Shaffer Elementary School

7961 S Sangre De Cristo Road
Littleton, CO 80127
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 10%
Serving 514 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Shaffer Elementary School ranks in the top 10% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 514 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • : Top 10% in CO
  • : 50-54% (Top 10%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Shaffer Elementary School's student population of 514 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
514 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Shaffer Elementary School ranks within the top 10% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Shaffer Elementary School is 0.29, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
#147 out of 1734 schools
(Top 10%)
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50-54%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Shaffer Elementary School 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 2020-21 school year data.
65-69%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Shaffer 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 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
10%
35%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
84%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
0.29
This chart display the diversity score of Shaffer Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
30%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Shaffer Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Shaffer Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Shaffer Elementary School's ranking?
Shaffer Elementary School is ranked #147 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Shaffer Elementary School often compared to?
Shaffer Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Roxborough Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend Shaffer Elementary School?
514 students attend Shaffer Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
84% of Shaffer Elementary School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Shaffer Elementary School?
Shaffer Elementary School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Shaffer Elementary School offer ?
Shaffer Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Shaffer Elementary School part of?
Shaffer Elementary School is part of Jefferson County School District No. R-1.

School Calendar

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Last Day for Students - 12:05 Dismissal
May 24, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 514 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • : Top 10%
  • : 50-54% (Top 10%)
  • : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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