Bear Creek K-8 School

  • Bear Creek K-8 School serves 1,103 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (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 53% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Bear Creek K-8 School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%.

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 1,103 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2006)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students1,103 students
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Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bear Creek K-8 School is ranked within the top 30% 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 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bear Creek K-8 School is 0.62, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#513 out of 1718 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
8%
3%
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Hispanic
37%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
49%
53%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.620.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
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

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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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