School Details

Crystal River Elementary School

160 Snowmass Dr, Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 384-5620
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 530 students 13 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

63%
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56%
47%
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.
74%
73%
70%
76%
73%
73%
56%
54%
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
  • Roaring Fork School District No. Re-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
71%
72%
57%
64%
68%
32%
46%
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.
48%
67%
71%
40%
62%
65%
38%
52%
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
  • Roaring Fork School District No. Re-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Crystal River Elementary School is a public elementary school in Carbondale. The principal of Crystal River Elementary School is Heather Cremeans, whose e-mail is hcremeans@rfschools.com. 530 students attend Crystal River Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 62% of the 530 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Crystal River Elementary School is 13:1. Ross Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 72% 49%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 49%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Asian 0.4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Amazing school all staff is very friendly and teachers are great! I have four children in the school and they are doing amazing and have flourished and grown so much it's incredible

  • (12 months ago)

    Great school energized staff and high caliber educators. We shopped around; not impressed by one other option and didn't get our 'golden ticket' pulled for the other so we enrolled at CRES and could not be happier. We found a great mix of kids and involved parents and teachers that are determined to help our boys flourish. Ignore the 2/10 and take a tour.

  • (1 year ago)

    The 2/10 score does not represent the quality of this school. It is wrong that the benefits of the diversity of the student population impacts the test scores so much. I wouldn't be able to pass a test in another language either.

  • (1 year ago)

    I think CRES is a fabulous school! I have three children attending CRES and they LOVE their school their teachers and classmates. It is a pleasure to know that my children are excited about learning and it is because of CRES's dedicated staff that they have flourished. CRES has also been wonderfully on top of mine and other families kids that need to be challenged more through their gifted/PEAk program as well as finding where others need extra support. I cannot say enough about CRES and their school community.

  • (4 years ago)

    Karen Olson has proven to be an inspirational and engaged leader at CRES. Our child has had an outstanding experience at this school and the involvement of the parents is exceptional. Fantastic teachers too! This school has dealt with a surge in non-english speaking students over the past several years with grace.

  • (4 years ago)

    Crystal River Elementary School Great community of teachers students and parents that come together to meet the needs of each child.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great diversity Dedicated teachers Friendly administration.

  • (4 years ago)

    Children have PE visual arts and music. They have Spanish class every day. Dual-language is an option. Small class size (less than 18). Teachers are energetic. Principals are responsive.

  • (4 years ago)

    An amazing place to work with kids. Also a place I feel proud to send my child to school because he is learning a lot about life.

  • (4 years ago)

    They are a smaller school struggling to get playground equipment for their students. They have great teachers but funds are short.

  • (4 years ago)

    CRES profoundly supports the diversity of its students. Here all students are regarded for their own unique and inherent qualities. I consider it the real alternative education in that our children develop and grow honoring each other for their cultural differences rather than their homogeneity. Not only are our children taught to think critically and creatively they are also modeled a means to view their environments with tolerance and integrity.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and the administrators love our kids!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have watched Grace flourish in the environment of Crystal River. She is excited to go to school every morning

  • (4 years ago)

    Amazing staff and administration working miracles across the lines of diversity.

  • (4 years ago)

    Because it is working so hard to try and educate some children that mean a lot to me and my family. They deserve all the support they can get.

  • (4 years ago)

    Because it's educating wonderful children to become respectable and contributing adults to society! Education is so important at every level!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school because my child gets the opportunity to learn two languages and build bi-cultural relationships. I also love the level of parent involvement that is apparent during school and in our school cafeteria everyday. I like that our school lunches are healthy and available to all children every day.

  • (4 years ago)

    CRES has a great staff of caring highly trained teachers. Our girls love the art program. The bilingual program is a great opportunity for these kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    Diversity highly-qualified teachers and offers support for children of all abilities!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great highly qualified staff. Supportive administration. Good curriculum. Bilingual program. Exciting art program!! A lot of community participation.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
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