School Details

Aspen Elementary School

0235 High School Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-3760
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 541 students 12 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

88%
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69%
51%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
82%
82%
70%
86%
86%
73%
59%
58%
51%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Aspen School District No. 1 In The County Of Pitkin And Sta average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
83%
72%
82%
82%
68%
69%
68%
53%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
93%
90%
71%
85%
84%
65%
72%
71%
56%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Aspen School District No. 1 In The County Of Pitkin And Sta average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Aspen Elementary School is a public elementary school in Aspen. 541 students attend Aspen Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 9% of the 541 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Aspen Elementary School is 12:1. Aspen Community Charter School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 84%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 13% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    AES is an outstanding school. Our experience with 2 children one in Kindergarten & one in Second grade has been amazing. We were new to the school last year and have been very impressed with the teachers technology & staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child loved his/her kindergarten teacher but his/her first grade teacher has let him/her slip through the cracks. This teacher does not give him/her enough instruction and does not manage the class well. I've walked in on pandemonium in the class room more than once and seen this teacher continually fail to reprimand bad behavior in the other students. I've also seen this teacher's whole class running across the highway with only the teacher and one other adult. I feel like AES has really let me and my child down this year. I expected more from a school with such a high rating.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. Anyone wondering if they should send their kids here need not wonder anymore! I have a 3rd grader and a Kindergartner. We are probably moving next year and will miss AES immensely.

  • (8 years ago)

    Fabulous school with many caring and highly qualified staff. They focus on the whole child and offer every extracurricular imaginable. Parents are a constant source of added support. The classrooms are cheerful the building and campus first rate.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter absolutly loves her kindergarten teacher. She adores the principal and comes home with wonderful antecdotes daily. I am impressed with the staff and demeanor.

  • (9 years ago)

    AES is a progressive school with diverse students and many strong teachers. The class sizes are surprisingly small with rarely over 20 in a class. There has been turnover in the principal position recently primarily due to strong parental influence and 'over-involvement' in some cases. The outdoor education is amazing with cross country skiing hiking and overnight trips a regular part of the year's experience. Weak areas in my opinion include the music program and gifted and talented programs (very limited). The faculty and administration are very caring and supportive.

  • (9 years ago)

    I worked in Aspen Elementary for a short time but in that time I saw some amazing things. The quality of their academic programs was great. They really try to boost learning in all areas not just one or two. They have great availability of extracurricular activities including one called Nature that is a combination of art and outdoor studies. The kids just soak up the information like sponges and they really love it. The parents are very involved too. We had parent volunteers in our classroom at least one per day. I would definitely recommend this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is a dream come true for us. My child's 1st grade teacher is so caring upbeat and very active in making sure her student's are well taken care of. This school strives for excellence in their student's and helps them get there. Thank you Aspen Elementary!

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