Jefferson Academy High School

Public, Charter 9-12

 11251 Reed Way
       Broomfield, CO  80020-4048


 (720) 887-1992

District: Jefferson County School District No. R-1

SchoolDigger Rank:
13th of 388 Colorado High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  22.0
Number of students:  430

Racial breakdown:

White:
74.9%
Hispanic:
13.3%
Asian:
5.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.6%

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Compare Details In 2018, Jefferson Academy High School ranked better than 96.6% of high schools in Colorado. It also ranked 3rd among 23 ranked high schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.68. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (74.9%), Hispanic (13.3%), Asian (5.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 11.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jefferson Academy High School is 22. 25 high schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Jefferson Academy High School employs 19.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Jefferson Academy High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson Academy High School 13th of 388 Colorado public high schools. (See Jefferson Academy High School in the ranking list.)

Jefferson County School District No. R-1:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County School District No. R-1 31st of 124 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Jefferson Academy High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 88.25 22nd 279 92.1%
2005 85.70 31st 280 88.9%
2006 84.41 32nd 286 88.8%
2007 87.77 23rd 298 92.3%
2008 89.49 21st 301 93.0%
2009 85.73 34th 310 89.0%
2010 84.85 37th 327 88.7%
2011 85.29 37th 337 89.0%
2012 91.25 15th 334 95.5%
2013 90.09 18th 349 94.8%
2014 90.17 23rd 369 93.8%
2015 78.19 26th 292 91.1%
2016 86.28 5th 255 98.0%
2017 81.47 13th 256 94.9%
2018 95.68 13th 388 96.6%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Open Quote Our kids have been going to JA since 2006 when our oldest began Kindergarten. Our "home" school was Ryan Elementary (another great JeffCo school) but a neighbor convinced us to put our daughter on the JA Wait List. We got in that first year and have never regretted our decision to opt into a charter school. We currently have kids in the 8th, 7th and 4th grades at JA and have seen many changes in the past 3 years as we have expanded and moved into our new Secondary Campus. Certainly JA has experienced some "growing pains" and has lost some of that close-knit "family" feel that originally drew us to JA in the first place. But the core teachers who began this great school continue to keep the vision of JA alive which is a content-rich curriculum that focuses on academic excellence and incorporates student accountability and integrity. What's not to love about that?

JA is NOT for everyone. This is true. Parents are expected to be part of their children's support system. As the principle advises on Kindergarten Back to School Night: "If you're planning to drop your child off at 8AM and pick them up at 3PM and leave all the schooling to us with no participation on your part, then JA is not the school for you." JA teaches a "3-Legged" approach to the success of their students. Success = Teacher + Student + Parent ('nuff said)

JA focuses primarily on academics. We don't have a football or baseball team. We don't have cheerleaders, marching band or dance team. Our sports are soccer, basketball and volleyball. Our music and arts programs are "up and coming". There is a lot of homework. Sometimes it feels like too much but teachers *can* be reasonable. I have never felt like our teachers "teach to the test" and we continue to be one of the highest ranked schools in the state on TCAP assessments. I have been impressed at the amount of assistance the Counselors give to help the kids secure scholarships and JA is awarded several million dollars worth of scholarship money each year.

Our oldest is a "straight A" student and JA fits her very well. I foresee her graduating from JA with honors. Our next child is a son who loves football. He isn't as passionate about academics as his sister is, so JA is much more challenging for him. He is committed to staying at JA thru the 8th grade. At that point, we may explore another high school that offers a more robust athletic program. Our youngest son is a work in progress.

We give JA top marks and have always recommended it to all our friends. We LOVE that the school is run by an elected all-parent & staff School Board who has the flexibility to make changes quickly and autonomous of district bureaucracy. We love that the teachers are non-unionized and not subject to tenure. We have GREAT teachers at JA who put their heart and soul into our kids! That is the "secret" to our success. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Open Quote JA high school tends to not work well with kids that need extra help. They don't implement 504, IEP, without being asked. This is when you're kid is already on one. They should be reported to the state. They want your kid to advocate for themselves, but it's ridiculous how many times your child has to talk to the teacher about the same thing. Then if a parent steps in, you get chided for doing that. My kid has gone to JA for many years and the work load is disgusting. My child hates school thanks to JA. You can be a college prep school by having teachers that teach well. Guidance counselor for high school is full of herself.If you want help, you better be one of her favorites.She's not competent and should be, as she's been there a long time.Wish they would get someone in there that knew what they were doing.It's almost like JA preps for tests all year instead of for life.Be prepared and be warned. They might be high ranking, but at what cost. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Jefferson Academy High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 206 1 3 18 0 n/a n/a 0 228
2003 206 1 3 18 0 n/a n/a 0 228
2004 206 2 4 18 1 n/a n/a 0 231
2005 200 7 2 15 1 n/a n/a 0 225
2006 202 7 3 18 2 n/a n/a 0 232
2007 214 8 3 16 1 n/a n/a 0 242
2008 233 7 5 21 1 n/a n/a 0 267
2009 230 7 7 28 2 n/a n/a 0 274
2010 228 6 11 42 3 n/a n/a 0 290
2011 238 5 6 55 2 1 9 0 316
2012 244 5 6 56 3 1 10 0 325
2013 281 7 16 52 2 1 19 0 378
2014 292 7 21 58 2 0 17 0 397
2015 301 3 23 52 2 0 23 0 404
2016 309 3 26 52 1 3 20 0 414
2017 322 4 25 57 1 5 16 0 430

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Jefferson Academy High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 228 14.8 15.4 6.6
2003 228 14.8 15.4 6.6
2004 231 17.6 13.1 3.0
2005 225 16.0 14.1 4.4
2006 232 17.0 13.6 7.3
2007 242 14.5 16.7 9.9
2008 267 15.2 17.6 12.4
2009 274 17.0 16.1 11.3
2010 290 18.8 15.4 0.3
2011 316 18.6 16.9 11.4
2012 325 18.4 17.6 14.2
2013 378 19.5 19.2 14.3
2014 397 17.8 22.3 14.9
2015 404 21.0 19.2 12.9
2016 414 20.0 20.7 9.9
2017 430 19.5 22.0 11.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Jefferson Academy High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 228 14.8 15.4 6.6
2003 228 14.8 15.4 6.6
2004 231 17.6 13.1 3.0
2005 225 16.0 14.1 4.4
2006 232 17.0 13.6 7.3
2007 242 14.5 16.7 9.9
2008 267 15.2 17.6 12.4
2009 274 17.0 16.1 11.3
2010 290 18.8 15.4 0.3
2011 316 18.6 16.9 11.4
2012 325 18.4 17.6 14.2
2013 378 19.5 19.2 14.3
2014 397 17.8 22.3 14.9
2015 404 21.0 19.2 12.9
2016 414 20.0 20.7 9.9
2017 430 19.5 22.0 11.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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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.

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