The Park R-3 School District is managed by Superintendent Richard Kastendieck and is overseen by a five-person elected school board. PACK (Estes Park Parents and Community for Kids, Inc.) is a Colorado Nonprofit Corporation that sponsors programs and activities for community youth and their parents or guardians.
The school district includes Estes Park, Allenspark, Drake and Pinewood Springs. All schools in Estes Park are located on one campus near Lake Estes and Stanley Park. The Elementary School (Kindergarten-Grade 2) has 328 students, Intermediate (3-5) has 326, Middle (6-8) has 322 and the High School (9-12) has 417. The School District employs 212 people. In CSAP (Colorado standardized testing), Estes Park schools received a "High" rating, achieved by only 25% of all school districts in the state.
Eagle Rock School is an alternative residential high school funded by the Honda Corporation. Several pre-schools and daycare centers, including the Montessori Pre-School, the Mountaintop Pre-School and Kreative Kids offer service to local families.
Several colleges are easily accessible from Estes Park. The University of Colorado main campus is located in Boulder (38 miles), Colorado State University is in Fort Collins (40 miles), the University of Northern Colorado is in Greeley (45 miles) and the University of Denver is in Denver (about 75 miles). Some college-level as well as continuing education classes, are offered locally through Front Range Community College, which is based in Fort Collins.
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