La Jara Elementary School

214 Poplar Street
La Jara, CO 81140
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
La Jara Elementary School serves 209 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 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-59% (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 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 209 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

La Jara Elementary School's student population of 209 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
209 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

La Jara Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 La Jara Elementary School is 0.51, which is less 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
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#577 out of 1734 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-59%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of La Jara Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Colorado by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of La Jara Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Colorado by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of La Jara Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in La Jara Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2006-07 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
53%
35%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in La Jara Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
n/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in La Jara Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
White
46%
52%
This chart display the percentage of White students in La Jara Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in La Jara Elementary School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score
0.51
This chart display the diversity score of La Jara Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
30%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in La Jara Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
6%
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 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is La Jara Elementary School's ranking?
La Jara Elementary School is ranked #577 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are La Jara Elementary School often compared to?
La Jara Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Manassa Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend La Jara Elementary School?
209 students attend La Jara Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of La Jara Elementary School students are Hispanic, 46% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of La Jara Elementary School?
La Jara Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does La Jara Elementary School offer ?
La Jara Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is La Jara Elementary School part of?
La Jara Elementary School is part of North Conejos School District No. Re1j.

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SPRING BREAK
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
May 23, 2024 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 209 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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