4085 Lark Sparrow St.
Littleton, CO 80126
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Platte River Charter Academy serves 542 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Platte River Charter Academy placed in the top 5% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 76% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Platte River Charter Academy's student population of 542 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
542 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Platte River Charter Academy is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Platte River Charter Academy is 0.44, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#75 out of 1783 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Platte River Charter Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Colorado by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Platte River Charter Academy and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Colorado by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
9%
3%
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Hispanic
9%
34%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
74%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.44
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Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Platte River Charter Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Platte River Charter Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   3/19/2020
PRA teachers are the best and allowed the freedom to expand their teaching methods and oversight of students. Parent involvement at PRA is second to none in the state period.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - mike L

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 542 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 76% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.44

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