Jeffco Public Schools Profile

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 155 schools on 168 campuses.

Number of Schools

*Some charter schools have multiple locations, but are reported here as one school.

Jeffco has 155 schools and many programs on 168 "campuses." (as of 8/2016)

Finance and Budget

View the 2016-2017 District 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 3.25%
Black 1%
Hispanic 24%
White 67%
Multiple Races 3.55%

31.5 percent of our students qualified for free and reduced lunch in 2015-16

The official enrollment count for the 2015-16 school year is 86,721*.


» View details about enrollment and statistics.

Our Teachers

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.


Highly Qualified*


Have Masters Degrees


Have Ph.Ds

*According to Federal No Child Left Behind Requirements.

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Valuing People
  • Teamwork
  • Exemplary Performance

Education Center

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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Student Achievement
  • Jeffco students continue to outperform the state in all grade levels and content areas on CMAS and PSAT 10 tests.
  • In 2016, Jeffco High School graduates received approximately $75 million in scholarships.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks eight Jeffco high schools in the top 50 schools in Colorado on their 2016 Best High Schools list: D'Evelyn (#4), Evergreen (#13), Conifer (#17), Lakewood (#20), Chatfield (#25), Ralston Valley (#27), Dakota Ridge (#42), and Bear Creek (#45).
  • D'Evelyn (#46) and Jefferson Academy High School (#272) were both listed in Newsweek's 2016 America's Top High Schools Report, a listing of the top 500 high schools in the country. D'Evelyn was the top-ranking school for Colorado.   
  • The Washington Post's list of America's Most Challenging High Schools includes six Jeffco schools: Conifer, Evergreen, D'Evelyn, Standley Lake, Dakota Ridge, and Bear Creek.
  • In November 2014, 11 Jeffco elementary schools were listed as 5280 Magazine's top public elementary schools.
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 or Search tab, to search active documents.

Strategic Plan - Jeffco 2020 Vision

Jeffco's goal that all students graduate prepared for continued learning and the world of work in the 21st century will be realized through the 2020 Vision. Learn more.


Superintendent Dan McMinimee is supported by an administrative team of Cabinet members.

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 achievement director. The achievement director:

  • 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.

Advisory Committees

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.