About Piute County School District
Piute County School District is nestled in the heart of southern Utah between three of Utah’s five national parks. A rich pioneer heritage is still strong in Piute County which serves as the borders of the school district. The county that once stretched all the way to Colorado now just includes the best 758 square miles. Historically the counties population fluctuated greatly with the successes and failures of the counties mines. The current estimated population of the county is 1,445 with the majority of residents working in agriculture. The district was created by Article X, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of Utah, which was passed by a vote of the people on the first Tuesday of November, 1875, and accepted by the United States Government on January 4, 1896.
The school district serves preschool through high school age students. Preschool and elementary age students attend either Oscarson Elementary in Marysvale or Circleville Elementary in Circleville. Middle and high school aged students attend Piute High School in Junction. October 1, 2019 enrollment included 30 students at Oscarson Elementary, 90 students at Circleville Elementary, and 159 students at Piute High School. The two preschool programs have a combined 30 additional students.
Piute County School District has seen academic and athletic successes well above it’s size and location. Piute High School qualifies nearly two dozen students for Nationals FBLA nearly every year and has placed nationally multiple times, including national titles in some events. Piute High School students are frequently listed among the Utah Central Region’s Sterling Scholars. Piute High School recently won back to back Baseball state championships that included Academic State Champions. Significant gains and successes have been achieved in other athletic and academic areas as well.