PSD Honors and Awards

PSD is a top-performing school district, recognized nationally and at the state level for excellence

Students achieve in the classroom and with extra-curricular activities. See the latest student accomplishments here. 

Within the past three years:

  • 6 students were selected as Boettcher Scholars
  • 8 students were selected as Daniels Fund Scholars
  • 42 students were selected as National Merit Scholar Finalists
  • 3 students were selected as National Hispanic Recognition Scholars
  • 1 student was selected as a Presidential Scholar
  • Numerous students became state champions in science, history, and knowledge bowls, as well as in speech, debate, theater, and music
  • Several student athletes became state champions in cross country, track and field, swimming, baseball, and gymnastics

PSD has passionate teachers who excel! Visit the Staff Achievements web page for the latest!

  • Numerous PSD teachers and administrators have been selected as Colorado teachers or administrators of the year in their designated fields.
  • PSD is home to five U.S.D.E. National Blue Ribbon schools for their high achievement among students.
  • Three PSD schools are designated U.S.D.E. National Green Ribbon schools for their commitment to health and sustainability.
  • PSD has been named a Gold Leader each year since 2009 for district sustainability accomplishments.
  • Several PSD schools have been recognized by the Colorado Department of Education with academic excellence awards that include the John Irwin Excellence awards and the Governor's Distinguished Improvement awards.


PSD's Board of Education recognizes student and staff state and national awards. Visit the Board Recognitions web page to see short video clips of these outstanding accomplishments.