Provo City School District

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Provo City School District
280 West 940 North
Provo, Utah, 84660
United States
District information
Grades K - 12
Superintendent Keith C. Rittel
Other information

The Provo City School District is a school district in Provo, Utah, United States, 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 16,600 students enrolled.[2]

The district operates two traditional high schools, an alternative high school, two middle schools, thirteen elementary schools, and a web-based school that serves all grade levels. The district continues to have a positive influence on the community by offering both traditional and proven non-traditional education to its students. These non-traditional alternatives include preschool training for disabled students, adult high school completion, and the largest selection of online courses in the state and concurrent enrollment where students can earn high school and college credits simultaneously. Programs such as advanced placement, special education, music, career technology, elementary dual language, multicultural programs, gifted and talented programs and many other enrichment programs in all curriculum areas are offered by the district. The district has strong technical and foreign language programs in both traditional and online offerings, and is one of the few districts in the state to offer elementary foreign languages.

Contact information[edit]

  • Address: 280 West 940 North Provo, Utah 84604[3]
  • Phone: (801) 374-4800[3]
  • Fax: (801) 374-4808[3]

Board of Education[edit]

As of March 25, 2016, the following individuals comprised the Provo City School District Board of Education:[4]

  • Julie Rash - President; District 5; assigned schools: Amelia, Franklin, Sunset View
  • McKay Jensen - Vice President; District 3; assigned school: Wasatch
  • Taz Murray - District 1; assigned schools: Canyon Crest, Edgemont, Timpview
  • Michelle Kaufusi - District 2; assigned schools: Rock Canyon, Centennial
  • Shannon Poulsen - District 4; assigned schools: Provost, Provo Peaks, Spring Creek
  • Marsha Judkins - District 6; assigned schools: Lakeview, Westridge
  • Jim Pettersson - District 7; assigned schools: Timpanogos, Dixon, Independence High School, Provo High

District administration[edit]

As of March 25, 2016, Provo City School District Administration was:[4]

  • Keith C. Rittel - Superintendent
  • Anne-Marie Harrison Paulsen - Director of Instruction and Literacy
  • Jason Cox - Executive Director of Human Resources
  • D. Gary Wall - Director of Human Resources
  • Stefanie Bryant (CPA) - Business Administrator
  • Devyn Dayley - Accounting Director
  • Laura Larsen - Director of Child Nutrition
  • Alex Judd - Executive Director of Elementary Education
  • Gary Wilson - Executive Director of Student Services
  • Mark Wheeler - Director of Facilities and Maintenance
  • Morgan Anderson - Director of Special Education
  • Chad Duncan - Director of Technology
  • Caleb Price - Coordinator of Communications and Public Relations

Opportunities for the gifted and talented[edit]

Magnet schools[edit]

Students who qualify are invited to attend the Center for Accelerated Studies 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 program[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). On November 4, 2014 a bond measure for $108 million passed.[5] This will be used to rebuild five schools. Over the next few years, Provo High School, Edgemont Elementary School, Rock Canyon Elementary School, Provost Elementary School and Sunset View Elementary School will be rebuilt.

Provo School District Foundation[edit]

The Provo School District Foundation facilitates charitable giving that funds programs and services not provided by the state or federal government, including after-school activities.[6] 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.


High schools[edit]

Karen Brown, Principal
Todd McKee, Principal
Lani Quisenberry, Principal


Middle schools[edit]

  • Centennial Middle School
Gaye Gibbs, Principal
  • Dixon Middle School
Jarod Sites, Principal


Elementary schools[edit]

  • Amelia Earhart Elementary School
Ryan McCarty, Principal
  • Canyon Crest Elementary School
Darren Johnson, Principal
  • Edgemont Elementary School
Douglas Finch, Principal
  • Franklin Elementary School
Kim Hawkins, Principal
  • Lakeview Elementary School
Drew Daniels, Principal
  • Provo Peaks Elementary School
Geovanni Guzman, Principal
  • Provost Elementary School
Stephen Oliverson, Principal
  • Rock Canyon Elementary School
Dean Nielson, Principal
  • Spring Creek Elementary School
Jill Franklin, Principal
  • Sunset View Elementary School
Clint Smith, Principal
  • Timpanogos Elementary School
Carrie Rawlins, Principal
  • Wasatch Elementary School
Rene Cunningham, Principal
  • Westridge Elementary School
Becky Thomas, Principal


Specialized schools[edit]

Anita Craven, Principal
  • East Bay Post High-CUE
Bryce Vellinga, Principal
  • Sunrise Preschool
Delaine Qawasmeh, Facilitator
  • Oak Springs School
Dennis Meyers, Principal
  • Adult ESOL
Teresa Tavares, Principal
Brad Monks, Principal


External links[edit]