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The accounting/finance department manages the general ledger, monitors all financial transactions, provides reports on the status of funds, prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial report and quarterly financial reports, handles bank reconciliation, conducts financial database analysis, assists the district's independent external auditors with the annual financial audit, and manages all internal audits to ensure compliance at the school and department level. Accounting is also responsible for food service billings and coordination of and billings for facilities and building use.

Address: 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6950
Fax: 303-982-6977


Accounts Payable reviews and/or processes all vendor payments, all travel payments, and all independent contractor payments and reporting for the district. The department also provides vendor and voucher support and communicates policies and procedures to departments and school secretaries.

Address: PO Box 4001, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6773
Fax: 303-982-6977


Jeffco Public Schools has several programs serving adults. McLain High School has a program serving adult students who are interested in earning a high school diploma. The district also offers adult English as a second language (ESL) courses and adult literacy classes.

Address: McLain High School, 13600 West 2nd Pl, Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: 303-982-7460


Jefferson County High Schools offer students the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of both activities and/or athletics as an adjunct to their educational program. Their primary purpose is to provide a well-rounded and meaningful education experience that promotes physical, mental, moral, social and emotional well being of the individual participants.

Address: 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6634
Fax: 303-982-6557


The Jefferson County Board of Education is the policy-making body of the School District. Its powers and duties are set by state law. The Board is responsible for educational planning and evaluation, staffing and appraisal, school facilities, financial resources and communication. The Board acts as a court of appeal for staff members, students and the public on issues involving board policy or implementation of that policy.

Address: 1829 Denver West Blvd., Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6800
Email: [email protected]


Budget management is responsible for preparing the district's annual budget, tracking expenditures and managing cash flow, banking and investments for the district. They prepare complex analysis and reports for district leadership including the Board of Education and cabinet. The team provides centrally based direct budget support to principals through budget analysts for student based budgeting (SBB) and to departments for budgeting for outcomes (BFO).

The compliance and assurance section of the budget department provides direct support to school secretaries through the School Accounting Support Team (SAST) and handles grant accounting support to schools and departments including to accurate and timely processing of financial reporting and analysis of cash flows, and transactions related to requests and disbursement of grant monies.

Address: 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6642
Fax: 303-982-6626


The role of the Building & Site Maintenance department is to manage, coordinate and provide building maintenance and landscape services for school and administrative sites and to maintain or provide all elements of a school and administrative site infrastructure, including structural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, electronic, relocatable buildings, pavements and grounds.

Address: 809 Quail St. Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 303-982-2429
Fax: 303-982-2400


It is the district's policy to make Jeffco Public Schools buildings and facilities available to the community when not in use for school activities. Please contact school staff to schedule facility rentals.

Address: 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-2337
Fax: 303-982-6977
Email: [email protected]


Business Operations is responsible for the support services of the district including: Construction Management, Food and Nutrition Services, Facilities Management (Custodial, Facilities Services, Environmental Services), Facilities Planning and Design, Student Transportation and Fleet Maintenance.

Address: 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6768
Fax: 303-982-6853


Jeffco Public Schools is dedicated to preparing all students in Jefferson County for careers and lifelong learning. Our mission is to connect classrooms, careers, businesses, and communities to create a systemic change that positively impacts the future of the workforce. Jeffco has CTE programs in all neighborhood secondary schools as well as our premier career and technical school, Warren Tech.

Address: 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-0965


The mailroom is located at 809 Quail Bldg #1, south side dock. The mailroom is responsible for sorting and delivering first class mail and interoffice mail to 12 district offices and various schools during the school year. In the summer we expand and deliver to schools district wide. The mailroom also does the metering for outgoing mail and delivers to the U.S. Post Office daily. Both schools and departments can benefit from our non-profit bulk mailing services, school newsletters and other school related business. If you would like to know more about the mailroom services, please contact the mailroom.

