9601 West Dartmouth Place
Denver, CO 80227
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
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 bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (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 48% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 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 Rankings

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

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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.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,103 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
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School Rankings

Bear Creek K-8 School is ranked within the top 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 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 Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#890 out of 1783 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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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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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
8%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

School Reviews

2   5/17/2016
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.
- Posted by Parent - ejk62
5   5/24/2010
This is an amazing school!!! Very hard, prepares you very well for high school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - elsie

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 1,103 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.62 (Top 20%)

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