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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 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

  • 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 4,700 teachers. Our teachers are highly qualified. Many have advanced degrees and several have earned national and state recognition.

99% Highly Qualified*
57% Have Masters Degrees
1.1% Have PhDs

*According to Federal No Child Left Behind Requirements.

Strategic Plan  & District Overview

Our vision for Jeffco Public Schools is to celebrate the deep and meaningful generational ties that crisscross our community and continue our tradition of quality education.

As a district, we value an entrepreneurial spirit. Our vision calls for us to innovate in the classroom and embrace new and changing modes of delivering engaging learning experiences for students. Our vision guides our focus toward strategies that have a direct impact on transforming the student learning experience.

Jeffco Generations is a manifestation of transforming the student "task"  - what we ask the student to do, practice, and experience in the process of learning. Generations is an effort to change the student learning experience in ways that make the teaching and learning experience more hands-on and skills-focused.

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

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Student Achievement

  • For 2019, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) awarded 37 Jeffco schools with distinguished awards based student growth and academic achievement.

  • CDE data released in 2018 shows more Jeffco students are graduating on time (5 year upward trend), there are fewer dropouts, and a recap of CMAS data for overall district performance.

  • 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 articulation areas providing assigned schools for each neighborhood served, as well as option and charter school choices. Each area is managed by 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
    • Community Diversity Advisory Council
    • 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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