Welcome to Thompson School 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 is approximately 16,000 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 assessment scores are consistently above state averages and the districtwide graduating class of 2017 earned over $19 million in scholarships.
Thompson School District is led by a seven-member Board of Education, whose members are taxpayers, parents, business people, community residents and school volunteers. They all share a deep commitment to providing a sound education to all young people living in the district. The members of the Board are elected at-large from geographic areas for four year terms. They represent parents as well as residents without children in school. Board members serve without pay and contribute many hours each month to fulfilling their responsibilities.
Thompson's thirty-three schools serve students throughout our community. For a listing of all district schools, please CLICK HERE.
Attendance Boundaries and School Feeder Chart
Each of the schools (excluding charter schools) have an attendance boundary. Students who live in a particular school's attendance boundary are guaranteed a seat at that school. Families who wish to "open enroll" in a school outside their attendance boundary are welcome to apply during a specified time in November and December each year. To view a school feeder chart, school location map and to use the handy "school locator" feature, please CLICK HERE.
Programs and Focus Areas
Thompson School District offers a variety of specialized programs for our students and families. To learn more about our robust line-up, please CLICK HERE.
How Does TSD Spend Your Tax Dollars?
TSD is dedicated to being excellent stewards of your tax dollars. As part of that committment, the district hosts financial information on the district website that is availabe for viewing at any time. To visit the district's Financial Transparency section on the web site, please CLICK HERE.
Help Make a Difference - Join Us!
Thompson is YOUR school district! Only through working together as one team can we ensure that our community is providing the best possible education and experience for our children. Below are just a few ways to join the district team and get involved:
Volunteer at a School: Over 11,000 volunteers are sharing their time and assisting in schools throughout the district. To learn more, please CLICK HERE.
Master Plan Committee: The Master Plan Committee assists the district by providing an ongoing assessment of school facility conditions. An annual master plan is the result of this group's study and findings. Committee members are from all walks of life and include students, community members and staff. To learn more, please CLICK HERE.
PTA/PTO Groups: Parent-Teacher Association and Parent-Teacher Organizations provide a wonderful way for parents and community members to support and connect with their neighborhood schools. The organizations engage in a variety of activities to support educational efforts, including fudnraisers, educational opportunities for parents, the formation of support groups and much more. To learn more about how working with your local PTA or PTA may be a good match for you, please contact your neighborhood school.
District Accountability Committee (DAC) / School Accountability Committee (SAC): DAC and SAC committees offer parents, students, staff and other residents the opportunity to become involved with the improvement of the educational system. All District Accountability Committee meetings and School Accountability Committee meetings are open to the public and take place on the second Tuesday of every month, August through April, from 5:00-7:00 pm at school and administrative locations. The district administrative office is located at 800 S. Taft Avenue in Loveland. To learn more, please CLICK HERE.
TSD Stakeholders: The TSD Stakeholders team is a group of individuals - parents, community members, PTO/PTA members, SAC members, volunteer coordinators and more - who are deeply connected and dedicated to our schools and the district. The group assists the district by distributing important information, sharing all of the great news of what's happening within Thompson, helping the district troubleshoot problems that need to be addressed and providing feedback on potential issues that require attention. The group meets the second Monday of each month throughout the school year at 9 AM at the district administrative building (800 S. Taft Avenue in Loveland). To learn more, please CLICK HERE.
Have a Question? Please Ask!
If you have any questions about the opportunities above or general inquiries about Thompson School District, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to help! Simply send us an e-mail at email@example.com or give us a call at 970-613-5000.