Principal Justin Cowan and Assistant Principal Chantelle Jordan are pleased to release the results from the 2018 state testing. Pagosa Springs Elementary is seeing great growth and improved achievement. This reflects the hard work of each student and reaffirms the believe that Pagosa Springs Elementary School students are among the best and the brightest. Justin Cowan says, "I am incredibly pleased with the growth our students are making. Three years ago, when I was fortunate enough to join the elementary staff, we had a baseline of being in the 19th percentile in math growth. I knew we could meet our kids where they were and take off with them. That's exactly what we set out to do. This year, increasing for the third year in a row, we're at the 64th percentile--14 points above the state! And, I don't believe we're finished. This is just a new starting point and we'll meet the challenge to continue teaching rigorous lessons with best practices and our kids will meet the challenge of learning at high levels. We're also above the state growth in language arts. It's a nice place to be and a testament to our kids and staff. And, because our growth rates are increasing our achievement rates are also increasing. I'm really proud of the kids and staff. They continue to rise to the challenge at the same time we maintain a great "Care Reigns Here" culture. I'm really looking forward to continuing to move in this direction this school year. We need to continue believing in our kids and honing our craft in the classroom."