Address: 809 Quail St. Bldg 1, Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 303-982-2279
Fax: 303-982-2347
Email: [email protected]


The Chief Academic Officer is responsible for the Educational Research & Design (ERD) Department. ERD oversees Curriculum & Instruction, Teacher Learning (Educator Learning), Early Learning, Instructional Data Reporting, and Student Data Privacy & Reporting. ERD's focus is to enhance student experiences by supporting our schools to help each student. We strive to provide each child the individualized attention and opportunities needed to have a bright future. Jeffco Public Schools is proud of the numerous awards our leaders and teachers earn as well as the outstanding achievements earned by our students. ERD oversees and supervises all academic programs from preschool to post-secondary opportunities, programs for Dual Language (DL) populations, English Language Learners (ELL), instructional technology, educational research and assessments, grants and federal programs, as well as compliance and policy regulations. The Chief Academic Officer also manages the Jeffco Public Schools' District Calendars. ERD supports available to you: ERD Supports Available

Address: 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-4897


Child Welfare Programming is a unit within the Student Engagement Office. This team provides support for District staff regarding their child protection/mandatory reporting responsibilities. The team supports students who have experienced out of home placement through supports such as Fostering Opportunities. The responsibilities for the Best Interest Determination Process are handled through the Child Welfare Education Liaison in this unit.

Address: 1829 Denver West Dr., Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6559
Fax: 303-982-7264


Jeffco Public Schools offers a number of choice program options. In addition to the options listed in the side menu (AP & IB, Career & Technical Education, Concurrent Enrollment, and STEM), read below to find out about additional schools and programs.

Address: 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-0965


The district's communication services team serves as the primary contact for media outlets on behalf of the Board of Education, district, and schools. It is also dedicated to informing and engaging our students, parents, staff, and community in support of the Jeffco Generations Strategic Plan.

Address: 1829 Denver West Drive #27, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6808
Fax: 303-982-6816
Email: [email protected]


The Community and Family Connections program (formerly Homeless and Medicaid Services) provides comprehensive support to students experiencing homelessness in Jefferson County through identification and assessment of individual need. The mission of Community and Family Connections is to foster quality education by providing one-on-one assistance with basic needs, prompting close working relationships between families and school district personnel, and encouraging collaboration between the school district and community agencies. The department also provides enrollment and outreach for Medicaid and CHP+ health insurance.

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Address: 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-4581


The mission of the Department of Facilities Planning and Construction Management is to provide the professional expertise, information, and leadership necessary to plan, design, and construct efficient safe and sound learning environments that support the District's Mission of providing a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. We are responsible for the administration and implementation of the annual capital reserve and the voter approved capital improvement programs. We ensure that projects align with educational specifications, technical guidelines, schedule, and budget, and conform to contract documents while meeting the needs of the students and community.

Address: 809 Quail St., Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 303-982-2584
Fax: 303-982-2400


Jeffco's Theatre Resource costume room is located in a metal building in the 809 Quail parking lot. For directions and details please call us and listen to the recorded message. Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 1 pm - 5 pm.

Address: 809 Quail St Bldg 1 Storage, Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 303-982-2292


Jeffco Public Schools offers curriculum and academic programs designed to give students the skills they need to compete in college or the workplace. Our mission is to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future.

Address: 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-2815


Custodial Services comprises approximately 600 highly dedicated full and part-time employees, who are responsible for providing a safe, healthy and clean learning environment. Our core mission is to manage, coordinate and provide custodial services for all district facilities.

Address: 809 Quail St Bldg 4, Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 303-982-2352
Fax: 303-982-2205


Jeffco Public Schools is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of our students and staff. We understand that students learn best when they can attend classes in a secure and welcoming environment. Our Security staff are at work 24 hours a day protecting our schools.

Address: 809 Quail St, Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 303-982-2443
Fax: 303-982-2327


Special Education, Student Services, Health Services and Gifted and Talented Education

The Division of Student Success strives to ensure our students, schools, families, and community have the needed and required resources, support, and services to thrive and prepare all Jeffco students for bright and successful futures.

Address: 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-0088


Dropout Prevention and Reengagement is a unit within the Student Engagement Office dedicated to re-engaging students who are at-risk of dropping out or who have dropped out of school. This office works to connect students and families to the educational, social, and community supports that prepare them for a successful future. 

Address: 1829 Denver West Dr. #27, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6559
Fax: 303-982-7264


Preschool - 3rd grade

Address: 13950 W. 20th Avenue, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-1737
Fax: 303-982-1742


Address: 1829 Denver West Dr., 4th Floor, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-4897
Fax: 303-982-6545


The Energy Management staff works to provide a safe, healthy and comfortable teaching and learning environment, while conserving utility usage and costs. Electricity, natural gas, water, and sewer costs are monitored and analyzed to develop additional strategies for savings. The Energy Management team provides consulting and management support activities related to utility payments and conservation of natural gas, electricity and water, including the management of transport natural gas and energy performance contracts. Assistance is also provided to staff and students for energy conservation educational programs.

