Mission: "Johnson County School District #1 collaborates with our communities to graduate every student with the information, confidence, responsibility, and skills to be prepared for college, career, and the workforce." 

Vision: "Johnson County School District #1 guarantees a learning environment where every student grows every day in his or her overall well-being and academic achievement."

Click Here to view the District Strategic Plan                                                                           Click Here to view the District Annual Report

Welcome Message

Welcome to the Johnson County School District #1 web presence. We are glad you are visiting with us electronically. The information provided at this web site is intended to assist parents, patrons, staff and students in finding or researching information of interest.

Johnson County School District #1 is located on the east slope of the Big Horn Mountain Range located in northeastern Wyoming and includes the communities of Buffalo and Kaycee. The district serves approximately 1270 students and has a general fund budget of approximately $20 million dollars.

Our district schools include:

  • Meadowlark Elementary School which serves grades K-2 and houses approximately 280 students.
  • Cloud Peak Elementary School which serves grades 3-5 and houses approximately 285 students.
  • Clear Creek Middle School which serves grades 6-8 and houses approximately 260 students.
  • Buffalo High School which serves grades 9-12 and houses approximately 300 students.
  • Kaycee School which serves grades K-12 and houses approximately 150 students.

Johnson County School District #1 continues to strive to meet the educational goals established by our Board of Trustees.                                                                                            We look forward to meeting the educational challenges of our students today and into the future. 

Enjoy the web site and please contact us with any questions or concerns about Johnson County School District #1.

Dr. Gerry Chase, Superintendent


March 24 will be a regular school day for Buffalo Students. This is a make-up day for our snow day in December. 

Johnson County Recreation District is accepting applications until April 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.  Applications will be submitted online this year  at www.jcrecreation.com.  We will be hosting a voluntary workshop on March 30, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room at JCSD #1 Administration Building.  We want to make this process as easy as possible.  We are encouraging applicants to get online and take a look at the application and either come to the workshop or contact us with questions or technical problems they may be having.  

These 18 CPES students represented our school, themselves, and their families well today in the Johnson County Spelling Bee. The Bee was hosted by Clear Creek Middle School and facilitated by Mr. Scarlett.

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The BHS Speech and Debate team had another great tournament in Newcastle which featured competition from 12 schools across Wyoming and South Dakota. The team earned a 4th place sweepstakes in the small schools division, and a large percentage of the team advanced to elimination rounds.

Connor Land made the break into semi-finals in Extemporaneous Speaking, and just missed advancing to finals by one point.

In Congressional Debate, Logan Ludwig was in the top five of his preliminary chamber which allowed him to advance to Super Congress. In the final session Ludwig performed very well and was ranked 6th overall.

In Humor, Elizabeth Conklin made it to the final round, where she earned the 5th place trophy.

In Drama two BHS competitors advanced to the final round. Tyrrell Harper placed 7th overall, and Daisha Scantling took home 3rd place honors.
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Congratulations to our Students of the Month! This Month's Key is "Speak with Good Purpose."

MDLK - Emma Sherman

CPES - Bronson Collins

CCMS - Hannah Qulam

BHS - Jake Waterson

Kaycee - Adrien Brubaker-Nunez; Maily Potter; Kiley Shepperson