Woodland Park School District Re-2 encompasses the northern half of Teller County. The current enrollment is 2,512 PK-12. This size makes the District small enough to be responsive to student and constituent needs and yet large enough to offer a well-rounded instructional program. The District has 138 certified teachers, 123 classified staff, and 12 administrators. The District is home to three PK-5 elementary schools; one 6-8 middle school; and one 9-12 high school.
We are large enough to offer comprehensive programs at all levels yet small enough for the personal attention and comforts of a caring community.
The educational programs of the District are focused on maintaining a balance between high academic achievement and learning skills combined to provide students the innovative, exciting instruction they will need as they grow up in a dynamic and changing society. Next Generation is in full swing throughout the District. In addition, students participate in a full range of co-curricular activities including art, band, drama, forensics, and vocal music. The Elementary schools provide creative approaches to reach student's interest and keep them engaged. The Middle School provides students with a customized curriculum. The High School is proud of the 125 varied course offerings including 5 Honors courses, 9 Advanced Placement courses, Blended Learning Program, and concurrent enrollment opportunities. Our students compete every year at the state and national levels in many of our academic competitions, sports, and activities.
Woodland Park School District enjoys a high participation rate in all extra-curricular activities including athletics, competitions, music, theatre programs, service clubs, and more.
Recent Woodland Park graduates have been awarded numerous local and national scholarships; received appointments to the United States Air Force Academy and United States Army; and have been accepted to Baylor University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Marymount University, Purdue University, and Colorado School of Mines, to name a few. The Class of 2018 earned scholarships with a dollar value in excess of $2.9M. The District prioritizes collaborative work among district staff through the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessments to the Colorado Academic Standards as well as state and national benchmarks.
WPSD is fully accredited by the Colorado State Department of Education and the Colorado State Board of Education. The school district, in turn, accredits each individual school and monitors that accreditation on an ongoing basis. Most schools are accredited at the performance level.
Woodland Park School District has an enrollment of approximately 2,340 students and is made up of 3 elementary schools; 1 middle school, and 1 high school.
In April 2016, the community passed a 1.09% city sales tax increase which provides ongoing financial support to our District. This generates approximately an additional $2.1 million annually and is specifically targeted for spending on: Salaries & Benefits; COP Lease Payments (Mill Levy Reduction); Facilities & Maintenance; Technology; and Innovative Programming & Post-Secondary. Additionally, in November 2004, the District successfully passed a $1.1M mill levy override to support staff along with a $14.6M bond issue giving the District updated buildings.