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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Jefferson County School District No. R-1 is an above average, public school district located in Golden, CO. It has 86,731 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Address
1829 Denver West Dr. Bldg #27
Golden, CO 80401
Telephone
(303) 982-6500

Jefferson County School District No. R-1 Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1240
1,754 responses
Average ACT
27
2,611 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
86,731
Free or Reduced Lunch
30.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,091
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$834,668,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,885/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    5%

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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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.
I’ve been in Jefferson County Schools since kindergarten and I knew right from the start that I would enjoy school. My Kindergarten teacher, Mr. Arnold, was an amazing teacher and still to this day, he is still my favorite teacher. Mr. Arnold thought learning stills that I continue to use to be a successful senior at Golden High School. The school district has exceptional teachers that get students involved and excited about daily learning. The one thing I would like to see changed, is the starting time for classes. The first period at Golden High School starts at 7:15, and to catch the bus to school, I leave my house by 6:25. Needless to say, getting up that early every morning is challenging, and many students are not fully alert and ready to learn that early.