Hulstrom Options K-8 School

11551 Wyco Drive
Denver, CO 80233
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Hulstrom Options K-8 School serves 638 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Hulstrom Options K-8 School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 638 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85-89% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Hulstrom Options K-8 School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Hulstrom Options K-8 School's student population of 638 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
638 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Hulstrom Options K-8 School is ranked within the top 1% 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 Hulstrom Options K-8 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#17 out of 1734 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
15%
3%
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Hispanic
15%
35%
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Black
2%
4%
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White
56%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
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 Hulstrom Options K-8 School's ranking?
Hulstrom Options K-8 School is ranked #17 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Hulstrom Options K-8 School often compared to?
Hulstrom Options K-8 Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Stargate Charter School, Stem Lab by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
65-69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 85-89% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend Hulstrom Options K-8 School?
638 students attend Hulstrom Options K-8 School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
56% of Hulstrom Options K-8 School students are White, 15% of students are Asian, 15% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hulstrom Options K-8 School?
Hulstrom Options K-8 School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Hulstrom Options K-8 School offer ?
Hulstrom Options K-8 School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Hulstrom Options K-8 School part of?
Hulstrom Options K-8 School is part of Adams 12 Five Star Schools School District.

School Reviews

5   12/5/2020
We LOVE Hulstrom. My daughter has grown so much in the few years she has been at the school. We debated on StarGate or our local elementary but are so grateful we choose Hulstrom. Our daughter has learned so much, and they allow students with advanced skills to be gathered into groups with kids at the same level. The community feel is wonderful at that school, and I would recommend it to anyone in the area.
- Posted by Parent - Karen
5   11/18/2020
Hulstrom has been an incredible learning community for both my kids. We could not have asked for a better environment to challenge them and prepare them for high school while catering to their specific GT needs all along the way. There is flexibility for unique needs and differentiation for students that need it. Each of my kids had very different needs and were strong academically in different areas where I felt they each were able to thrive with unique opportunities. Our experience with the teachers was from kindergarten through 8th grade was incredible strong — whether the teachers were working to enhance executive functioning skills or helping to navigate social emotional areas to pushing my kids to explore areas of interest — they were always available, approachable and willing to work through whatever my kids were facing. I really appreciate the individualized approach. While Hulstrom is a smaller school, we never felt it lacked opportunities - whether extracurricular activities, academic advanced programs, specials, trips and travel and so much more!
- Posted by Parent - The Karimi Family
1   3/27/2020
Don't be fooled this school was great when my kids started but has been on a strong decline for the last two years. Loads of good teachers have been leaving the school for the last three years.
- Posted by Parent - dissapointed

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 638 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85-89% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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