Education: District 16
Garfield County School District No. 16 was founded in the early 1900s to govern all of the small rural schools in and around Parachute. Two of the schools in the district included The Book Cliffs School and Granlee, both built around 1895.As the population dwindled between 1900 and 1910, schools in the areas surrounding Parachute consolidated with District 16.The U.S. Government and a government work project helped erect a new school during the Great Depression. The school has evolved and survived multiple remodels, expansions and changes in purpose. But today it is the Grand Valley Early Childhood Literacy Center.Grand Valley High School opened in 2002 and is built to house 400 students and can be expanded to hold 600.There are two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school in District 16. Elementary schools teach kindergarten through fourth grade; middle schools teach fifth through eight grade and high school students are in grades nine through 12.Administration251 N. Parachute Ave.Parachute, Colo. 81635(970)285-5701(970)285-5711 FAXSuperintendentDr. Steven A. McKee(970)285-5701Secretary to SuperintendentMarilyn Mondragon-Garcia(970)285-5701Director of Business ServicesRose Belden(970)285-5701Receptionist and Curriculum SecretaryKim Bowen(970)285-5701Accounts Payable and Safety CoordinatorSherrie Hoffman(970)285-5701Human ServicesNaomi Johnson(970)285-5701Curriculum CoordinatorRhonda Dillon(970)285-5701MaintenanceDamon CulverVicki Robinson(970)285-5701TechnologyLee McKinleyBrian Jarrett(970)285-5701TransportationLinda Cannizzaro(970)285-5701Public RelationsSandy Hanson(970)285-5701Board of EducationDani Christensen, presidentRon Palmer, vice presidentMary Moore, secretaryJody Williams, treasurerWayne Wolcheck, directorGrand Valley Early Childhood Literacy Centerprincipal: Corey Doss100 E. 2nd St.Parachute, CO 81635970.285.5702970.285.5712 – FaxBea Underwood Elementary School20032004principal: Corey DossLowAvg.0741 Tamarisk TrailParachute, CO 81635970.285.5703970.285.5713 – FaxSt John Middle School20032004principal: Dan HoeyLowAvg.0460 Stone Quarry RoadParachute, CO 81635970.285.5704970.285.5714 – FaxGrand Valley High School20032004principal: Larry BradyAvg.Avg.800 Cardinal WayParachute, CO 81635970.285.5705
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