Poudre School District

Educate Every Child, Every Day

Bacon Elementary School

5844 South Timberline Road
80528 Fort Collins
United States
Principal: 
Joe Horky
Grades: 
K - 5
Colors: 
Red & black
Mascot: 
Bulldogs
Phone: 
970-488-5300
Fax: 
970-488-5306
Teacher Education Level: 
24 of 37 teachers hold master's degrees or above
Average Teaching Experience: 
10

History
Bacon Elementary, built in 2003, is named for Bob Bacon, who was a PSD teacher for 30 years, a Board of Education member for 8 years, a member of the Colorado House of Representatives and currently in his sixth year representing Fort Collins from Senate District 14. Bacon School is proud to have earned the Energy Star award for the past six years and has a nationally recognized student-based energy savings team.

Learning culture
All members of the Bacon comunity collaborate in a culture of professional learning teams to provide students the best opportunities for a quality education. We are committed to the development of the whole child. We expect students to grow academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.

Bacon is built on a foundation of core values described as iBark (Integrity, Be responsible, Always work hard, Respect others, and Kindness counts). Bacon uses the Positive Behavior Support System (PBS), teaching character throughout the school day. These expectations are taught and reinforced in all areas of the school. They are rewarded for positive behavior through weekly drawings and monthly Bulldog Award Assemblies.

Academic environment
Bacon’s curriculum is aligned with Colorado and PSD content standards. Our expectations are balanced with high levels of support, intervention, and enrichment. We offer a complete continuum of services for students ranging from special education to gifted and talented options, along with a counselor, PE, art, technology, and music. Bacon offers both full-day and half-day kindergarten programs, and before- and after-school child care.

Extended learning programs
Bacon offers a wide range of enrichment opportunities including Lego Robotics, Lego club, chess club, choir, Bacon Energy Savings Team (BEST), student council, daily news production, science fair, family literacy night, and PTA sponsored reading incentive programs.

Opportunities for parents
We encourage parents to volunteer through our Parent Volunteer program and the many activities our PTA supports and welcome parent input on through the Bacon Council.