Moffat County School District
775 Yampa Ave
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Academic achievement is given top priority. Proficiency in the core academics is emphasized and students are encouraged to develop their academic strengths.
Students receive a quality education at Moffat County School District. The efforts of teachers, support staff and administrators, along with parental involvement, enable the students in Moffat County Schools to develop the skills and self-confidence needed to succeed in the world of the 21st century. Over 60% of the students who graduate from Moffat County High School attend college, while others enroll in technical or vocational schools. In addition to academic and college preparatory courses, a diverse vocational and technical curriculum is offered. Moffat County High School is also proud of its numerous successful extracurricular activities and athletic teams.
Moffat County School District is excited about the opportunity to improve the learning environment for students. We are thankful for the tremendous community support of our $29.5 million dollar bond election. The funds generated through these bonds will enable us to make significant facility upgrades and repairs throughout the district. We are currently in the middle of constructing a new middle school - grades 6 through 8, and reconfiguring our elementary schools to accommodate preschool through 5th grades. All construction projects should be completed by fall of 2009.
Moffat County School District is the only school district in Moffat County, which spans an area of 4,836 square miles and serves approximately 2400 students Preschool through 12th grade.
Craig is the largest community in the district and is home to Moffat County High School, Craig Middle School, Craig Intermediate School, Early Childhood Center and four Elementary schools, one of which is a small rural school located in Maybell CO.
Many of the students in the district are transported to school by bus. The District's 25 buses transport roughly a thousand students each day.
A diverse range of outdoor, activities attract residents and visitors alike to the expanse of northwestern Colorado. From mountains to river canyons, to high plains deserts, there is something for every outdoor appetite.
Sportsmen know this part of Colorado for some of the best hunting and fishing in the country. A large big game population and a remarkably high success rate make northwest Colorado the best place for Colorado trophy hunting. Abundant rainbow, brook and brown trout, as well as pike thrive in the crystal clear Yampa River.
West of Craig, the Yampa River winds into Dinosaur National Monument through deep, cool canyons and past ancient Indian petroglyphs. The canyons provide a hiking exploring experience unequaled in the country. The Green and the Yampa Rivers offer an unbeatable combination of exhilarating, expert white water and placid stretches wandering through towering cliffs.
Winter fun enthusiasts will love the variety of winter sports in northwestern Colorado. Nearby Steamboat Springs offers world-class skiing. The mountains surrounding the lush Yampa Valley provide some of the best cross-country skiing and snowmobiling country in Colorado. Miles of groomed trails and thousands of acres of untouched sparkling powder await the outdoorsmen.
Craig is situated in the northwest corner of Colorado. Moffat County is the second largest county in the state, long noted for cattle and sheep ranching, as well as a wheat growing area. Currently, energy producers are the largest total group of employers in the county. The population of Moffat County is approximately 13,000 with 11, 000 in Craig.
Craig is the hub of shopping in northwest Colorado and is experiencing moderate growth, which enhances community resources and housing availability. The town boasts a community college – Colorado Northwestern Community, a new hospital currently under construction, numerous parks, a wave pool as well as a beautiful 18-hole golf course along the Yampa River. Craig is connected to the world via air service available at Yampa Valley Regional Airport located 17 miles east of Craig in nearby Hayden CO.
Climate The climate is one of low humidity, bright sunshine and a moderate to cool temperature range. Annual precipitation is approx. 14 inches and, on average, there are 325 days of blue skies and sunshine.
The district serves breakfast and lunch each school day. Eligible children may receive both breakfast and lunch free or at a reduced price. Shortly after school begins, lunch applications will be sent home with each student. Please take the time to fill out the applications. Family savings will range from $450-$625 a year, per child, depending upon grade level and classification.