About Us

Linton Elementary

4100 Caribou Drive; Fort Collins, CO 80525

Phone Number 488-5850

Attendance Line 488-5851

Fax Number 488-5852

Grades: Preschool-Grade 5

Enrollment: 457

Colors: Blue and White

Mascot: Mountain Lion

Staff average years teaching experience: 14 years

Education level of teachers: 19 of 32 teachers hold Master's Degree or higher (about 60% of staff)



Linton Elementary School opened fall 1989 and was named after Wayne and Shirley Linton. Wayne began his teaching career at Lincoln Junior High as a Math, Social Studies, English, Literature and Science teacher. Wayne also was a counselor, assistant principal and principal at Lincoln before opening Blevins Junior High as principal in 1968. Shirley began teaching in PSD in the fall of 1951 at LaPorte Elementary. After staying home to raise her children for several years, Shirley returned to teaching at Irish Elementary. She received the Distinguished Teachers Award in 1984 and honorable mention for Colorado Teacher of the Year in 1985. 

Both were dedicated  and much-loved Fort Collins educators.

Learning culture

Linton is a caring, welcoming and dynamic place! Linton is designated as a Positive Behavior and Intervention Support (PBIS) school and actively reinforces our P.R.I.D.E. Code. This model establishes and maintains a safe and effective school environment that maximizes academic achievement and behavior competence. Linton’s dedicated staff provides a supportive, enriching learning environment in which all students thrive.

Academic environment

Our curriculum is aligned with Colorado and PSD content standards. With a focus on literacy and math, our staff differentiates to ensure that all students are successful in a rigorous setting. Teachers integrate interactive technology into instruction on a daily basis. Our school also values educating the "whole child" and provides full time specials, Gifted and Talented instruction, and a highly trained math and reading intervention team. AlphaBest provides a before and after school care option.

Instructional & enrichment programs

Linton honors that every child has different interests! Enrichment activities include Battle of the Books, ECO Week, Math Olympiad, Art Club, Student Wellness Team, student council, Linton Pride Choir, yoga, Early Bird Reader, Mileage Club, student leadership opportunities, and intramurals.

Based on our Free and Reduced Lunch percentage, we are designated as a  Title 1 School - See documents section for more detailed information.

Opportunities for parents

Linton has an active PTO and School Accountability Committee that play an integral role in our school community. Our Family Nights, Family Valentine Dance, Breakfast with Buddies, annual Read-a-Thon, and Family Art Show are very popular family events! Volunteers are highly encouraged and typically log more than 5,000 hours annually!

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.