Points of Pride

Timber Trail Elementary
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Our mission and vision at Timber Trail is to provide our students with the education, skills, and resources they will need to be happy, curious, and engaged life-long learners. In addition, we look at educating the whole child, hence our motto “Timber Trail, Where Hearts and Minds Connect”. We truly believe and live this mission every day. 


  • Recipient of the John Irwin Award from the Colorado Department of Education for academic excellence and the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award for growth.   

  • Ranked as one of the top 100 elementary schools in Colorado by Schooldigger.


  • Project Based Learning in social studies and science, giving students the opportunity to apply and use the concepts they are currently studying to solve authentic, real-world problems that are relevant to them.


  • Thinking Maps and Write from the Beginning curriculum.


  • In Focus social and emotional learning curriculum teaches students how to recognize and manage different emotions, practice resiliency in a variety of situations, and gain an understanding of how our actions impact others. 


  • Pack PRIDE: a school wide movement and program to build community by showing Politeness, Responsibility, Integrity, Determination and Empathy


  • Average class size of 22


  • Longevity of staff; certified staff has been at TTE for an average of 9 years.


  • With the help of our parent community, our students have raised over $40,000 each year for the past six years.  Funds were used to purchase iPads, chromebooks, literacy materials, build a MakerSpace, and provide professional development opportunities for staff. 


  • Enrichment opportunities include Spanish, Art Club, Choir, KidStage, Scratch Coding Club, Battle of the Books, Mad Science, and Timber Team. 


  • A Balanced Literacy Program designed to meet the differentiated needs of all students through guided reading, book clubs, anchor texts, and 1:1 conferring with all students. 


  • TTE’s Before and After School Enrichment (BASE) program has been accredited by the Council of Accreditation.


  • 1:1 technology utilizing Chromebooks and iPads


  • Opportunities for all students to participate in philanthropic programs throughout the year.


  • Three staff members have received Douglas County School District’s prestigious Apple Award, given yearly to recognize the district’s outstanding teacher and administrator.


  • Douglas County School District preschool program on site.