Adams 12 Five Star Schools is a caring, inclusive, and engaging district which exists so the students it serves can attain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue the future of their choosing and are equipped to navigate and thrive in our rapidly changing world.
Our mission is to engage and inspire all students to innovate, achieve and succeed in a safe environment by ensuring high-quality instruction in every classroom, every day.
We have served students in Adams and Broomfield counties for more than a century - read the history of our district.
Facts and Demographics
See the attached fact sheets below for an overview of our district as a whole.
Our Strategic Plan
ELEVATE is a process and a plan. It was our year-long engagement process during the 2017-18 school year that brought together parents, community members, students and staff to develop a new strategic plan for our district. It is also our plan to elevate student success for years to come. What are we focusing on? Where are we heading? Learn more.
At Adams 12 Five Star Schools, we:
- Focus on Students
What's it like to work in the Five Star District? Experience the Five Star Difference.
The Five Star District represents a premiere place to live, learn, work and play. Located on the northern tier of the Denver metropolitan area, Adams 12 Five Star Schools serves five cities: Broomfield, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster. In addition, the district's boundaries include portions of two counties - Adams and Broomfield.
- View the District Schools & Neighborhoods Location Map
- Find your neighborhood school with our Boundary Locator
Adams County ranks among the state's top six largest counties and is projected to be the fastest growing county in the metro Denver area over the next two decades. As part of Denver's northwest quadrant, Broomfield has been the high-tech hub of employment in the area for the last 50 years.
Both counties enjoy a superior ground and air transportation network and have access to a plentiful and skilled workforce, comprehensive education resources, many established business parks and thousands of acres open for development.
Each year, school districts in Colorado are required to report school performance to the community, as required by No Child Left Behind. Because this required information is available on the Colorado Department of Education’s website, districts are no longer required to produce an individual annual report to the public.
Instructions on accessing school and district performance are available below. If you do not have access to the Internet or would prefer to receive a hard copy of this information from the district, contact Sue Parker in the Superintendent’s Office at (720) 972-4005.
Here’s how to access school/district performance information:
- Visit the SchoolView Data Center. School districts are on the page, in alphabetical order.
- Click the arrow next to the district name to display schools in a district. Tabs across the top of the page assist users in navigating through the different data sets.
Read this year's Five Star Focus publication.