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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  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 84,646 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
1829 Denver West Dr. Bldg #27
Golden, CO 80401

Jefferson County School District No. R-1 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1230
3,309 responses
Average ACT
27
2,950 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
84,646
Free or Reduced Lunch
31.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,463
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,949/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$78,943
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,285
National
$949
Median Home Value
$366,800
National
$184,700

Jefferson County School District No. R-1 Reviews

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In order to describe the overall experience that Jefferson County School District No. R-1 offers I feel as though it is necessary to note that I appreciated the thoughtful and intuitive approach of instructors and academic leaders present during the time in which I was able to embrace the dynamic. In academics, there are a variety of different avenues for different long-term goals. Success is the key goal and that is a different ideal for each individual. Those of which that are more academically inclined have opportunity to be involved in the international baccalaureate programs offered in some schools in this district.
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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.
Have spent 11 years in the Jefferson County School district. Overall, a good experience. Seems pretty average because it is all I know. Jeffco has allowed me to choice enroll into a high school that was not my home. In doing so, I feel that I have received a higher level of education than I would have if I had gone to my home school. I also have had the opportunity to play multiple sports for a different high school than my own because they were not offered through my own. I have experience lots of different things through my high school experience in particular and getting to know different people through academics and athletics.