Cougar Run Elementary School

8780 Venneford Ranch Road
Littleton, CO 80126
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
3.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
Cougar Run Elementary School serves 505 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 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (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 68% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

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 505 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students505 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

Cougar Run Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Cougar Run Elementary School is 0.40, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#253 out of 1768 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
15%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
76%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.400.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDouglas County School District No. Re 1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Cougar Run Elementary School is Eagle Academy (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Platte River Charter Academy (0.5 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Littleton Platte River Charter Academy Charter School
    Math: 60% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-8 | 600 students
    0.5 miles
    4085 Lark Sparrow St.
    Littleton, CO 80126
    (303) 221-1070
    0.5 K-8 600
  • Littleton Sand Creek Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-6 | 452 students
    1.0 miles
    8898 South Maplewood Drive
    Littleton, CO 80126
    (303) 387-6600
    1 PK-6 452
  • Littleton Eagle Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 138 students
    1.1 miles
    9375 Cresthill Lane
    Littleton, CO 80130
    (303) 387-2700
    1.1 9-12 138
  • Littleton Highlands Ranch High School Math: 57% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,745 student
    1.1 miles
    9375 Cresthill Lane
    Littleton, CO 80130
    (303) 387-2500
    1.1 9-12 1,745
  • Littleton Cresthill Middle School Math: 48% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 7-8 | 865 students
    1.2 miles
    9195 Cresthill Lane
    Littleton, CO 80130
    (303) 387-2800
    1.2 7-8 865

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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2  
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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