Paonia Elementary School

430 Box Elder
Paonia, CO 81428
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Paonia Elementary School serves 253 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Paonia Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (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 65-69% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 253 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Paonia Elementary School's student population of 253 students has grown by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 63% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
253 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Paonia Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Paonia Elementary School is 0.31, 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
#222 out of 1734 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
14%
35%
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Black
n/a
4%
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White
82%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.31
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Paonia Elementary School's ranking?
Paonia Elementary School is ranked #222 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Paonia Elementary School often compared to?
Paonia Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Hotchkiss Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend Paonia Elementary School?
253 students attend Paonia Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
82% of Paonia Elementary School students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Paonia Elementary School?
Paonia Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is lower than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Paonia Elementary School offer ?
Paonia Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Paonia Elementary School part of?
Paonia Elementary School is part of Delta County Joint District No. 50 School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 253 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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