8780 Venneford Ranch Road
Littleton, CO 80126
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Cougar Run Elementary School serves 408 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Cougar Run Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Cougar Run Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

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School Overview

Cougar Run Elementary School's student population of 408 students has declined by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
408 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Cougar Run Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Cougar Run Elementary School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#228 out of 1783 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
73%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.45
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   3/7/2011
I have 3 kids attending this school. I believe it has a quality staff and excellent principal. I visit many of the schools in the district as well as other districts as part of my line of work and Cougar Run is one of the top elementary schools I have seen.
- Posted by Parent - paifl
2   5/18/2009
My kids have been going to this school for 3 yrs. There have been several instances where my kids have been bullied and nothing has been resolved, my son in 3rd grade has a teacher that has no control over the classroom and is constantly getting items stolen including his snack and it's just passed along as if there is nothing to be done about it. I have asked it he could switch teachers and I was informed that he could not. It seems this school has alot of issues and thankfully they will not be attending next year. My kids have complained that they hate this school, and that's pretty sad.
- Posted by Parent - wpb16

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 408 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.45

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