Mountainside proudly serves military dependents and families as a District 8 elementary school and is located on the Fort Carson, Colorado Army post. We serve approximately 500 students, kindergarten through fifth grade.
Mountainside loves the military child and gives them the best we can muster everyday. Mountainside staff believe that our mission it to provide a safe, rigorous, fun learning environment where students meet success. When our students walk into our school, we feel a great sense of responsibility to challenge them with high expectations for learning and behavior and make sure students feel safe and secure.
Mountainside Elementary School's powerful vision is a school where achievement matters and character counts. When educators hold a common philosophy about our purpose for what we do everyday it creates a powerful impetus for continued improvement and hard work. At Mountainside we believe that all students deserve to make one year's growth in one year's time and if they come to us below grade level, as many do, we have an obligation to push those students for one and a third year's growth during one school year. All teachers, educators and parents can get behind this goal. When everyone believes that the work they do for students is realistic and personally aligned with their educational philosophy, student achievement is the result.
Mountainside Elementary is a Title One school with over 65% of students qualifying for free- or reduced-price meals. We have challenges, as well as many deep rewards working with the students at Mountainside. Each teacher embraces the school's mission, vision, and philosophy in order to align their hard work and values toward being effective agents of change for student achievement.
Our staff makes Mountainside a special place for our students and community; providing a safe, respectful, rigorous learning environment where students meet success.