Washington County School District (Utah)

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Washington County School District
Washington County School District Utah Crest.png
Crest of Washington County School District
Established June 1915
Superintendent Larry Bergeson
Students 26,184
Location St. George, Utah, United States
37°6′28″N 113°35′05″W / 37.10778°N 113.58472°W / 37.10778; -113.58472Coordinates: 37°6′28″N 113°35′05″W / 37.10778°N 113.58472°W / 37.10778; -113.58472
Website www.washk12.org

Washington County School District is a school district headquartered in St. George, Utah, with 26,184 students enrolled as of February 2011.[1] The district serves students in Washington County, Utah.

Washington County School District administrative office building, located at 121 West Tabernacle, St. George, Utah was constructed in a style to fit in with the surrounding historic sandstone buildings.

The district provides public education for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade in Washington County cities and towns, including St. George, Bloomington, Bloomington Hills, Winchester Hills, Dammeron Valley, Washington, Santa Clara, Ivins, Hurricane, La Verkin, Central, Veyo, Pine Valley, Leeds, Hildale, Springdale, and Toquerville, covering an area of over 2,400 square miles (over 6,200 square kilometers).

History[edit]

Washington County School District Office in St. George, Utah.

Washington County School District was formed in June 1915 by the consolidation of nineteen separate school districts.[2]

Mission Statement[edit]

Mission Statement Period
"Proceed on the premise of what's best for kids" 1984–1996
"Together: Pioneering New Horizons in Teaching, Learning, and Leading." 1996–2003
"Improve Student Achievement" 2003–present

Superintendents[edit]

Name Term
W. O. Bentley 1916–1929
M. E. Moody 1929–1958
LaVoy Esplin 1958–1979
Jack Burr 1979–1984
Steve Peterson 1984–1996
Kolene F. Granger 1996–2003
Max Rose 2003–2013
Larry Bergeson 2013–present

Board of Education[edit]

  • Cal Durfey, President[3]
  • Laura Hession, Vice President
  • Wes Christiansen
  • Kelly Blake
  • Craig Seegmiller
  • Debbra Zockoll
  • Barbara Beckstrom

Clubs[edit]

  • Academic Decathlon
  • Animation Club
  • ASL Club
  • Ballroom Dance
  • Bowling Club: St. George High School Bowling Club
    • This is a multi high school club that serves students from Dixie, Pineview, Snow Canyon, and Desert Hills.
  • Debate
  • DECA
  • Drama Club
  • ETS[disambiguation needed]
  • FBLA: Future Business Leaders of America
  • FCCLA: Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
  • FFA: Future Famers of America
  • French Club
  • German Club
  • GSA: Gay-straight alliance
    • Three high schools in St. George operated by the school district have gay-straight alliance clubs founded in the autumn of 2010, The New York Times reported in January 2011, although the alliance organizers encountered hostility from some students.[4]
  • GYC
  • HOSA: Health Occupations Students of America
  • Interact Club
  • International Club
  • Key Club
  • JROTC
  • Letterman's Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Pep Club
  • Ping Pong Club
  • Polynesian Club
  • RASK
  • Reading Club
  • Science Club
  • Science Olymipiad
  • Skills USA
  • Spanish Club
  • Upward Bound

Schools[edit]

High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

Intermediate Schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]