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About Us

Located in one of the most beautiful and remote corners of the lower 48 states, Grand County School District in Moab, Utah, serves a community of approximately 1,500 enrolled students on five campuses. Our mission is to put each student first every day. 
Grand County School District provides a strong learning foundation for the youth in our community, based on our whole child, whole school, whole community approach. Moab's social and environmental diversity challenges students to become the next generation of compassionate and resourceful leaders. We provide a safe and engaging environment that promotes a lifelong passion for learning among our students. Every student will attain a purposeful future.
Established in 1883, the district shares common boundaries with Grand County and has grown to include a northern portion of San Juan County. The district's campuses and offices are located in the City of Moab. Campuses include the Grand Preschool, Helen M. Knight Elementary (grades K-6), Grand County Middle School (grades 7-8), Grand County High School (grades 9-12), and Arches Education Center (for adult learners and alternative education students) that is co-located with Utah State University-Moab. 
We require students, staff, and patrons to display respect for the flag and civility toward all during patriotic activities.

2021-2022 GCSD Schools and Principals 

Grand County School District 

264 S. 400 E.

Moab, UT 84532

Superintendent: Taryn Kay

Email: kayt@grandschools.org

Grand County High School

608 S. 400 E.

Moab, Utah 84532

Principal: Dr. Mary Marable

Email: marablem@grandschools.org

Vice Principal: Miranda Black

Email: blackm@grandschools.org

Margaret L. Hopkin Middle School

439 S. 100 E.

Moab, Utah 84532

Principal: Joseph Olson

Email: olsonj@grandschools.org

Helen M. Knight Elementary

505 MiVida Dr.

Moab, Utah 84532

Principal: Jill Tatton

Email: tattonj@grandschools.org

Grand Preschool

190 E. 100 N.

Moab, Utah 84532

Principal: Sherrie Buckingham

Email: buckinghams@grandschools.org