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About This School

Vassar Elementary School is a public elementary school in Aurora. 550 students go to Vassar Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Multiracial. 59% of the 550 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Vassar Elementary School is 20:1. Arrowhead Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Asian 5% %
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 38% 51%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 24%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 20%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 60%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My children went to Vassar a couple years ago. I put them in a charter school because Vassar just wans't giving them the education they needed. Come to find out both my kids were about 2 grade levels behind. I'm a very active parent in the scools and I would constantly ask how my kids were doing the response was fine. I feel like the teachers were only there because they had a job not to teach my kids what they needed to learn to be successfull. I suggest that if you have a choice of schools this is not a very good one. I Love the charter school that my kids are in and I'm glad I made the move. The teachers and principal were very negative and put down my kids (come to find out later). I wanted my kids to be successful in both school and in life so I feel like getting them out of Vassar was the best thing for them.

  • (2 years ago)

    Vassar has great teachers who commit hours beyond what is mandatory.The quality of a solid education is present. It starts at home with the parents on how committed to education they are the child will carry that over into his or her school day. Teachers can't do it all it takes a village. My children love Vassar and if there is a problem with a bully the teachers will deal with right away they just need to be made aware of the situation. We are happy with Vassar and appreciate the hard work from the faculty.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has thoroughly enjoyed being a student at Vassar! His teacher Mrs. Orner makes every effort to make each student feel special and meet each students individualized needs. Her creative hands on activities and various ways of teaching are amazing and keep students focused on learning with consistency. I have volunteered in the classroom and see how amazing different K teachers skills are and each student goes to their level classroom briefly each day for ELP. Each classroom is set up for the level that kindergartner is at of their reading/letter recognition level. Carnivals Math Nights Turkey Walk- Family Interaction is what makes your child successful and Vassar expresses their wanting your child to succeed with many family nights! Many opportunities to help your child grow with amazing educators! This school works hard with fundraising to get what the students want. I just hope to where we are moving to knows what amazing education I have witnessed and what my new expectations are!

  • (3 years ago)

    My 3rd grader relocated from a private school to Vassar and she loves it. I appreciate the structure and commitment. I hope the rest of the school year is as wonderful as the beginning.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a proud parent of a 3rd grade student at Vassar and I have to say this is a great school. I think alot of parents rate the school in the progress or level of their own children but it should not be that way. The school should be classified soley as a school and should not reflect on the progress or standing of your child. I think if a teacher tries their best to teach students and some students just don't catch on that should not depend on the school because as parents we should also take the time to sit down with our children to review or help with homework. There's no 'Perfect school' that will make your children become honor roll students or the top rank of the classroom it's not the school that makes the student it's the student who is interested that make themselves.

  • (6 years ago)

    Boy the reviews on Vassar are not very recent. My children are both attending Vassar this year and really haven't learned much seems to have been nothing but review from last year thus far. There is no extra help for those who need it and there is no challenge for those who need that. My daughter was physically threatened by a bully who was bullying a lot of kids the school did nothing. My son has fallen so far behind his peers in other schools that I fear he will never make it up. Yes there are a few really great staff members but the poor out number the good. Class sizes are huge 3o-34 at least in my childrens rooms. I will not be sending my children back there next year. I want my children and myself to feel welcome in their learning enviroment and we don't

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a retired teacher at this school but I have worked here since its opening for 25 years. I still return to volunteer twice a week. There are a number of excellent volunteers and paraprofessionals that assist teachers in teaching reading writing and math concepts and skills. Even though this school has a rating of three I know that the past CSAP results have steadily improved despite the increasing diversity of ethnic students making Vassar one of the very best schools in this district. Students receive a lot of support to ensure their success. Many parents receive support from teachers and the principals to ensure their success in educating their children at home. Academic expectations are raised every month to achieve learning goals. Teachers have coaches at each grade level and for each academic area insuring quality education for students. Accountability is a very strong word at this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    We think vassar is a great school. The teachers are great and there is a wonderful before/after school program. Our daughter always felt at home at vassar.

  • (8 years ago)

    There are some good teachers Mrs. Reed Ms. Schmidt.It's nice to have teachers with high expectations and structure. The new Principle is a great one. There are about 25-30 kids per teacher they usually have helpers in the class. This is a good public school however some students need smaller teaching enviroments to get what they need for their education. This school has great saftey policy! This is good if you are going for public schools.

  • (10 years ago)

    It is hard to describe the excellence of Vassar. Students at this school learn a lot and at the same time they are in an environment with other motivated students.

  • (10 years ago)

    Vassar Elementary School is a great school. The Staff is very professional and very friendly. When a child is in need of help they do all that they can. The Teachers encourage parent envolvement to the extent that they allow me to bring in my 8 month old while I volenteer in the classroom. I help out in 2nd and 4th grades.

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