Recent News

Important: No school for students on April 27, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:45pm

Community message from Superintendent with additional information and logistics

Dear Five Star Community,

Adams 12 Five Star Schools will be closed for students on Friday, April 27, 2018 due to labor shortages.

The Colorado Education Association (CEA) is planning a statewide rally of educators at the Capitol on Friday, April 27, to advocate for greater state funding, and hundreds of teachers from Adams 12 Five Star Schools ...

Families need to benefit from Colorado’s strong economy

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 4:15pm

State lawmakers are making budget decisions; let them know Kids Matter Too

The state Legislature is currently making critical budget decisions about how to fund our public schools for next year, and there’s an important opportunity to make your voice heard at the Colorado Capitol. An ad hoc coalition of school districts from across the state has come together to launch Kids Matter Too . This statewide coalition of parents and educators is calling on ...

Lawmakers still have decisions to make about school funding

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 3:30pm

Funding decisions hinge on March economic forecast

The 2018 Colorado Legislature has passed the halfway point of its 120-day session with no significant action thus far on major issues.

That’s not unusual – lawmakers traditionally leave the big decisions to the end. But legislators have been hard at work advancing routine measures and also eliminating lots of bills, including several related to education.

It’s been a slower- ...

Riverdale Elementary Principal earns national honor

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 9:00am

Kristin Golden named 2018 Colorado Distinguished Principal of the Year

Riverdale Elementary principal, Kristin Golden, earned the prestigious National Distinguished Principal of The Year award for the state of Colorado on Feb. 1, 2018. The National Distinguished Principals (NDP) program was established in 1984 to recognize elementary and middle level principals who ensure children acquire a sound foundation for lifelong learning and achievement. Principals who ...

District graduation rate rises to 84.4 percent

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:15am

All district comprehensive high schools surpass the state average

Adams 12 Five Star Schools four-year on-time graduation rate continues to rise, reaching 84.4 percent* for the Class of 2017. That’s up more than 11 percentage points from 2010, making it the district’s highest graduation rate since the state changed how the rate is calculated. The Five Star District surpassed the state average of 79 percent, as reported by the Colorado Department of ...