Dakota Valley Elementary School

3950 South Kirk Way
Aurora, CO 80013
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 50%
Serving 522 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Dakota Valley Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 32%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 522 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • : Top 50% in CO
  • : 38% (Top 50%)
  • : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Dakota Valley Elementary School's student population of 522 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
522 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Dakota Valley Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,779 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Dakota Valley Elementary School is 0.64, which is more 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)
#740 out of 1779 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Dakota Valley Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
38%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dakota Valley 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.
44%
45%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dakota Valley 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
15:1
15:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Dakota Valley 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 Dakota Valley Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Asian
8%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Dakota Valley Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
19%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Dakota Valley Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
9%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Dakota Valley Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
56%
52%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Dakota Valley 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
8%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Dakota Valley 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 Dakota Valley Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Colorado.
0.64
This chart displays the diversity score of Dakota Valley 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
19%
30%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Dakota Valley 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
6%
6%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dakota Valley 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 Dakota Valley Elementary School's ranking?
Dakota Valley Elementary School is ranked #740 out of 1,779 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Dakota Valley Elementary School often compared to?
Dakota Valley Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mountain Vista Elementary School, Heritage Heights Academy by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
38% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% CO state average), while 44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% CO state average).
How many students attend Dakota Valley Elementary School?
522 students attend Dakota Valley Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
56% of Dakota Valley Elementary School students are White, 19% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Black, 8% of students are Asian, and 8% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dakota Valley Elementary School?
Dakota Valley Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is equal to the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Dakota Valley Elementary School offer ?
Dakota Valley Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Dakota Valley Elementary School part of?
Dakota Valley Elementary School is part of Cherry Creek School District No. 5 In The County Of Arapah.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
No School Fall Break ~ All Schools
October 14, 2024 (Monday)
No School ~ Thanksgiving Break ~ All Schools
November 28, 2024 (Thursday)
No School ~ Spring Break ~ All Schools
March 17, 2025 (Monday)
Last day of School ~ All Schools
May 23, 2025 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 522 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 38% (Top 50%)
  • : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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