School District 24

AddressSouth Platte
Source"History of Jefferson County Colorado" by Ethel Dark; "History of Jefferson County Mountain Schools" by Granzella; "Golden Globe" July 2, 1887.
Initialdate1998-10-08 00:00:00-06
Latestdate1998-10-09 00:00:00-06
HistoryOrganized prior to 1873. This school district had classes taught in rented rooms and houses until the Park Siding School was built around 1910 at Foxton. It was used about 5 years, and is now incorporated into a cabin. In the late 1930s an abortive attempt was made to build a new schoolhouse near the junction of Kennedy Gulch Road (now Foxton Road), and the South Platte River. The second and last schoolhouse consisted of a boxcar remodeled into two rooms. School District 24 ceased to exist in 1944 due to a lack of students, and its last building has since been destroyed. The district had a population of 16 students in 1887.