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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Jefferson County Open Secondary School is an above average, public school located in Lakewood, CO. It has 319 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
Address
7655 West 10th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215
Telephone
(303) 982-7045

Jefferson County Open Secondary School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
55%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$58,227
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,067
National
$949
Median Home Value
$273,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • Final Support Meetings
    23%
  • Peace Night
    23%
  • The Wilderness Trip
    23%
  • All school swim day
    15%
  • Skate Day
    15%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
319
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,091
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.2%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,885/ year
National
$12,239
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JCOS has been an amazing experience for me overall. The structure of the school is very different from a traditional one, they focus mainly on life preparation and finding who you are. There are many things they do for this, trips around the world to have hands on learning, six passages for adulthood, including Career, Creativity, Global Awareness, Logical Inquiry, Practical Skills, Adventure. Each is completed within the Walkabout program(10-12) and have requirements for everything need to succeed in life for each student personally. more projects are required to complete the Foundations program(7-9). Everyone is close and supportive in the community. The biggest issue that I would change is funding, they are not very recognized so they get very little. Because of this they have only one sport, Ultimate Frisbee, and technology and non-human resources are very little.
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Jefferson County Open School gives students the opportunity to Discover their Personal, Intellectual and Social goals and aspirations through experiential learning and individual self discovery. The school is a K-12 community which provides an opportunity for participants in the high school program to practice their leadership skills and develop the necessary traits in becoming a positive role model. Education at JCOS ensures that students have the opportunity to do much more then memorize and regurgitate information, it ensures opportunity to prosper and attain skills for not only further education, but of all life beyond that.
This school gave me opportunities and experiences that cannot be found so easily anywhere else. The school teaches students how to live and not just learn to enjoy education, but seek it out in every aspect of their lives, rather than just teaching how to pass tests. The staff and students truly care about every person in the community, which is very supportive and celebrates everyone within it. It is easy to find people who care and want to help you succeed, and the students are treated as equal and just as valid as the teachers. The people in this school built strong bonds as well as strong minds that are educated about the world around them.