Via the Rocky Mountain News, Jefferson County’s own D’Evelyn Junior High-High School received another well-earned recognition yesterday as Business Week and GreatSchools.Net teamed up to name D’Evelyn the top-performing school in Colorado:
D’Evelyn is a Jeffco public school started by a group of parents in 1994. It accepts students from across the district starting in grade seven and runs through grade 12. It emphasizes structured academics and strict discipline.
The school’s test scores are among the best in Colorado, and the remediation rates of its graduates attending state colleges and universities are among the lowest.
D’Evelyn – named for the late Independence Institute co-founder David D’Evelyn – is a school with which I have numerous direct and indirect connections. I’m always proud to see its success recognized. Now if the Jeffco school board would let parents create another option school after the D’Evelyn model, as they’ve been demanding for years, it would be a big step forward. And D’Evelyn would have some more competition.
Go here to see the complete list of recognized schools for each state.