Sunset Elementary School

800 West 7th Street
Craig, CO 81625
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Sunset Elementary School serves 318 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Sunset Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 318 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

School Overview

Sunset Elementary School's student population of 318 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
318 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Sunset Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Sunset Elementary School is 0.41, 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#744 out of 1734 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
24%
35%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
73%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sunset Elementary School's ranking?
Sunset Elementary School is ranked #744 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Colorado.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend Sunset Elementary School?
318 students attend Sunset Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of Sunset Elementary School students are White, 24% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sunset Elementary School?
Sunset Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Sunset Elementary School offer ?
Sunset Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Sunset Elementary School part of?
Sunset Elementary School is part of Moffat County School District Re: No. 1.

School Reviews

5   1/14/2014
This review and its outcome is subject to change. Its winter in NW Colorado. Yet this school is requiring our young children to enter there class rooms from the side doors and not the main entrance. This policy has left as many as 6 children that I personally know about standing outside in subzero temperature for several minutes ( 10 minutes in one case) because the children could not knock loud enough to be heard over the kids already inside. This policy is unhealthy, unsafe, and just plain stupid. It has also led to some children getting jumped by older children as they walk around to the back of the building UNSUPERVISED. Change this policy! If not my next review will be with the Craig Daily Press.
- Posted by Parent - djken

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 318 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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