Cougar Run Elementary School

8780 Venneford Ranch Road
Littleton, CO 80126
(School attendance zone shown in map)
9/
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Top 20%
Serving 364 students in grades Kindergarten-6, Cougar Run Elementary School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 32%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 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).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 364 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • : Top 20% in CO
  • : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Cougar Run Elementary School's student population of 364 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
364 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Cougar Run Elementary School ranks within the top 20% of all 1,779 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
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.
This School
State Level (CO)
#193 out of 1779 schools
(Top 20%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Cougar Run Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
50-54%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Cougar Run Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
65-69%
45%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cougar Run Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Cougar Run Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Cougar Run Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Asian
7%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Cougar Run Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
12%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Cougar Run Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Cougar Run Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
73%
52%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Cougar Run Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Cougar Run Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cougar Run Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Colorado.
0.45
This chart displays the diversity score of Cougar Run Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
30%
This chart displays 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 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
This chart displays 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 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cougar Run Elementary School's ranking?
Cougar Run Elementary School is ranked #193 out of 1,779 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% CO state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% CO state average).
How many students attend Cougar Run Elementary School?
364 students attend Cougar Run Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of Cougar Run Elementary School students are White, 12% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Cougar Run Elementary School?
Cougar Run Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Cougar Run Elementary School offer ?
Cougar Run Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Cougar Run Elementary School part of?
Cougar Run Elementary School is part of Douglas County School District No. Re 1.
In what neighborhood is Cougar Run Elementary School located?
Cougar Run Elementary School is located in the Northridge neighborhood of Littleton, CO. There are 2 other public schools located in Northridge.

School Calendar

View the Cougar Run Elementary School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Fall Break
October 14, 2024 (Monday)
Break (School Closed, NO Students)
November 26, 2024 (Tuesday)
Break (School Closed, NO Students)
December 23, 2024 (Monday)
Break (School Closed, NO Students)
December 26, 2024 (Thursday)
Break (School Closed, NO Students)
January 02, 2025 (Thursday)

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 (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 364 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 50-54% (Top 20%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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