214 Poplar Street
La Jara, CO 81140
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
La Jara Elementary School serves 231 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
La Jara Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to 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 14:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

La Jara Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

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School Overview

La Jara Elementary School's student population of 231 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
231 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR THE YEAR
May 26, 2022 (Thursday)
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR THE YEAR
May 26, 2022 (Thursday)

School Rankings

La Jara Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 La Jara Elementary School is 0.50, 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
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#577 out of 1783 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
55%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
45%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
18%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in La Jara 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.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 231 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.50 (Top 50%)

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