Enrollment and Demographics

Student count increases to 30,754

Poudre School District’s total student count for the 2019-20 school year increased to 30,754, marking a 0.64 percent increase over 30,463 in the 2018-19 school year. Across the state, Colorado schools saw enrollment rise by approximately 0.2 percent this school year, according to state data.

The student count is captured each year in October as part of a point-in-time metric set by Colorado to measure public school enrollment. 

PSD’s total figure includes all K-12 students and student enrollment in PSD-authorized charter schools, early childhood education and other district programs. 

The 30,754 count cements PSD once again as the ninth-largest Colorado school district. See a list of Colorado school districts and their enrollment on the CDE website. 


Plans for accommodating growth

PSD anticipates that enrollment will continue to grow over the next few years. See this 2017-28 Enrollment Projections Report for details. The district will most likely do another demographic/enrollment study in the next year or two.

To address growth, the district is building a new elementary school, two new middle/high schools and several district-wide facilities including an athletics complex, transportation maintenance facility and an addition to Zach Elementary. 

Voters approved a bond and mill levy override in November 2016 to fund the new construction. Learn more on the 2016 Bond and Mill web page. 


Data, demographics and profiles

 2018-19 school year

Student demographics

  • Asian: 2.9%
  • Black/African American: 1.2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 18.3%
  • Native American/Alaskan Native: 0.5%
  • White: 73.1%
  • Other minorities: 4%


Student data

  • Free/reduced lunch participation: 31%
  • Special education: 8.7% (2,655 December count enrollment)
  • Gifted and talented: 11.7%
  • English language learners: 6.3%


Staff profile 

  • Certified: 2,036
  • Classified: 1,598
  • Administrators: 150
  • Total teachers: 1,525
  • Average teaching experience in PSD: 12 years

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