Sierra Elementary School

Sierra Elementary School serves 553 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the CO average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.
Sierra Elementary School operates within the Jefferson County No. R-1 School District.

Overview

The student population of 553 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 553 students
Sierra Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Sierra Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Sierra Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 16:1
Sierra Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1%
1%
Sierra Elementary School American Indian Students (2005-2010)
Asian
2%
3%
Sierra Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
11%
32%
Sierra Elementary School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
81%
56%
Sierra Elementary School White Students (1988-2013)
Hawaiian
1%
1%
Sierra Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2013)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Sierra Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Sierra Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown CO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.33 0.39
Sierra Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
34%
Sierra Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
7%
Sierra Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 105,547 students has grown by 22% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,925 is less than the state average of $11,613. The district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,162 is less than the state average of $12,022. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District Name Jefferson County No. R-1 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
163
3
Number of Students Managed 105,547 561
Jefferson County   No. R-1 School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $853 MM $7 MM
Jefferson County   No. R-1 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $873 MM $7 MM
Jefferson County   No. R-1 School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,925 $11,613
Jefferson County   No. R-1 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,162 $12,022
Jefferson County   No. R-1 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Excel Academy Charter School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Oberon Junior High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Excel Academy Charter School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • ArvadaOberon Junior High School
    7300 Quail St
    ArvadaCO 80005
    (303)982-2020
    0.6 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 563 students                      
  • ArvadaExcel Academy Charter School
    Charter School
    11500 West 84th Ave
    ArvadaCO 80005
    (303)467-2295
    Charter School

    1.1 mi | Gr. KG-12 | 520 students                      
  • ArvadaWarder Elementary School
    7840 Carr Dr
    ArvadaCO 80005
    (303)982-0950
    1.4 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 337 students                      
  • ArvadaWeber Elementary School
    8725 West 81st Place
    ArvadaCO 80005
    (303)982-1012
    1.5 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 507 students                      
  • Arvada Campbell Elementary School
    6500 Oak St
    ArvadaCO 80004
    (303)982-1440
    1.5 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 341 students                      

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