Bear Creek K-8 School

9601 West Dartmouth Place
Denver, CO 80227
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
3.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
Bear Creek K-8 School serves 1,103 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
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 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 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% (majority Hispanic).

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 declined by 5% over five school years.
Awards 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 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 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 Testing Rank
#601 out of 1768 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
7%
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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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.620.60
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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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Bear Creek K-8 School is Bear Creek High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is D'evelyn Junior/senior High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Westgate Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Denver Bear Creek High School Math: 42% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,564 student
    0.3 miles
    9800 West Dartmouth Place
    Denver, CO 80227
    (303) 982-8855
    0.3 9-12 1,564
  • Denver Westgate Elementary School Math: 22% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 534 students
    0.9 miles
    8550 West Vassar Drive
    Denver, CO 80227
    (303) 982-9130
    0.9 PK-6 534
  • Denver D'evelyn Junior/senior High School Math: 78% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 7-12 | 1,026 student
    1.3 miles
    10359 W Nassau Avenue
    Denver, CO 80235
    (303) 982-2600
    1.3 7-12 1,026
  • Denver Mountview Youth Service Center Alternative School
    Grades: 5-12 | 34 students
    1.3 miles
    7862 West Mansfield Parkway
    Denver, CO 80235
    (303) 987-4575
    1.3 5-12 34
  • Denver Green Gables Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 291 students
    1.4 miles
    8701 West Woodard Drive
    Denver, CO 80227
    (303) 982-8314
    1.4 K-6 291

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
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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5  
This is an amazing school!!! Very hard, prepares you very well for high school.
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