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Why D51

At District 51, we are more than just a school district.

We are a community dedicated to fostering academic excellence, continual improvement, and a sense of belonging. As the largest school district between Salt Lake City, Utah, and Denver, Colorado, we support over 20,000 students and 3,500 staff. Committed to offering unparalleled opportunities for growth and learning, we believe in empowering our families with options in how and where they educate their children, and we want you to be involved in your child's journey here at D51. Together, we embrace diversity, innovation, and collaboration and aim to engage, equip, and empower each and every student each and every day, ensuring they reach their full potential. 

Explore our district and discover how D51 can be the foundation for your child's educational journey.

Why Learn Here?

At District 51, we aim to engage, equip, and empower each and every student, each and every day. We are dedicated to delivering exceptional education through various pathways and opportunities for our students. We are committed to empowering students to explore their interests and excel academically, preparing them for college, career, and life. 

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Why Work Here?

Join District 51 for a fulfilling career where you can make a real difference in the lives of our students. With a focus on academic excellence, our collaborative environment offers professional growth and the chance to shape the future of education in Mesa County.

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Why Live Here?

Discover the charm of Grand Junction on Colorado's Western Slope. As the largest city between Salt Lake City and Denver, Grand Junction combines natural beauty, culture, and community. From outdoor recreation, to a rich arts scene, and excellent shopping and dining, Grand Junction offers the best of Colorado living, where adventure awaits.

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our strategic plan

D51 engages our community, families, and staff to deliver individualized, collaborative, and challenging educational experiences to prepare each and every student for their brightest future.

Prepared & Supported Students

Providing comprehensive educational resources, a variety of educational pathways and options, and a nurturing environment that fosters both academic excellence and personal well-being.

Prepared & Supported Staff

We offer ongoing professional development opportunities, mentorship programs, and a collaborative work environment that values our staff's expertise and fosters their growth.

Engaged & Supportive Community Partners

Focuses on building engaged and supportive community partners and family collaborations by fostering strong connections, encouraging participation, and providing opportunities for meaningful engagement.

We are d51

20,400

Students

D51 serves a diverse student population of over 20,000 students.

3,500

Teachers

The biggest employer in Mesa County, District 51, employs approximately 3,500 staff members.

46

Schools/Programs

From strong neighborhood schools to specialized campuses, District 51 proudly supports 46 different schools and programs.

 

18

Languages Spoken

Our diverse student population proudly represents 18 different languages.