Akron R-1

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.

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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

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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

students at a news station