Address: 809 Quail St., Bldg. #4, Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 303-982-2266
Fax: 303-982-2400


The ELA team provides support for student achievement and professional development in the areas of reading, writing, literature, oral communication, and research.

Address: 1829 Denver West Dr., 4th Floor, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-3295
Fax: 303-982-6993


The enrollment services team provides support for school staff and families around  enrollment, and manages the EnrollJeffco system.

Address: 1829 Denver West Dr., Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-2372


Environmental Services Department Mission

Ensure a safe and healthy environment for learning, promote sound ecological management of District resources and reduce liability by facilitating compliance to regulatory mandates. District Role: Oversee the district's compliance with state and federal environmental regulations, serve as liaison to environmental regulatory agencies, communicate and coordinate compliance activities with schools and supporting departments.


Notice of Stormwater Program: Notice is hereby given that Jeffco Public Schools is seeking input on the implementation of their stormwater program as required by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This program requires that the school district implement a program that educates the public and prevents water pollution from our sites. A copy of the current program can be obtained from Environmental Services by calling 303-982-2349. Any input or questions are welcomed.

Asbestos Management Plans: In compliance with federal guidelines, Jeffco Public Schools make asbestos management plans for schools and other district facilities available for public inspection. Parents, employees or interested citizens may review the management plan for any school facility and have copies made at their own expense. Each school's management plan is available at the school, and plans for all district buildings are on file at the Jeffco Public Schools' Office of Environmental Services, 809 Quail St., Building 4, Lakewood. Call 303-982-2349.

Address: 809 Quail St, Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 303-982-2349
Fax: 303-982-2252


The Office of Equity and Community Partnerships support the Jeffco Public Schools want for our students to graduate knowing and understanding more about themselves, others, and the world. Jeffco is committed to supporting a diverse student body and staff. The school district welcomes culture and diversity that embraces race, ethnicity, gender, transgender, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and disability. It also includes life experiences and personal attributes that can enhance the scholarly and learning environment, openness, and awareness of the spectrum of values and backgrounds that enrich our environment.

Address: 1829 Denver West Dr., Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-1995
Email: [email protected]


ESL/Dual Language Department  includes ESL (English as a Second Language) Programming, Dual Language Education., Translation and Interpretation Services plus Adult ESL & Literacy for over 4500 multilingual learners and over 145 different languages.   ESL and Dual Language staff consist of administrators, ESL/DL Resource Teachers, Elementary & Secondary ESL  teachers and tutors, who provide and support instruction in all district schools.  Translation and Interpretation Services staff include bilingual interpreters and translators, technicians and a Coordinator.  The programs also provide services to immigrant, migrant and refugee students, facilitate ESL and Dual Language staff development for educators, and assist classroom teachers in developing ESL/Dual Language strategies for teaching English language learners.

Address: 1829 Denver West Dr., Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6644
Fax: 303-982-0466


The Facilities Service Desk is a support group within Facilities, providing support to the operations of Custodial Services, Environmental Services, Building Maintenance, Site Maintenance, and the Facilities Service Desk. Working together as a team, these divisions are responsible for a wide variety of facility projects.

Address: 809 Quail St, Bldg #4, Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 303-982-2242
Fax: 303-982-2257
Email: [email protected]


Financial services is responsible for leading, advising and consulting with the school district, government entities, citizens, and professional organizations on financial issues. Financial services is responsible for conducting school and department audits and ensuring compliance with district financial policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations. Financial services provides administrative support to all departments and schools in regard to their financial needs and consists of the following departments: Accounting/Finance, Accounts Payable, Budget and Treasury including Grants Accounting, School Accounting Support Team (SAST), Internal Audit, Payroll, Purchasing, and Risk Management.

Address: 1829 Denver West Dr., Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6843
Fax: 303-982-6826


The Food and Nutrition Services Department is responsible for the production and service of safe, healthy and nutritious foods to meet the diversified needs of the district's 70,000 plus school-aged children providing fuel for the learning experience. All meal applications and special diets are coordinated at the central office building.

