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Preschool Programs Jeffco Public Schools offers one of the largest preschool programs in Colorado: 38 preschools with four full-day, tuition-based programs for all 3 and 4-year-old children. Read More
Alameda Supports Action Center With Food Drive Alameda International High School National Honor Society and IB Diploma Program sponsored their 7th annual food drive to support the Action Center. The students collected over 1,500 items in less than two hours.
Student Town Hall Supt. Dan McMinimee met with 75 students from across the district at the first student town hall.
Congratulations to D'Evelyn, Evergreen, Conifer, Lakewood, Ralston Valley, Wheat Ridge and Jefferson Charter Academy high schools for being named one of the Best High Schools in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report.
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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.

Unauthorized Use of District Logo on Campaign Material
It has come to the attention of Jeffco Public Schools that there are campaign fliers being distributed to voters in Jefferson County which bear the school district’s logo.  The district did not give permission for the use of the logo, which is protected from unauthorized use by trademark law. District legal counsel has notified the campaigns to cease and desist the continued use of the Jeffco logo. 

Pink Showdown

Two Jeffco football rivals, Golden and Wheat Ridge High Schools, came together for a very memorable night.

Watch a video about this uplifting evening.

The Five-Minute Film Festival

Take a break and enjoy our Five-Minute Film Festival highlighting the amazing things happening in Jeffco schools.

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