In the Thermopolis Schools, Hot Springs County School District No. 1, you’ll find a comprehensive educational program for grades kindergarten through 12. Excellent staff, small class sizes, a comprehensive curriculum, state-of-the-art technology, first-class school facilities, and a supportive community are highlights of our district. The schools are the center of much of what happens in our community, and we are fortunate to partner in an outstanding municipal recreation program. As a district, and as a community, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of all of our 660 students.
There are three schools in our district, Ralph Witters Elementary (grades K-4), Thermopolis Middle School (grades 5-8), and Hot Springs County High School (grades 9-12). All of our schools are fully accredited by the Wyoming State Board of Education and the North Central Association.
More than 100 professionals in our district work to make education a positive experience for our students. There are 67 certified staff members and 62 classified staff. A seven-member board establishes policy for the district. Members are elected at large from the county electorate. The financial condition of the district is strong, allowing us to provide outstanding programs and opportunities for our young people. As a result, students in our district score well above national grade levels on achievement.
The district has been involved in a building program and opened a new high school building in the fall of 2006. Ralph Witters Elementary underwent renovations that were completed in 2007. The 800-seat auditorium is one of the finest in the Rocky Mountain region.