Thompson School District

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About our District

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, one K-8 school, 20 elementary schools, five middle schools, five high schools and two charter schools. District enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year is 16,280 students. Our district consists of the entire city of Loveland, the town of Berthoud, sections of Fort Collins, Windsor and Johnstown and portions of unincorporated territory in 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, two middle schools and three 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 TCAP scores are consistently above state averages. The districtwide graduating class of 2017 earned over $19 million in scholarships.

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 attracts hundreds of 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.

Community Involvement

During the 2015-2016 school year, a total of 3,381 authorized volunteers donated 79,362 hours to Thompson School District. 


The student body is 73.8 percent white, 20.4 percent Hispanic, 1.2 percent Asian, 1.1 percent Black or African American, 0.5 percent American Indian, 0.1 percent native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, and 2.9 percent two or more races.


The district encompasses nearly 362 square miles primarily in Larimer County with very small portions of Weld and Boulder Counties.

Mission and Vision

The Mission of Thompson School District is to

  • Empower to learn
  • Challenge to achieve
  • Inspire to excel 


The Thompson School District will be a school district that empowers, challenges and inspires students, faculty, staff, parents, school leaders and community members to learn, achieve and excel. 

Empower through:

  • Focused, safe and technologically rich environments 
  • Strong instructional leadership 
  • Recognizing, honoring and respecting differences 
  • Community collaborations 
  • Robust learning 

Challenge by promoting:

  • Ownership of learning 
  • Local and global citizenship 
  • Critical thinking 
  • Adaptability 


  • Creativity 
  • Innovation 
  • Ethical and healthy lifestyles 
  • Lifelong learning 
  • Leadership - Developing leaders 

Non-Discrimination Notice

Thompson School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or other status protected by law in admission or access to, or treatment and employment in, its programs and activities.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies:

Student ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer
Director of Student Support Services
Thompson R2-J School District
800 South Taft Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537

TitleIX/Employee ADA/Section 504/EEO Compliance Officer
Director of Human Resources
Thompson R2-J School District
800 South Taft Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537

Please see District Policy AC and related regulations for details regarding the district’s prohibition against discrimination and its complaint procedures.