Vanguard Classical School - West

  • Vanguard Classical School - West serves 509 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (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 32% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Vanguard Classical School - West placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) 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 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%.

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Vanguard Classical School - West places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

  • Vanguard Classical School - West's student population of 509 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 39% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students509 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Vanguard Classical School - West is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,718 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Vanguard Classical School - West is 0.58, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1309 out of 1718 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
58%
34%
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Black
27%
5%
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White
13%
53%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.580.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAurora Joint District No. 28 Of The Counties Of Adams And A School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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This was our first year at Vangaurd East in Aurora and it will be out last. I just only wish I would have seen the signs earlier and not kept my child there the whole heart. I would not recommend this school To any parent that wants their kids to learn what is the future... Technology.. was told the millers don't like it and don't encourage it. My daughter also had so much anxiety over going to this school everyday that she made herself sick. At first I just thought it was just drama of being a 13 year old. But now that the year is over she is telling me all kinds of stories about what some of the teachers had said and done to her. As a previous reviewer has said the teachers yell at the kids all the time! If you are a teacher you should have the patience and kindness for kids and encourage learning instead of putting them down all the time. If you don't have these qualities you shouldn't be teaching kids. My daughter has struggled with school all her life and the last thing she needs is a teacher, a person who should lift up and encourage, call her stupid in front of the whole class when she couldn't answer a question. There is no excuse for that! My daughter was also told by Ms. Miller on several occasions that she couldn't be friends with someone simply because they were in the 9th grade and she was in the 7th. And if they were seen together they would get a referral and then get suspended. If you are going to have a school that has kids from K to 12 then you should expect and encourage kids to be friends with people of all ages not just those in their grade. Just like it is in the world outside of school. I also personally witnessed a teacher out right yelling at a parent in the pickup line for being in the wrong line in front of all the kids and parents. If they do that in front of everyone what are they doing behind closed doors. My daughter was so afraid to do anything in this school because even looking at the teacher wrong would get you a detention. Do not walk away from this school... RUN!!!
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