Bear Canyon Elementary School

  • Bear Canyon Elementary School serves 509 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Bear Canyon Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%.

Top Placements

Bear Canyon Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

  • Bear Canyon Elementary School's student population of 509 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students509 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bear Canyon Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,718 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bear Canyon Elementary School is 0.37, 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 School Rank (16-17)#258 out of 1718 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
78%
53%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bear Canyon Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.370.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDouglas County School District No. Re 1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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