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.
- 89 elementary schools
- 3 K-8 schools
- 19 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 155 schools and many programs at 186 "campuses."
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%|
34.4 percent of our students qualified for free and reduced lunch in 2012-13.
Total Student Enrollment for 2012-13:
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.
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 2013 Best High Schools list. Jeffco’s D'Evelyn, Conifer, Evergreen, Lakewood, Ralston Valley, and Wheat Ridge high schools are among the list of 83 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.
- Jeffco Public Schools ties for the second best graduation rate of the nation’s 50 largest school districts, according to Education Week’s Diplomas Count report.
- 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 2013, Jeffco High School graduates received approximately $54.7 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.
- Valuing People
- Exemplary Performance
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
Dr. Cindy Stevenson, Superintendent, is supported by an administrative team made up of:
- A chief financial officer
- A chief operating officer
- A chief academic officer
- A chief legal counsel, employee relations
- An communications officer
- A chief school effectiveness officer
The school district is divided into 17 articulation areas or feeder schools, each comprising one to two high schools and their feeder elementary and middle schools. Each articulation 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.
- Community Diversity Advisory Council
- Facilities Usage Committee
- Financial Oversight Committee
- Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee
- Special Education Advisory Committee
- Strategic Compensation
- Strategic Planning and Advisory Council
- School-Based Decision Making Committees
- And more. . .