Polton Community Elementary School

  • Polton Community Elementary School serves 531 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 27% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 43% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Polton Community Elementary School's student population of 531 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students531 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Polton Community Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Polton Community Elementary School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#781 out of 1,704 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Polton Community Elementary School 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
22%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Polton Community Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
19%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Polton Community Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
42%
53%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Polton Community Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
11%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Polton Community Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.730.39
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Polton Community Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCherry Creek No. 5 in the county of Arapah School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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