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District Profile

Jeffco Public Schools has been providing educational excellence for more than 65 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. Our strategic plan and goals are guided by the Jeffco Generations vision

Number of Schools

  • 87 elementary schools
  • 5 K-8 schools
  • 17 middle schools
  • 17 high schools
  • 9 option schools
  • 19 charter schools*
  • 1 online school
  • 2 outdoor laboratory schools

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

Jeffco has 157 schools and many programs on 168 "campuses." (as of 8/2017)

See our school directory for details. 

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 2017-18 school year is 86,130*.


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.

Strategic Plan - Jeffco Generations

Jeffco Generations - A Learning-Centered Vision for our Community's Schools was rolled out in October of 2017. This new vision builds on the Jeffco 2020 vision, adding more key skills and defining areas of importance by Learning, Conditions for Learning, and Readiness for learning. 

Finance and Budget

View the District Budget

A quick look at the district's budget facts - Dollars and Sense

Our Values

  • Integrity

  • Valuing People

  • Teamwork

  • Exemplary Performance

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit


The Ed Center

The Jeffco Public Schools Education Center houses many of the district's administrative offices, including Human Relations, Communications Services, the Superintendent’s office, and the Board of Education. The Ed Center is located at:

1829 Denver West Drive #27
Golden, CO 80401

View Map and Get Driving Directions

Student Achievement

  • Jeffco students continue to outperform the state in all grade levels and content areas on CMAS and PSAT 10 tests.
  • In 2017, Jeffco High School graduates received approximately $80 million in scholarships.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks eleven Jeffco high schools in the top 50 schools in Colorado on their 2017 Best High Schools list: D'Evelyn (#5), Evergreen (#11), Conifer (#16), Collegiate Academy (#19), Ralston Valley (#24), Lakewood (#30), Dakota Ridge (#38), Jefferson Academy (#40), Pomona (#42), Bear Creek (#44), and Green Mountain (#47)
  • 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 2018 thirty-five Jeffco schools earned 45 academic awards from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) based on 2016-17 CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) and PSAT 10 results.
  • CDE data released in 2018 shows more Jeffco students are graduating on time (5 year upward trend), there are fewer dropouts, and CMAS data for overall district English Language Arts and Math median growth went up for all grades (with the exception of Grade 8 Math, which held steady).

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.

Board & 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. 


The Superintendent 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

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:

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