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About us

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.
It is our mission 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.


district graduation rate exceeding the state average


languages represented in the Five Star District


different career pathways offered through FutureForward programming


thousand students attending the Five Star District

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First page of the PDF file: District_FactSheet_ENG


First page of the PDF file: District_FactSheet_SP

Our Strategic Plan

Thanks to the involvement and support of the Five Star Community, Adams 12 Five Star Schools is elevating student success in every classroom, every day. With insight from thousands of community members, our strategic plan - ELEVATE - serves as the roadmap for success in the Five Star District.

Voters made a significant investment in ELEVATE with the passage of Ballot Issue 5C on Nov. 6, 2018. Learn more

Working Here

With more than 36,000 students and over 4,400 staff members, the Five Star District offers 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 our 50 plus unique learning centers. We take pride in our job and are committed to see our students grow and our staff be supported through professional development. 

What's it like to work in the Five Star District? 

Apply for a job or browse openings

Teacher smiling

"I've been so happy and so fortunate in the opportunities that I've had. It just feels like home. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else."Jennifer Kover, elementary teacher

Living Here

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 offers high performing schools in the cities of BroomfieldFederal HeightsNorthglennThornton and Westminster. In addition, the district's boundaries include portions of two counties - Adams and Broomfield.

Adams County ranks among the state's top five 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.

Annual Report

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:

  1. Visit the SchoolView Data Center. School districts are on the page, in alphabetical order.
  2. 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.