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Park County School District #1
Driven by Excellence

Our Philosophy

We take our responsibility to prepare Park County School District #1 students for their future very seriously. We recognize that aside from the home, we play a key, critical role in the development and education of tomorrow’s leaders, innovators, decision makers, and caregivers. We want our students to be ready for and have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and educational goals—because their success is our success.

Our Community

PCSD #1 is located in northwest Wyoming, bordered by Montana on the north and Yellowstone Park on the west. Our district boundaries encompass slightly over 1,400 square miles.

We have seven attendance centers including: Clark Elementary School, Parkside Elementary School, Southside Elementary School, Westside Elementary School, Powell Middle School, Powell High School, and Shoshone Learning Center. With the exception of Clark Elementary (located in the community of Clark), all are within the city limits of Powell.


Partnering with our community in a dynamic, global society, our mission is to empower our students to be lifelong learners by providing a safe, progressive, student-centered learning experience.


Driven by excellence, we will be the recognized leader in preparing students for life.


Goal 1: Increase Student Achievement

  • Ensure that all students will be prepared for Algebra I by the end of eighth grade
  • Ensure that at the end of third grade and all subsequent years thereafter, students will be reading on grade level
  • Attain 100% graduation

Goal 2: Ensure Effective and Efficient Operations

  • Develop a systematic approach to identify and evaluate the operational processes of the district

Goal 3: Strategic Communications with Stakeholders

  • Implement a district-wide communication plan


Communication: We communicate frequently to convey expectations, provide information, and promote positive outcomes. We engage in authentic dialogue, speaking forthrightly, listening carefully, and seeking clarity as we strive for understanding with student success as our focus.

Commitment: We are devoted to our vision, individually and as a team, to do what must be done, when it should be done, and how it should be done. We see things through from start to finish.

Vision: We value innovation and incorporate progressive thinking in all that we do. We take pride in creating the future through thorough investigation to foster success.

Passion: We believe in sharing an intense interest in a common purpose that promotes a contagious environment for learning.

Compassion: We take time for others, which means listening, sharing, nurturing, empathizing, and sympathizing. We value individual differences, fostering an appreciation for global diversity.

Integrity: We are always honest, loyal, respectful, and trustworthy.

Collaboration: We are committed to working together to enhance student learning, through a cooperative and mutually accountable effort, without prejudice or personal agendas.

Mutual Trust: We are dedicated to promoting relationships of trust and respect. We believe in sharing perspectives and valuing all viewpoints while treating everyone in a kind and professional manner.