Dry Creek Elementary School
Dry Creek Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:
- Category Attribute
- Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
- Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
- Reading/Language Arts Proficiency Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
- 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.
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-5|
|Total Students||415 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||22 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
- Dry Creek Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
- The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (CO)|
|Overall Testing Rank||#188 out of 1768 schools|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||19:1||17:1|
|Two or more races|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Cherry Creek School District No. 5 In The County Of Arapah School District|
Nearby Public Schools
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Englewood Homestead Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 524 students
7451 South Homestead Parkway
Englewood, CO 80112
(720) 554-3700 0.5 PK-5 524
- Englewood Walnut Hills Community Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 367 students
8195 East Costilla Boulevard
Englewood, CO 80112
(720) 554-3800 0.5 PK-5 367
- Englewood Willow Creek Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 543 students
7855 South Willow Way
Englewood, CO 80112
(720) 554-3900 0.8 PK-5 543
- Englewood Heritage Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 417 students
6867 East Heritage Place South
Englewood, CO 80111
(720) 554-3500 1.1 PK-5 417
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
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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