Enrollment and Demographics

Student count increases to 30,463

Poudre School District’s total student count for the 2018-19 school year increased to 30,463, marking a rough 1.5 percent increase over 30,019 in the 2017-18 school year. PSD’s growth outpaced statewide enrollment, which increased 0.1 percent, 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 30,463 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. 

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.

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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