School Details

Red Sandstone Elementary School

551 North Frontage Rd, Vail, CO 81657
(970) 328-2910
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 273 students 12 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

70%
67%
71%
80%
64%
72%
55%
46%
51%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means 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. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.
88%
77%
70%
73%
74%
73%
71%
57%
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 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. The CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
  • This school in 2014
  • Eagle County School District No. Re 50 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
63%
72%
78%
67%
67%
63%
47%
52%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means 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. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.
88%
77%
71%
79%
70%
65%
69%
59%
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 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. The CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
  • This school in 2014
  • Eagle County School District No. Re 50 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
71%
66%
79%
74%
69%
56%
52%
47%
77%
65%
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 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. The CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
80%
61%
65%
85%
72%
71%
73%
54%
55%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means 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. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.
  • This school in 2014
  • Eagle County School District No. Re 50 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Red Sandstone Elementary School is a public elementary school in Red Cliff. 273 children attend Red Sandstone Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 32% of the 273 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Red Sandstone Elementary School is 12:1. Vail Mountain School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 47%
Multiracial 4% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 29% 50%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    We like the school very very much. On the first day my child came home with something to say about what he learned. I also like the principal and teachers that are out front to greet the children in the morning and at the pick up time. It is such a personal school. Thank you.

  • (6 years ago)

    Red Sandstone is very supportive to the needs of all students. The Principal has been there forever knows all the problems that the schools has and is working on them she is also open to suggestions to improve the school and the teaching.

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved to Vail when my oldest was in 2nd grade. He is now in 4th. Every year every step of the way Red Sandstone has been supportive in helping my son feel confy with making friends and since he does have ADHD they stepped up to the plate and everyone got involved. I have seen a VAST improvement in my son. Its thanks to the staff and the caring people that know my son that has made his life so much easier. Now that my youngest is in kindergarden I know that he is in good hands and that he will finish out elementary school with a bang )

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a parent of a Kindergarten student. What I appreciate most about Red Sandstone in addition to academic instruction is that the Principal Nancy Ricci and the Dean Harry McQueeney greet the cars each morning by standing outside the entrance to help the little ones open a car door and telling the children 'good morning' with a smile. I love that personal attention so that the students start their day feeling welcome and acknowledged. The principal and dean are outside each morning rain or shine. The little ones enter school with a big smile ready to start the day. I really appreciate that! We did have a discipline issue this year concerning our son throwing snowballs on the playground. But I guess that should be expected in a ski town like Vail. ;-)

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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