School District 27J is seeking community input on the naming of its two newest schools, Middle School No. 5 and High School No. 3.
The comprehensive High School No. 3 campus is currently under construction at the southeast corner of 136th Avenue and Yosemite Street in Thornton. It is scheduled to open in August 2018 and will be home to ninth- and 10th-grade students. High School No. 3 will also temporarily house sixth- through eighth-grade students until the permanent Middle School No. 5 campus opens in August 2020 at the southwest corner of 136th Avenue and Yosemite Street in Thornton. The selected middle school name will follow with students and staff to the new facility.
School District 27J middle schools have, traditionally, been named for 1) an educator who has provided outstanding service to the district, the state or the nation and who has worked toward quality schools and communities; 2) an outstanding person of the local community; or 3) the geographical area in which the school is located. District high schools are generally named for the locality or community in which they are located. If any school is named for an individual, that individual should be retired from school or community affairs or deceased.