Dry Creek Elementary School

7686 East Hinsdale Avenue
Englewood, CO 80112
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Dry Creek Elementary School serves 341 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Dry Creek Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-39% (which is approximately equal to the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% 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: 341 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Dry Creek Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

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School Overview

Dry Creek Elementary School's student population of 341 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
341 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Dry Creek Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Dry Creek Elementary School is 0.58, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#295 out of 1734 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-39%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
8%
3%
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Hispanic
16%
35%
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Black
6%
4%
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White
62%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dry Creek Elementary School's ranking?
Dry Creek Elementary School is ranked #295 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Dry Creek Elementary School often compared to?
Dry Creek Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Willow Creek Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend Dry Creek Elementary School?
341 students attend Dry Creek Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
62% of Dry Creek Elementary School students are White, 16% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Asian, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 6% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dry Creek Elementary School?
Dry Creek Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Dry Creek Elementary School offer ?
Dry Creek Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Dry Creek Elementary School part of?
Dry Creek Elementary School is part of Cherry Creek School District No. 5 In The County Of Arapah.

School Calendar

View the Dry Creek Elementary School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
No School ~ Spring Break ~ All Schools
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
Last day of School ~ All Schools
May 24, 2024 (Friday)
No School Fall Break ~ All Schools
October 14, 2024 (Monday)
No School ~ Thanksgiving Break ~ All Schools
November 28, 2024 (Thursday)

School Reviews

5   2/21/2019
Both of my Sons went to school at Dry Creek. Teachers care for their students and give them beat education possible. School has so much history on excellence.
- Posted by Parent - Chris
2   9/26/2007
I have two childeren enrolled in this school; it's a bad school. It is a one size fits all situation.A.) While the CSAP scores are not terrible they don't tell the whole story. The amount of homework is excessive, approximatly 45 minutes a day beginning in second grade and stays about the same through the 4th grade, I am uncertain what amount the 5th grade has.If your child has any learning issues the teachers are difficult to work with. In Colorado if the school suggests testing for deslexia or other similar learning disabilities the school must supply the additional resources needed to help the child. For this reason teachers are not encouraged to help the children to get approriate testing.We were told by the kinder garden teacher that our oldest needed to attend summer school and we enrolled her, only to find out later over 1/2 of her class had been recommended to attend. We later discovered that the number of students who attend summer school directly affects the funding of the school.There is at least one fund raiser per month. Generally speaking the childeren are all gathered together in an assembly to kick of the fund raiser.Ultimatly many of the issues noted above come down to how the school is funded. I think they use a variety of methods to limit expenses which substantially undercut the education the childeren receive. We moved our children to a diffent school and have had none of the issues noted above.B.) The art and music programs really are top notchC.) I don't know much about the academic awards, but it is an elementary school so there really isn't much of an athletic program. They do have PE.D.) They have a good library and the play grounds are nice. The class rooms are also nice. The lunch room is very small and as a result the lunch period is rushed; the childeren only have 15 minutes to each lunch and if they are not finished in that time they must throw their lunches away.E.) While there apears to be a great of parental involvement, it is mostly a small and cliqish group that runs it. The PTCO is chaired by a woman whos child graduated from high school several years ago. Newcomers are not welcome.Overall I would never recommend this school to anyone. There are two excellent schools with in 2 miles of Dry Creek - Walnut Hill and Homestead, both are substantually better.
- Posted by Parent - russc

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 341 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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