Thompson School District is the 17th largest school district in Colorado, encompassing 362 square miles, and is the largest employer in Loveland and Berthoud. We are a pre-K through 12th grade district with 13 early childhood centers, 20 elementary schools, five middle schools, five high schools and two charter schools. District enrollment is approximately 16,000 students. TSD includes the cities of Loveland and Berthoud, a southern part of Fort Collins, sections of Windsor and Johnstown as well as parts of Larimer, Weld and Boulder counties. Our schools offer a number of educational options including: the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Primary Years Programme (PYP); a Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) focus at one high school and two elementary schools; the Loveland area Integrated School of the Arts (LISA), K-12; and Advanced Placement programs. We are also home to the Loveland/Berthoud Enrichment Access Program (LEAP), which supports parents who choose to school their children at home or outside a public setting. The district’s assessment scores are consistently above state averages.
The Loveland/Berthoud area is located on the Front Range of the Rockies at about 5,000 feet. Less than an hour from both Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest, the area offers recreational opportunities including: miles of hiking and biking trails; parks; lakes and rivers for fishing, boating and camping; numerous golf courses and athletic fields; as well as indoor and outdoor swimming and recreation facilities. Abundant higher education campuses and cultural opportunities are within a short distance. Home to a thriving arts community, Sculpture In The Park and the Loveland Sculpture Invitational Show and Sale attract over 300 sculptors. Loveland alone boasts an art collection valued at over $7.6 million with over 300 permanent art placements. Loveland city arts facilities include a museum and the historic Rialto Theater, where live performances and films are regularly scheduled.
During the 2013-2014 school year a total of 3,680 authorized volunteers donated 102,166 hours to Thompson School District.
The student body is 75.2 percent white, 19.7 percent Hispanic, 1.2 percent Asian, 1.1 percent Black or African American, 0.5 percent American Indian, 2.1 percent two or more races and 0.2 percent native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.
The district encompasses nearly 362 square miles, primarily in Larimer County, with very small additional portions of Weld and Boulder Counties.