Address: 809 Quail St, Bldg #1, Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 303-982-6748
Fax: 303-982-6704
Email: [email protected]


We support, develop, and implement policies and practices that encourage 21st century skills and respond to the diverse gifts and talents in learners from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. Jeffco Schools' Educational Research and Design Gifted and Talented team supports and engages in research and professional development, community outreach, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with all stakeholders to improve the quality of education for all learners. By nurturing potential through challenging, meaningful and respectful learning experiences, we support creative producers, responsible problem solvers and autonomous learners in a global community.

Address: 1829 Denver West Dr., Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6650
Fax: 303-982-6993


Grants Acquisition and Management is responsible for the review and submission of all grant proposals and facilitates the grant submission process.

When considering applying for a grant, schools and departments must take into account the cost effectiveness of acquiring the grant. Most grants require measurement techniques, evaluating results, and reporting the results of the evaluation. Administrative costs associated with the implementation of the grant must be compared to the benefit of obtaining the grant to ensure that the majority of funds are spent to support students and their achievement.

Address: 1829 Denver West. Bldg #27, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6832


To be a guest teacher, you must have a Colorado Teaching License or Substitute Authorization. The district uses SmartFind Express to manage guest teacher assignments. Learn more about guest teaching at Jeffco Public Schools.

Address: 1829 Denver West, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6592
Email: [email protected]


Health education focuses on personal decision-making around emotional and social well-being, positive communication, healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco, drug, and alcohol abuse prevention and violence prevention. The ultimate goal of health education in Jeffco is to empower students to be health and wellness advocates for themselves and others..

Address: 1829 Denver West, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-0965

Health Services

The Health Services team strives to remove barriers due to health concerns to encourage educational engagement by providing high quality nursing and health services to support and advocate for student health needs in close collaboration with families, staff and the community. School nurses have specialized training and expertise in prevention, health promotion and management of health concerns.  Nurses provide expertise and guidance to students and staff with preventive care ensuring immunization compliance, vision and hearing screening, as well as acute and emergency care.  We also ensure appropriate referrals to services both within the district and in the community.


Address: 1829 Denver West, Bldg #27, Golden, CO 80401

Phone: 303-982-7251

Fax: 303-982-6676

Email: [email protected]


Healthy Schools Colorado has funded Jeffco Public Schools to utilize the Coordinated School Health (CSH) Model in schools and to support efforts related to physical activity, nutrition and chronic disease management.

Address: 1829 Denver West, Bldg #27, Golden, CO 80401


The Homebound Instruction Program (HIP) is designed to serve students who are unable to attend school for an extended time because of a physical and/or emotional health concern. This unique program is available to students who are enrolled in a Jefferson County Public School, but is not a component of the Special Education Home Instruction Program (RECONNECT), Home Based, or Home School Programs. As a district-wide support, HIP is not a stand-alone program and relies upon the direction and support of the home school to provide instructional materials, assignments, and all tests. While HIP cannot replace the classroom experience, unique accommodations are developed to provide educational support for each student. Parents, home school, and HIP all work consistently toward positive collaboration for the benefit and success of the student.

Address: 1829 Denver West, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-2811
Fax: 303-982-6676


The mission of the ONE HR team is to partner with schools and departments to find, retain, and grow our employees through a service-oriented model focused on providing expert consultation, assistance and solutions.  We are committed to cultivating a values based culture in which #TeamJeffco thrives. The Human Resources department includes Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Compensation, Benefits and Leaves, HR Partners and Programs (i.e. guest teachers, performance management,) and HR Operations teams.

Address: 1829 Denver West, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6515
Email: [email protected]


The Information Technology (IT) division supports the district’s mission and vision by providing technology based services and support focused on digital equity, enabling secure and effective data culture, and future-focused sustainability. The IT division's major services areas include infrastructure & network, enterprise client management, school based site support, educational technologies, a centralized service center, device support and repair, business technology services, student technology services, information security, integration and identity services, enterprise data warehouse, and  digital media tools.   

Address: 1829 Denver West, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-9333
Fax: 303-982-6595
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Instructional Data Reporting is responsible for providing internal, state, and federal student reporting including October Count, Free and Reduced Rates, Graduation Rates, Completion Rates, Dropout Rates, Mobility Rates, Discipline Counts, Attendance and Truancy Rates, and the Office of Civil Rights Data Collection. In addition, the department works with schools to verify CDE reporting data in the student information system.

