Lake County School District R-1

  • Colorado


107 Spruce Street
United States

About Us

Teach in America’s highest city. Be part of an Expeditionary Learning district. Enjoy a fantastic outdoor lifestyle in a small town that Men’s Journal has called on of the top 20 “Dream Towns in America.” Lake County School District is an educational organization creating exciting, transformational change in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Come be a part of it!

Our schools are diverse. Our student body is 68% Hispanic, 35% ESL, and 70% free and reduced lunch. We believe in our kids, and we are working hard alongside them to improve student achievement and to ensure that every student in our district graduates with a plan for their future they are empowered to pursue. We have three schools in the district (West Park Elementary, K-2; Lake County Intermediate School, 3-6; and Lake County High School, 7-12) plus a Head Start preschool.

Our schools are changing. We have high expectations for ourselves, our students and our teachers, and we are working incredibly hard on our journey to improve achievement. We are three years into to a significant strategic reform and improvement effort. We have many partners supporting us on this journey. Among them are the Colorado Department of Education’s Turnaround Network, the Gates Family Foundation, Expeditionary Learning and the RELAY Graduate School of Education. Our district has the attention of school reform leaders in Colorado.

We offer teachers significant professional development opportunities to empower them to effect the change we seek in classrooms. Our district is highly unusual in that district-provided professional development hours count toward advancement on our salary schedule; most teachers earn 30-40 such hours each semester. We offer excellent benefits and are committed to providing the resources teachers need to be successful. For example, in 2014-15, we opened a new $26M high school that serves grades 7-12; this school is also “one-to-one,” with every student having access to a district-provided Chromebook.

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