|District Press Releases|
District launches pilot bus advertising program
TCAP results show continued improvement for district studentsBrighton, Aug. 8, 2012 - School District 27J students showed a continued upward trend in testing results with the release of Transitional Colorado Assessment Program data, released Aug. 8 by the Colorado Department of Education.
Third-grade reading data, released in May, showed 27J students recorded their highest-ever scores in the history of the test. The newest data shows district students reached record highs on nine other tests as well: fifth-grade reading, ninth-grade reading, 10th-grade writing, third-, eighth-, ninth- and 10th grade math and fifth- and 10th grade science. Students maintained all-time high scores from last year in three tests: fourth-grade reading, ninth-grade writing and fifth-grade math. 27J’s scores in third-grade reading, writing and math all surpassed the state average. Click here for school data.
Overall, district students improved on 14 tests, four scores remained the same as 2011 and nine scores declined slightly. The released data is only for proficient and advanced learners.
27J opens newest elementary school
The audience of about 100 people also heard from 27J Board of Education President Joan Kniss, City of Thornton Ward 3 councilmember Lynne Fox and 27J Superintendent Dr. Chris Fiedler.
Brantner Elementary was constructed with remaining bond money from a 2006 voter-approved bond that built two new elementary schools and two new middle schools. The school was also made possible because of a nearly $2 million contribution from developers who participate in the district’s Capital Facility Fee Foundation. The school was designed by Larson Incitti Architects and built by Saunders Construction Inc.
It is 27J’s second elementary school to be built in its growing western boundary area that extends into Thornton. The 38,000-square foot facility can hold up to 400 students with one modular building that includes four additional classrooms. A second phase of the school, which would more than double the school’s capacity, will be dependent on future bond funding.
|Our schools in the news|
District 27J experiencing growing pains - Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel - Sept. 6, 2012Tight Squeeze in 27J - Brighton Standard Blade - Sept. 5, 2012
District 27J to begin running ads on school buses - YourHub- Sept. 4, 2012Brantner Elementary School set to open in Thornton - YourHub - July 12, 2012
Fiedler to take D27J reigns July 2 - Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel - June 28, 2012
|Stacy Connected to 27J|
Communications Contact: Kevin Denke, School District 27J Public Information Officer