45 Awards for Jeffco Schools

CDE’s latest email announces awards for several Jeffco Schools! Congratulations and thanks to the staff of these amazing schools!

45 Awards for Jeffco Schools, direct info from the Colorado Department of Education:

Colorado Centers of Excellence Award

  • Eiber Elementary School

Among the awards, 15 schools in 11 districts were honored with the Centers of Excellence Award that demonstrates the highest sustained rates of student longitudinal growth as measured by the Colorado Growth Model among those that have at least 75 percent at-risk students.

Colorado Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Awards

  • Campbell Elementary School
  • Dennison Elementary School
  • Evergreen High School
  • Marshdale Elementary School
  • Parmalee Elementary School
  • Peiffer Elementary School
  • Van Arsdale Elementary School
  • Warder Elementary School

The Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth. On the school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools “exceed” expectations on the indicator related to longitudinal academic growth and “meet or exceed” expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps.

High School Academic Growth Award

  • Compass Montessori – Golden Charter School
  • D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School
  • Evergreen High School

The High School Academic Growth Awards recognize high schools that demonstrate the highest levels of student academic growth in reading, writing and math, within each classification used by the statewide association for high school activities for the sport of football. In 2018, eight schools demonstrated the highest rate of student longitudinal growth.

Colorado John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards

  • Bergen Valley Intermediate School
  • Bradford K8 South
  • Coal Creek Canyon K-8 Elementary School
  • D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School
  • Deer Creek Middle School
  • Dennison Elementary School
  • Devinny Elementary School
  • Elk Creek Elementary School
  • Evergreen High School
  • Evergreen Middle School
  • Fairmount Elementary School
  • Governor’S Ranch Elementary School
  • Jefferson Academy
  • Jefferson Academy Elementary
  • Jefferson Academy High School
  • Manning Options School
  • Marshdale Elementary School
  • Meiklejohn Elementary
  • Mitchell Elementary School
  • Mount Carbon Elementary School
  • Normandy Elementary School
  • Parmalee Elementary School
  • Ralston Elementary School
  • Ralston Valley Senior High School
  • Red Rocks Elementary School
  • Rooney Ranch Elementary School
  • Shaffer Elementary School
  • Sierra Elementary School
  • Ute Meadows Elementary School
  • West Woods Elementary School
  • Westridge Elementary School
  • Wilmot Elementary School

The John Irwin Awards are given to schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievement. On the School Performance Framework, these schools “exceed” expectations on the indicator for academic achievement over three years. In 2018, 185 schools earned this award.

National Blue Ribbon Schools

  • Kendrick Lakes Elementary

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools based on overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. In 2018, five schools earned this award.

More than 350 performance awards given to schools, districts at annual ceremony

In total, 65 districts and 267 schools throughout Colorado honored

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Education and Education Commissioner Katy Anthes and members of the State Board of Education honored hundreds of schools and dozens of districts with 2018 performance commendations at the annual awards ceremony today.

“Today we’re celebrating the many successes taking place across Colorado’s schools and districts,” Anthes said. “Shining a light on the good work we’re seeing is the first step to learning more about what is going on in these schools so that that others can learn from their work and some day we can fully erase the equity gaps that have existed for far too long.”