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Jeffco's 2014-15 Preliminary Enrollment Increases

Jeffco Schools has released 2014-15 enrollment figures that show the district’s enrollment has increased.

The 2014-15 membership shows 86,574 students, an increase of 563 students from the 2013-14 school year.  Last year, Jeffco saw an increase of 469 students. (Refer to chart).  These preliminary enrollment numbers include students in facilities and may be adjusted based on the outcome of review by the Colorado Department of Education.

School Year

Membership*

Difference from Previous Year

2014-2015

86,574

+563

2013-2014

86,011

+469

2012-2013

85,542

-251

2011-2012

85,793

-178

* Membership count includes students in facilities

“It’s promising to see the increased enrollment numbers because it means families are choosing our Jeffco schools,” said Superintendent Dan McMinimee. “We offer choice for students and families, and along with the growth we are seeing in areas like northwest Arvada and central Lakewood, we expect our enrollment to continue to rise.”

New Baseline Set for Jeffco in Science and Social Studies Assessments

The new Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) tests in science and social studies show that Jeffco students are exceeding the state averages in both subject areas according to results released today by the Colorado Department of Education.  Students in grades four, five, seven and eight, across the state, took the new tests last spring.

For the new categories, Jeffco students exceed the state in the overall strong (on grade level) and distinguished (above grade level) performance categories:

  • 8 points higher in grade 5 science
  • 12 points higher in grade 8 science
  • 5 points higher in grade 4 social studies
  • 6 points higher in grade 7 social studies

The CMAS tests measure student performance in a new way on the more rigorous Colorado Academic Standards and set a baseline for Colorado students.  (The results cannot be compared to those used in the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program or TCAP – those tests are no longer being used.)  The new tests measure performance against higher expectations for students and are given online for the first time.  Students fall into one of four categories on CMAS:

  • Distinguished command
  • Strong command
  • Moderate command
  • Limited command   

“We knew that fewer of our students would achieve at the highest level on these tests because we have raised the bar on the expectations.  I’m pleased that we have more rigorous standards to ensure that students are on the path to career and college readiness,” said Jeffco Superintendent Dan McMinimee.

Jeffco Students Celebrate Thanksgiving

Jeffco students are learning about the first Thanksgiving and the good things that go with it; friendship, charity and community. Join the students at Ute Meadows Elementary School as they prepare for their Thanksgiving celebration. Watch the fun on JPS-TV.

Thanksgiving Day at Ute Meadows

Kids celebrating Thanksgiving

 

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