Jefferson County School District No. R-1


The Jefferson County School District No. R-1 in Colorado operates 162 schools, including 104 elementary schools, 20 middle schools, 29 high schools, and 9 alternative schools, serving students from diverse backgrounds across the region. The district is ranked 35th out of 115 school districts in Colorado and is rated 4 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger, indicating strong overall performance.

Several standout schools in the district demonstrate exceptional academic achievement. D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School ranks 3rd out of 349 Colorado high schools, with the highest proficiency rates across multiple assessments. Evergreen High School and Jefferson Academy High School also rank among the top 10 high schools in the state. At the elementary level, Fairmount Elementary School, Dennison Elementary School, and Parmalee Elementary School are standouts, ranking in the top 50 out of 933 Colorado elementary schools.

However, the data also reveals significant performance gaps between the highest-performing and lowest-performing schools in the district, with some schools struggling to meet state averages. The district's diverse student population, with a substantial Hispanic student population and a 42.97% free and reduced lunch rate, suggests the need for continued efforts to address equity and support economically disadvantaged students. Overall, the Jefferson County School District No. R-1 demonstrates a mix of high-performing schools and areas for improvement, providing a complex landscape for families to navigate when choosing the right educational options for their children.

District Detail

 1829 Denver West Dr. Bldg #27
Golden, CO 80401-0001

 (303) 982-6500

SchoolDigger Rank:
35th of 115 Colorado districts

See the 2023 Colorado District rankings!
Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 75,327

Primary Schools: 104
Middle Schools: 20
High Schools: 29
Alternative Schools: 9
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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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