Welcome to the Salida School District

Salida Schools wants to welcome you to a new school year and a brand new web space for the community.  We are replacing our old website with a new website and communication platform that will bring our schools, students and teachers to forefront of the 21st century.

​Salida Schools is a fun team to be part of. The district has seen consistent numerous awards for the last five years, including being named a District of Distinction since 2013. The Salida Chamber of Commerce named the district the Business of Year. However, the real fun goes beyond accolades and honors. The district is striving to not only be a community school, but also ensure every individual student is growing. Success is about individual kids each year. Success is different for each kid as well.

The community is small enough to know and address each student as an individual, and the community has enough synergy to ensure that every student gets the support needed. Last year the local community gave over $65,000 in scholarships to students. No district in the state has had more Boettcher scholars in the last 6 years than Salida. Yet, college is not for all. The district committed to new graduation guidelines, requiring every student to complete a capstone project that applies learning in the real world. The district started a building trades program, building houses by students for staff. That same philosophy of success for each and every kid requires that teachers know their students personally and adapt to those student's learning style and needs. That approach is seen all the way down to the Early Childhood Center.

Salida Schools is not a perfect team, but it is a lot of fun being part of a community that strives to support each individual kiddo. If you ever have questions or needs, please contact a teacher, an administrator, or myself--we want to hear from our community.

David Blackburn
Salida School District

Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity
Salida School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or other status protected by law in admission or access to, treatment and employment in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officers for the District to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: 

Director of Academic Affairs*

Salida School District
349 East 9th St.
Salida, CO  81201

Questions, complaints or requests for additional information regarding these laws or issues concerning discrimination (including information about how to file a grievance if you believe you are the victim of discrimination) should be directed to the compliance officer for these issues.

​Grievance Procedure - Regulation
Grievance Form

Specific complaints of alleged discrimination based on disability should be referred to the Director of Academic Affairs. 

Recent News

Facility Use Policy Review Meeting
Facility Use Policy Review Meeting
The main purpose of this meeting is for the district to listen and better understand public perceptions. ...
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Salida School District Awarded Grant
Salida School District Awarded Grant
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Salida School District App
Salida School District App
Posted on 6/04/2018
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Guidestone Geodesic Dome Open House
Guidestone Geodesic Dome Open House
Grow Dome Open House at the Community & School Farm Check out the new geodesic dome greenhouse. Tour the farm to see what we're growing for the school cafeterias. Taste fresh produce and enjoy mingling outdoors. Share community education topics you'd be excited to learn about. Find out how to get involved! Thursday, September 12th, 4-6 pm 1455 Holman Ave, Salida (next to the dog park) All are welcome! ...
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Lock Out Procedures Reviewed
Lock Out Procedures Reviewed
Processes for Lock Out Reviewed ...
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The Succeeds Prize
The Succeeds Prize
Longfellow Elementary School is the 2019 winner of the Succeeds Prize Tranformational Impact Award ...
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