School Details

Explore Elementary School

9150 Poze Blvd, Thornton, CO 80229
(303) 853-1300
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 360 students 22 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

69%
63%
72%
53%
55%
73%
32%
37%
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.
56%
53%
70%
65%
58%
73%
31%
33%
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
  • Mapleton School District No. 1 In The County Of Adams & St average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
58%
72%
46%
49%
68%
42%
37%
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%
52%
71%
48%
41%
65%
37%
31%
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
  • Mapleton School District No. 1 In The County Of Adams & St average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
48%
65%
54%
52%
70%
17%
23%
49%
43%
40%
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.
61%
48%
66%
54%
50%
69%
35%
26%
47%
48%
43%
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
  • Mapleton School District No. 1 In The County Of Adams & St average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
41%
62%
60%
60%
73%
31%
42%
58%

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.
49%
43%
63%
44%
51%
71%
36%
45%
62%

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
  • Mapleton School District No. 1 In The County Of Adams & St average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Explore Elementary School is a public elementary school in Thornton. 360 students attend Explore Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 68% of the 360 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Explore Elementary School is 22:1. Welby Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 58% 64%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 1%
Asian 0.6% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 65%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Explore is an amazing school that changed my daughter's life! She was attending a high-performing Adams 12 school in our neighborhood but the teachers didn't understand her learning style or needs (she had mild sensory processing issues). After 3 years at that school she had very low self-esteem so we began actively looking for a new school. Explore Elementary welcomed us to come and spend the day observing and as we left the school my daughter said "This is the school I want to go to." Explore was the school I would've chosen for her as well--the skillful teaching and active learning that I had observed had sold me on Explore. That was 3 years ago and I am so thankful that we switched schools. My daughter is in the gifted and talented program and is a productive member of the school something that never would ve happened without Explore.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son Joey Belich went to this school since it began a few years ago. He has just graduated out this school. I am thankful for Explore Elementary because 1. They teach in an interesting and creative way 2. They believe that moral values and a good education should be taught together 3. Their staff is committed to the learning of their students and the staff has a great attitude with the students. 4. The staff's standards of improving every year and making their program better and better is obviously seen by the parents who are involved in their childs learning Joey improved in reading and writing which he had been below standards previously but now he is where he should be. His math always excelled and they never held him back and let him grow to an incredible maps score at the end of this year. This school should be applauded.

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