Colorado Springs Public Schools
The Colorado Springs area has 133 public schools spread over 10 Districts. At New Homes Colorado Springs we have linked each District to the Communities they serve as well as linking to the Districts own site. You can use the links to the most popular communities around Colorado Springs and the schools they are aligned with as well as research the districts from their own sites.
Harrison School District Two
Harrison School District Two in Colorado Springs, is the second oldest school district in El Paso County. HSD2 has 13 elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, one alternative school, and two charter schools, all of which serve a distinct student population diverse in economic backgrounds and rich in ethnic pride. HSD2 celebrates all cultures and strives to implement programs that teach the benefits and advantages of working together in a diverse society.
HSD2 encompasses 18 square miles on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. This peaceful community offers an ideal quality of life through a successful blend of business opportunity, cultural sophistication and unparalleled outdoor recreation.
HSD2 by the numbers
- Enrollment: 10,800 +/-
- Student Ethnicity: Native American = 1.68% Asian = 4.98% Black = 25.88% Hispanic = 26.59% White = 40.86%
- Free or Reduced Lunch: 55%
- Staff Total: 1,400+/-
- Total Revenue: $52 million +/-
Widefield School District 3
The students of Widefield School District 3 are served by nine K-6 elementary schools, three 7-8 junior high schools, two 9-12 high schools, and an alternative high school. District enrollment totals about 8,500 students.
District 3 offers a comprehensive curriculum for all students. In addition to an instructional program that emphasizes mastery of basic skills, district programs include:
· computer literacy
· gifted and talented programs
· outdoor education
· Head Start
· preschool for the handicapped
· Title I reading
· age-appropriate education for the severely, moderately and mildly handicapped
· counselors in every school
· work study
· career preparation.
The community helps the school district determine priorities and goals through district and building level accountability and advisory committees (DAAC and BAAC); Parent Teacher Organizations; Superintendent’s Advisory Council; and a Long-range Planning Committee.Widefield School District 3
Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8
Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 spans 150 square miles — a district that includes the city of Fountain, Fort Carson Military Installation, Rock Creek township, and the rural areas surrounding these locations.
Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 includes six elementary schools with three schools in the city of Fountain (Aragon Elementary, Jordahl Elementary, and Mesa Elementary) and three schools on the Fort Carson installation (Abrams Elementary, Beacon Primary, and Mountainside Elementary). The district’s two middle schools, Fountain Middle School and Carson Middle School, are located in the city of Fountain and at Fort Carson, respectively. Two high schools, Fountain-Fort Carson High School and Lorraine Alternative High School, are located in the city of Fountain.
Colorado Springs School District 11
Colorado Springs School District 11 provides more choices for parents and students than any other school district in Colorado Springs. District 11 has 60 schools, all of which are working to serve students with individualized programs designed to meet their specific needs. D-11 has International Baccalaureate programs at the elementary, middle and high school level and programs like CORE Knowledge, Advanced Placement, a unique Gifted and Talented program, a comprehensive Career and Technology Education program and the only public Montessori program for elementary age students in the region.
Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
Cheyenne Mountain District Twelve offers a rigorous and rich standards-driven curriculum to students kindergarten through twelfth grade. Courses are offered in all core content areas as well as the visual and performing arts, foreign languages, business, health and physical education. Eligible students have access to honors and advanced placement courses, vocational education classes through Pikes Peak Community College, and elementary gifted programs as well as resources to assist those who need specialized instructional support.
Approximately 90% of our graduates go on to college, many in the most prestigious colleges and universities in the nation. District 12 is the highest-ranked large school district in Colorado .Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
Manitou Springs District 14
Manitou Springs School District 14 serves approximately 1500 students from Pre-kindergarten to Grade 12 who reside in the communities of Manitou Springs, Cascade, Green Mountain Falls, Chipita Park, Crystal Park, and Cedar Heights. We serve over 400 “choice” students that come to our district from other locations in El Paso and Teller Counties. We offer a “small town” educational environment and we are driven by “Relationships, Rigor, and Opportunity” as we serve our children and our communities. At Manitou Springs School District 14 we are proud of our success in meeting the needs of every student. In addition to a challenging academic curriculum, all of our schools offer comprehensive art, physical education, music, computer technology, Special Education, and gifted/talented instruction. Students may choose from many enriching after school programs. Our schools have consistently received a “High” rating on the Colorado State Accountability Report. The class sizes in our elementary schools typically range from 18-25 students. Average middle school class size is 24 students, and average high school class size is 22 students.Manitou Springs District 14
Academy District 20
Spanning 130 square miles along Colorado’s spectacular front range, Academy District 20 serves the educational needs of Colorado Springs’ north end. Located in one of the state’s fastest growing areas, District 20 includes the United States Air Force Academy and covers terrain ranging from foothills to prairie and rocky cliffs to dense forest. It is a district steeped in history and a continuing tradition of excellence in education for over 40 years.
Currently, Academy District 20 consists of five high schools, four middle schools, and fourteen elementary schools utilizing a K-5, 6-8, 9-12 grade level configuration. (District Twenty also has an Edison Project Partnership school and two Charter schools.)
District 20 maintains a philosophy based on the importance of educating the whole person. Therefore, the district sponsors an abundance of activities designed to enhance and enrich the curriculum, providing a comprehensive education for all students.
Ellicott School District 22
Ellicott School District 22 will provide positive educational opportunities for all community members in a safe, respectful environment. Furthermore, Ellicott students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in an ever-changing world.
- to improve student literacy in reading, writing and math to maintain a safe, respectful, and productive learning environment
- to recruit and maintain quality teachers for every classroom
- to increase student achievement by adapting instruction
- to meet the needs of individual students
- to maintain consistent and effective communication between the school district and parents/guardians and between school district and the Ellicott community
- to utilize school counselors in providing comprehensive and direct services to students and families
- to assist secondary students in making informed decisions about post high school plans
- to utilized technology to assist in improving student achievement
- to adopt a school calendar and school schedule which will assist in raising student achievement
- to increase student participation in extracurricular activities to provide the quality and quantity of health services necessary
- to meet the needs of both students and families
- to plan and provide adequate land, facilities, and infrastructure
- to support district programming
- to assist the Ellicott School District in Moving Forward
- to Maintain Tradition
Lewis-Palmer School District 38
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 has grown steadily throughout the 1990s and into the new century and currently enrolls approximately 5,000 students. It is predicted that growth will slow somewhat and that the district will not grow much beyond 8,000 students when current and future subdivisions are built out. Only time will tell whether or not these predictions are valid. The district has a twenty-year growth plan that is updated from time to time and needs to be reviewed yearly to monitor predictions and projections.
The Lewis-Palmer scores on the SAT are impressive, but especially so in light of the number of students taking the exams. The average Lewis-Palmer math score of 571 is particularly noteworthy and is the highest math score posted in the district over a nine year history.
The Falcon School District 49
The goal of Falcon School District 49 is for all students to develop knowledge and skills that are limited only by each individual’s potential. The Falcon School District Board of Education is committed to the ideal that students must attain their highest level of academic success. To meet this goal, the district must provide appropriate educational programs, resources, and an environment conducive to learning. An integral part of this goal is high expectations of and concerted effort by students to achieve personal success. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that promotes academic success for themselves and others.