Platte River Charter Academy

4085 Lark Sparrow St.
Littleton, CO 80126
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Platte River Charter Academy serves 600 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Platte River Charter Academy placed in the top 5% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 77% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Platte River Charter Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Platte River Charter Academy's student population of 600 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students600 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

Platte River Charter Academy is ranked within the top 5% 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 Platte River Charter Academy is 0.38, 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
#71 out of 1768 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
7%
3%
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Hispanic
8%
34%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
78%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.380.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
1%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDouglas County School District No. Re 1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Platte River Charter Academy is Eagle Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Cresthill Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cougar Run Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Littleton Cougar Run Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-6 | 505 students
    0.5 miles
    8780 Venneford Ranch Road
    Littleton, CO 80126
    (303) 387-6675
    0.5 K-6 505
  • Littleton Eagle Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 138 students
    0.6 miles
    9375 Cresthill Lane
    Littleton, CO 80130
    (303) 387-2700
    0.6 9-12 138
  • Littleton Highlands Ranch High School Math: 57% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,745 student
    0.6 miles
    9375 Cresthill Lane
    Littleton, CO 80130
    (303) 387-2500
    0.6 9-12 1,745
  • Littleton Highlands Ranch High School Pre-k
    Grades: PK | 24 students
    0.7 miles
    9375 Cresthill Lane
    Littleton, CO 80130
    (303) 387-0806
    0.7 PK 24
  • Littleton Cresthill Middle School Math: 48% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 7-8 | 865 students
    0.8 miles
    9195 Cresthill Lane
    Littleton, CO 80130
    (303) 387-2800
    0.8 7-8 865

School Reviews

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