Welcome to Garfield Re-2
The Garfield School District No. Re-2 is an exciting place to be.
Student achievement is improving and teachers and staff are actively engaged in providing instruction to nearly 5,000 students everyday. We are focused on helping every child become a better reader, writer and mathematician and preparing them for their post-secondary careers, whether that be college, technical training or the workforce.
Our board has taken the lead, and has defined what is important to them - academic growth, student participation in activities and teacher retention. Based upon the input of community and staff, the Garfield Re-2 School Board has established four goals for the next five years:
- Improve climate and culture;
- Improve student achievement;
- Be good stewards of District finances;
- Lead our communities;
- Recruit and retain all staff
We are fortunate in Garfield Re-2 to have a fabulous team – hundreds of teachers, secretaries, paraprofessionals, nutrition services, building technology coordinators and maintenance workers – willing to work hard and help every student fulfil their potential and reach their dreams. Thanks to their hard work, Garfield Re-2 has become a more focused organization. Garfield Re-2 is exciting because of our focus. We are home to:
- A National Blue Ribbon School;
- Three Governor Award winning schools;
- An International Baccalaureate school;
- Abundant opportunities for students to explore their interests through Colorado Mountain College as high school students;
- Amazing teachers and staff that encourage, nurture and challenge, every student, every day.
Garfield Re-2 has settled into our new phase of educational delivery. In March 2012, the School Board opted to transition to a four-day school week. This is an exciting time for the district as we focus on providing high-quality educational services in a four-day school week model. It certainly opens up a myriad of opportunities and challenges and the District’s staff is up for the journey ahead.
Garfield Re-2 innovates and collaborates. We continue to align the K-12 curriculum and refine the process by which data is analyzed and used to drive districtwide planning. Our staff is given dedicated time to collaborate about students and lesson design. We continue to seek innovative ways to address the needs of our students whether that is through a newly emerging International Baccalaureate program, our collaboration with Colorado Mountain College for more career and technical course offerings or our after school programs. We are doing the right things at the right time for our students.
Thanks to our voters, Garfield Re-2 has wonderful facilities. We have great facilities with excellent technology. All of our buildings have been touched - remodeled, rennovated, or added to - over the last ten years. Classrooms have computers, projectors, and we continue to be creative with resources so that mobile devices are integrated into the classroom.
Garfield Re-2 is a district of high expectations, high standards, and in persistent pursuit of quality from our staff and our students. Please visit our schools and spend time with the best teachers, staff, principals and directors in Colorado. They will be proud to show you the work, attitude, character, and academic performance of 5,000 wonderful students.