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.
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.
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.
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.
In spring 2016, BVSD initiated a long-term indoor air quality program that will have significant benefits for all schools in the district.
Construction is well underway on BVSD’s four new school buildings and on track to welcome students in August 2017.
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:
“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.
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 bvsdsuccesseffect.org
Colorado adopted new academic standards which provide clear, high expectations for what students should know and be able to do at every grade level.
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.
BVSD’s School-Family Partnership Initiative was created in an effort to build collaborative relationships among schools, families, and the community.
BVSD builds on key community partnerships to strengthen all of its work. Community support and partnerships are a integral component in student success.
Supporting innovative teaching methods is one of the key goals of the Educational Facilities Master Plan. BVSD’s innovation improvements will personalize learning and prepare students for college and careers in the 21st Century and increase the use of instructional technology. Students at six phase one schools, Birch Elementary, Boulder High, Broomfield Heights Middle, Alicia Sanchez International Elementary, Southern Hills Middle and Whittier International Elementary are already making use of the new learning environments created by their innovation projects.
Birch Elementary acquired new furniture for all of its classrooms, with mobile desks and chairs that can accommodate a variety of learning situations and projects. Birch also created a unique learning commons area that can facilitate both large and small groups activities.Read more
Substantial progress was made in the library during the first stage of their innovation work. The remodel focused on adding clear glass garage doors to access the courtyard and cafeteria, new ceiling, carpet, paint, innovative furniture and technology enhancements. The second stage of their Innovation Project is a remodel of their cafeteria into a cafe model. This stunning new space will create a welcoming, social heart space for the school.Read more
Broomfield Heights’ project created flexible learning spaces in a central, open area adjacent to the library. The space includes collaborative learning areas with flexible open learning environments, as well as technology integration in the form of multi-modal presentation capabilities.Read more
Alicia Sanchez International Elementary used its innovation funds to remodel its library to include flexible seating, unique project areas and a common space with tiered seating. Sanchez also added small learning breakout spaces in its hallways.Read more
Southern Hills Middle took advantage of innovation funding to create new spaces and functions in its expansive library. With green screen rooms, digital learning spaces and a small group room with presentation zones, the library is equipped to facilitate a variety of learning situations and methods.Read more
Whittier Elementary has installed new furniture in its classrooms and library. The design of their project provides students with a learning environment that supports individual needs and yet is flexible enough to quickly support collaborative learning in a variety of group sizes as best matches the instructional needs of the students.Read more
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.
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.