Needham Elementary School

  • Needham Elementary School serves 457 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 16% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 37% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%.

School Overview

  • Needham Elementary School's student population of 457 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students457 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Needham Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Needham Elementary School is 0.46, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#719 out of 1,704 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Needham 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Needham 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
7%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Needham Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Hispanic
18%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Needham Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Needham Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
71%
53%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Needham Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Needham Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.460.39
This chart display the diversity score of Needham Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Needham Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Needham Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDurango No. 9-R School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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