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School District 27J (0040)

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18551 EAST 160TH AVENUE
BRIGHTON, CO 80601

23,108

Total Students Served

30

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Superintendent:
Chris Fiedler

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About School District 27J (0040)

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School District 27J

2023-2024

27J History 27J Schools was formed in 1959 upon the reorganization and consolidation of several former school districts. 27J Schools is located northeast of the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area and encompasses about 212.4 square miles in northwest Adams County, northeast Broomfield County and southwest Weld County and serves a population of about 86,000. The District is the only school district serving the city of Brighton and also serves segments of the cities of Thornton and Commerce City, i n addition to the surrounding unincorporated and generally rural areas. 27J Schools is the fifteenth largest in Colorado (among 178 school districts) in terms of enrollment and the second largest in Adams County. During the 2021- 2022 school year the District served over 20,000 students. The district has 12 elementary schools, five middle schools, four high schools (three comprehensive high schools and one alternative high school), and six charter schools. The district provides a full and challenging range of educational programs and services authorized by Colorado State Statute including kindergarten through grade twelve education in elementary, middle, and high schools; Special Education; Vocational Education; an Online Education program; English as a Second Language education; Gifted and Talented; and numerous other educational and support programs. In addition, the district offers preschool programs through the Colorado Preschool Program and provides educational programming for the residents of the Adams County Youth Services Center (AYSC). The AYSC serves students from fourteen school districts across Adams County by offering language arts, and meet the appropriate academic requirements, the teaching staff offer a chance to complete a GED program,math, science, social studies and art. Additionally, students with special needs are provided additional educational support. For those students who are 17 and meet the appropriate academic requirements, the teaching staff offers a chance to complete a GED program. Beginning August 2018, 27J Schools made the transition to a four-day student contact week. Students attend classes Tuesday-Friday. All 27J Schools are closed on Monday. Administrative staff remains on a five-day work week. 27J Schools just completed $225 million in bond projects this fall. Our CTE centers at three comprehensive high schools deserve highlighting. In those centers, we offer 36 Industry Certificates that students can access to be successful well beyond graduation. In addition, we added our first magnet K-8; Discovery Magnet School. It opened in August with 650 students and a focus on Project Based Learning.

Enrollment

23,108

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Student-Teacher Ratio

19:1

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Performance Rating

Attendance Rate

91.3%

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4-Year Grad Rate

88.1%

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Dropout Rate

1.3%

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Average SAT & PSAT Scores

SAT Grade 11:

917

PSAT Grade 10:

888

PSAT Grade 9:

856

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Chronically Absent

30.7%

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