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2011 Colorado Governor's Distinguished Improvement Awards

Each year, the Colorado Department of Education recognizes public schools that have demonstrated the highest rates of student longitudinal growth, as measured by the Colorado Growth Model.

DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL Elementary, Middle
ACADEMY 20 ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 ACRES GREEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ST VRAIN VALLEY RE 1J ALTONA MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 AMERICAN ACADEMY AT CASTLE PINES CHARTER All levels combined, Middle
DURANGO 9-R ANIMAS VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
CHERRY CREEK 5 ANTELOPE RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ASPEN 1 ASPEN COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL Middle
ADAMS-ARAPAHOE 28J AURORA ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL Middle
ADAMS-ARAPAHOE 28J AURORA FRONTIER K-8 Middle
ADAMS-ARAPAHOE 28J AURORA QUEST K-8 All levels combined, Elementary
ROARING FORK RE-1 BASALT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ROARING FORK RE-1 BASALT MIDDLE SCHOOL Elementary, Middle
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 BEAR CANYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
BOULDER VALLEY RE 2 BEAR CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
CHERRY CREEK 5 BELLEVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
POUDRE R-1 BETHKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ST VRAIN VALLEY RE 1J BLACK ROCK ELEMENTARY Elementary
MESA COUNTY VALLEY 51 BOOKCLIFF MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle
BOULDER VALLEY RE 2 BOULDER COMMUNITY SCHOOL/INTEGRATED STUDIES Elementary
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 BRADFORD INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Elementary
SUMMIT RE-1 BRECKENRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
BRIGGSDALE RE-10 BRIGGSDALE UNDIVIDED HIGH SCHOOL High
DENVER COUNTY 1 BROMWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
BUENA VISTA R-31 BUENA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL High
VALLEY RE-1 CALICHE JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL High
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 CAMPBELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
CHERRY CREEK 5 CANYON CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
CHARTER SCHOOL INSTITUTE CAPROCK ACADEMY High
CHERRY CREEK 5 CHALLENGE SCHOOL Elementary, Middle
CHERRY CREEK 5 CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN 12 CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ACADEMY 20 CHINOOK TRAIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ADAMS-ARAPAHOE 28J CLYDE MILLER K-8 Elementary
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 COAL CREEK CANYON K-8 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL All levels combined, Middle
CHARTER SCHOOL INSTITUTE COLORADO SPRINGS CHARTER ACADEMY All levels combined, Middle
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 COLUMBINE HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ADAMS COUNTY 14 COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Middle
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 COPPER MESA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 CORE KNOWLEDGE CHARTER SCHOOL Elementary, Middle
DENVER COUNTY 1 CORY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
CHERRY CREEK 5 COTTONWOOD CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 COUGAR RUN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 COYOTE CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
THOMPSON R2-J COYOTE RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DELTA COUNTY 50(J) CRAWFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL All levels combined, Middle
CHERRY CREEK 5 CREEKSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
GUNNISON WATERSHED RE1J CRESTED BUTTE COMMUNITY SCHOOL Middle, High
MOFFAT 2 CRESTONE CHARTER SCHOOL High
WESTMINSTER 50 CROWN POINTE CHARTER ACADEMY Middle
DEL NORTE C-7 DEL NORTE MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle
DELTA COUNTY 50(J) DELTA ACADEMY OF APPLIED LEARNING Middle
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 DENNISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DENVER COUNTY 1 DENVER SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: GVR Middle
DENVER COUNTY 1 DENVER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS High
SUMMIT RE-1 DILLON VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
BOULDER VALLEY RE 2 DOUGLASS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
CHERRY CREEK 5 DRY CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DENVER COUNTY 1 DSST: STAPLETON Elementary, Middle, High
POUDRE R-1 DUNN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 EAGLE RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
EAGLE COUNTY RE 50 EAGLE VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle
EDISON 54 JT EDISON JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL High
EAGLE COUNTY RE 50 EDWARDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
BOULDER VALLEY RE 2 EISENHOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 ELK CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ST VRAIN VALLEY RE 1J ERIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ST VRAIN VALLEY RE 1J ERIE MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 FAIRMOUNT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ARRIBA-FLAGLER C-20 FLAGLER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL High
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 FLAGSTONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 FOX CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
CHERRY CREEK 5 FOX HOLLOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
LITTLETON 6 FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
SUMMIT RE-1 FRISCO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ROARING FORK RE-1 GLENWOOD SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL High
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 GOVERNOR'S RANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
GARFIELD RE-2 GRAHAM MESA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
GRANADA RE-1 GRANADA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DENVER COUNTY 1 GRANT RANCH K-8 SCHOOL Middle
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 GREEN MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
EAGLE COUNTY RE 50 GYPSUM CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle
POUDRE R-1 HARRIS BILINGUAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
CHERRY CREEK 5 HERITAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
BOULDER VALLEY RE 2 HIGH PEAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
CHERRY CREEK 5 HIGH PLAINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DENVER COUNTY 1 HIGHLINE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL Elementary
HOLLY RE-3 HOLLY HIGH SCHOOL High
BOULDER VALLEY RE 2 HORIZONS K-8 SCHOOL All levels combined, Elementary
ADAMS 12 FIVE STAR SCHOOLS HULSTROM OPTIONS K-8 SCHOOL Elementary
THOMPSON R2-J IVY STOCKWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
