Boulder Valley School District 2017 Annual Report

Numbers BVSD by the Numbers


Schools and support facilities in the district in 11 communities spread over 500 square miles totaling 4.8 million square feet, 800 acres and $841.4M in value.


Was the on-time, four-year graduation rate for all BVSD students in 2015-2016. The statewide rate was 78.9%.


ACT composite score for BVSD students in 2016. The ACT composite score statewide in 2016 was 20.4.


meals prepared annually.


More than 31,000 students attend BVSD schools.


More than 4,300 staff are employed by the district.

Money Invested Expenditures by Services 2016-17

Instructional Support



School Administration

District-wide Services & Obligations

BVSD Bond Program Building for Student Success

The $576.5 million bond program generously approved by voters in 2014 will provide much needed capital improvements to BVSD’s buildings, and includes significant funding directed at creating innovative learning environments. Building renovations will align with the district’s strategic plan, "The Success Effect," and learning spaces will be designed to meet the needs of today’s students and the students of the future.

Investing in BVSD’s existing assets

The 2015-16 school year was the first period of significant construction since the Building for Student Success program funding was approved by voters in 2014.

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Leading the way to energy efficient schools

BVSD has set ambitious energy goals of 20 percent energy use reduction by 2019 and to be a zero net energy capable (ZNEC) district by 2050.

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Indoor Air Quality Initiative

​In spring 2016, BVSD initiated a long-term indoor air quality program that will have significant benefits for all schools in the district.

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Bond-funded construction underway, on schedule

Construction is well underway on BVSD’s four new school buildings and on track to welcome students in August 2017.

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Levy Poised for Success

In November 2016, district residents approved a BVSD operational mill levy 59.1 percent to 40.9 percent. Thanks to BVSD’s supportive, generous community, district educational services will continue to benefit all students. General fund resources freed up by the operational levy will be available to support the following services:

  • Maintain present level of educational services
  • Invest in preventative maintenance for buildings and equipment
  • Replace out-of-date textbooks and learning materials
  • Fund compensation and benefits for all employees
  • Provide training for staff
  • Employ educators to meet student needs

Dr. Bruce K. Messinger

“Passage of the levy will provide resources needed to maintain the present level of educational services for students and address the operational needs of the school district. Strong support of public education in the Boulder Valley School District benefits students, families, business and the entire community.”
Dr. Bruce K. Messinger.

Superintendent's Blog

STRATEGIC PLAN The Success Effect: Learning, Talent, Partnerships

BVSD’s strategic plan, called the Success Effect, is focused on achieving student success. At its core are six priority action areas, which fall under three key headings: Learning, Talent and Partnerships. Learn more at

Civically Engaged Lives

Colorado adopted new academic standards which provide clear, high expectations for what students should know and be able to do at every grade level.

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Enhanced Professional Development

BVSD’s Growth and Development Success Effect Committee realized one of its key goals this fall with the implementation of a new, integrated professional development and evaluation system called MyPassport.

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Parent and Family Partnerships

BVSD’s School-Family Partnership Initiative was created in an effort to build collaborative relationships among schools, families, and the community.

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Community Partnerships

BVSD builds on key community partnerships to strengthen all of its work. Community support and partnerships are a integral component in student success.

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BVSD Leadership Board of Education



The mission of the Boulder Valley School District is to create challenging, meaningful and engaging learning opportunities so that all children thrive and are prepared for successful, civically engaged lives.

BVSD Vision

We develop our children’s greatest abilities and make possible the discovery and pursuit of their dreams which, when fulfilled, will benefit us all. We provide a comprehensive and innovative approach to education and graduate successful, curious, lifelong learners who confidently confront the great challenges of their time.

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BVSD 2017 Annual Report
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