Parmalee Elementary School

  • Parmalee Elementary School serves 310 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Parmalee Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Parmalee Elementary School's student population of 310 students has grown by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students310 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Parmalee Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,718 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Parmalee Elementary School is 0.21, 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 School Rank (16-17)#10 out of 1718 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
6%
34%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
89%
53%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.210.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Parmalee Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District No. R-1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  4.75 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
Parmalee is a great school. The staff and faculty are exceptional, and the school is central to the community to an extent that I'd think is rare.
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5  
Our child currently goes here and he loves it. I love it too because he loves learning now. The staff is amazing - a perfect mix of compassion, patience, rigor, no-nonsense, fun and caring. We feel so grateful to be part of the community.
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5  
I went to this school in the 1970's and then I've had kids in school there from the 1990's to the present. I love it here. It's an amazing community for children to grow up in!
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4  
I went here for 6 years! Best school ever! Lunch is not great though...
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