0741 Tamarisk Trail
Parachute, CO 81635
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Bea Underwood Elementary School serves 359 students in grades 2-5.
Bea Underwood Elementary School 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Bea Underwood Elementary School's student population of 359 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 2-5
Total Students
359 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Bea Underwood Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Bea Underwood Elementary School is 0.53, 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 Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1618 out of 1783 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
36%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
59%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Bea Underwood Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Bea Underwood Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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With a rating of a 3 in the Garfield county Grand Valley district 16, and a rating of 5 in the Roaring Forks district, G.S. District no. Re-2's rating is a 5, I have to wonder if the tax money for the Garfield County schools stays up valley where there is more affluent families. It is a shame that Parachutes new middle school boasts the most updated equipment for science that is very seldom if ever implemented, minimal electives that do not include art, band but not orchestra, and shop. Physical Ed. is only available one semester per year. Is all of our tax dollars going to unnecessary administration and our students class time spent studying for testing? I feel our tax dollars are misspent and needs to be spent directly on our children's learning and the essential employees should be given a long overdue raise.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 2-5
  • Students: 359 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53 (Top 50%)

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