Denver Metro Schools Districts

Adams 12 School District Five Star Schools

The Adams County School District 12, commonly known as the Adams 12 Five Star Schools, is a public school district located in western Adams County, Colorado, United States. The district serves the suburban area immediately north of Denver including the communities of Broomfield, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton, and Westminster

Aurora Public School

The Adams-Arapahoe 28J School District, more commonly known as the Aurora Public Schools, is the public school system in Aurora, Colorado, United States. There are 55 schools in the district: two early childhood education, 27 elementary schools, five K-8 schools, seven middle schools, four comprehensive high schools, one gifted and talented K-8 school, six charter schools, one of only five vocational–technical colleges in the state, and the first P-20 school in Colorado, going from preschool to graduate school. 

Boulder Valley School District

 The Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 is a school district in Colorado, headquartered in the BVSD Education Center in unincorporated Boulder County, near Boulder. The district serves Boulder, Gold Hill, Jamestown, Lafayette, Louisville, Nederland, Superior, and Ward. Its area also includes portions of Broomfield and Erie.

Cherry Creek School District

The Cherry Creek School District 5, also known as Cherry Creek Public Schools, is a school district based in western Arapahoe County, Colorado. It consists of elementary, middle, and high schools. 

The district serves Greenwood Village, Cherry Hills Village, most of Centennial, Foxfield, and Glendale. It also serves portions of Aurora, Englewood and areas near Denver.

The Cherry Creek School District is one of the highest-achieving school districts in the state. 

Denver Public Schools

 The Denver County School District No. 1, more commonly known as the Denver Public Schools (DPS), is the public school system in the City and County of Denver, Colorado, United States

Denver Metro Schools (cont)

Douglas County School District

 Douglas County School District Re. 1 is a school district that serves Douglas County, Colorado. It is the third-largest school district in Colorado, serving more than 68,000 students with almost 90 schools. The district was formed in 1958 by the consolidation of 17 smaller school districts, adding the "Re. 1" to its name to note the district's first reorganization. 

Jefferson County School Disstrict

 Jefferson County School District R-1 (a.k.a. Jefferson County Public Schools or Jeffco Public Schools) is a school district in Jefferson County, Colorado.  Seriving Jefferson County and portions of the City and County of Broomfield.  Jeffco Public Schools serves more than 86,000 students in 155 schools, including nine option schools and eighteen charter schools. It is the second-largest school district in Colorado 

Littleton Public Schools aka Arapahoe County School District No. 6

 Littleton Public Schools (aka Arapahoe County School District No. 6 or LPS) is a school district in Littleton, Colorado which serves several communities within the southern Denver metropolitan area. LPS operates 13 elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, several alternative programs, a preschool, and two charter schools. 

Other Colorado School Districts

The State of Colorado has 179 public school districts.

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