About our District

Welcome to Sweetwater County School District #1


Dear Families,

Sweetwater County School District Number One has clearly articulated a mission of providing a quality education for all students. We aligned this important work as part of a year-long process to develop our five-year District Strategic Plan. Through the active participation and communication to and from our stakeholders, District goals and priorities were developed focusing on strong academic success built upon partnerships in a safe and positive learning climate and culture.


Our District goal of ensuring safe and secure schools continues to resonate throughout the District and community. The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) guides our efforts and provides a common vocabulary for not only the staff, students, and parents but a partnership with our first responders including the Rock Springs Police Department, Rock Springs Fire Department, and the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office. Sweetwater County School District Number One is one of the few districts to conduct full reunification drills each year at each school. We are an innovative District, continuously pursuing best practices and learning with our community partners to provide a safe environment for our students to thrive.


As a District, we believe the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) framework implements best practices into the daily operations of schools. We strive for every school, every team, and every classroom to be surrounded by this collaborative approach of continuous improvement ever evolving over time. As a learning organization with approximately 5,100 students, we know our students face a future where critical thinking, problem solving and creativity will increasingly play a critical role in determining success. As teachers, administrators and community members, it’s our responsibility to make sure our students are properly prepared for their future.


The District has two main goals aligned to our Strategic Plan. The first goal is to increase student achievement by 10% in reading, math, and science. Safety, our second goal, includes continuous training, open communication, and clear protocols. As a District, we recognize the importance of social and emotional health of our students and staff. Together, these goals align our focus on the accountability for student learning for all the students we serve.


Sweetwater County School District Number One is a place for students, staff, parents, and the community. We’re proud to have your support and collaboration. It is a place for all of us.


Kelly McGovern, Ed.S.

Superintendent of Schools




“Together We Make A Difference”




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