Address: 1829 Denver West, #27, 3rd Floor, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6715


The department’s focus advances skillful teaching by providing leadership and support in the ongoing collection, reporting, analysis, and interpretation of multiple forms of data for  instructional decision-making.. Instructional Data Services (IDS) supports state and district assessments like CMAS, SAT, NWEA MAP, and Acadience, as well as district-wide surveys regarding student, family, and employee engagement. IDS also provides instructional program evaluation, internal studies and external research requests. This department assists with state accountability processes including School Performance Frameworks, Unified Improvement Plans and Requests to Reconsider school ratings. IDS promotes data sharing with families and the community via School Insights and Student Insights

Address: 1829 Denver West, #27, 3rd Floor, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6565
Fax: 303-982-0841

Internal Audit

The main purpose of internal auditing is to conduct school audits to ensure ethical and fiscally responsible financial management and to review school and department financial and operating controls, transactions and accountability of physical and financial assets for conformity with district regulations, policies and procedures and audit standards and best practices. The internal auditor is committed to working with management to mitigate the risk of fraud, identify and assess risk in departments, and provide recommendations for improving processes.

The internal auditor reports to the Finance Director and works closely with the chief school innovation and effectiveness officer, achievement directors and principals to ensure that follow up on any audit findings is adequate and proactive in enforcement of policies and strengthening of internal controls. The internal auditor also supports the activities of the School Accounting Support Team and plays a lead role in recommendations for training principals and school secretaries with regard to financial services procedures. The internal auditor communicates directly with the district's Audit Committee regarding the annual audit work plan, any audit findings, audit response follow up, and the outcome of any recommendations for changes to district policy or procedures.

Address: 1829 Denver West, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6796
Fax: 303-982-6950

Jeffco Career Links

Jeffco Career Links is a one-stop resource for industries and schools. Our goal is to provide resources and tools in order to build connections between classrooms and careers. In addition, Career Links will support the work-based learning opportunities for students to ensure that their experiences are connected to their learning targets. The Career Links team is committed to providing support to your school in order to support quality programming for your students.

Address: 1829 Denver West, #27, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6297

Jeffco Schools School Age Enrichment

Jeffco School Age Enrichment (SAE) provides quality, licensed child care services in the elementary schools throughout Jeffco Public Schools. Jeffco SAE strives to provide a true enrichment program in which we plan very intentionally for learning experiences in the out-of-school hours to support the success of students. Children may select from a variety of recreational and enrichment opportunities that will support their physical, emotional, cognitive and social development.

Phone: 303-982-1741
Fax: 303-982-1743

Kindergarten Programs

Jeffco Public Schools kindergarten programs provide developmentally appropriate education for 5 and 6 year olds.

Address: 10801 W. 44th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone: 303-982-6625
Fax: 303-982-1742

Legal Services

The Office of Legal Services advances Jeffco’s interests and educational mission by delivering effective and efficient legal services and counsel to the Board of Education and district leadership.

Address: 1829 Denver West, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6544
Fax: 303-982-6545

Library Services

Provides support and guidance relating to library and copyright issues for school libraries, teacher-librarians, and central staff.

Address: 1829 Denver West, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-4944
Fax: 303-982-6993

Literacy (Family Literacy)

Family Literacy in Jefferson County is designed to increase whole-family success in education and promote the community connectedness of families. It attempts to break the cycle of low literacy and under-education while beginning a cycle of education, stability, and independence. Program goals are to:

  • Raise the literacy level of the parent
  • Provide age appropriate learning activities for children to aid in their preparation for school
  • Empower parents and their children

Address: 5280 W. Ohio Ave., Lakewood, CO 80226
Phone: 303-982-8011
Fax: 303-982-0392


Vision for School Mathematics: Imagine a classroom, a school, or a school district where all students have access to high-quality, engaging mathematics instruction. - Excerpted from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics © 2000 NCTM

Address: 1829 Denver West, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-3295
Fax: 303-982-6993


The Medicaid program is now part of The Community and Family Connections program. Community and Family Connections provides comprehensive support to students experiencing homelessness in Jefferson County through identification and assessment of individual need. The mission of Community and Family Connections is to foster quality education by providing one-on-one assistance with basic needs, prompting close working relationships between families and school district personnel, and encouraging collaboration between the school district and community agencies. The department also provides enrollment and outreach for Medicaid and CHP+ health insurance.

