Dry Creek Elementary School
Dry Creek Elementary School serves 415 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 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).
Dry Creek Elementary School's student population of 415 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
View the Dry Creek Elementary School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:
Last day of School ~ All Schools
May 27, 2022 (Friday)
First Day of School
August 17, 2022 (Wednesday)
No School ~ Fall Break ~ All Schools
October 17, 2022 (Monday)
Spring Break ~ All Schools
March 20, 2023 (Monday)
Dry Creek Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Dry Creek Elementary School is 0.57, 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 Data
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#333 out of 1783 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education
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.
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.
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