Highlands Elementary School

Building rendering of Elementary 28 with students outside gathering and blue sky overhead
Quick Links

Highlands Elementary School

Building rendering of Elementary 28 with students outside gathering and blue sky overhead

Highlands Elementary School


In November 2016, voters approved St. Vrain Valley Schools’ $260.3 million bond issue by a large margin, signifying communitywide investment in public education. The bond included funds to build an additional elementary school (Elementary 28) with its location to be determined by future growth. In September 2019, the Board of Education identified a 10-acre parcel in the Erie Highlands Subdivision (Erie Highlands Filing #11, Block 5, Lot 1) as the building site.


School Boundaries

School boundaries for Highlands Elementary were determined by the Board of Education at the Feb. 10 Board of Education Session. The Erie Parkway will serve as the boundary dividing line. Students north of Erie Parkway will continue to attend Soaring Heights PK-8. Students to the south of Erie Parkway will be within the Highlands Elementary boundaries. St. Vrain Valley Schools is a district of choice and we support your family’s decision to choose the best fit for your child’s educational needs. Open Enrollment remains an option for anyone impacted by a boundary change. Please know that there is space for your child whether you choose to stay with your current school or transition to Elementary 28 in the Fall of 2021. Please fill out the Intent to Enroll Form if you have been impacted by the recent boundary change. You can view the Feb. 10 Board of Education Session live at http://stvra.in/boardlive.


Optimal Location within the Erie Feeder 

An analysis of the student numbers and locations based on 2018 data showed a population of 402 elementary students south of Erie Parkway and 281 north of Erie Parkway. With the close proximity of the Colliers Hill area to the Soaring Heights PK-8, it was determined that Elementary 28 would ideally be located south of Erie Parkway within the Erie Highlands subdivision. 


About the Facility: 
  • Address: 475 Highlands Cir., Erie CO. 80516
  • Building Size:  70,000 sq ft
  • Construction Cost: $26,000,000
  • Construction Start: June 2020
  • Construction Ends: June 2021
  • School Capacity: ~650 students

School Name, Mascot, and Colors

Thank you for your participation in this exciting chapter of branding our newest school in St. Vrain Valley Schools. The top suggested name name, mascot, and school colors were approved by the Board of Education at the Feb. 10 Board of Education Session. After 9 weeks of community input, the official name for our newest school in St. Vrain is Highlands Elementary, the mascot is the Hawks, and the colors are burnt orange and silver. You can view the Feb. 10 Board of Education Session live at http://stvra.in/boardlive.

A logo with an orange hawk with dark orange and black feathers has one foot on a scroll, in front of compass seal. Text underneath says Highlands Elementary.

We Want to Hear from You!

Throughout the 2020-2021 school year there will be many opportunities for the community to become involved in our new school. Information about the construction process and community connections can be found here as well as by signing up for the Highlands Elementary online mailing list.