Central Curry School District #1 was formed by the merger of four elementary school districts and one high school district in 1997 due to legislative action requiring districts without a K-12 educational program to merge into one district that did offer such a program.
The districts that merged to form the new district were the former Gold Beach Union High School District, Riley Creek Elementary School District, Ophir Elementary School District, Pistol River Elementary School District and Agness Elementary School District. Each of those districts was a one building district. After the merger, Ophir Elementary School and Pistol River School were both closed and the properties sold.
Central Curry School District now consists of Gold Beach High School and Riley Creek Elementary.