Prairie Winds Elementary School
Prairie Winds Elementary School serves 370 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Prairie Winds Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (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 74% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).
Prairie Winds Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Prairie Winds Elementary School's student population of 370 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Prairie Winds Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Prairie Winds Elementary School is 0.32, 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 Data
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#95 out of 1783 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education
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