Jeffco Public Schools has been providing educational excellence for more than 60 years. Approximately 9 percent of all the K-12 students in Colorado attend a Jeffco School. Our mission is to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. The district has 154 schools on 168 campuses.
- 89 elementary schools
- 3 K-8 schools
- 17 middle schools
- 17 high schools
- 9 option schools
- 15 charter schools*
- 1 online school
- 2 outdoor laboratory schools
*Some Charter Schools have multiple locations, but are reported here as one school.
Jeffco has 154 schools and many programs on 168 "campuses." (as of 7/2014)
Finance and Budget
A Quick Look at the district's budget facts - Dollars and Sense
A Diverse Student Population
|American Indian/Alaska Native||1%|
|Asian, Pacific Islander||3%|
31.8 percent of our students qualified for free and reduced lunch in 2014-15
The official enrollment count for the 2014-15 school year is 86,571*
Jeffco Public Schools has approximately 4,700 teachers. Our teachers are highly qualified. Many have advanced degrees and several have earned national and state recognition.
Have Masters Degrees
*According to Federal No Child Left Behind Requirements.
- Valuing People
- Exemplary Performance
The Jeffco Public Schools Education Center, with administrative offices, including Human Relations, Communications Services, the Superintendent’s Office and the Board of Education's office is located at:
1829 Denver West Drive #27
Golden, CO 80401
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- Jeffco students continue to outperform the state in all grade levels and content areas on CSAP tests.
- U.S. News & World Report ranks six Jeffco high schools in the top 40 on their 2014 Best High Schools list. Jeffco’s D'Evelyn, Conifer, Evergreen, Lakewood, Ralston Valley, and Wheat Ridge high schools are among the list of top Colorado schools.
Each year, Newsweek picks the best high schools in the country based
on how hard school staffs work to challenge students with advanced placement college-level courses and tests.
- In November 2014, 11 Jeffco elementary schools were listed as 5280 Magazine's top public elementary schools.
- In 2013, The Washington Post released its list of most challenging high schools in The High School Challenge 2012 and five Jeffco schools are on the national and state rankings.
- In 2014, Jeffco High School graduates received approximately $58 million in scholorships.
Board and District Policies
Jeffco Public Schools has developed policies which are intended to protect the rights and well-being of our students and staff, and provide operational structure. These policies are constantly changing to better meet our mission and meet state and federal requirements. A searchable database of policies, BoardDocs, is available for public review. Please select the Policies tab, to search active documents. Strategic Plan - Call to Action
The district's Strategic Plan serves as a roadmap for the year. It guides us in establishing goals for student achievement. Read more.
Read the Parent's Guide to the Call to Action.Administration
Superintendent Dan McMinimee is supported by an administrative team made up of:
- A chief academic officer
- A chief communications officer
- A chief financial officer
- A chief information officer
- A chief operating officer
- A chief school effectiveness officer
The school district is divided into 17 areas providing assigned schools for each neighborhood served as well as option and charter school choices. Each area is managed by an executive director of school effectiveness. The executive director and their staff:
- Monitors and evaluates school effectiveness
- Monitors student achievement and implementation of a consistent curriculum across all grade levels
- Coordinates student services
- Monitors school safety and student behavior
- Responds to parental concerns that cannot be resolved at the school level
Board of Education
The Board is composed of five members elected to alternating four-year terms. Elections are held every two years. Board members are elected at large, but represent a specific area of the county - their representative district. Board members are not paid; they give freely of their time to serve the community.
Our community realizes that strong schools are everyone's responsibility. Many community members, as well as parents, serve as advisors to the district through the following committees.
- Audit Committee
- Capital Asset Advisory Committee
- Community Diversity Advisory Council
- Financial Oversight Committee
- Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee
- Special Education Advisory Committee
- Strategic Compensation
- Strategic Planning and Advisory Council
- Technology and Data Privacy Advisory
- And more. . .