rules which shape the culture of our campus.

At Shaffer Elementary School students develop strong personal ethics and character.  We invite parents and the community to visit our school and see all the great things we are doing for children and the wonderful things the students are accomplishing.

We believe that every child can succeed in reaching their full potential. Our goal is to help students reach their goals.

*** Shaffer Elementary School District does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, gender expression, nationality, religion, age, ancestry, color, gender, race, sex or ethnicity.


Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Closed on Fridays during the summer


Jeff Baker


Dianne Parady
Chief Business Official

  • Business Services
  • Personnel
  • Administrative Secretary
  • Negotiations



Shannon Polan
School Secretary/
Attendance Clerk





Amanda Leaman
Administrative Assistant