Coeur d‘Alene Public Schools

INVEST | INSPIRE | INNOVATE

We invest in each student to prepare, challenge and advance well-educated, resilient and future-ready citizens.

Teacher of the Month

  • Nancy Mueller is one of 2 Teachers of the Month for March

    Trish Freeman is Teacher of the Month for March

    Kristen Kroetch is one of 2 teachers of the month for March

Employee of the Month

  • Marje Peterson is our Employee of the Month for May

    Ken Henry is the Employee of the Month

Math Parent Night:

  • Now Accepting Applications for our Long Range Planning Committee

    High School Mathematics Parent Night

    Join us to discuss possible improvements to our high school mathematics course sequence, to begin in the fall for the 2017-18 school year. We have three dates at three locations and we hope one of them will work for you! We need your input —we hope to see you on:

    • Thurs, May 11 3:30 - 5 pm / Woodland Middle School Library [2101 St. Michelle St]
    • Tues, May 16 5:30 - 7 pm / Lakes Magnet Middle School Library [930 N. 15th St]
    • Mon, May 22 6:30 - 8 pm / Canfield Middle School Library [1800 E. Dalton Ave]

    The info below is available to print. Download a pamphlet on this transition / More Information

    Can't attend? Email your questions or comment to Michael S. Nelson, Director or Curriculum and Assessment.


    Our District’s Goals for Mathematics

    The Coeur d’Alene School District will challenge each student to develop and extend mathematical proficiency and literacy through a focused and coherent curriculum, highest quality mathematics teaching, and assessments that meet the learning needs of each student.

    Using the Common Core Standards as a foundation, the curriculum will emphasize depth over breadth with a focus on the foundational concepts and processes of mathematics. In order to address the demands of a changing world, our district’s mathematics instruction will prepare students to innovate, think critically, problem solve, communicate, and collaborate—therefore becoming inspired for future study.

    Our district’s integrated mathematics pathway offers students the opportunity to focus on developing conceptual understanding and to help them see how the disciplines of mathematics are intertwined. Furthermore, knowing that our existing elementary and middle school programs already use an integrated approach to mathematics instruction, allows for a more natural extension of these programs in high school.

    Our Proposed New Pathways (Beginning 2017-18)

    Our district’s integrated mathematics pathway offers students the opportunity to focus on developing conceptual understanding and to help them see how the disciplines of mathematics are intertwined. Furthermore, knowing that our existing elementary and middle school programs already use an integrated approach to mathematics instruction, allows for a more natural extension of these programs in high school.

     Download pamphlet for more information.

    We have new possible pathways beginning 2017-2018

     

Welcome!

  • Welcome to Coeur d'Alene Public Schools!

    Coeur d'Alene Public Schools is an education leader, promoting opportunities for innovation in learning and inspiring excellence in everyone. Our mission statement: we invest in each student to prepare, challenge and advance well-educated, resilient and future-ready citizens.

    Currently, we serve nearly 11,000 students in Coeur d’Alene, Dalton Gardens, Hayden, Hayden Lake, and a portion of rural Kootenai County. Our district includes 16 schools: 10 elementary schools, three middle schools, two traditional high schools, and an alternative high school.  We also offer opportunities for students at a joint professional-technical high school campus (KTEC) shared by neighboring Lakeland and Post Falls school districts.

    We provide educational choices with three magnet programs:  Sorensen Magnet School of the Arts and Humanities and Ramsey Magnet School of Science (both elementary), and Lakes Magnet Middle School with an emphasis on Science, Arts and Health.  While similar courses and programs are available district-wide, the magnet schools attract students by offering unique opportunities for in-depth experiences and study in specific areas of interest.  Other elementary schools of choice include Hayden Meadows, adopting an emphasis on technology, and Fernan STEM Academy, offering a science, technology, engineering, and math focus. The district also offers Advanced Placement (AP) opportunities for qualifying high school students, as well as dual enrollment programs with institutions such as the University of Idaho and North Idaho College.

    We have a district-wide graduation rate of 88.4% for 2015-2016 — an improvement of 3.5% from 2014-2015. We pride ourselves on being Idaho’s highest performing large school district in many measures of student achievement. While all the latest data is not yet available, the 2014-2015 statistics shows our students outscore other large districts in Idaho on additional measures of achievement and excellence and our overall graduation rate has increased by 10% in the last ten years. The percentage of our high school students who continue on to college (or professional-technical certification) exceeds both state and national averages, with better second-year retention, and our students have higher numbers of advanced credits entering college than other Idaho school districts.

    As the county’s third largest employer, Coeur d’Alene Public Schools has more than 1,300 employees. The District has shown strong financial stewardship of taxpayer dollars and holds the lowest overall tax rate of Idaho’s 20 largest school districts.



In the News:

  • Jared Helm: Making a Difference Right Now

    “Sometimes you want to change the world, and sometimes you just need to know that you’re changing it right now. You’re making a difference right now, even if it’s just one person or it’s 200 people, you’re changing people’s lives..."

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  • Giving Grizzlies

    Woodland Middle School students donated $500 to the Union Gospel Mission on Wednesday, money earned selling coffee to teachers.

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  • Multicultural Music

    Made possible by an Excel Grant, the Lake City choir performed traditional music from various Native American tribes and foreign countries. Recent collaborations between tribes and composers have started to bridge cultural understanding.

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  • See the World from Here

    Traveling around the world just got a whole lot easier. The eighth annual Multicultural Faire is Saturday, April 8th at Lakes Magnet Magnet School.

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  • Julie Johnson: A Legacy of Song

    The late Julie Johnson spent time teaching in every elementary school in our district. Her passion spread like wildfire and we honor her legacy each year. Join us for the Julie Johnson Jamboree on Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 at Lake City High School.

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  • Caudle Proud of her Coeur d'Alene Roots

    Trina Caudle, Coeur d'Alene Public School's Director of Secondary Education, spoke about her family - five generations in Coeur d’Alene. Her great-great-grandmother went to school at the Fort Grounds...

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