Pennington Elementary School

4645 Independence Street
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Pennington Elementary School serves 169 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Pennington 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (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 15-19% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) 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 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Pennington Elementary School's student population of 169 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 31% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students169 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

Pennington 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 Pennington Elementary School is 0.61, 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
#1697 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
46%
34%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
42%
53%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.610.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
8%
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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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Pennington Elementary School is Two Roads Charter School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Compass Montessori - Wheat Ridge Charter School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wheat Ridge Compass Montessori - Wheat Ridge Charter School Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 286 students
    0.5 miles
    10399 West 44th Avenue
    Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
    (303) 420-8288
    0.5 PK-6 286
  • Arvada Two Roads Charter School Charter School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 651 students
    0.5 miles
    6980 Pierce Street
    Arvada, CO 80003
    (303) 423-3377
    0.5 PK-12 651
  • Wheat Ridge Everitt Middle School Math: 13% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 437 students
    0.7 miles
    3900 Kipling Street
    Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
    (303) 982-1580
    0.7 7-8 437
  • Wheat Ridge Norma Anderson Preschool
    Grades: PK | 112 students
    0.8 miles
    10801 West 44th Avenue
    Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
    (303) 982-1740
    0.8 PK 112
  • Wheat Ridge Wilmore Davis Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 321 students
    1.1 miles
    7975 West 41st Avenue
    Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
    (303) 982-2890
    1.1 K-6 321

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