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What kind of a holiday is Presidents Day anyway? For many kids, it’s just a great excuse to stay home from school. Speaking of which, yours truly decided to dig up eight little factoids about Colorado public schools named after former U.S. presidents:
- Hardly a shock, “Lincoln” is the most popular presidential school name with 10 across the state.
- The most recent president so honored is John F. Kennedy, for which a Denver high school is named.
- Denver also has high schools named after George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, which come in as the next most popular choices.
- Colorado Springs 11 has a slew of elementary schools named after former presidents: James Madison, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Woodrow Wilson.