Sunset Elementary School

  • Sunset Elementary School serves 303 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 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%.

School Overview

  • Sunset Elementary School's student population of 303 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students303 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sunset Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#1144 out of 1,704 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
16%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
79%
53%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Sunset Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sunset Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.350.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sunset Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMoffat County RE: No. 1 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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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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