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.
- 89 elementary schools
- 3 K-8 schools
- 19 middle schools
- 17 high schools
- 9 option schools
- 14 charter schools*
- 1 online school
- 2 outdoor laboratory schools
*Some Charter Schools have multiple locations, but are reported here as one school.
Jeffco has 154 schools and many programs at 185 "campuses."
Finance and Budget
See a breakdown of per pupil funding here.
Jeffco Public Schools is committed to providing quality instruction for all students. To assure this quality is provided, we are currently prioritizing district staffing. We are continuing to evaluate the greatest needs in the district with high levels of student achievement being our goal.
A Diverse Student Population
|American Indian/Alaska Native||1%|
|Asian, Pacific Islander||3%|
32.6 percent of our students qualified for free and reduced lunch in 2011-12.
Total Student Enrollment for 2011-12:
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.
Have Masters Degrees
*According to Federal No Child Left Behind Requirements.
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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- Jeffco students continue to outperform the state in all grade levels and content areas on CSAP tests.
- Jeffco's Lakewood, Evergreen, Conifer and D'Evelyn high schools landed
on a very impressive list -- Newsweek's 2011 America's Best High Schools list.
Each year, Newsweek picks the best high schools in the country based
on how hard school staffs work to challenge students with advanced placement
college-level courses and tests.
- Jeffco Public Schools ties for the second best graduation rate of the nation’s 50 largest school districts, according to Education Week’s Diplomas Count report.
- During the 2011-2012 school year, ten Jeffco students were National Merit Scholarship winners, four received the prestigious Boettcher Scholarships, and seven were named Daniels Fund Scholars.
- The national average ACT score during the 2010-2011 school year was 21.1, Jeffco's score was 21.6. Four Jeffco students had perfect ACT scores.
- In 2011, 17 Jeffco schools recieved John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award. Dennison Elementary received a Governor's Blue Ribbon Award.
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 tab, to search active documents.
- Valuing People
- Exemplary Performance
The district's Strategic Plan serves as a roadmap for the year. It guides us in establishing goals for student achievement. Read more.
Read the Parent's Guide to the Call to Action.Administration
Dr. Cindy Stevenson, Superintendent, is supported by an administrative team made up of:
- A chief financial officer
- A chief operating officer
- A chief academic officer
- An executive director of employee relations
- An executive director of communications
- Four community superintendents
The school district is divided into 17 articulation areas or feeder schools, each comprising one to two high schools and their feeder elementary and middle schools. Each articulation area is managed by one of four community superintendents. The community superintendent of each articulation area:
- Monitors and evaluates school effectiveness
- Monitors student achievement and implementation of a consistent curriculum across all grade levels
- Coordinates student services
- Evaluates principals
- 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.
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.
- Community Diversity Advisory Council
- Facilities Usage Committee
- Financial Oversight Committee
- Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee
- Special Education Advisory Committee
- Strategic Compensation
- Strategic Planning and Advisory Council
- School-Based Decision Making Committees