The Need

Updated on Thu, 03/09/2017 - 9:47am
The Need

Throughout Adams 12 Five Star Schools, we strive to engage and inspire students at every level. From teachers to nurses and custodians to bus drivers, we work together to prepare students to thrive in our rapidly changing world.

But limited funding challenges our potential and overcrowded schools in need of repair hinder our mission to provide a high-quality education in every classroom, every day.

Aging Buildings

The average age of our buildings is 30 years.

Aging Buildings Graph

What is deferred maintenance?

Building components that are past their service life such as furnaces, roofs, sewers, etc. Our facilities team uses a complex system to analyze every building in the district and determine their facility condition rating. We used this rating to create facility scorecards sent to parents in May 2016 to help explain the need in each school. 

Career & Technical Education

These opportunities prepare students for in-demand careers in fields such as skilled trades, technology services, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, etc.

Career & Tech Infographic

Overcrowding

Past and future growth in student enrollment cannot be met with existing facilities.

Overcrowding Infographic

Recent News

Summer construction winds down across district schools

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:00am

More than 30 projects to take place over the summer

An unprecedented amount of bond construction work is beginning to wind down across the Five Star District as the focus turns to preparing schools to welcome back students in August.

More than $90 million in bond improvements have taken place at more than 30 schools and facilities in Summer 2019 from upgrades to building systems to interior building renovations to playground ...

Digging for the Future [w/video]

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 11:00am

Five Star Schools breaks ground on new career education campus

District leaders, community representatives and industry partners celebrated the start of construction July 23 on FutureForward at Washington Square, the district’s second career and technical education campus.

The start of construction on the Washington Square campus - located in the Washington Square Business Park near 126th Avenue and Washington Street in Thornton - fulfills a ...