About Us

PSD covers more than 1,800 square miles

Poudre School District serves 30,000 students and includes 52 schools and five charter schools. PSD, the ninth largest school district in Colorado, encompasses several communities including Fort Collins, Laporte, Timnath, Wellington, Red Feather, Livermore, Stove Prairie, and parts of Windsor.

Vision: Poudre School District exists to support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care, and to graduate prepared to be successful in a changing world.

Mission: Educate...Every Child, Every Day


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

  • 31 elementary schools
  • 10 middle schools
  • 4 comprehensive high schools
  • 6 option (100% choice) schools
  • 3 alternative high schools
  • 5 charter schools
  • 1 online school


Reports and data


About our area

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 has been recognized as a choice city.


History of PSD

PSD's history began in 1866 when a young widow moved to Fort Collins and began teaching her son and another student in a log cabin on the military post. Learn about the early history of education in northern Colorado in this PSD TV 10 video:

Contact Information


Customer Support Center - (970) 490-3333

Elementary Schools - 970-490-3302

Secondary Schools - 970-490-3201

Early Childhood - 970-490-3102

Integrated Services - 970-490-3233