Brighton

42°F
Current Population
41,366
Elevation Level
4986 ft

About Brighton

Brighton was founded in the 1870s as a stage/railroad depot and farming community. Originally named Hughes Station, its name was later changed to Brighton after Brighton Beach. 
The town is located on the edge of the eastern plains, 20 miles northeast of Denver. It’s known for its small-town atmosphere, relaxed pace, and great quality of life. Often considered a suburb of Denver despite falling outside the official Denver metro area, Brighton is home to over 30,000 residents. 
Real estate options in Brighton range from multi-family housing to gorgeous estates on multi-acre land properties. The town manages over 1,000 acres of parks and open space, including Barr Lake State Park just minutes away from the center of town. Brighton has 30 miles of trails, 20 sports fields, 19 playgrounds, and a wonderful recreation center. It also offers a variety of dining and shopping experiences, including a new 396-acre shopping center that’s home to many well-known retailers. 

Explore Brighton

Entertainment & Culture

A peaceful yet growing town, Brighton offers the best of both worlds to its residents.  Brighton has a small-town feel all its own, just take a stroll down its main street and you'll get a sense of its historic charm. Fun activities can be had by all when you visit:

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Popular Restaurants

Delicious options for a casual night out or a fun brunch with family and friends. Find all your favorites, and discover great new local options in Brighton!

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Parks

A local favorite outdoor spot in Brighton would be Barr Lake State Park.  Come to Barr Lake and bike, hike, or even take a horseback ride along the 8.8-mile trail that circles the lake. Pass the time fishing and bird watching - over 350 species of birds have been spotted at the park, including bald eagles! 

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About the Community

Brighton High School

Summary
  • District Brighton School District No. 27j
  • Phone (303) 655-4200
  • Address 270 S 8TH AVE
  • County Adams County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1820
  • Student Teacher Ratio 23

Fort Lupton High School

Summary
  • District Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-8
  • Phone (303) 857-7100
  • Address 530 REYNOLDS ST
  • County Weld County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +15% to +20%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 742
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Fort Lupton Middle School

Summary
  • District Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-8
  • Phone (303) 857-7200
  • Address 201 S MCKINLEY AVE
  • County Weld County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -5% to -10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 469
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Henderson Elementary School

Summary
  • District Brighton School District No. 27j
  • Phone (303) 655-2700
  • Address 12301 E 124TH AVE
  • County Adams County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 350
  • Student Teacher Ratio 21

John W Thimmig Elementary School

Summary
  • District Brighton School District No. 27j
  • Phone (303) 655-2750
  • Address 11453 OSWEGO ST
  • County Adams County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -10% to -15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 600
  • Student Teacher Ratio 23

Leo William Butler Elementary School

Summary
  • District Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-8
  • Phone (303) 857-7300
  • Address 411 S MCKINLEY AVE
  • County Weld County
  • Grade KN - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -20% to -50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 405
  • Student Teacher Ratio 18

Lochbuie Elementary School

Summary
  • District Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-3
  • Phone (303) 536-2400
  • Address 201 BONANZA BLVD
  • County Weld County
  • Grade 03 - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -20% to -50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 300
  • Student Teacher Ratio 19

Mary E Pennock Elementary School

Summary
  • District Brighton School District No. 27j
  • Phone (720) 685-7500
  • Address 3707 ESTRELLA ST
  • County Adams County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +5% to +10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 672
  • Student Teacher Ratio 23

North Elementary School

Summary
  • District Brighton School District No. 27j
  • Phone (303) 655-2500
  • Address 89 N 6TH AVE
  • County Adams County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -5% to -10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 271
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Northeast Elementary School

Summary
  • District Brighton School District No. 27j
  • Phone (303) 655-2550
  • Address 1605 LONGS PEAK ST
  • County Adams County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 600
  • Student Teacher Ratio 21

Otho E Stuart Middle School

Summary
  • District Brighton School District No. 27j
  • Phone (720) 685-5500
  • Address 15955 E 101ST WAY
  • County Adams County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +10% to +15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 881
  • Student Teacher Ratio 19

Overland Trail Middle School

Summary
  • District Brighton School District No. 27j
  • Phone (303) 655-4000
  • Address 455 N 19TH AVE
  • County Adams County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 600
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Prairie View High School

Summary
  • District Brighton School District No. 27j
  • Phone (303) 655-8800
  • Address 12909 E 120TH AVE
  • County Adams County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1935
  • Student Teacher Ratio 23

Prairie View Middle School

Summary
  • District Brighton School District No. 27j
  • Phone (720) 685-5400
  • Address 12915 E 120TH AVE
  • County Adams County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct More than +50%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1000
  • Student Teacher Ratio 22

South Elementary School

Summary
  • District Brighton School District No. 27j
  • Phone (303) 655-2600
  • Address 305 S 5TH AVE
  • County Adams County
  • Grade KN - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +5% to +10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 450
  • Student Teacher Ratio 19

Southeast Elementary School

Summary
  • District Brighton School District No. 27j
  • Phone (303) 655-2650
  • Address 1595 E SOUTHERN ST
  • County Adams County
  • Grade KN - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -15% to -20%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 400
  • Student Teacher Ratio 21

Twombly Elementary School

Summary
  • District Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-8
  • Phone (303) 857-7400
  • Address 1600 9TH ST
  • County Weld County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program No
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +5% to +10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 575
  • Student Teacher Ratio 17

Vikan Middle School

Summary
  • District Brighton School District No. 27j
  • Phone (303) 655-4050
  • Address 879 JESSUP ST
  • County Adams County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +5% to +10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 673
  • Student Teacher Ratio 19

Weld Central Junior High School

Summary
  • District Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-3
  • Phone (303) 536-2700
  • Address 4977 COUNTY ROAD 59
  • County Weld County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +10% to +15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 585
  • Student Teacher Ratio 14

Weld Central Senior High School

Summary
  • District Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-3
  • Phone (303) 536-2100
  • Address 4715 COUNTY ROAD 59
  • County Weld County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 620
  • Student Teacher Ratio 14

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 41,366
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 46,043
Households
  • Total Households 13,443
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 15,000
  • Average Size of Household 3.00
  • Households With Children 4,877

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 14.34
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 12.20
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 56.30
  • Avg Jan High Temp 41.40
  • Avg Jul High Temp 87.90
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 100
  • Air Pollution Index 115
  • Earthquake Index 41
  • Hail Index 134
  • Tornado Index 232
  • Wind Index 162

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1989
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 104
  • Health Care Cost 121
  • Transportation Cost 111