Otero Elementary School

1650 Charmwood Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
3.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Otero Elementary School serves 345 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Otero 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 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (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 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Otero Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Otero Elementary School's student population of 345 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students345 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

Otero Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Otero Elementary School is 0.73, which is more 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
#834 out of 1768 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:117:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
32%
34%
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Black
12%
5%
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White
39%
53%
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Hawaiian
3%
n/a
Two or more races
10%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.730.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHarrison School District No. 2 In The County Of El Paso An School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Otero Elementary School is Career Readiness Academy (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Fox Meadow Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Stratmoor Hills Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Colorado Springs Stratmoor Hills Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 233 students
    0.4 miles
    200 Loomis Avenue
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    (719) 579-2185
    0.4 PK-5 233
  • Colorado Springs Fox Meadow Middle School Math: 24% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 640 students
    0.8 miles
    1450 Cheyenne Meadows Road
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    (719) 527-7100
    0.8 6-8 640
  • Colorado Springs Mountainside Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 452 students
    1.0 miles
    5506 Harr Avenue
    Colorado Springs, CO 80902
    (719) 382-1430
    1 K-5 452
  • Colorado Springs Oak Creek Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 255 students
    1.1 miles
    3333 Oak Creek Drive West
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    (719) 579-2175
    1.1 PK-5 255
  • Colorado Springs Pinon Valley Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-6 | 363 students
    1.1 miles
    6205 Farthing Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    (719) 527-0300
    1.1 K-6 363

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I love this school!! The teachers and staff care about their students!! They communicate with the parents regularly! I would recommend this school!!
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1  
Needs to better train the teachers on how to handle the children. And stop taking the recess of the classroom for the miss behavior of one or two classmates.
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