EDIT MAIN
Plus_blue

WHY AKRON?

  • A small, safe town
  • 1 1/2 hours from downtown Denver
  • 2 hours from skiing in the mountains
  • 2 community colleges, 4 hospitals, and recreational reservoirs are within 35 minutes
  • Clear air, good water, and friendly people

The Community

County:

  • Located in Northeastern Colorado & is the county seat for Washington  County
  • Population of approximately 1,700 citizens
  • An agriculture-based community & leads Colorado in the production of hard red winter wheat and proso millet
  • County employs staff at the Justice Center, Nursing Home, and County  Medical Clinics

Businesses:

  • Colorado Regional Airport where the runway accommodates cargo, passenger, corporate, and military aircraft
  • The airport is also home to the Medevac Air Medical Transport
  • Global Harvest birdseed manufacturing plant
  • Y-W Electric Association
  • A variety of restaurants, floral, hardware, clothing stores, and beauty salons
  • Many denominational churches

Recreation:

  • 9-hole golf course
  • Washington County Fairgrounds and Events Center host county fair, mud volleyball tournaments, rodeos, concert venue, tractor pull, receptions, meetings, and conferences
  • Walking trail
  • 2 parks and 1 outdoor swimming pool
  • Pheasant, deer, and antelope hunting
  • Bowling alley
  • Many civic organizations

The District

Information

  • Pk-12 enrollment of approximately 350 students
  • Pk-8 = 250 students
  • 9-12 = 100 students
  • The board of education is a five-member board that meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month
  • The district offers concurrent enrollment classes for dual/ college credit
  • Graduation rates in the last three years averaged 96.4%
  • Attendance rates:
    • Elementary = 95.6%
    • High School = 93.7%
  • District size:
    • Teachers = 29
    • Employees = 63
    • Service area = 658 square miles

  • In addition to the core classes, students participate in music, art, career & technical education classes (including FFA, FBLA, and FCCLA)










New FACILITIES

BEST Grant

In 2010, the district received a $17 million Colorado BEST grant & passed a $7 million bond to build/renovate a $22 million Pk-12 school and a $2 million transportation facility. The project was completed in 2012.

  • Awarded a LEED Gold School Award
  • Equipped with latest technology, mimeos, mobile laptop carts, computers in every classroom, IPad, and Chromebooks.

Sports Complex

  • Newly renovated fieldhouse has 3 gym floors— 2 composite and 1 wood
    • Capable of having 3 volleyball or 4 basketball games simultaneously
    • Stadium seating, training rooms, locker rooms
    • Fully equipped weight room
  • Outdoor sports complex includes:
    • Football field
    • Practice football field
    • All-weather 10-lane track
    • Baseball diamond
    • Softball field
    • T-ball/Little League field
    • Press boxes
    • Concession stands

Akron Rams Rock!

Academic Awards:

  • 9 Boettcher Scholar Winners
  • 3 Steinmark Award Winners— (Top Colorado Student Athlete)
  • VFW Colorado High School Teacher of the year—2015
  • Top 5th—8th Grade CMAS Science Score— 2014
  • Colorado John Irwin School of Excellence Award—2002
  • Colorado FFA State President—2014

Athletics:

  • Multiple sports are offered:
    • Football, boys’ basketball, wrestling, baseball, boys’ track
    • Volleyball, softball, pom, girls’ basketball, girls’ track
  • Throughout the past 30 years:
    • 20 State Championships
    • 30 State Runner-ups