Address: 1829 Denver West, #27, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-1144
Fax: 303-982-0836

Migrant Education

The federal Migrant Education Program (MEP) is authorized by Title 1-Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Title 1-Part C provides formula grants to State Educational Agencies to establish or improve education programs for migrant children. MEP utilizes these grants to provide additional educational opportunities for migrant children in order for them to:

  • Succeed in the general educational K-12 program,
  • Meet the challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards, which is expected of all students, and
  • Graduate from high school.

Address: 1829 Denver West #27, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-0375
Fax: 303-982-0466


Music education is an integral part of Jeffco's core curriculum and provides students with unique experiences and skills essential for success in the 21st century workforce. Students are provided instruction in all aspects of music: singing, playing, moving, reading, listening, analyzing, creating, and performing.

Address: 1829 Denver West, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-0965

Native American EDUCATION Program

The Native American Education Program (NAEP) is a unit with the Student Engagement Office. The goal of NAEP is to support educational success and increase belonging through the use of culturally responsive practices with Native and Indigenous students and families. Support is provided in the areas of:

  • Dropout Prevention
  • Cultural events and activities
  • Mentoring
  • Peer and family networking and support

Address: 1829 Denver West, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6559
Fax: 303-982-7264

Online Education

Provides online learning resources and opportunities to district staff and students to meet 21st Century learning needs.

Address: 1829 Denver West Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-2815
Fax: 303-982-6993

Outdoor Education

The Outdoor Education Laboratory Program enriches student learning as an integral part of 6th grade curricula by providing opportunities for hands-on, experiential, authentic learning in an outdoor setting. In addition, Outdoor Education fosters opportunities for student growth in self-reliance and interdependence in a safe environment.

Address: 1829 Denver West Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-8338


The payroll department is responsible for processing pay adjustments, leaves, terminations, garnishments, and other employee actions affecting pay. Other responsibilities of the team include generating year-end tax forms, reconciling withholding accounts, establishing payroll policies and procedures, and maintaining employee payroll records and reports required by the Jefferson County School District, State and Federal governmental agencies. In addition, the department provides one-on-one assistance to employees regarding payroll issues and questions. Our mission is accurate and timely processing of monthly payroll for over 14,000 employees.

Wage Garnishments

Legal representatives presenting wage garnishments for Jeffco employees should present forms via fax to 303-982-6788; email to [email protected]; or mail them to Attention Payroll, 1829 Denver West Dr Bldg 27, Golden, CO 80401.

Address: 1829 Denver West Bldg 27, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6780
Fax: 303-982-6778
Email: [email protected]

Physical Education

Physical education is an important educational component in grades K-12. Research has shown a strong correlation between physical activity and improved academic success. Plus, healthy students have fewer school absences, which also contributes to increased academic success. Our vision for graduates of Jeffco Public Schools is that they have the necessary knowledge, skills, concepts, and experiences for lifelong health and fitness

Address: 1829 Denver West Bldg 27, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-0965


The Robert H. Johnson Planetarium is owned and operated by the Jeffco Public School District. The planetarium was constructed in 1963 with a grant from the National Science Foundation as part of an effort to boost science education and awareness in students. Approximately 40,000 students attend the planetarium each year. To date an estimated 1.4 million students have attended the planetarium. The planetarium works closely with the district's science and social studies teams to develop programs that meet district curriculum goals. All of the planetarium programs are aligned with local, state and national standards.

Address: 200 Kipling Street, Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: 303-982-7278

Planning & Property

The mission of the Department of Planning & Property is to provide quality educational environments for all Jeffco students and staff. Working with Construction Management, Facilities Planning & Property is responsible for the District's master planning and site/facility capital improvement planning, including management and maintenance of permanent facility and real estate property records. We update and maintain the District's standards for educational specifications and technical guidelines that we use to design our schools. Planning & Property develops annual enrollment projections for all district schools. We prioritize facility improvements and maintain an archives database that houses drawings and specifications for all of our facilities.

Address: 809 Quail St. Bldg 4, Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 303-982-2584
Fax: 303-982-2400

Preschool Programs

Based on our belief that all students can reach high levels of learning, we envision early childhood centers that honor and respect children and empower them to: develop their own unique personality and sense of self; learn at their own pace given instruction in their individual zone of proximal development; live in a place of intellectual challenge, to actively explore, investigate, make mistakes and gain understanding of their world; build strong, positive relationships with others; develop and demonstrate empathy and caring for others; learn to love to learn!

