Sierra Elementary School

Tel: (303)982-0821
Grades: PK-6

566 students

Sierra Elementary School serves 566 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the CO average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% 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 566 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 566 students
Sierra Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Sierra Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Sierra Elementary School 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 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 15:1
Sierra Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
3%
Sierra Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
11%
32%
Sierra Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
n/a
5%
Sierra Elementary School Black (1989-2012)
White
80%
56%
Sierra Elementary School White (1988-2012)
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.
0.35 0.58
Sierra Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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 (1989-2012)
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 (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 105,801 students has grown by 23% over five years.
School District Name Jefferson County No. R-1 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
163
3
Number of Students Managed 105,801 554
Jefferson County   No. R-1 School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $853 MM $7 MM
Jefferson County   No. R-1 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $873 MM $7 MM
Jefferson County   No. R-1 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,933 $11,613
Jefferson County   No. R-1 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,170 $12,022
Jefferson County   No. R-1 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Warder Elementary School (1.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Arvada Oberon Junior High School
    7300 Quail St
    Arvada , CO , 80005
    (303)982-2020
    0.6  mi  |  548  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Arvada Excel Academy Charter School
    Charter School
    11500 West 84th Ave
    Arvada , CO , 80005
    (303)467-2295
    Charter School
    1.1  mi  |  510  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Arvada Warder Elementary School
    7840 Carr Dr
    Arvada , CO , 80005
    (303)982-0950
    1.4  mi  |  340  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Arvada Weber Elementary School
    8725 West 81st Place
    Arvada , CO , 80005
    (303)982-1012
    1.5  mi  |  530  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Arvada Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Campbell Elementary School
    6500 Oak St
    Arvada , CO , 80004
    (303)982-1440
    1.5  mi  |  336  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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