Students in Gillette can receive a quality education at each of institutions available in the area – and there are certainly quite a few. As a result, residents are lifelong learners.
Campbell County School District No. 1
Around here, parents know their children are off to a great start thanks to Campbell County School District No. 1, which covers the entire 5,000 square miles of the county. With around 8,400 students in 20 schools, the district is the state’s third-largest, but it still keeps a 19:1 student-to-teacher ratio.
The district’s achievements are many, including a state Ruby Award for excellence in planning‚ use of funds‚ achievement, and relationships with students and parents. It also scores well in both the classroom and on the athletic fields, routinely taking top honors in state competitions of all kinds.
CCSD Science Center/Adventurarium
School officials also have worked hard to create unique learning opportunities and environments for students, including a planetarium, aquatic center and the CCSD Science Center/Adventurarium. The adventurarium, which attracts around 15,000 visitors a year from throughout the region, doubles as the school system’s science lab. Its focus is hands-on learning, from experiments to interaction with animals, minerals and sometimes even vegetables.
The science center’s 10,000 square feet contain more than 60 exhibits and animal displays, and another 3,000 square feet devoted to animal husbandry. It provides science kits to teachers for use in the classroom, and also offers parent education classes for those with very young children so that a love of science and nature can get started early.