Garfield School District
Garfield School District
Garfield School District serves 925 students in two 7-12 high schools, one 9-12 high school, one 7-8 middle school and five K-6 elementary schools. The schools are administered by principals and head teachers with certified and classified staff to assist. Children are our future and we are here to serve. Garfield School District is comprised of Panguitch, Tropic, and Escalante Cities and the entire Garfield County located in southern Utah. Within the County you will find spectacular destinations such as Bryce Canyon National Park, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Panguitch Lake and the Petrified Forest State Park. Also nearby you will find Brianhead Ski Resort, Capitol Reef National Park, Lake Powell and Anaszi Indian Village State Park. This is the place for great hiking, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding, back-country exploring, ATV trails, ATV riding, scenic aerial tours along with summer and winter recreational opportunities. Panguitch is within a one hour drive of Cedar City where there are ample shopping and entertainment possibilities. Southern Utah University is a large part of Cedar city offering advanced degrees in many areas and the award winning Shakespearean Festival. Garfield County is within four hours of Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. Employment opportunities include BLM, Ruby's Inn, Park Services, Garfield Memorial Hospital, Garkane Energy/Propane and the Forest Service.
"Igniting hearts and minds to empower and motivate lifelong learners" It is our philosophy that the school is organized exclusively for the child. We feel that the primary responsibility of our schools is to provide a climate that is conducive to student mastery of the basic skills, concepts, and attitudes necessary for a life of continuous learning of these skills, concepts and abilities will become a reality for each child. The primary goal of education is the development of individuals who possess the knowledge, skills, and human characteristics necessary to enable them to live meaningfully as individuals and as positive contributors to society. To achieve this ultimate goal, the individual must be provided experiences to develop skills in language and thinking, scientific understanding, mathematics, historical perception, aesthetic appreciation, social interaction, movement, fitness and health, and career competencies.
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