School District 8


Address: Vasquez/Wheat Ridge

School District 8 was organized May 16, 1867. Its first school building was in 1867 at West 32nd Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard. Its second school building was in 1874 at the site of the future Wheat Ridge High School. The third school building was built in 1889. The fourth school was a brick building in Berkeley in 1897. The district was graded in 1898. The district's fifth building (High School) was built in 1937. District 8 had a population of 93 students in 1887 (51 male, 42 female).
Source: "History of Jefferson County Colorado" by Ethel Dark; WPA History of Golden; Jefferson County Grantor/Grantee records; Golden Globe 2 July 1887; Colorado Transcript 25 January 1871
Last Modified: Thu, October 8 1998
 


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