Arvada K-8 Elementary School

5751 Balsam St,

Arvada, CO, 80002-

Tel: (303)982-1240
Grades: KG-8

690 students

Arvada K-8 Elementary School serves 690 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the CO average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 44%.
Arvada K-8 Elementary School operates within the Jefferson County No. R-1 School District.

Overview

The student population of 690 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 690 students
Arvada K-8 Elementary School Total Students (2011-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Arvada K-8 Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (2011-2012)
Students by Grade Arvada K-8 Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more 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 17:1 15:1
Arvada K-8 Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (2011-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
Arvada K-8 Elementary School American Indian (2011-2012)
Asian
2%
3%
Arvada K-8 Elementary School Asian (2011-2012)
Hispanic
45%
32%
Arvada K-8 Elementary School Hispanic (2011-2012)
Black
2%
5%
Arvada K-8 Elementary School Black (2011-2012)
White
45%
56%
Arvada K-8 Elementary School White (2011-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Arvada K-8 Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Arvada K-8 Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.60 0.58
Arvada K-8 Elementary School Diversity Score (2011-2012)
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.
74%
34%
Arvada K-8 Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2011-2012)
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.
9%
7%
Arvada K-8 Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2011-2012)

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 (1988-2012)
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 $9,925 $11,613
Jefferson County   No. R-1 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,162 $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 Arvada High School (0.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is North Arvada Middle School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lawrence Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Arvada Lawrence Elementary School
    5611 Zephyr St
    Arvada , CO , 80002
    (303)982-1825
    0.3  mi  |  393  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Arvada Foster Elementary School
    5300 Saulsbury Court
    Arvada , CO , 80002
    (303)982-1680
    0.9  mi  |  475  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Arvada Peck Elementary School
    6495 Carr St
    Arvada , CO , 80004
    (303)982-0590
    0.9  mi  |  383  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Arvada Arvada High School
    7951 West 65th Ave
    Arvada , CO , 80004
    (303)982-0162
    0.9  mi  |  993  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Arvada Fitzmorris Elementary School
    6250 Independence St
    Arvada , CO , 80004
    (303)982-1640
    1  mi  |  368  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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