West End School District No. Re-2


West End School District No. Re-2


West End Public School District RE-2 is a rural school district located in the beautiful, South Western corner of Colorado, covering approximately 1,000 square miles. With a combination of small class sizes and an emphasis in Project-Based Learning, it allows for a more creative and hands-on experience for our teachers and students alike. The current district enrollment is 219 students in grades PreK-12. There are 124 students in grades PreK-6 and 95 students in grades 7-12. The district consolidated into two schools during the 2004-2005 school year. Grades PreK-6 are housed in the elementary school located in Naturita; grades 7-12, along with the district administration, are housed at the middle/high school campus in Nucla. The district hosts one charter school located in Paradox. The Paradox Charter School serves students PreK-12 and currently has 65 students. The district has two gymnasiums, a wrestling/weight gym with separate locker facilities, and a new kitchen facility at the Naturita Elementary School, a football field, and a baseball field. West End Public Schools has always had a successful extracurricular activities program. During the 2004-2005 school year the district had three state wrestling champions (one of which was the district's first four-time state wrestling champion), as well as second-place and third-place finishers. The district has also had state championships in both football, girl’s basketball and baseball in past years. Although the district no longer sponsors high school wrestling or football, interested students can join teams from a neighboring school district. The extracurricular opportunities extend beyond the playing field. For example, there is an active Knowledge Bowl team that consistently performs well at meets. From the West End, it takes approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes to drive to Denver, while smaller cities such as Grand Junction and Montrose can be reached in an average of 2 hours. We are also 2 hours from Moab, Utah and 1 hour and 30 minutes from the Telluride Ski Resort. The community is not only steeped in local history, but is also surrounded by natural beauty. Outdoor enthusiasts can choose from a variety of year-round activities. Big-game hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, mountain bike riding, rock climbing, snowmobiling, and snow skiing are just a few of the recreational possibilities.

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West End Public Schools is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

West End School District No. Re-2

225 WEST 4TH STREET, NUCLA, CO 81424-0570