Arvada K-8

5751 Balsam Street
Arvada, CO 80002
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Arvada K-8 serves 615 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 16% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Arvada K-8 placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Arvada K-8's student population of 615 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students615 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

Arvada K-8 is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Arvada K-8 is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1735 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
57%
34%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
33%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.570.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District No. R-1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Arvada K-8 is Arvada High School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Doral Academy Of Colorado (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lawrence Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Arvada Lawrence Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 354 students
    0.3 miles
    5611 Zephyr Street
    Arvada, CO 80002
    (303) 982-1825
    0.3 PK-6 354
  • Arvada Foster Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 506 students
    0.9 miles
    5300 Saulsbury Court
    Arvada, CO 80002
    (303) 982-1680
    0.9 PK-6 506
  • Arvada Peck Elementary School
    Grades: K-6 | 318 students
    0.9 miles
    6495 Carr Street
    Arvada, CO 80004
    (303) 982-0590
    0.9 K-6 318
  • Arvada Arvada High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 822 students
    1.0 miles
    7951 West 65th Avenue
    Arvada, CO 80004
    (303) 982-0162
    1.0 9-12 822
  • Arvada Fitzmorris Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 284 students
    1.0 miles
    6250 Independence Street
    Arvada, CO 80004
    (303) 982-1640
    1.0 PK-6 284

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