Poudre School District is the 8th largest school district in Colorado including 55 schools serving nearly 30,000 students by over 5,000 staff with one collective mission: to educate… every child, every day. We exist to support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care, and to graduate prepared to be successful in a changing world.
Our District proudly supports 1,856 square miles in northern Colorado, including Fort Collins, Laporte, Timnath, Wellington, Red Feather, Livermore, Stove Prairie, and parts of Windsor. Nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River, Fort Collins is located 5,000 feet above sea level and has a moderate climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine and 14.5 inches of precipitation a year. Fort Collins is recognized as the #1 best place to live nation-wide (Livability) and the #1 place in Colorado to raise a family (Business Week).
PSD is proud to be a top-performing district, recognized at the state and national level for student, staff and overall district excellence. Our students are selected as Boettcher, Daniels Fund, National Merit, National Hispanic, and Presidential Scholars. They are state champions in areas such as science, history, ocean and knowledge bowls, as well as in speech, debate, theatre and music. Our student athletes have become state champions in cross country, track and field, tennis, wrestling, swimming, baseball and gymnastics. Each of our schools has been recognized by the state for either student growth on standardized tests or performance and achievement.