Provo School District

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The Provo School District is a school district in Provo, Utah which has boundaries that coincide with those of the city.[1] The school district is run by a school board elected by city residents. The districts for electing the school board members are drawn by the Provo City Council. There are currently 13,602 students enrolled.[citation needed] Keith C. Rittel is the superintendent.

Provo School District has two high schools, Provo High School and Timpview High School. It has an alternative high school named Independence High School. It also has two middle schools and 14 elementary schools, including a magnet school for gifted and talented students in grades four through six.

The Provo School District has set up dual-immersion programs in four elementary schools. Timpanogos and Canyon Crest Elementaries offer a Spanish/English experience, while Wasatch Elementary provides classes with Mandarin Chinese/English immersion, and Edgemont Elementary teaches students French while they learn current core materials.

Opportunities for the Gifted and Talented[edit]

Magnet Schools[edit]

Students who qualify are invited to attend the Center for Accelerated Studies (CAS) for students in grades four through six. This special school caters to the needs of the profoundly gifted. The Gifted Magnet Program at Provo High School is for students in grades seven through eight and provides services to students who score in the top ten on a highly difficult test by giving them access to high school-level material while remaining with their middle school-aged peers.

Dual Language Immersion Programs[edit]

The Dual Language Immersion program gives elementary students the opportunity to become fluent in an additional language by the time he or she exits the sixth grade.

Schools with Dual Language Immersion Programs:

Building Projects[edit]

During the past decade, Provo School District has constructed four new schools (Timpanogos Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, Provo Peaks Elementary and Spring Creek Elementary) and has significantly remodeled many others. Included in the building projects are remodeling of Provo High School, and auditorium addition to Centennial Middle School, a facelift for Wasatch Elementary, new classrooms at Provost Elementary and a new office and library for Sunset View Elementary.

Provo School District Foundation[edit]

The Provo School District Foundation facilitates charitable giving that fund programs and services not provided by the state or federal government, including after-school activities. The Foundation passes resources from contributors to the schools, classrooms and programs that need the most assistance, or can be designated to the entity the donor sees most fit. Below are listed way in which people can contribute.


High schools[edit]

Anita Craven, Principal
Rosanna Ungerman, Principal
Jeff Schoonover, Principal
Todd McKee, Principal

Middle schools[edit]

  • Centennial Middle School
Mitch Swenson, Principal
  • Dixon Middle School
Jarod Sites, Principal

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Amelia Earhart Elementary School
Jason Cox, Principal
  • Canyon Crest Elementary School
Darren Johnson, Principal
  • Edgemont Elementary School
Dennis Pratt, Principal
  • Franklin Elementary School
Kim Hawkins, Principal
  • Lakeview Elementary School
Drew Daniels, Principal
  • Oak Springs School
Dennis Meyers, Principal
  • Provo Peaks Elementary School
Alex Judd, Principal
  • Provost Elementary School
Stephen Oliverson, Principal
  • Rock Canyon Elementary School
Dean Nielson, Principal
  • Spring Creek Elementary School
Missy Hamilton, Principal
  • Sunset View Elementary School
Clint Smith, Principal
  • Timpanogos Elementary School
Diane Bridge, Principal
  • Wasatch Elementary School
Colleen Densley, Principal; established 1948
  • Westridge Elementary School
Cory Anderson, Principal


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