Evergreen Middle School has been a perpetual recipient of the Colorado Dept. of Education John Irwin School of Excellence award nearly every year since 2008. Recognizing the top-performing schools in the state, we have significant pride in this accomplishment. With a laser focus on the academic success of our students, our school community also prioritizes social-emotional learning and programming, committed to the necessity of intentional mental health support for our students. In a comprehensive middle school, EMS students excel in the core academic areas while also participating in a robust elective program. Thanks to Jeffco voters, the 7 million dollar renovations of EMS are nearly complete, anchored by a spectacular new cafeteria and enhanced learning spaces in the library.
EMS is a 2022 CDE John Irwin School of Excellence award-winning school.
According to CMAS achievement results in 2022-2023, EMS has the highest neighborhood middle school scores in Jeffco.
EMS loves to read. We are a 3-peat winner of the JCPL summer reading challenge.
Our students participate in both domestic and international travel opportunities to enhance their experience. Our students use the world as their classroom. In 2022 students traveled to Belize and Iceland. Domestically, they learned at SeaCamp in San Diego. In 2023-2024 they will have the opportunity to learn in Costa Rica and Australia/New Zealand. They'll again return to SeaCamp this November.
We pride ourselves on including the student voice and choice in their EMS experiences. We believe in projects over worksheets and know that experiences make learning "stick" easier.
EMS is a "Trout in the Classroom" school, partnering with Evergreen Trout Unlimited for an authentic learning experience.
EMS was selected as a Minecraft in the Classroom pilot school which will provide another authentic STEM-based learning experience for our students.
EMS continues its commitment to the performing arts: additional classes include Choir, Percussion Ensemble, and a general music appreciation/exposure class.
The fundraiser is fundamental to our success as a school. Why? Because dollars raised allow for the school budget to prioritize PEOPLE- the amazing staff that educates and supports your students every day.
Over the past six years, the successes of the fundraising program supported the following initiatives: growing the library by increasing the amount of student resources to meet district standards, enhancing the EMS campus with replacing art lost in the building remodel and installing a hammock garden, reinforcing building safety measures with a new security camera, installing interactive Mimeo screens in every classroom, curriculum updates for staff, and providing necessary resources to create our Extraordinary Student Experience.
Why a pavilion?
- It's a flexible, multi-use space for the students and staff of Evergreen Middle School and the greater Evergreen community.
- Outdoor classrooms promote engaging lessons and teacher/student experiences.
- A common space encourages socialization for community members of all ages. The open layout provides a variety of possibilities for students, class and camp programming, social events, athletic spectatorship, and more.
Enhancing the backyard space of the campus opens up opportunities for growing youth and adult programming. Designing a space with purpose ensures it's functional and long lasting.
- Creating an anchoring space for the backyard attracts a wide variety of visitors. As opportunities increase, funding possibilities increase. This includes rental possibilities as well as attracting grants and developing partnerships.