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State’s Largest School District Welcomes Students Back

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Students in Jefferson County (credit: CBS)

Students in Jefferson County (credit: CBS)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – It was back to school for the state’s largest district as students flooded classrooms in Jefferson County Monday morning.

Jefferson County is home to more than 86,000 students, with a total 154 schools.

The district has TCAP scores around 11 percent higher than most of the rest of the state. But Superintendent Cindy Stevenson says test scores are just part of the equation.

“They tell us about good, strong, basic, sustainable skills,” Stevenson said. “But we also need kids who are creative, imaginative, problem solvers; they know how to work with other kids. So we’re just really into preparing them for their future, which we can’t predict.”

Watch a full interview with Stevenson in the video below:

Other districts that headed back to class Monday included Cherry Creek and Littleton.

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