Washington County School District (Utah)

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Washington County School District
Washington County School District Utah Crest.png
St. George, Utah
United States
Coordinates 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
District information
Established June 1915 (1915-06)
Superintendent Larry Bergeson
Students and staff
Students 26,184
Other information
Website www.washk12.org

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

The Washington County School District administrative office building, located at 121 West Tabernacle, St. George, 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).


Washington County School District Office

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


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]

  • Laura Hesson, President[3]
  • Debbra Zockoll, Vice President
  • LaRene Cox
  • Kelly Blake
  • Craig Seegmiller
  • David Stirland
  • Barbara Beckstrom


High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

Intermediate schools[edit]

Elementary schools[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
  • FBLA: Future Business Leaders of America
  • FCCLA: Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
  • FFA: Future Farmers 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
  • Letterman's Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Pep Club
  • Ping Pong Club
  • Polynesian Club
  • RASK
  • Reading Club
  • Science Club
  • Science Olympiad
  • Skills USA
  • Spanish Club
  • Upward Bound


  1. ^ WCSD Enrollment
  2. ^ Washington County School District Agency History
  3. ^ Washington County School Board
  4. ^ Eckholm, Erik (January 1, 2011). "In Isolated Utah City, New Clubs for Gay Students". The New York Times. Retrieved January 1, 2011.

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