Dakota Valley Elementary School

3950 South Kirk Way
Aurora, CO 80013
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Dakota Valley Elementary School serves 562 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (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 47% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Dakota Valley Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) 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 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Dakota Valley Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Dakota Valley Elementary School's student population of 562 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students562 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

Dakota Valley Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Dakota Valley Elementary School is 0.64, which is more 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
#632 out of 1768 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
9%
3%
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Hispanic
18%
34%
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Black
7%
5%
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White
56%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.640.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCherry Creek School District No. 5 In The County Of Arapah School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Dakota Valley Elementary School is Eaglecrest High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Sky Vista Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sunrise Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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