Foster Elementary School

  • Foster Elementary School serves 506 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 22% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Foster Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Foster Elementary School's student population of 506 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students506 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Foster Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Foster Elementary School is 0.45, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank#1437 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
69%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
28%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.450.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Foster Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District No. R-1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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