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Elk Creek Elementary School

Welcome to Elk Creek Elementary School!
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At Elk Creek, we strive to empower our children to be extraordinary!

News & Events

Take a look at upcoming events and the great things that are happening around Elk Creek!

Garfield Re-2 school calendar

The Garfield Re-2 Board of Education approved the academic calendar for the 2024-25 school year during its March 13, 2024 meeting. The two-year adoption is similar to the current calendar.

School will begin for students in Garfield Re-2 schools—serving Rifle, Silt, and New Castle—on August 12. All staff will return on August 5, and new staff will report on July 29. Winter break will begin on December 23 and last until January 6, 2025. 

Read More about Garfield Re-2 school board adopts calendars
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Garfield Re-2 School District student enrollment continues to increase, despite the State seeing the lowest overall PK-12 enrollment levels since 2013.

The District added 124 students or 2.66% over last year, continuing a steady increase in students following the 2020-21 low of 4,526 as the nation emerged from COVID restrictions and online learning. According to the Colorado Department of Education, Garfield Re-2 is one of 65 Districts reporting flat or increased student enrollment.

Read More about Garfield Re-2 bucks state trends: Student enrollment up nearly 3%

Words of Kindness

See what our families are saying about Elk Creek Elementary! 

Love the staff of ECE...

The kids enjoy school. There is a deep caring about the children at this school. My kids feel known and cared for.

This is a great school!

Both my kids love the school and staff.


Love the staff...

Great communication and the take care of my kids!


Elk Creek is great...

The teachers are lovely, they actively care about the students, and the PTA is very supportive.