School Details

Arkansas Elementary School

17301 East Arkansas Ave, Aurora, CO 80017
(303) 755-0323
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 608 students 21 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

43%
49%
72%
48%
49%
73%
28%
30%
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.
30%
43%
70%
59%
49%
73%
25%
29%
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 2013
  • Aurora Joint District No. 28 Of The Counties Of Adams And A average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
52%
72%
20%
44%
68%
9%
33%
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.
43%
51%
71%
44%
41%
65%
31%
35%
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 2013
  • Aurora Joint District No. 28 Of The Counties Of Adams And A average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
43%
65%
30%
48%
70%
10%
24%
49%
21%
38%
57%

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.
44%
46%
66%
42%
45%
69%
11%
20%
47%
36%
40%
60%

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 2013
  • Aurora Joint District No. 28 Of The Counties Of Adams And A average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Arkansas Elementary School is a public elementary school in Aurora. 608 students attend Arkansas Elementary School and identify as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Multiracial. 58% of the 608 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Arkansas Elementary School is 21:1. Iowa Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Video film production

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 44% 51%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 20%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 24%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    The teachers and principal is really available to the families and the kids. I have met with them as a team every 6 weeks for my little boy who has ADHD. We always find a way to make his educationa experience wonderful. I can not stay enouth about their dedication. Get involved- communicate and the resutls are extrodinary.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter went to this school from K-2. The first principal was horrible. They got a new principal the last year my daughter went there and he was better as far as communication with parents and kids. There was a lot of bullying. My child constantly complained about being bullied and I personally had to step in between a child being bullied while another kid had to go get a staff member. Unfortunately with all APS schools there are too many student to staff ratio. Thankfully I do not have to send my child back to this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and staff in this building work hard to build relationships with students and parents. I've been in regular contact with my child's teacher and the principal has always made me feel welcomed and openly listened to any concerns I've had.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is no wonder why this arkansas elementary is only a two star school. It will never get above that grade either. I strongly disagree with the the current principal runs the school. I feel like she really doesn't care about the students especially my son who is in the fourth grade there and hopefully he will not be going there next year because i do not want him belittled by gold slips the teachers send home with him when he has been bad. These slips not only do these so called gold slips hurt the child's self- esteem it is also a way to get the to forcibly to conform the schools rules. I want the use of the gold slips to be discontinued.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our first child is finally in fifth grade and will not be at Arkansas next year. Our second child starts school soon but we will be placing her elsewhere and not at Arkansas due to the poor education that our first child received at the school. I greatly disagree with how the principle runs the school and think she should be replaced. It was a better school before she started there.

  • (7 years ago)

    Overall I think this school is below average. I think the student/teacher ratio is hindering a good education. I think they need to involve the parents more in the classroom. The principal never introduced herself to me and is very cold with the kids. My experience with this school has been poor and I am considering withdrawing my child.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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