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District Profile

Jeffco Public Schools has been providing educational excellence since 1950. Approximately 9 percent of all the K-12 students in Colorado attend a Jeffco School.

Our mission is to provide a world-class education that prepares all Jeffco students for bright and successful futures as local and global citizens. 

Our vision is for Jeffco Public Schools to be a thriving district where all students achieve their biggest dreams.

Number of Schools

  • 84 elementary schools
  • 6 K-8 schools
  • 17 middle schools
  • 17 high schools
  • 12 option schools
  • 15 charter schools*
  • 1 online school
  • 1 career/tech ed school
  • 2 outdoor laboratory schools

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

Jeffco has 155 schools and many programs on 168 campuses.

Use our School Finder tool to identify your neighborhood school and learn about other schools and programs. 

Student Population

American Indian/Alaska Native 0.5%
Asian 3%
Black 1%
Hispanic 25%
White 66%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.15%
Multiple Races 4%

as of CDE Data, January 2021



31% of Jeffco Public Schools students qualified for free and reduced lunch in 2020-21*.

The official enrollment count for the 2021-22 school year is 69,000.

Our Teachers

Jeffco Public Schools has approximately 5,300 teachers. Our teachers meet the educator qualification requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and state law. Many have advanced degrees and several have earned national and state recognition.

74% Have Masters Degrees
1.1% Have PhDs
1.35% Have Other Degrees (Juris Doctor and Educational Specialist Degrees)
0.59% Are National Board Certified

Strategic Plan  & District Overview

Jeffco Thrives 2025, the Strategic Plan for Jeffco Public Schools is built on an opportunity to move our district from good, to great, to extraordinary.

Vision

Our vision is for Jeffco Public Schools to be a thriving district where all students achieve their biggest dreams.
 

Mission

Our mission is to provide a world-class education that prepares all Jeffco students for bright and successful futures as local and global citizens.
 
View more details about Jeffco Thrives 2025.
 

Our Values

  • Focus on Students: In Jeffco, we make decisions and measure outcomes based on how well we serve our students. We exist to help students succeed and act with intensity to give our students the education they need and deserve, today.
  • Excellence: In Jeffco, we aspire to be a world-class school district which requires us to inspire one another to make an impact, focus on solutions, maximize our partnerships, and hold ourselves accountable for successful outcomes for all students.
  • Equity: In Jeffco, not all students, staff, and families are starting from the same place nor do they need the same things to reach their fullest potential. We view individual differences as assets to be leveraged as we help all students thrive.
  • Integrity: In Jeffco, acting with integrity creates honesty, trust, responsibility, and a spirit of transparency. It is a constant commitment to do the right thing for our students, staff, families, and community.
  • Belonging: In Jeffco, we cultivate environments where all students, staff, families, and members of our community are safe, accepted, respected, included, encouraged by others, and feel that their voices and perspectives are valued.

FiNance and Budget

View the District Budget page for full budget and the Dollars and Sense summary. 


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
303-982-6500

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Student Achievement

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks three Jeffco high schools in their top Colorado schools list:
    • #1 - D'Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School
    • #16 - Evergreen High School
    • #33 - Conifer Senior High School

  • National Blue Ribbon Schools - Exemplary High Performing Schools
    • 2022 - Fairmount Elementary School
    • 2020 - D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School
    • 2018 - Kendrick Lakes Elementary
    • 2017 - Dennison Elementary School
    • 2016 - Devinny Elementary School
    • 2015 - Evergreen High School

  • Niche's 2023 Top Colorado K-12 Schools rankings:
    • #5 - D'Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School
    • #13 - Lakewood High School
    • #19 - Evergreen High School
  • In 2019, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) awarded 37 Jeffco schools with distinguished awards based student growth and academic achievement.

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. 


Administration & School Leadership

The Superintendent is supported by an administrative team of Cabinet members.

The school district is divided into 17 articulation areas that feed into one of Jeffco's high schools, providing assigned schools for each neighborhood served, as well as option and charter school choices. Each area is managed by a Community Superintendent who:

  • 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 a variety of committees and work groups including:

  • Audit Committee
  • Capital Asset Advisory Committee
  • Equity Accountability Committee
  • District Accountability Committee
  • Financial Oversight Committee
  • Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee
  • Special Education Advisory Committee
  • Strategic Planning Advisory Council
  • Technology and Data Privacy Advisory Committee
  • Food & Nutrition Task Force

See the district advisory committee page for details.

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