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Jefferson County School District No. R-1 is an above average, public school district located in Golden, CO. It has 86,371 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
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1829 Denver West Dr. Bldg #27
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 982-6500

Jefferson County School District No. R-1 Rankings

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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
2,543 responses
Average ACT
2,785 responses


Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
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Student-Teacher Ratio
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year


Total Expenses
Expenses Per Student
$10,165/ student
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Jefferson County School District No. R-1 Reviews

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I have been with Jeffco since the beginning, this is my thirteenth and final year and I can not be happier! I love my school, the teachers love the school, parents love the school, However; they are underfunded they always have been. I attend Standley Lake High School an excellent school, at the end of its life, Our walls are pink, our bathrooms are broken, the ceilings leak Its just part of the school. This disrepair has brought down the students they are no longer proud to attend Standley Lake. The teachers struggle to offer a competitive education when the wallpaper is peeling off the walls. Never the less we persisted and now, like the rest of my class, I am preparing to leave those old doors for the last time and move on to bigger and better things. I hope when I return to those doors in ten years for a high school reunion we see a refurbished building, A district that cares for its schools and voters who care for their students.
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The students are all fairly nice and helpful. The teachers are also typically helpful and know what they are doing. They are the ones who want to see you succeed. However, the administration is definitely lacking. For example, I attended a charter school and once saw our principle tear into a 4th grader over a simple misunderstanding with no remorse. The principle never came back to the student and apologized or made an effort to make things right. The problem with some of the administration is that they believe they can do whatever they want with no consequences and it is very unfortunate. One thing that this school district is trying to move towards is “growth mindset” but the administration at my school does not want to make that change and it’s very clear. It’s sad that a school should be a place where a student feels safe at least with those in authority above them, but I know I most definitely did not feel that way.
In my experience, bullying was a huge problem. Me and quite a few of my friends experienced bullying throughout middle school, and well into high school. School lunch is a problem, outside of the fact that I’ve seen the boxes labeled for school and prison use only, which offended me that the next generation of innovators was given the same food allotted to incarcerated degenerates, I have a gluten allergy and outside of fruit and vegetable side dishes there is no way to feed myself with the school lunch. The teachers, though often oblivious to substance abuse and bullying, are generally kind and intelligent and very focused on providing an education, as such Jefferson County schools do very well in the department of academics.