Adams County School District 14
     5291 East 60th Avenue
     Commerce City, CO 80022
  303.853.3333    303.853.3329
  • Parent Academy/La Académia de Padres

    Parent Academy/La Académia de Padres

    See the attached flyer for details and submit an application at!

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  • WATCH: In two years this Kemp Elementary 4th grader learned English and went from 'below grade level' to being 'at grade level.' She’s on track to meet her goals of becoming a teacher or a doctor. This community effort between school and home leads to student success.

    VEA: En dos años esta estudiante de 4o grado en Kemp aprendió inglés y avanzo de ‘debajo de nivel de grado’ a estar ‘a nivel de grado’. Ella está al corriente para cumplir sus metas de llegar a ser maestra o una doctora. El esfuerzo de esta comunidad entre la escuela y casa llevan al éxito estudiantil.

  • Call for Nominations for School Board Directors/Convocatoria para Nominaciones para Directores del Comité Escolar

    Call for Nominations for School Board Directors/Convocatoria para Nominaciones para Directores del Comité Escolar

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    Haga clic.

  • Free and Reduced Lunch Program/Programa de almuerzo gratuito y a precio reducido

    Free and Reduced Lunch Program/Programa de almuerzo gratuito y a precio reducido

    Parents: We are now accepting applications for the USDA’s Free and Reduced Lunch Program! Follow the link here to begin your application in English, or the link here for Spanish.

    Padres: ahora estamos aceptando solicitudes para el programa de almuerzo gratuito y a precio reducido del usda! Sigue el enlace aquí para comenzar tu solicitud en inglés, o el enlace aquí para español.

District Overview

Located just north of downtown Denver lies the community of Commerce City, most noted for its rich mix of cultures, heritage, history and traditions. The 33,000-resident community is served by the Adams 14 School District and caters to the historic neighborhoods in the community.

Located in the beautiful Rocky Mountain area just 15 minutes from the heart of downtown Denver, the Adams 14 School District has all the conveniences of a metropolitan school district with a small town feel. Residents enjoy knowing their neighbors, sharing traditions with family and friends who’ve grown up together, and bonding with those who established the community’s history and hospitality.

The Adams 14 School District’s portion of Commerce City is home to the Colorado Rapids, the state’s professional soccer team which calls Dick’s Sporting Goods Park its home turf. Commerce City also lets wild animals roam free – at least within the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, adjacent to the Adams City High School grounds. To add to its great outdoor amenities, Commerce City has plenty of room to enjoy the sunshine with about 300 acres of play areas and parks as well as 14 miles of walking trails. Senior citizens also enjoy the use of a robust senior center which is housed within the city’s 67,000-square-foot recreation center.

The district embraces equity to ensure diversity among students, staff and the community is celebrated as the strength that it is. Adams 14’s culture is based on high expectations for all students and employees, supporting both academic and social growth. We are fully committed to inclusive excellence for all students and will inspire, educate and empower all students to succeed.

Our 13 schools offer choices to meet the diverse needs of students.

  • 2 Preschools
  • 7 Elementary
  • 2 Middle
  • 2 High

Download and print an area map of Adams 14.

Download and print an attendance area map of Adams 14.

Mission and Vision

Mission:  Inspire, Educate, Empower
Vision: Adams 14 students, families, staff, community members and partners will unite to ensure that our students will graduate with the Adams 14 Seal of Biliteracy, two years of college or an associate's degree, an apprenticeship certificate or an alternative pathway while demonstrating critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity and cultural global competency skills in an ever-changing world. 

Board of Education Strategic Imperatives 

  • To dramatically improve academic performance, and move the District from Priority Improvement to Accredited with Distinction by the year 2020. 
  • To significantly empower all families and community members to become engaged partners in their child's education, by creating welcoming environments District-wide that reflect and support a culturally diverse population. 
  • To intentionally increase and improve communication District-wide, both internally and 
  • externally, as well as enhance the resources offered to our current clients and community members. 

The Board of Education believes: When the community, students and staff are involved, all students do learn and succeed. 

Our Students and Staff

Adams 14 is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. We offer an extensive staff development program, providing employees opportunities for support, growth and renewal. For detailed information, please see this report of Adams 14 district and school populations. (District totals can be found at the bottom of the report.)

Total Pupil Count: 7,400
  • 84.7% Hispanic
  • 10.7% White
  • 2.6% Black or African American
  • < 1% American Indian or Alaskan Native 
  • < 1% Asian 
  • < 1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 
  • 1.2% Two or more races
Total Staff Members: 905
  • 469 Teachers

  • 391 Support Staff

  • 45  Administrators


Los Estudiantes dicen, “Inspírame”