Fitzmorris Elementary School in Arvada to close at end of school year

Jefferson County School Board votes 4-1 to close school of 114 students

Staff Report
Posted 3/23/22

With enrollment dwindling, Fitzmorris Elementary School will close at the end of the 2021-2022 school year after a 4-1 vote on March 17 from the Jefferson County School Board approved the superintendent’s recommendation to close the school. Fitzmorris’ enrollment dropped to 114 this year, with projections for next year placing the school’s student body under 100 students.

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Fitzmorris Elementary School in Arvada to close at end of school year

Jefferson County School Board votes 4-1 to close school of 114 students

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With enrollment dwindling, Fitzmorris Elementary School will close at the end of the 2021-2022 school year after a 4-1 vote on March 17 from the Jefferson County School Board approved the superintendent’s recommendation to close the school. Fitzmorris’ enrollment dropped to 114 this year, with projections for next year placing the school’s student body under 100 students.
 
JeffCo School’s Superintendent Tracy Dorland said in a statement that the school district was committed to “to offering each and every Fitzmorris student and staff member a thriving school experience in the 2022-2023 school year.”
 
Dorland said that projections for Fitzmorris’ 2022-2023 enrollment had the school’s student body at just 88 students. Last year, JeffCo Schools closed Allendale Elementary school, which has a border adjacent to Fitzmorris.
 
JeffCo Schools is the second largest school district in the state, but has had declining enrollment in recent years for a variety of factors including an aging population, declining birth rates, and high housing costs, according to Chalkbeat.

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