Jeffco Public Schools
Jeffco Public Schools is the largest school district in Colorado with almost 86,000 students and approximately 12,000 employees.
Step inside one of our 154 schools and you will see a staff dedicated to building a bright future for every student. Our staff is supported by a committed school board, involved parents and a caring community that combine to provide quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. Read the District Profile.
Three National Publications Give Jeffco Schools Top Ratings
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.
Also recently released, Newsweek’s 2013 America’s Best High Schools which places D’Evelyn at #174, Evergreen at #423, Lakewood at #782 and Conifer at #789, as ranked among 2,000 of the nation’s best high schools.
Federally Funded Summer Lunch Program to be Offered
Jeffco Public Schools Summer Food Service Program offers free lunch to children one to 18 years old from Monday, June 3 through Friday, Aug. 2 at several Jeffco sites. See chart on the next page for exceptions.
Children do not have to be registered Jeffco Public School students. There is no service at any location on Thursday, July 4 or Friday, July 5 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. The program, which is paid for by federal funding, helps provide students with the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow during the summer when school is out of session. Read more and see locations.
Pomona Senior Overcomes
Pomona High School senior Dominic Martinez has a story to tell and he has a clear vision of how it will end — with success. Martinez is one of eight Jeffco students honored by The Jefferson Foundation’s 2013 My Student, My Hero event that recognizes high school seniors who embody leadership qualities in their schools and communities. Martinez was nominated for the award by his teachers. In 2010, his mother passed away from cancer and Martinez survived on the kindness of other Pomona families by rotating from home to home. Always focused on his future, Martinez studies hard because he knows education is his lifeline to a successful future. He plans on attending Colorado State University in the fall. Watch the KATV 8 story.
Special Student Crowned King
Jefferson High School students voted for their school’s prom king with their hearts. The student body voted special needs student Phillip Thomas as their 2013 prom king. Thomas’s mom, Caryn Wittig Thomas, was so touched by the kind gesture that she shared the story and his prom pictures from her personal Facebook page with 7News. Thomas’s prom date complimented his black and pink tuxedo in a matching dress. “Never did I expect it to get so much attention, well-deserved attention,” said Thomas’s mom. “I still can't stop smiling and crying.” Read the 7News story.
Engage Jeffco Schools
The district is always looking for ways to better connect with the people who have an interest in our schools. We also understand that attending a meeting to make your voice heard is not always possible. We searched for another way to connect with our community and we think we have found it. We are now offering a new online format, Engage Jeffco Schools.