School Details

Bennett Elementary School

1125 Bennett Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 488-4750
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 478 students 18 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

90%
84%
72%
90%
84%
73%
71%
65%
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.
81%
79%
70%
92%
84%
73%
69%
62%
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
  • Poudre School District R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
81%
72%
88%
79%
68%
75%
66%
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.
96%
81%
71%
88%
78%
65%
76%
68%
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
  • Poudre School District R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
77%
65%
90%
82%
70%
74%
62%
49%
75%
72%
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.
81%
77%
66%
82%
81%
69%
74%
61%
47%
77%
74%
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 2011
  • Poudre School District R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bennett Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fort Collins. 478 students attend Bennett Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 26% of the 478 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Bennett Elementary School is 18:1. Beebe Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 77% 74%
Multiracial 6% 3%
Asian 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Both our girls have gone to Bennett IB World School since kindergarten and both of them love it! The teachers are great and promote a respectful behavior from the kids. They keep the kids challenged and make sure they learn up-to-date technology mediated information as well. There are several fun activities and fund raisers that give parents and kids to mingle after school. I think the best event is International Day where children learn about the cultures of other countries (some they have never even heard of so far!). The children going to Bennett are getting a holistic education to face life and its challenges.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school. Everything in this school is perfect. My tow sons love there school. I really have a good experience in this school. This school improve the kids' skill learning and encourage them to learn more. The teachers know how to treat kids very will. My youngest son was in Ms. Allen kindergarten class. In Ms. Allen's class my son had a huge improved in his learning skills and learn a lot. In addition my oldest son was in 2nd grade with Ms. Meadows and Ms. Anderson's class. Also my oldest son's learning skills has been improved. In short I'm very grateful about Bennett School

  • (2 years ago)

    My child's class is studying the solar system and my child asked the teacher if "how the planets got formed" could be the research question for the upcoming project. The teacher said this topic could not be researched because "God made the planets." The teacher is a nice person and near retirement so I hate to make waves. But this is not a good sign for this school. PSD needs to send a memo to the principal reminding him to remind the teachers that proselytizing should not be done at school. The teacher's religious beliefs should not dictate what science topic my child can research.

  • (3 years ago)

    I want to say that in the years I attended this school I was very happy I always remembered Bennet School as a place where quality education was present. I attended kindergarden first second and a semester of third grade through the years 1972 to 1975 my teachers and fellow students called me Jose ( hooosayyy) thats the way it was pronounced. I hope I can find the students that attended with me the same years. God bless Bennet School and Fort Collins

  • (3 years ago)

    I recently moved here from San Francisco and was initially worried if my "gifted" daughter would be challenged. Well I was promptly educated on the fact that every child in my daughters class was "gifted' and challenged and I got knocked off my high horse when I found out that she was actually BEHIND the other children. My daughter has now caught up and I am so glad that she entered this IB school sooner than later. If we had waited another year it would have been much more difficult to grasp their learning concepts. The curriculum is amazing! The teachers and staff are top notch and every child is treated as an individual. I can also not say enough about how caring the teachers are. They hold the children to a high standard of accountability and social responsibility and are very "hands on" in the classroom. They are also outstanding in keeping parents informed. As a parent who normally enrolls her children in private schools I can honestly this is the best school my daughter has ever attended. There is no need to waste my money on a private education in Fort Collins. The public school system here is doing an AMAZING job and I highly recommend this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two children that attended Bennett and we all loved it! The staff is caring and they know their students. They are fun and each teacher helps each other out so that all of the students can be successful. They also understand busy lifestyles and help parents out with frequent reminders!

  • (4 years ago)

    It is an IB school that encourages and expects creative thinking through IB projects and such things as teaching chess.

  • (5 years ago)

    Transferring from another school my kids had their worries about fitting in how the teachers would be and keeping up with a new IB program. I'm very happy to say that my kids and I have felt welcomed here at Bennett from the start! I'm completely impressed with their teachers office staff and principal and I feel they truly enjoy my kids. That's so important ) My kids are in 5th and 3rd grade and I believe they are being challenged enough without being overwhelmed. It's a very positive environment )

  • (5 years ago)

    Fabulous school....we arrived here from Europe and my son went into 2nd grade. Nervous but after 2 days said he loved it. The staff are very helpfull patient and kind. The school curriculum is wonderful learning about the whole world and have 3 languages....Spanish French Chinese. Would highly recomend this school to anyone.

  • (6 years ago)

    Incredible school. Caring teachers and staff excellent programs and well maintained facilities are the standard here.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is good school. My daughter went for kindergarten. She enjoyed it.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our son in kindergarden attends Bennett and we are all pleased with the school. The have a great focus on multiculturalism by having annual festivals and providing daily multicultural interaction (by reading books using language etc.). They staff are great and they really focus on developing the family by having monthly gatherings (Chilli Cookoff book sales family writing night family game night).

  • (10 years ago)

    We are past students of Bennett Elementary and we think that it is a great place to learn and spend time. The staff is great! And so is the environment. We are in 7th grade now and miss it a lot. -Katie Hufnagel and Angie Ozzello

  • (10 years ago)

    im a student and ive going to bennett for 7 years now(k-6) and I have loved it. Your kids will absoluty love it.

  • (11 years ago)

    Bennett has an overall atmosphere of caring and academic support. The teachers are very competant and willing to extend the academic reach of their students. Bennett's multicultural student body adds to the International Baccalaureate program.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have one child at this school and have extremely happy with the overall care and work that all of the teachers staff and other parents have put towards helping my child learn and achieve.

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