Jefferson County R-1 Schools
The school year begins approximately mid-August and ends around Memorial
Day. Winter break is typically 10 days from mid-December to early January.
Evergreen children generally attend Jefferson County R-1 Public Schools.
As the largest school district in the state and one of the largest in
the U.S., Jefferson County Schools service over 86,870 students. The district
covers over 780 square miles and is comprised of more than 80 elementary
schools, 17 junior highs, 14 senior highs, two alternative schools, a
vocational occupational center, a school for the multiple handicapped
and an adult high school. The district was formed in 1950 when residents
voted to consolidate 39 separate districts in the county. In 1997
the district's annual budget is well in excess $401 million with an average
expenditure per pupil of $4,230.
Approximately 71 percent of Jeffco's students continue their education
at college or proprietary schools after completing high school. The dropout
rate in the District in 1996 was 4.1 percent, well below the state rate.
The District believes every student should earn a diploma. Jeffco's
kindergarten through twelfth grade math, STAMM, has been adopted by 1,847
schools in 47 states.
Test Scores: A look at college entrance exams reveals Jeffco student scores
to be above the national average on both the ACT and SAT. Additionally,
on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, Jeffco students score right at the national
For more information: Jefferson County Public Schools
Clear Creek County Schools
A large number of area children also attend Clear Creek County School District schools. Clear Creek County school district is made up to three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school with an enrollment of 1,414 students. Clear Creek has a high quality of teaching staff and ranks the lowest in tax levies among the Denver area schools districts. Clear Creek School District is a fantastic school district that encompasses all of Clear Creek County in the mountains just west of Denver, Colorado, and ranges from 7,000 to 14,000 feet in elevation. The student population comes from the entire county from towns such as Dumont, Lawson, Empire, Georgetown, Silver Plume, Idaho Springs, and areas such as West Evergreen, Floyd Hill, Alice, and St. Mary's. We sit among the surrounding school districts of Jefferson County, Gilpin County, Summit County, and Platte Canyon School District in Park County.
Clear Creek School District is currently accredited by the State of Colorado as a school district and will hold that accreditation through 2006.
There are over 1200 students spread into six schools: one high school, an alternative high school, a middle school, and three elementary schools. The students consistently score above the state and national averages on state and nationally scored examinations.
For more information: Clear Creek County Public Schools