US News Best High Schools in America

More celebrations!

Our Jeffco schools and staff continue to do great work with less dollars. The rankings for US News Best High Schools in America is out, along with the rankings for Colorado.

Jeffco has eleven (11) schools in the Top 100 in Colorado.  They are:

D’Evelyn #5
Evergreen H.S. #11
Conifer #16
Collegiate Academy of CO #19
Ralston Valley H.S. #24
Lakewood H.S. #30
Dakota Ridge H.S. #38
Jefferson Charter Academy Sr. H. #40
Pomona H.S. #42
Bear Creek H.S. #44
Green Mountain H.S. #47

*Note: As one of our friends stated, as we celebrate the schools on the list, we also have to remember that to make the list it sometimes helps to “counsel” kids out, restricting enrollment to children in poverty and special education.

“Schools are about educating kids – they have a target population. Even neighborhood schools; and especially choice schools, be they run by a district or charter. Data can tell a lot.”

Please do celebrate these schools! They are a source of pride for our district. Don’t decide on a school based upon a list and if you’re counseled out of a school, it should be reported to the district, to your legislators, and we often share those stories as well.

Also celebrate the successes of our many other schools not on the list, because #JeffcoRocks!