Needham Elementary School

2425 West Third Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Needham Elementary School serves 432 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (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 45-49% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Needham 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 top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Needham Elementary School's student population of 432 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students432 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

Needham 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 Needham Elementary School is 0.42, 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
#935 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
5%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
17%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
74%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.420.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDurango School District No. 9-R School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Needham Elementary School is Durango High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Miller Middle School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Durango Durango High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,101 student
    0.2 miles
    2390 Main Avenue
    Durango, CO 81301
    (970) 259-1630
    0.2 9-12 1,101
  • Durango Miller Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 455 students
    0.2 miles
    2608 Junction Street
    Durango, CO 81301
    (970) 247-1418
    0.2 6-8 455
  • Durango Riverview Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 481 students
    0.7 miles
    2900 Mesa Avenue
    Durango, CO 81301
    (970) 247-3862
    0.7 PK-5 481
  • Durango Animas High School Charter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 258 students
    0.8 miles
    271 Twin Buttes Ave
    Durango, CO 81302
    (970) 247-2474
    0.8 9-12 258
  • Durango District 9-r Shared School
    Grades: K-12 | 155 students
    0.9 miles
    201 East 12th Street
    Durango, CO 81301
    (970) 247-5411
    0.9 K-12 155

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