Address: 10801 W. 44th Ave., Wheatridge, CO 80033
Phone: 303-982-1737
Fax: 303-982-1742

Professional Learning

The Professional Learning Team believes in supporting and strengthening teaching and learning through ongoing, symmetrical and proven best practices that result in powerful learning experiences for educators and students. The Professional Learning Team supports, coordinates, and helps to communicate the learning of our Central, Administrator, Educator, and Education Support Professionals (ESPs) in our system.

Our team includes: PLC Networks, Learning Labs for Educators, Instructional Coaches, & Administrators, Induction for New Educators, Principals, & Central Team Members, Instructional Coaching based at schools, Onboarding for New Principals & Central Team Members, and AP Professional Learning. Members of our team are also trainers for and can support learning and implementation of Adaptive Schools and Cognitive Coaching.

Address: 581 Conference Place, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6436

Professional Learning webpage

Property Management / Boundaries

Our department provides demographic planning, GIS mapping, boundary information and enrollment forecasting. We maintain the School Locator to assist residents in identifying the home schools associated with their address.

Address: 809 Quail St. Bldg 4, Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 303-982-2354
Fax: 303-982-2400


The purchasing department insures that the products and services needed to operate Jeffco schools and departments meet the standards of the district and are purchased at the best value.

Address: 1829 Denver West Golden, Bldg 27, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6750
Fax: 303-982-6760
Email: [email protected]

Restorative Practices

The Offices of Student Engagement and Student Discipline are proud to provide schools support in implementation of Restorative Practices. Based on the core belief that “we are all connected,” the broad spectrum of restorative practices support all stakeholders in a building in:

  • Building healthy relationships
  • Repairing harm when it has impacted a community
  • Reintegrating those who need to be welcomed back into our school community

Address: 1829 Denver West #27, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6385
Fax: 303-982-7264

Risk Management

To provide quality insurance, loss control and claims administration to assist district and school administration in protecting people and resources, and in efforts to minimize disruption to the educational process caused by exposure to loss.

Address: 1829 Denver West Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-2455
Fax: 303-982-2447

Safe and Drug Free Schools

The purpose of the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program is to support programs that prevent violence in and around schools and the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, and involve parents by coordinating these efforts and resources with other community, state and federal entities.

Address: 1829 Denver West Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6559

School Accounting Support Team

To serve as liaison between Financial Services and schools/departments, provide on-site training on financial systems to school and department secretaries, respond to inquiries from schools and departments on proper accounting policies, practices, and procedures, and assist and advise on the management of school budgets.

Address: 1829 Denver West Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6727
Fax: 303-982-6977

School Age Enrichment Programs: Before and After School

The Jefferson County School Age Enrollment Program (SAE) provides quality before and after school services in elementary schools throughout the district. SAE strives to provide a true enrichment program, providing active and play-based learning experiences to support the success of all students. Children may select from a variety of recreational and enrichment opportunities that will support their physical, cognitive, emotional and social development.

Address: 10801 W. 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, 80033
Phone: 303-982-1741
Fax: 303-982-1743

School Leadership

The role of the Department of School Leadership is critical to the success of all Jeffco neighborhood, option, and charter schools. The office mission is to lead continuous school improvement by monitoring and evaluating school effectiveness, student achievement and implementation of curriculum. This team is dedicated to providing agile, proactive management and supervision of schools to ensure the success and safety of Jeffco students. In partnership with the Chief of Schools, Community Superintendents are part of the school leadership team and play a vital role in the success of our schools. They serve as a link between the schools, the community, and the district. In addition, they oversee school management and respond to parent/guardian and community member concerns, monitor and evaluate school effectiveness, student achievement, and implementation of curriculum. Jeffco Public Schools is divided into 17 articulation areas designating schools for each neighborhood served, as well as option and charter school choices.

Address: 1829 Denver West Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6611
Fax: 303-982-6278

School to Work Alliance

SWAP provides job seeking skills and job development for youth ages 15-24 years who have a barrier to employment. A barrier can be physical, emotional, or a learning disability. SWAP is a partnership between Jeffco Schools and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Address: 809 Quail St. Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 303-982-2155
Fax: 303-982-2587
Email: [email protected]

Section 504

Section 504 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Jeffco Public Schools' Section 504 staff works to ensure that any child with a disability has equal access to an education.

