School District No. 3 In The County Of El Paso And State Of School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 16 public schools in School District No. 3 In The County Of El Paso And State Of School District, serving 9,695 students. School District No. 3 In The County Of El Paso And State Of School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Colorado.
Public schools in School District No. 3 In The County Of El Paso And State Of School District have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the Colorado public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 44% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Colorado.
The top ranked public schools in School District No. 3 In The County Of El Paso And State Of School District are Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School, Widefield Elementary School and Sunrise Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado public school average of 47% (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is more than the Colorado public school average of 17:1.

Overview

School District NameSchool District No. 3 In The County Of El Paso And State Of School District
School District Websitehttp://www.wsd3.org
School District Phone Number(719) 391-3000
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (CO)
# of Schools16 Schools1,896 Schools
# of Students9,695 Students908,260 Students
# of Teachers535 Teachers51,852 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1

District Comparison

School District No. 3 In The County Of El Paso And State Of School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 182 school districts in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 81% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#70 out of 183 school districts
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of School District No. 3 In The County Of El Paso And State Of  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CO by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
81%
80%
This chart display public school graduation rate of School District No. 3 In The County Of El Paso And State Of  School District and public school graduation rate of CO by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.670.60
# of American Indian Students64 Students6,435 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# of Asian Students121 Students28,790 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# of Hispanic Students2,825 Students305,932 Students
% Hispanic Students
29%
34%
# of Black Students854 Students41,619 Students
% Black Students
9%
5%
# of White Students4,731 Students485,318 Students
% White Students
49%
53%
# of Hawaiian Students137 Students2,281 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# of Two or more races Students963 Students37,873 Students
% of Two or more races Students
10%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:43733,045
# of Students in Kindergarten:77263,343
# of Students in 1st Grade:74764,721
# of Students in 2nd Grade:69665,406
# of Students in 3rd Grade:73867,740
# of Students in 4th Grade:76469,560
# of Students in 5th Grade:72969,605
# of Students in 6th Grade:75169,199
# of Students in 7th Grade:70167,805
# of Students in 8th Grade:64167,766
# of Students in 9th Grade:69569,968
# of Students in 10th Grade:68467,062
# of Students in 11th Grade:66965,086
# of Students in 12th Grade:67167,954
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $8,963 in this school district is less than the state median of $13,813. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $8,632 is less than the state median of $13,317. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (CO)
Total Revenue$87 MM$8 MM
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Spending$84 MM$8 MM
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Revenue / Student$8,963$13,813
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Revenue / Student$8,632$13,317
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School District No. 3 In The County Of El Paso And State Of School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    6910 Defoe Avenue
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3455

    Grades: K-5 | 708 students
  • Widefield Elementary School Math: 42% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    509 Widefield Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3335

    Grades: K-5 | 398 students
  • Sunrise Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    7070 Grand Valley Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3415

    Grades: K-5 | 707 students
  • Venetucci Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    405 Willis Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3355

    Grades: K-5 | 484 students
  • Sproul Junior High School Math: 34% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    235 Sumac Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3215

    Grades: 6-8 | 563 students
  • Watson Junior High School Math: 28% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    136 Fontaine Boulevard
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3255

    Grades: 6-8 | 727 students
  • Talbott Steam Innovation School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    401 Dean Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3475

    Grades: K-5 | 452 students
  • Webster Elementary School Math: 30% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    445 Jersey Lane
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3435

    Grades: K-5 | 646 students
  • James Madison Charter Academy School Charter School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    660 Syracuse Street
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3977

    Grades: K-7 | 145 students
  • French Elementary School Math: 30% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5225 Alturas Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3495

    Grades: K-5 | 564 students
  • Mesa Ridge High School Math: 31% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    6070 Mesa Ridge Parkway
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3600

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,290 student
  • Janitell Junior High School Math: 23% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7635 Fountain Mesa Road
    Fountain, CO 80817
    (719) 391-3295

    Grades: 6-8 | 789 students
  • Widefield High School Math: 30% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    615 Widefield Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3200

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,357 student
  • Pinello Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2515 Cody Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3395

    Grades: K-5 | 356 students
  • Discovery High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    701 Widefield Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 391-3121

    Grades: 9-12 | 72 students
  • Widefield District 3 Preschool
    209 Leta Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80911
    (719) 931-3050

    Grades: PK | 437 students
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