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Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021

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Gunnison High School (3694)

800 WEST OHIO
GUNNISON, CO 81230

Student Info
377
Total Students Served
Serves High School Grades rural-school-colored

Narrative

quotes A message from:
Tia Mills
Business Manager
Gunnison Watershed School District
June 1, 2022
The Gunnison Watershed School District (GWSD) is located in the Gunnison Valley, a relatively remote area in southwestern Colorado that is a tourist-based destination for people wishing to participate in all forms of outdoor recreation. The Valley is surrounded by mountains and open space which attracts hikers, hunters, mountain bikers and others. Blue Mesa Reservoir provides year-round access for fishing and water sports while the Crested Butte ski ... The Gunnison Watershed School District (GWSD) is located in the Gunnison Valley, a relatively remote area in southwestern Colorado that is a tourist-based destination for people wishing to participate in all forms of outdoor recreation. The Valley is surrounded by mountains and open space which attracts hikers, hunters, mountain bikers and others. Blue Mesa Reservoir provides year-round access for fishing and water sports while the Crested Butte ski area provides skiing opportunities in the winter and hiking/mountain biking fun in the summer. The school district is geographically the second largest in the State and serves the Gunnison, Crested Butte and Marble communities. For the 2021 school year, it was the 10th most expensive district in which to live. With over 400 employees – FTE and contracted - the District is one of the largest employers in the Valley. Gunnison has three facilities that provides Pre-K – 12 learning. • Lake School - Pre-K and K • Gunnison Community School - Elementary – grades 1-5, Middle – grades 6-8 • Gunnison High School - grades 9-12 Crested Butte has the Crested Butte Community School which provides K-12 learning. • Elementary – grades K-5 • Secondary – grades 6-12 The town of Marble has the Marble Charter School which provides its students a K-8 education. The District has a 21.5% free and reduced population, 7.9% are culturally and linguistically diverse, 11.6% are receiving special education services and 8.5% fall into the Gifted and Talented category.

Spending

Current Spending Per Student
$16,225
Current Spending per Student

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$12,383
State Average

School Level Spending per Student
  • Federal
    $1,151
  • State/Local
    $10,363
  • Total
    $11,514
School Share of Central Spending per Student
  • Federal
    $451
  • State/Local
    $4,260
  • Total
    $4,711
Current School Spending
  1. Learning Environment
    Learning Environment
    89%
  2. Operations
    Operations
    11%
Learning Environment Expenditures
Learning Environment
$3,874,374

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Operations Expenditures
Operations
$466,382

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$4,340,755

Total

Long-Term Spending
Construction, Debt, Refinancing & Other
Construction, Debt, Refinancing & Other

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These expenditures are those not associated with day-to-day operation of school activities and, therefore, are not included in the per-student spending calculation. They are comprised of major construction projects, debt payments, acquisition of land, and other programs.

$28,158

Total

Total School-Allocated Spending

$4,368,914

Totals may not sum due to rounding

Current School Share of Central Spending

  1. Learning Environment
    Learning Environment
    29%
  2. Operations
    Operations
    71%
Learning Environment Spending
Learning
Environment

$521,826
Central Operations Expenditures
Operations
$1,254,176
$1,776,002

Total

$6,144,916

Grand Total of Spending at this school