Principal's Message

Welcome to Colfax Junior/Senior High School - Home of the Colfax Bulldogs!

Our school serves approximately 320 unique and talented students, grades 7 through 12, in a truly welcoming, safe, supportive, and rigorous learning environment.
We offer all core academic subjects, as well as foreign language, jazz band, chorus, art, film and a range of career and technical education classes, including agricultural science, early childhood development, yearbook, digital photography and computer coding, to name a few. We also offer advanced and accelerated courses through College in the Classroom and Running Start, where students earn college credit while also meeting high school graduation requirements.

Colfax Junior/Senior High students regularly exceed state standards in all core academic areas, including English Language Arts, Math and Science. Approximately 80% of Colfax High graduates continue education at two or four year colleges, or the military. Additionally, Colfax students take boys and girls sports and extracurricular activities seriously, consistently excelling in football, basketball, track, cross-country, volley ball, baseball, softball, and wrestling, as well as in Jazz Band, Knowledge Bowl, Future Farmers of America (FFA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

The strength of our program lies in our staff’s deep commitment to teaching and dedication to fostering growth in every individual child.  Our mission is further enhanced by outstanding support and involvement from parents, grandparents, community volunteers and business leaders who devote countless hours as mentors, coaches and enthusiastic Bulldog fans.

Although our foundation is strong, we continually look for ways to grow and improve. We value your suggestions and feedback; please feel free to contact me at any time with questions, suggestions or concerns. I am frequently in classrooms, working with teachers; to ensure that I'm available to focus on your concern, please contact the school office ahead of time to schedule an appointment with me.  I look forward to meeting you!

We thank our students, families and community for entrusting us with the important work of preparing our youth to continue our legacy of success, excellence, citizenship and community involvement. 

Join us for another great Bulldog year!


Carrie P. Lipe