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22 BVSD schools receive state awards for student performance


DENVER - The Colorado Department of Education recently announced its annual awards and 22 Boulder Valley schools were among those honored.


Ten BVSD schools received the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award, which celebrates schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth. On the school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools "exceed" expectations on the indicator related to longitudinal academic growth and "meet or exceed" expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps. Only 105 schools in 39 districts earned this award in 2018.



2018 BVSD Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Awards

Bear Creek Elementary School

Birch Elementary School

Boulder Community School of Integrated Studies

Creekside Elementary School

Fireside Elementary School

Flatirons Elementary School

High Peaks Elementary School

Monarch High School

Summit Middle Charter School

Superior Elementary School


Twenty BVSD schools received the John Irwin Award, which is given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an Exceeds Expectations rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science. A total of 185 schools in 34 districts earned this award in 2018.



2018 BVSD John Irwin Awards
Bear Creek Elementary School

Boulder Community School of Integrated Studies

Boulder Universal

Coal Creek Elementary School

Creekside Elementary School

Douglass Elementary School

Eisenhower Elementary School

Fairview High School

Fireside Elementary School

Flatirons Elementary School

Foothill Elementary School

High Peaks Elementary School

Horizons K-8 School

Jamestown Elementary School

Lafayette Elementary School

Louisville Elementary

Mesa Elementary School

Southern Hills Middle School

Summit Middle Charter School

Superior Elementary School


Eight BVSD schools received both awards.


Learn more about CDE’s awards at https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeawards/awards