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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 553 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 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
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
2%
3%
Hispanic
11%
32%
White
81%
56%
Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
4%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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
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%
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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 105,547 students has grown by 22% over five years.
School District Name Jefferson County No. R-1 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
163
3
Number of Students Managed 105,547 561
District Total Revenue $853 MM $7 MM
District Spending $873 MM $7 MM
District Revenue / Student $9,925 $11,613
District Spending / Student $10,162 $12,022
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)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Middle Schools Middle Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • ArvadaOberon Junior High School
    7300 Quail St
    ArvadaCO 80005
    (303)982-2020
    0.6 mi | 563 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • ArvadaExcel Academy Charter School
    Charter School
    11500 West 84th Ave
    ArvadaCO 80005
    (303)467-2295
    Charter School

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

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?        

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
Life Beyond High School:  The Innovative Frontier
Life Beyond High School: The Innovative Frontier
Exploring post graduation options for high school students.
5 Ways Parents Can Inspire Children to Love Reading
Children are reading less and less in this country, and the effects of that are showing in their performance in school. However, there are a variety of ways parents can encourage their children to read – and hopefully to love reading!
Schools Demand Students' Social Media Passwords
Recent legislation that allows Illinois public schools to demand students’ social media passwords has renewed the debate about students’ right to privacy at school.