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The Encampment K-12 School is a K-12 public education institution located in Encampment, Wyoming. It is part of Carbon County School District #2.


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The Town of Encampment and Town of Riverside are nestled in south-central Carbon County between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Range mountain ranges in the south central part of the state. Located forty miles south of Interstate 80 and 85 miles west of Laramie, the tiny town is home to 442 people. Grand Encampment, as it was originally known, served as an early day meeting place for Indians and trappers. Later tie cutters, miners and cattlemen came to the area. During the peak of the copper mining days the town boasted a smelter, the world's longest aerial tramway, and several thousand people. Smaller towns sprang up in several locations near the larger mines. When the copper mining boom ended just after the turn of the century, mines and towns were abandoned and the population of Encampment shrunk. Today Encampment is supported by the timber, ranching and recreation industries.

Carbon County is located in the south-central portion of Wyoming and is the third largest county in Wyoming. Its southern boundary is the Wyoming/Colorado border. The Continental Divide, which separates the eastern and western watersheds of North America, runs north and south through the county. The county is a study in contrasts - from snow-capped mountains and high plateaus in the south & north, to vast prairie lands in the east and the Red Desert basin in the west. Elevations range from 5,000 feet in the Red Desert to 12,006 feet in the Snowy Range.


Encampment K12 School


June 1, 2023

Wyoming Department of Education

122 W. 25th Street, Ste. E200

Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002

(307) 777-7675


To Whom It May Concern:

Encampment K12 School was one of the schools that was “Not Meeting Expectations” for the Fall 2022 School Improvement Process. We have been awaiting training on how to complete the paperwork for the year, but have not received any information as of today. Therefore, I am writing to share our progress on our two goals as directed by District Superintendent Darrin Jennings.

Goal #1 was to work to improve WYTOPP scores. A review of scores shows that many students improved to proficient or advanced in areas tested. Three grades tested were over 75% proficient/advanced in ELA and math. Two of the three grades tested for science were over 66% proficient/advanced. Staff will continue to monitor and work to help students improve all WYTOPP scores.

Goal #2 was to improve attendance through a family incentive program. The incentive program got donors to provide gift certificates to local businesses in the amount of $100 for an elementary family and the same for a secondary family based on student attendance. We started the program in the fall and it was successful and school staff reported positive feedback from families and students. In fact, over 90% of students were eligible for monthly drawings at least once and many during multiple months. Please see school newsletter for pictures of monthly winners. If donors can be secured the staff will consider continuing the program.

This should provide a brief description of goal progress for Encampment K12 School 2022-2023 school improvement plan.

Respectfully submitted,


Mike Erickson 

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Encampment K-12 School
PO Box 277
514 Rankin Avenue
Encampment, Wyoming 82325

Phone: 307-327-5442
Fax: 307-327-5142