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Rifle High School is located in the Colorado River Valley where the Rocky Mountains turn to mesas. We value our rich tradition of student achievement and boldly look to the future.

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Graphic for the Community Connected Fair

The Garfield Re-2 School District will host the first Community Connected Fair on July 31, 2024 at Coal Ridge High School from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Garfield Re-2 is bringing over 20 community organizations together under one roof for families to learn about, and sign up for educational and athletic programs. Organizations include local city recreation programs, youth football, youth wrestling, One Door, Boy Scouts, youth cheerleading, R.I.D.E and many more.  Families can go to the Garfield Re-2 website ( for a complete list of organizations.

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Garfield Re-2 Meal Monkey rolls out free meals to children 18-and-under

Garfield Re-2 School District is offering free meals to children 18-years and younger Monday - Thursday, June 3 through July 26, 202. This is a program through the USDA Summer Nutrition Program. In addition to lunch, students are able to receive a bagged cold breakfast for the following morning. Federal rules require children to eat lunch on site and children can participate in a variety of activities on most days at the meal locations. Meals can be picked up at the locations and times below Monday through Thursday. All sites will be closed on July 4.

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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. 

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RHS Student Launches Diaper Drive

Having a baby is expensive. Beyond the cost of the hospital and caregivers, the day-to-day expenses of diapers and formula can be taxing for growing families.

Simone Maness is hoping to provide some relief.

“I wanted to do a service project that I thought would help the community,” said the Rifle High School freshman. After connecting with the Garfield Re-2 Family Resource Center, One Door,  the idea of a baby supply drive was born.

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Photo of School Board members as of November 2023

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.

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"The teachers at Rifle High School are great with the kids patient and understanding."

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"Administrators are helpful and approachable and they are dedicated to providing a variety of learning pathway to best meet the needs of students."

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"I love how engaged our principal and staff are with our children. The monthly gatherings for parents and families, the SAC meetings, open houses, etc. are all friendly, welcoming, and engaging."

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"Teachers care about my children and want to help them succeed."

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"They care for their students and the communication with them is amazing. They make sure I am always involved and keeping me informed."