Bear Creek K-8 School

  • Bear Creek K-8 School serves 1,104 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 39% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 44% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Bear Creek K-8 School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 46%.

Top Placements

Bear Creek K-8 School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

  • Bear Creek K-8 School's student population of 1,104 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2006)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students1,104 students
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Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bear Creek K-8 School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,704 schools in Colorado (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bear Creek K-8 School is 0.61, which is more 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#640 out of 1,704 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
8%
3%
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Hispanic
35%
33%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
52%
54%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bear Creek K-8 School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.610.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County No. R-1 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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This school does not take into account that a child's love of learning is what should be fostered throughout their lives. ''Perfect'' is the standard they expect every child to meet.
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This is an amazing school!!! Very hard, prepares you very well for high school.
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