Take a look at all the great things happening around HES!
Garfield Re-2 School District student enrollment continues to increase, despite the State seeing the lowest overall PK-12 enrollment levels since 2013.
The District added 124 students or 2.66% over last year, continuing a steady increase in students following the 2020-21 low of 4,526 as the nation emerged from COVID restrictions and online learning. According to the Colorado Department of Education, Garfield Re-2 is one of 65 Districts reporting flat or increased student enrollment.
Spaghetti holds a special place in the heart of Colton Niederwerder, a fifth-grader at Highland Elementary - it’s one of his favorite meals. His excitement to share his love of spaghetti with those less fortunate than himself is palpable.
Colton is a member of the Highland Elementary Student Council, a group of third, fourth and fifth graders who make a difference in their community. About once a month, the Highland student council members come together to prepare a meal at Lift-UP's Extended Table, hosted at the United Methodist Presbyterian Church.
"My kiddo has loved HES! We have loved the teachers, the high expectations, and the encouragement
they receive to be their best."
"HES is an amazing school. The culture and climate is phenomenal."
"Wonderful communication, friendly from the moment you walk in."
"Excellent Professionals who go the extra mile for the kids they serve. Hardest working staff I know. They care about the academic needs AND the social/emotional needs of their students."