Lake County School District No. R-1


Lake County School District No. R-1


There are about 7,800 people in Lake County, and Leadville is the main city. Many adults commute to work in the service industry in nearby ski areas. We have a strong history of mining, adventure recreation, and outdoor enthusiasm. Our schools are diverse: Our student body is 68% Hispanic, 35% ESL, and 70% free and reduced lunch. We are in the top 10 districts in Colorado for English Language Learner percentage and in the top 15 for free and reduced lunch percentage. We see our demographics as an asset rather than a deficit, and we value diversity. We believe in our kids, and we are working hard alongside them to improve student achievement and to ensure that every student in our district graduates with a plan for their future they are empowered to pursue. We have three schools in the district (Lake County Elementary: PreK-2; Lake County Intermediate School: 3-6; and Lake County High School: 7-12.

Mission Statement

Teach in America’s highest city. Work with unforgettable students. Contribute to our small community. Enjoy amazing mountain access.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Lake County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Lake County School District No. R-1