Penrose Chamber of Commerce

The Gateway to Fremont County


 Most Penrose kids attend one of our three schools:   

Penrose Elementary School

(in Penrose)

Fremont Middle School

(located in Florence)

Florence High School

(located in Florence)


For information on our schools and school district, including the school calendar and parent portal, and snow day info, here is the link to the

Florence Re-2 School District.


Some kids choose to attend school in nearby Cañon City.  Here is the link to the

Cañon City RE-1 School District




Welcome to Penrose, Colorado!
I’d like to say hello to all parents, students, staff, and the wonderful community of Penrose!
If you haven’t taken the time to explore and see what friendly and remarkable people we have here in Penrose, come on over! Penrose is a strong community with many great traditions and opportunities. The school itself has a long history and is named after a great founding father of Colorado-Spencer Penrose. This community has some great amenities, nice restaurants, great fishing, fabulous mild climate, and a quiet rural flavor.
Here at Penrose Elementary we strive to create the best education possible for each student. Developing all the academic and social skills that students will need in their future is critical. Our staff is dedicated to ensure that each student learns responsible and caring behavior in a safe learning environment. This preparation will carry through as they grow and progress through their future academic coursework. This is the foundation for creating responsible and prepared citizens who are successful in their careers.
Our teachers and staff work conscientiously to provide a rigorous and challenging curriculum every day.  We believe that every student can achieve great things when working hard and achieving important milestones with our wonderful staff.
I am looking forward to an amazing year and invite you to come by to see what amazing things we’re doing with students!
Michelle Lesser

Linda Miller was the 2014 Teacher of the Year.

Penrose Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 379, Penrose, CO 81240

(719) 372-3994   Fax (719) 372-3994

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