25856 Columbine Glen
Golden, CO 80401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Ralston Elementary School serves 325 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Ralston Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (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 75-79% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Ralston Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Ralston Elementary School's student population of 325 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
325 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
Last Day of School for Students: 1pm release
May 25, 2022 (Wednesday)
First day for Teachers
August 10, 2022 (Wednesday)
First day of school for students
August 16, 2022 (Tuesday)
No School - Thanksgiving Break
November 21, 2022 (Monday)
No School - Spring Break
March 20, 2023 (Monday)

School Rankings

Ralston Elementary School 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 Ralston Elementary School is 0.24, 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
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#39 out of 1783 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
4%
34%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
87%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ralston Elementary School 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: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 325 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.24 (Btm 50%)

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