Colorado School Census Records
The purpose of this site is to provide the researcher with ready reference to the location of school census records in Colorado. These records are valuable for verifying age for Social Security purposes and for tracing genealogy.
The Colorado State Archives maintains and services school census records for 33 of the 63 counties. They are arranged alphabetically by county and thereunder by school district. In order to locate a record, you need to provide us with the county, school district name or number and approximate dates to search. To assist you in providing us with this information a listing of the states school districts is listed below. Click on the county to view a list of its school districts.
The school census may state the teachers name, pupils name, the name of the parents/guardian, home address, date of birth, nativity of parents and grade last attended. This information varies by county and year.
The following list, arranged by county, indicates where the school census records are stored. In instances where the Colorado State Archives has custody of the records, the date span is given. However, these dates may not be inclusive for all the districts in a given county.
For the address and telephone number of a current school district, please contact the Colorado Department of Education, 201 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80203, (303) 866 6600, or visit their web site at http://www.cde.state.co.us/.
We will respond to mail and phone requests but suggest that you conduct any extensive research at our facility whenever possible. We have search, handling, and copy fees. Please contact us in order to find out the charges for your request.
Address all inquiries to the Colorado State Archives.
Click on County Name for District List
|County||Location of Records||County||Location of Records|
|Adams||County Clerk & Recorder||Kit Carson||School Dist. R-1 thru R-6|
|Alamosa||School Dist. RE-11||Lake||Archives 1880 - 1961|
|Arapahoe||Archives 1870 1964||La Plata||School Dist. R-9|
|Archuleta||Archives 1889 1964||Larimer||Archives 1879 1920|
|Baca||School Dist. R-4||Las Animas||Archives 1878 1964|
|Bent||Archives 1903 1960||Lincoln||Archives 1936 1942|
|Boulder||Archives 1877 1965||Logan||Archives 1911 1959|
|Chaffee||Archives 1884 1926||Mesa||Archives 1914 1964|
|Cheyenne||Archives 1951 1959||Mineral||Archives 1901 1964|
|Clear Creek||Archives 1874 -||Moffat||School Dist. RE-1|
|Conejos||Archives 1953 1967||Montezuma||Archives 1926 1963|
|Costilla||Archives 1920 1959||Montrose||County Clerk & Recorder|
|Crowley||School Dist. RE-1||Morgan||Archives 1899 1907|
|Custer||Archives 1891 1944||Otero||County Clerk & Recorder|
|Delta||Archives 1954 1967||Ouray||County Clerk & Recorder|
|Denver (1 district)||School Dist. 1||Park||School Dist. RE-2|
|Dolores||Archives 1918 1959||Phillips||Archives 1905 1956|
|Douglas||Archives 1886 1953||Pitkin||Archives 1882 1902|
|Eagle||School Dist. RE-50||Prowers||School Dist. RE-2|
|Elbert||Archives 1908 1961||Pueblo||School Dist. 60 or 70|
|El Paso||Archives 1874 1964||Rio Blanco||County Clerk & Recorder|
|Fremont||School Dist. RE-1||Rio Grande||County Clerk & Recorder|
|Garfield||County Clerk & Recorder||Routt||School Dist. RE-2|
|Gilpin||Archives 1863 1959||Saguache||County Clerk & Recorder|
|Grand||School Dist. 1 or 2||San Juan||School Dist. 1|
|Gunnison||County Clerk & Recorder||San Miguel||Archives 1952 1959|
|Hinsdale||County Clerk & Recorder||Sedgwick||School Dist. RE-1|
|Huerfano||Archives 1913 1961||Summit||Archives 1929 1961|
|Jackson||Archives 1909 - 1964||Teller||Archives 1899 1960|
|Jefferson||School Dist. R-1||Washington||Archives 1914 1964|
|Kiowa||School Dist. R-1 or RE-2||Weld||Archives 1886 1964|
|Yuma||School Dist. RJ-2|
Last modified December 16, 2008