Welcome to Adams 12 Five Star Schools - Colorado's fifth largest school district
Located just seven miles north of downtown Denver, Adams 12 Five Star Schools is close to the conveniences of a major city center yet far enough to offer the quiet of the suburbs. The five stars represent the five unique communities the district serves: Broomfield, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.
Our mission is to engage and inspire all students to innovate, achieve and succeed in a safe and supportive environment by ensuring high quality instruction in every classroom, every day.
With more than 43,000 students, the Five Star District offers families the benefits of a large district with a close-knit feel. That's reflected in the numerous opportunities for students, staff and parents at any of the district's 57 unique learning centers. Get the latest news about the Five Star District.
The Five Star community has made accelerating student achievement a focus and this hard work has certainly blossomed into new areas of growth. Schools in the Five Star District have routinely demonstrated significant academic achievement and growth on the state's assessments.
In 2012, the Five Star District saw its strongest performance ever on the ACT for 11th graders. The district's composite score for the ACT is 19.5, compared to 18.6 in 2006. The ACT is a college entrance exam. Additionally, the Five Star District saw its graduation rate for the Class of 2012 increase 5.1 percent to 79 percent as compared to the previous year.
No matter where you live, you have an opportunity to attend Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Beginning Dec. 1 of each year, parents can start applying for Choice for the following school year. This program allows children to attend a school outside their attendance area if there is space available. To learn more about being a part of this high-achieving district, visit our Choice Program.
We invite you to take a closer look at your neighborhood schools and take pride in the amazing things you've set your mind to accomplishing through your schools.