Coeur d‘Alene Public Schools


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

District Profile

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT: We invest in each student to prepare, challenge and advance well-educated, resilient and future-ready citizens.
OUR VISION: Coeur d'Alene Public Schools is an education leader, promoting opportunities for innovation in learning and inspiring excellence in everyone.
ABOUT US: Coeur d'Alene Public Schools has a student population nearing 11,000 in the city of Coeur d’Alene, the townships of Dalton Gardens, Hayden and Hayden Lake, and a portion of rural Kootenai County. District facilities include 11 elementary schools (one of which includes a preschool for children with special needs), three middle schools, two high schools, an alternate high school and dropout retrieval program, preschool, and a joint professional technical campus.
All schools are accredited. The district has an impressive list of achievements and has been home to six of Idaho's last 12 Teachers of the Year. The district's first magnet school, Sorensen Magnet School for the Arts Humanities, opened in the fall of 2007. It's second magnet school, Lakes Magnet Middle School, opened in Fall of 2009 with an emphasis on science, health and the arts. Ramsey Magnet School for Science has opened as our third magnet school as a 1st-5th elementary school.

The district operates on a total budget of nearly $83 million, approximately $60 million of which is general fund. District 271 is one of the largest employers in the five northernmost counties of Idaho, and ranks sixth in enrollment size among Idaho’s 114 public school districts.

The district is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees whose members are elected by the public and serve through volunteering their time and talent.
The district’s Transportation Department has 62 buses and transports approximately 4,000 students daily. The District 271 Food Service serves approximately 6,500 student meals daily, offering breakfast and lunch at all schools. The Maintenance Department has won accolades for its energy conservation practices. District 271 Technology includes fiberoptic connections to all buildings and internet accessibility in all classrooms.

Area businesses and the community at large are very supportive of district teachers and programs. A foundation called EXCEL, an acronym for Extras to Create Excellence in Learning, provides between $80,000 and $100,000 annually in grants for innovative classroom projects. Every school has an active parent organization.
The District's Title IX Officer is Kelly Ostrom, who can be reached at 208 664-8241 ext. 1030.

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