The Adams County School District 12, commonly known as the Adams 12 Five Star Schools, is a public school district located in western Adams County, Colorado, United States. The district serves the suburban area immediately north of Denver including the communities of Broomfield, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.
As of 2007, the Colorado school district consists of 30 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 5 high schools, 4 charter schools, 1 alternative school, 1 technical education center, and 1 adult education center with nearly 39,000 students enrolled in the district. Even though there are approximately 68 different spoken languages throughout the district, the ESL(English as a second language) population of nearly 5,000 students consists of mainly Hispanics. Almost 3,000 students participate in the gifted and talented program, and almost 3,500 students have special education needs. Over 14,000 students travel to school by bus, and over 10,500 students receive a free or reduced lunch.
Along with the large student body, the district also has a large teacher work force. At the end of 2006, the district contained 1,918 classroom teacher, and 917 of those teachers had some kind of advanced degree. The teachers in the district have, on average, 10.65 years of teaching experience, each of which having only an average of 9.19 years of employment with the district. Although the districts claims that 97.24% of its teachers are highly qualified, only .01% of the entire teacher workforce have emergency licenses.
- White/Caucasian: 62.04%
- Hispanic: 29.11%
- Asian/Pacific Islander: 5.15%
- African–American: 2.71%
- Native American: 0.99%
- Arapahoe Ridge Elementary School
- Centennial Elementary School
- Cherry Drive Elementary School
- Coronado Hills Elementary School
- Cotton Creek Elementary School
- Coyote Ridge Elementary School
- Eagleview Elementary School
- Elementary School 32 (under construction)
- Federal Heights Elementary School
- Glacier Peak Elementary School
- Hillcrest Elementary School
- Hulstrom Options School
- Hunters Glen Elementary School
- Leroy Drive Elementary School
- Malley Drive Elementary School
- McElwain Elementary School
- Meridian Elementary School
- Mountain View Elementary School
- North Mor Elementary School
- North Star Elementary School
- Prairie Hills Elementary School
- Riverdale Elementary School
- Rocky Mountain Elementary School
- Silver Creek Elementary School
- Skyview Elementary School
- Stellar Elementary School
- Stukey Elementary School
- Tarver Elementary School
- Thornton Elementary School
- Westview Elementary School
- Woodglen Elementary School
- Wyco Drive Elementary School
- Century Middle School
- Crossroads Alternative School
- Hulstrom Options School
- Niver Creek Middle School
- Northglenn Middle School
- Rocky Top Middle School
- Shadow Ridge Middle School
- Silver Hills Middle School
- Thornton Middle School
- Westlake Middle School
Thornton High School
is the site of the districts' IB(International Baccalaureate
) and MYP(Middle Years Programme
). Century Middle School also is authorized for the MYP Program for young people in the grades sixth through eighth.
The Adams 12 district provides adult education, drivers education, and outdoor education courses. The districts also provides pre-school and summer school services along with the BASE (Before and After School and Summer Enrichment) program, a before and after school program offered at its elementary schools.
The general funds total of 2006–2007 for Adams 12 Five Start Schools was $279,793,754. Most revenue sources came from state and local forces with the state at the top at 58.90%. Most of the districts' expenditures went to salaries, benefits, and the districts' charter schools with salaries at the top at 53.31%. Hardly any expenditures were distributed towards supplies and capitol outlay with only 2.94% of the total funds going to new supplies and materials.
Board of Education
- Superintendent: Dr. Michael F. Paskewicz
- President: Lee Combs
- Vice President: Cynthia Dascher
- Secretary: Dr. D.J. Strickland
- Director1: Fred Schaefer
- Director2: William Jones
Northglenn high school alumni have created a few web pages for class reunions using www.classreport.org, the following classes have also purchased domain names for their respective classes.
Your alumni is looking to find you, so go to your class web page and sign up for your reunion.
The Class of 1989 also has another web site that contains old and new alumni photos, Family photos and a blog to discuss ideas for the reunion.