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About Adams 14

Nestled in Commerce City, Adams 14 is one of the most unique school districts in the Front Range. The school district is in the Denver metropolitan area, yet retains a small-town feel, where the community takes pride in its long-standing traditions and history. Residents know their neighbors, share traditions with family and friends, and enjoy the many amenities the city has to offer.

The school district began in 1906, when the first grammar school was built along the banks of the Sand Creek tributary. Over the next 54 years, consolidating with other small school districts and adapting to the growing surrounding city. 

Starting in 1960, Adams 14 faced many of the same challenges as other school districts in Colorado, yet how it responded to these challenges is what set the district apart. Adams 14 became known throughout the state as a model school district. It was one of the first school districts to integrate students with disabilities into the classroom, place child advocates at each school to address social-emotional issues, create after-school programs, and house the first health school clinic in the state.

Today, that legacy continues. Adams 14 is proud to serve its more than 5,000 students in 12 schools and is committed to providing first-class and equitable instruction to all of its students.  With a strong focus on language acquisition, all students in the district have the opportunity to become linguistically gifted.


Inspire. Educate. Empower.


Adams 14 students graduate empowered, inspired, and equipped to be who they want to be.

About Our Schools

The district embraces equity and diversity among its students, staff, and community. The Adams 14 culture is based on high expectations for all students and employees, supporting both academic and social growth.

Our 12 schools offer choices to meet the diverse needs of students.

  • 2 Preschools
  • 6 Elementary Schools
  • 2 Middle Schools
  • 2 High Schools

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Community Amenities

Commerce City is home to the Colorado Rapids, the state’s professional soccer team, which calls Dick’s Sporting Goods Park its home, and the city is home to several wild animals that roam the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, which lies adjacent to the Adams City High School grounds. Among these great outdoor amenities, Commerce City also offers 300 acres of play areas and parks, as well as 14 miles of walking trails. Senior citizens can enjoy the use of a robust senior center, which is housed within the city’s 67,000-square-foot recreation center.