Thirty-eight Jeffco Public Schools earned 44 academic awards from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) based on 2017-18 Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) results. Last year, 35 …
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Thirty-eight Jeffco Public Schools earned 44 academic awards from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) based on 2017-18 Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) results. Last year, 35 schools earned 45 awards.
“It is awesome that so many of our schools continue to earn recognition for high academic performance, high academic growth, and closing achievement gaps,” said Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass. “We measure ourselves in a variety of ways, but these awards are high-profile and show how we truly work to offer the best learning opportunities for all our students.
“We are proud of you,” said Glass, in congratuations to both staff and students.
Eiber Elementary in Lakewood received the Center of Excellence Award this year. This award recognizes public schools that enroll a student population of which at least 75 percent are at-risk pupils and demonstrates the highest rates of student longitudinal growth, as measured by the Colorado Growth Model.
The John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award is presented to schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievement over time with exceptional performance in math, English language arts, and science. Thirty-two Jeffco schools earned the award this year. They include: D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School, Deer Creek Middle School, Dennison Elementary School, Devinny Elementary School, Fairmount 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 and Westridge Elementary School.
The Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award is for schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth. Eight Jeffco schools received the award this year; they exceeded expectations on the academic achievement indicator. Those schools are Campbell Elementary School, Dennison Elementary School, Evergreen High School, Marshdale Elementary School, Parmalee Elementary School, Peiffer Elementary School, Van Arsdale Elementary School and Warder Elementary School.
The High School Academic Growth Award recognizes high schools that demonstrate the highest levels of students’ academic growth in reading, writing, and math. Three schools earned the honor this year: Compass Montessori, D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High and Evergreen High.
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