About Us

Small Town Charm with State of the Art Learning

Colfax Elementary School District is located just 5 minutes off Interstate 80 along the Bear River in the Sierra Nevada foothills just below the Tahoe National Forest. Our one-school campus serves students in grades TK-8 with about two classes per grade level. We are small enough to know each other’s names but large enough to have excellent educational and enrichment opportunities for our students. At Colfax Elementary, we are committed to providing our children with superior academic instruction that aligns with 21st Century learning skills to build problem-solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and a global perspective. Our families, our staff, and the community partner to provide instructional programs that challenge, motivate and equip our students to be leaders in our world. At CESD, we are a team of creative and dynamic people who value one another as family and are connected by a shared belief in the success of our children.

Mission Statement

Colfax Elementary School District will ensure that students will perform at their maximum academic potential in a nurturing and safe environment. The natural abilities and interests of our children and individuals will be valued and used in ways that build on their strengths, interests and skills. It is understood that families, staff, and the community will partner to provide an instructional program that will challenge, motivate and equip students to be responsible citizens who will contribute to the constantly changing society in which we live. 

Colfax Elementary School Pledge

The Colfax Elementary School District pledges to provide each student with the skills and high levels of learning needed for success in high school and beyond. 

Vision Statement

Students will master a challenging academic program in order to better their own lives and the lives of others. Staff will foster a challenging and positive learning climate where students are valued as individuals. Families and the community will actively engage in the support of student achievements and wellness.