Shelton Elementary School

  • Shelton Elementary School serves 562 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Shelton Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Shelton Elementary School's student population of 562 students has grown by 26% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students562 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Shelton Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Shelton Elementary School is 0.46, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank#499 out of 1768 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Shelton 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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Shelton 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 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Shelton Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Asian
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Shelton Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
19%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Shelton Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Shelton Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
White
71%
53%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Shelton Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Shelton Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.460.60
This chart display the diversity score of Shelton Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Shelton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Shelton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District No. R-1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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