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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

  • 85 elementary schools
  • 5 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." (as of 9/2018)

See our school directory for details. 

A Diverse Student Population

American Indian/Alaska Native 0.6%
Asian, Pacific Islander 3.2%
Black 1.2%
Hispanic 24.6%
White 66.2%
Multiple Races 3.9%

31.7 percent of our students qualified for free and reduced lunch in 2017-18.

The official enrollment count for the 2017-18 school year is 86,131*.


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 page for full budget and the Dollars and Sense summary. 

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, PSAT, and SAT tests.
  • In 2018, Jeffco high school graduates received approximately $96 million in scholarships.
  • Niche's 2019 K-12 rankings named D'Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School #2, Evergreen High School #14, and Lakewood High School #20 (13 Jeffco High Schools made the top 100)
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks six Jeffco high schools in the top 50 schools in Colorado on their 2018 Best High Schools list: D'Evelyn (#3), Evergreen (#10), Ralston Valley (#22), Chatfield (#38), Jefferson Academy (#40), Bear Creek (#42), 
  • The Washington Post's list of America's Most Challenging High Schools includes seven Jeffco schools: Conifer, Evergreen, Standley Lake, Dakota Ridge, Arvada West, Jefferson Academy, 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 a variety of committees and work groups including:

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

See the district advisory committee page for details.

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