Brighton School District, Colorado
|Brighton School District|
|Number of schools:||24|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Patrick D. Day|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Brighton School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 Website evaluation
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the districtAdams County, Colorado. The county seat of Adams County is Brighton, Colorado. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Adams County is home to 459,598 residents.
Adams County underperformed the rest of Colorado in terms of its average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Adams County is $56,089 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Adams County is 14.0% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 20.7% of Adams County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 36.3% in Colorado as a whole.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
The current Superintendent of Brighton School District is Chris Fielder. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2012. Fielder previously worked as a principal at two district schools from 2005 to 2012.
The Brighton School District Board of Education consists of seven members elected to geographic districts. Five members are elected to four-year terms and two members are elected to two-year terms. Members do not receive compensation for their service on the board.
|Brighton School District Board of Education|
|Michael K. Landwehr||4||2017|
|Patrick D. Day||5||2017|
|Teresa R. Gallegos||6||2015|
School board elections
Members of the Board of Education are elected on a staggered basis. Five seats on the board were up for election on November 5, 2013 and four seats will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015.
Public participation in board meetings
The Board of Education does not have a published set of guidelines for public participation in board meetings.
Brighton School District publishes its annual budget on its website.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Teacher salaries at Brighton School District are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate degrees. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and teachers for 2013-2014:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Schools in Brighton School District
The district served 16,163 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a 17.8% increase in enrollment between 2008 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2012:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Brighton School District operates 24 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Brighton School District|
|Belle Creek Charter School|
|Brantner Elementary School|
|Brighton Heritage Academy|
|Brighton High School|
|Bromley East Charter School|
|Eagle Ridge Academy|
|North Elementary School|
|Northeast Elementary School|
|Otho E. Stuart Middle School|
|Overland Trail Middle School|
|Pennock Elementary School|
|Prairie View Middle School|
|Prairie View High School|
|Second Creek Elementary|
|South Elementary School|
|Southeast Elementary School|
|Thimmig Elementary School|
|Turnberry Elementary School|
|Vikan Middle School|
|West Ridge Elementary School|
Colorado Student Assessment Program
The Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) is Colorado’s standards-based assessment designed to provide a picture of student performance to schools, districts, educators, parents and the community. The primary purpose of the assessment program is to determine the level at which Colorado students meet the Colorado Model Content Standards in the content areas assessed. The CSAP is collaboratively developed by the Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado teaching community and CTB/McGraw-Hill. The data is used to keep abreast of individual student, school and district progress toward attaining higher student achievement levels. The fact that CSAP is based on the Colorado Model Content Standards ensures that all districts are held to the same standards expected for students regardless of whether they live in urban, suburban or rural areas.
Three-year performance trends
The following table details the performance of Brighton School District students for years 2012-2013, 2011-2012 and 2010-2011:
|District CSAP scores|
|Performance Indicators||Rating||% Earned|
|Academic Growth Gaps||Approaching||51.1|
|Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness||Approaching||54.7|
What do the performance indicators measure?
- Academic Achievement: The Achievement Indicator reflects how a district's students are doing at meeting the state's proficiency goal: the percentage of students proficient or advanced on Colorado's standardized assessments. This indicator includes results from CSAP, CSAPA (Reading, Writing, Math and Science), Lectura and Escritura.
- Academic Growth: The Growth Indicator measures academic progress using the Colorado Growth Model. This indicator reflects:
- Normative growth: How the academic progress of the students in this district compared to that of other students statewide with a similar CSAP score.
- Adequate growth: Whether this level of growth was sufficient for the typical (median) student in this district to reach an achievement level of proficient or advanced on the CSAP within three years or by 10th grade, whichever comes first.
- Academic Growth Gaps: The Gaps Indicator measures the academic progress of historically disadvantaged student subgroups. It disaggregates the Growth Indicator into student subgroups, and reflects their normative and adequate growth. The subgroups include students eligible for free or reduced lunch, minority students, students with disabilities (IEP status), English Language Learners and students needing to catch up.
- Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness: The Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Indicator measures the preparedness of students for college or jobs upon completing high school. This indicator reflects student graduation rates, dropout rates and average Colorado ACT composite scores.
|Transparency grading process|
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- Brighton School District
- City of Brigton
- Colorado Department of Education
- Colorado Association of School Boards
- Colorado Department of Education, "Pupil Membership for 2012-2013," accessed January 13, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Adams County, Colorado," accessed October 2, 2013
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Total Registered Voters By Party Affiliation and Status," accessed October 2, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Brighton School District, "Our Superintendent," accessed January 13, 2014
- Brighton School District, "Governing Policy of the Board of Education," November 27, 2012
- Brighton School District, "FY 2013-14 Summary Budget," accessed November 27, 2013
- Brighton School District, "Licensed Employee Salary Schedule," accessed January 13, 2014
- Brighton School District, "Our Schools," accessed January 13, 2014
- Colorado Department of Education, "About CSAP" accessed July 15, 2013
- Colorado Department of Education, "District Performance Framework 2013," accessed January 13, 2014