Poudre School District


Educate...Every Child, Every Day

Poudre School District is the 8th largest school district in Colorado including 53 schools serving over 30,000 students by nearly 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.

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  • Seven PSD schools named U.S.D.E. National Blue Ribbon schools since 2003 for their high achievement among students.
  • Three PSD schools designated U.S.D.E. National Green Ribbon schools for their commitment to health and sustainability.
  • Four PSD schools named a “Trailblazer School to Watch” by  the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education for academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity and organizational structure and processes. Lesher Middle School received, for the third time, the latest designation in 2020.
  • PSD has been named a Gold Leader each year since 2009 for district sustainability accomplishments.



To support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care, and to graduate prepared to be successful in a changing world.


Educate…Every Child, Every Day


We promise to create and uphold equitable, inclusive, and rigorous educational opportunities, outcomes, and experiences for all. 

We will create policies and enact practices that ensure outcomes are not predictive by identify or demography by:

  • Confronting and eliminating disparities and inequities through inclusive leadership.
  • Developing and expecting an inclusive climate and culture based on trusting relationships between students, schools, families, and community.
  • Developing and expecting culturally responsive pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment.
  • Ensuring ongoing quality professional learning with implementation of strategies for all staff.

Poudre School District is dedicated to affirming respect, compassion, and acceptance for all, and we celebrate diversity with regard to all backgrounds and identities.  We believe that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive work environments with employees who reflect our students and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. PSD is committed to finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply!

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PSD’s instructional program is centered around District Ends, under the Policy Governance model, developed to support a comprehensive curriculum.

While more than 70% of PSD families choose to send their children to their neighborhood school, the district does support school choice and offers a wide spectrum of educational programs to fit any child’s needs.  Program options include International Baccalaureate, Core Knowledge, Bilingual/Dual Language Immersion, Hybrid/Online, Expeditionary Learning, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) along with extra-curricular activities and athletics.

PSD has two LEED certified school buildings and over 40 Energy Star awards and supports operational sustainability in all areas of work.

Our schools

32 elementary schools
9 middle schools
2 middle-high schools
4 comprehensive high schools
3 alternative high schools
specialized schools
5 charter schools


Poudre School District
2407 LaPorte Avenue
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80521


Phone: 970-482-7420



Brian Kingsley began work as Poudre School District’s superintendent in July 2021.

Kingsley intends to work side-by-side with staff, students, families and community members to make sure that every child has opportunities to grow through rigorous and inspiring educational experiences. He says social justice underpins his values as an educational leader and informs his vision of every student achieving educational success, feeling valued and contributing to a thriving community.

Kingsley will focus upon three core commitments and values: visionary district leadership, inclusive district culture and instructional excellence.



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2407 LaPorte Avenue
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80521

Telephone: 970-482-7420

School Hours: M-F: 7:30am – 4:30pm