Address: 1829 Denver West Golden, #27, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6397

Social Studies

Social Studies is comprised of the major social science disciplines of Civics, Economics, Geography and History. Jefferson County’s K-12 Social Studies curriculum is based on the Colorado State Model Content Standards for these four areas. The elementary and middle school curriculums are designed to address all four sets of standards and the high school curriculum is based on individual courses based on one of the four sets of standards. Beginning with the graduating class of 2013, Jefferson County students will be required to take 3.5 credits in social studies to graduate. This includes specific courses in Civics, Geography, U.S. History, World History and Economics.

Address: 1829 Denver West, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-3295
Fax: 303-982-6993

Special Education

Jefferson County's mission statement declares that we will "provide a quality education that prepares all students for a successful future." We provide a wide variety of services to the students, teachers, and families of Jefferson County that will help bring success to all of our students, including those with special learning needs.

Address: 1829 Denver West Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6682
Fax: 303-982-6653


The Office of Student Discipline is a resource for schools and families for questions about Board policy or Colorado statute as it is related to school discipline. Additionally, the office serves as a liaison between schools and families in the event of disciplinary action beyond a school-based response.

Address: 1829 Denver West Drive, #27 Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6730
Fax: 303-982-6665

Student Engagement

The Student Engagement Office supports schools and community partners in their work to prepare underserved youth for life after high school. Direct support is provided in the following areas:

  • Dropout Prevention and Reengagement
  • Supporting youth with child welfare involvement
  • Child protection and mandatory reporting
  • Native and Indigenous student, family, and curricular support
  • NEXT/GED + and Gateway to College Programming
  • Community partnerships

Address: 1829 Denver West Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6559
Fax: 303-982-7264

Student Services

Student Services is a department dedicated to preparing all children for a successful future. This department is responsible for supporting support the healthy development of students and to remove barriers to their learning.

The team at student services works to support the following across the district:

  • Suicide Prevention and Crisis Response
  • MTSS system development
  • SEL professional learning/ support of building level SELS 504 and Homebound
  • Counselor professional learning/ support of building level counselors
  • Employee Wellness and Healthy Schools
  • CPI training.

The work in this department aligns with those parts of the Jeffco 2020 Vision that address welcoming learning environment, safe/respectful/orderly schools, the development of life-long learning skills, parental involvement, community partnerships and helping students successfully transition to one phase of life to the next. Through our work, it is the goal of student services to help all students thrive.

Address: 1829 Denver West Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6895
Fax: 303-982-6694

Superintendent’s Office

Jeffco Public School's goal is that all students graduate prepared for continued learning and the world of work in the 21st century.

Address: 1829 Denver West Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6800
Email: [email protected]

Title I Programs

The purpose of Title I, Part A is to provide resources to schools and districts to ensure that all children have a fair, equitable, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and close educational achievement gaps.

Title I, Part A is the largest federal program supporting both elementary and secondary education. The program's resources are allocated based upon the poverty rate.

Address: 1829 Denver West #27, Golden,CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-0835
Fax: 303-982-0836

Transition Leadership Team

Jeffco Transition Services provides learning experiences which are designed to assist youth in transitioning from high school student to adult. Through collaboration with families and community agencies, learning opportunities are individually developed to support youth in progressing towards desired post-secondary goals.

Address: 1829 Denver West Golden, #27, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-6690


Welcome to the home site for Jefferson County Colorado Public Schools Transportation. We proudly provide service for the more than 85,000 students who attend the 155 schools that make up the R-1 District. The district encompasses nearly 800 square miles. Our buses cover more than 4 million miles of roads each year, from the Denver urban corridor to mountain roads nearly two miles above sea level.

Address: 809 Quail St., Bldg 1, Lakewood, CO 80215
        Admin Office: 303-982-2286
        Central Transportation: 303-982-2324
        North Transportation: 303-982-1998
        South Transportation: 303-982-9057
        West Transportation:303-982-5215
Fax: 303-982-2236

Visual Arts

Visual Arts are an important component of every student's education in Jefferson County. Instruction in Visual Arts is supported as Core Curriculum by the School Board and by the expectation that all students will meet/exceed the Content Standards in Visual Art.

Address: 1829 Denver West Golden, #27, CO 80401
Phone: 303-982-0965

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