JULESBURG RE-1 JULESBURG HIGH SCHOOL All levels combined, High
EAGLE COUNTY RE 50 JUNE CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
KIOWA C-2 KIOWA HIGH SCHOOL High
POUDRE R-1 KRUSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
HINSDALE COUNTY RE 1 LAKE CITY COMMUNITY SCHOOL All levels combined, High
LAKE COUNTY R-1 LAKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL High
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 LARKSPUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ELIZABETH C-1 LEGACY ACADEMY Middle
POUDRE R-1 LIBERTY COMMON CHARTER SCHOOL Middle
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 LINCOLN CHARTER ACADEMY Elementary
DENVER COUNTY 1 LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
LITTLETON 6 LITTLETON ACADEMY Middle
LITTLETON 6 LITTLETON PREP CHARTER SCHOOL Middle
POUDRE R-1 LIVERMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
LITTLETON 6 LOIS LENSKI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
SALIDA R-32 LONGFELLOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
POUDRE R-1 LOPEZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ST VRAIN VALLEY RE 1J LYONS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ST VRAIN VALLEY RE 1J LYONS MIDDLE/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL All levels combined, High
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 MAPLE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
MC CLAVE RE-2 MC CLAVE UNDIVIDED HIGH SCHOOL High
POUDRE R-1 MCGRAW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ST VRAIN VALLEY RE 1J MEAD MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 MEIKLEJOHN ELEMENTARY Elementary
EAGLE COUNTY RE 50 MINTURN MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
BOULDER VALLEY RE 2 MONARCH K-8 SCHOOL Elementary
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 MONTESSORI PEAKS CHARTER ACADEMY All levels combined, Middle
CANON CITY RE-1 MOUNT VIEW CORE KNOWLEDGE CHARTER SCHOOL Middle
ACADEMY 20 MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ST VRAIN VALLEY RE 1J NIWOT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS RE-2 NORTH ROUTT CHARTER SCHOOL Middle
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 NORTH STAR ACADEMY All levels combined, Elementary
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 NORTHRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DENVER COUNTY 1 ODYSSEY CHARTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Middle
DENVER COUNTY 1 OMAR D BLAIR CHARTER SCHOOL All levels combined, Elementary
OURAY R-1 OURAY MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle
MESA COUNTY VALLEY 51 PALISADE HIGH SCHOOL High
DENVER COUNTY 1 PALMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DELTA COUNTY 50(J) PAONIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 PARMALEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
CHERRY CREEK 5 PEAKVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
PLATEAU RE-5 PEETZ JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL All levels combined, Middle
CHARTER SCHOOL INSTITUTE PIKES PEAK PREP High
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 PINE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
CHERRY CREEK 5 PINE RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
PLAINVIEW RE-2 PLAINVIEW JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL High
MONTEZUMA-CORTEZ RE-1 PLEASANT VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DENVER COUNTY 1 POLARIS AT EBERT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 PRAIRIE CROSSING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 RALSTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
EAGLE COUNTY RE 50 RED SANDSTONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 REDSTONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
POUDRE R-1 RIDGEVIEW CLASSICAL CHARTER SCHOOLS High
RIDGWAY R-2 RIDGWAY HIGH SCHOOL High
POUDRE R-1 RIFFENBURGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
CHERRY CREEK 5 ROLLING HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
CHARTER SCHOOL INSTITUTE ROSS MONTESSORI SCHOOL Middle
LITTLETON 6 RUNYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
LITTLETON 6 SANDBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
SANFORD 6J SANFORD JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL High
MESA COUNTY VALLEY 51 SCENIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 SEMPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 SHELTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ADAMS-ARAPAHOE 28J SIDE CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DENVER COUNTY 1 SLAVENS K-8 SCHOOL Elementary, Middle
SOUTH ROUTT RE 3 SOROCO HIGH SCHOOL High
PARK COUNTY RE-2 SOUTH PARK HIGH SCHOOL High
ADAMS 12 FIVE STAR SCHOOLS STARGATE CHARTER SCHOOL Middle
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS RE-2 STEAMBOAT SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle
DENVER COUNTY 1 STECK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DENVER COUNTY 1 STEELE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
COLORADO SPRINGS 11 STEELE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 STONE MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY Elementary
BOULDER VALLEY RE 2 SUPERIOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ACADEMY 20 TCA COLLEGE PATHWAYS All levels combined, High
TELLURIDE R-1 TELLURIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle
ACADEMY 20 THE CLASSICAL ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL High
CHARTER SCHOOL INSTITUTE THE VANGUARD SCHOOL (HIGH) High
CHARTER SCHOOL INSTITUTE THOMAS MACLAREN STATE CHARTER SCHOOL Elementary, Middle, High
DOUGLAS COUNTY RE 1 TIMBER TRAIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
POUDRE R-1 TIMNATH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
POUDRE R-1 TRAUT CORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ST VRAIN VALLEY RE 1J TWIN PEAKS CHARTER ACADEMY Elementary, Middle
DENVER COUNTY 1 UNIVERSITY PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 UTE MEADOWS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 WARDER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
POUDRE R-1 WERNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
WEST GRAND 1-JT. WEST GRAND HIGH SCHOOL High
JEFFERSON COUNTY R-1 WEST WOODS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
ST VRAIN VALLEY RE 1J WESTVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle
DENVER COUNTY 1 WHITTIER K-8 SCHOOL Middle
WIGGINS RE-50(J) WIGGINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
LITTLETON 6 WILDER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
HARRISON 2 WILDFLOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
DENVER COUNTY 1 WILLIAM (BILL) ROBERTS K-8 SCHOOL All levels combined, Middle
DENVER COUNTY 1 WYATT-EDISON CHARTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Middle
ADAMS-ARAPAHOE 28J YALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary
MAPLETON 1 YORK INTERNATIONAL High
YUMA 1 YUMA MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle
POUDRE R-1 ZACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Elementary

Contact Information:

Lynn Bamberry

Director, Competitive Grants & Awards

bamberry_l@cde.state.co.us

303-866-6813

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