Colorado Springs School District 11

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Colorado Springs School District 11
1115 North El Paso Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
Motto Every student prepared for a world yet to be imagined!
Founded August 1872
Superintendent Dr. Nicholas Gledich
Enrollment 30,296 (October 2006)
Area Powers Blvd. in the east to Manitou Springs and from Airport Rd. in the south to Dublin Blvd. in the north

The Colorado Springs School District 11 (District 11 or D-11) is the central school district of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Its headquarters are in that city.[1]


The first school in Colorado Springs was organized by Mary Mellen "Queen" Palmer, wife of city founder William Jackson Palmer, in late 1871. Classes were first held in a home on the northeast corner of Cascade Avenue and Bijou Street, rented by Mrs. Palmer for the school.[2] School District 11 was established in August 1872.[2]:26 The district enrollment passed 1000 by 1883[2]:37 and stood at 1776 on opening day of the Colorado Springs High School building in 1893.[2]:59 (That building was razed in 1938 to make way for construction of Palmer High School.)

In 1919, the school districts of Colorado City (annexed by Colorado Springs in 1917) and Colorado Springs were consolidated.[2]:78 The district saw modest growth between 1920 and 1940, then a large boom following World War II.[2]:80

List of schools[edit]



  • Galileo School of Math and Science (converted from the former East Middle School)
  • Holmes Middle School
  • Jenkins Middle School [4]
  • Mann Middle School
  • North Middle School
  • Russell Middle School
  • Sabin Middle School
  • Swigert Aerospace Academy (formerly Emerson-Edison Charter Academy)
  • West Middle School

High schools[edit]


  • Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning
  • CIVA Charter High School
  • Community Prep
  • Lifeskills


  • Bates Elementary School
  • Buena Vista Elementary School
  • Franklin Elementary School
  • Hunt Elementary School
  • Irving Middle School
  • Ivywild Elementary School
  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Longfellow Elementary School
  • Pike Elementary School
  • South Middle School (demolished)
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Wasson High School
  • Whittier Elementary School

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Colorado Springs School District 11. Retrieved on October 19, 2012. "Colorado Springs School District 11 1115 N. El Paso Street Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903"
  2. ^ a b c d e f Seibel, Harriet (1975). A History of the Colorado Springs Schools District 11. Colorado Springs: Century One Press. OCLC 1622539. 
  3. ^ The Second Midland School is on the National Register of Historic Places.
  4. ^ Jenkins Middle School

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