Sunset Elementary School
Sunset Elementary School serves 348 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Sunset Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).
Sunset Elementary School's student population of 348 students has grown by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Sunset Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Sunset Elementary School is 0.35, 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
#810 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
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education
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.
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