Josh Griffin, Principal
The 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start. The first eight days have run very smoothly, and I have been fortunate to observe excellence from our students and teachers each day. Thank you to all the parents and family members that attended our Back to School Night on Thursday, August 22nd. The parent role in the D’Evelyn educational program is an important one, and it was great to see so many in attendance, learning more about our school, the upcoming school year, and teacher classroom expectations throughout the evening on Thursday.
Late last week, we learned very exciting news about the outstanding performances of D’Evelyn students during the April 2019 administration of the SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 9. The SAT is one of two primary standardized tests used for college admissions.
I am proud of the success demonstrated by our students, and I am thrilled to share this great news with our community today.
D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School Class of 2020 earned the highest average SAT scores among all public, non-charter high schools in Colorado. The 2019 SAT administration marks the 19th consecutive year that D’Evelyn juniors earned the highest average ACT (2001 - 2016) or SAT (2017 - 2019) among all public, non-charter high schools in Colorado.
The D’Evelyn Class of 2021 earned the highest average PSAT 10 scores among all public schools, charter and non-charter, in Colorado.
The D’Evelyn Class of 2022 also earned the highest average PSAT 9 scores among all public schools, charter and non-charter, in Colorado.
I am incredibly proud of the great work of our D’Evelyn students. We are fortunate to offer all of our students a traditional, liberal arts educational model at D’Evelyn. However, the hard work, dedication, and commitment to academic excellence demonstrated by D’Evelyn students are all essential to the great success they achieve both inside and outside the classroom.
The achievement of our students would not be possible without the knowledge, skill, and dedication of our incredible faculty and staff. We are fortunate to have many veteran teachers in our community. The lengthy track record of outstanding achievement on the ACT and SAT is a great reflection of the impact of our faculty each day in the classroom. I am fortunate to lead such a dedicated, knowledgeable faculty.
The achievement of D’Evelyn students on standardized tests like the SAT are important; however, the test scores are not the primary focus of our school. D’Evelyn was designed to provide students a rich liberal arts education that would provide a content-rich, broad-based academic foundation, and prepare them for a life of positive citizenship. I am confident in the success of the D’Evelyn program in preparing our students for happy, full, and successful lives, regardless of their future endeavors. I am proud to know that after 25 years of our school’s history, this mission and vision is still executed so successfully.
Thank you to our students, teachers, staff, and families for your commitment to education. D’Evelyn student success would not be possible without our shared commitment to our liberal arts educational model.
Josh Griffin, Principal