Cougar Run Elementary School

  • Cougar Run Elementary School serves 539 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 51% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 59% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 46%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Cougar Run Elementary School's student population of 539 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students539 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cougar Run Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,704 schools in Colorado (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cougar Run Elementary School is 0.42, which is less 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#222 out of 1,704 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
33%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
75%
54%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cougar Run Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.420.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Cougar Run Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Cougar Run Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDouglas County No. Re 1 School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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.
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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.
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