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

  • Jennifer is the Elementary School Teacher of the Month for May

    Nicole is the Middle School Teacher of the Month for May

    Angie is our High School Teacher of the Month for May

Employee of the Month

  • Marje Peterson is our Employee of the Month for May

     

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:

  • $600,000 grant aims to boost reading literacy

    At the annual Buddy and a Book breakfast this morning at Bryan Elementary School, kids and families heard about a new effort in Coeur d'Alene Schools to give literacy a boost for students in K-3rd Grade.

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  • 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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