School Details

Prospect Valley Elementary School

3400 Pierson St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(303) 982-7535
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 476 students 19 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

69%
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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.
73%
76%
70%
78%
80%
73%
51%
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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
  • Jefferson County School District No. R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
77%
72%
82%
76%
68%
72%
58%
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.
68%
75%
71%
68%
73%
65%
65%
63%
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
  • Jefferson County School District No. R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
70%
65%
88%
78%
70%
73%
59%
49%
74%
63%
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.
70%
71%
66%
76%
78%
69%
63%
58%
47%
63%
66%
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
  • Jefferson County School District No. R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
70%
62%
86%
83%
73%
70%
67%
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.
65%
71%
63%
82%
82%
71%
66%
71%
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 2011
  • Jefferson County School District No. R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Prospect Valley Elementary School is a public middle school in Wheat Ridge. 476 children attend Prospect Valley Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 27% of the 476 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Prospect Valley Elementary School is 19:1. Everitt Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 68%
Multiracial 6% 3%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 18% 24%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Prospect Valley happens to be our neighborhood school. When we looked at the reviews when we were deciding to move into the area we were excited to have such a good school in our neighborhood so that we didn't have to deal with the choice process. However we are currently a month and a half into the school year and I am rather underwhelmed with my child's teacher. She doesn't seem to like dealing with the parents OR the children and in fact I wonder why she even decided to get a job as a teacher. She is very snappy and even condescending. Her lesson plans are clearly from the internet which is rather disappointing as I don't even have a teacher's certification and would be able to do the same thing. As it is so early in the year I will probably just try to ride this out and see what happens but I am seriously considering transferring my child to a private school next year. Long story short; the scores on the great schools website don't tell the whole story.

  • (6 months ago)

    They are an amazing school! Amazing teachers and an awesome principle more should be like this man. He interacts with the kids and families. He doesn't just sit all day In his office typing away on his computer he is involved with everyone which is very rare. I absolutely love this school and couldn't be more happy how they helped my baby learn and grow. Having your first child going to school is very scary for you as a parent and child but they (Prospect Valley) has helped us. And the parent community is amazing great atmosphere.

  • (1 year ago)

    Love love love this school! We moved our daughter here for third grade and she is a completely different child! She was not academically challenged at her last school but PV creates a rigorous and fun school environment!

  • (1 year ago)

    We are fortunate to live just blocks away from such a wonderful school. The teachers are fantastic--energetic and interested in their students. A majority of the teachers have been there for the eight years we've been at the school and many have been there much longer. Our PE teacher retired after 35 years at Prospect Valley! We've experienced three different principals in our years at PV and feel that we hit the jackpot with Mr. Collins! The kids love him. He is able to connect with them yet still be very professional work well with the teachers parents and community. Prospect Valley seems to have all the components for a successful school--great principal great teachers & support staff and great families (with a lot of parent involvement).

  • (1 year ago)

    There is no accountability with the principal and the staff. The teacher turnover is high and the administration is clueless on what is happening in the classroom. The vision and strategy for the school is sound execution is very poor.

  • (1 year ago)

    Really great school! We were welcomed and PV became a great place to land. Our dd's teacher was excellent and really works well with the kids -- but all the teachers we've encountered have been very good. The principal is "aces" in our book. What an incredible leader! Specials are truly "specials" and one even feels supported by the library and technical curriculum staff. A great year this was and truly appreciate all that PV has done.

  • (2 years ago)

    Very low turnover of staff mean my kids see the same happy teachers from year to year. Principal makes sure that every teacher is committed to bringing the best out of every child. Pride accountable and involved community. Love this school!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    We choiced into Prospect Valley three years ago and love the school! This year we have a new principal who provides strong consistent leadership; focuses on improvements; and supports parents and staff members. He is consistently available and willing to try new ideas. The teaching staff is committed and dedicated to our children. Our teachers have challenged each child and communicated with us regularly about progress and opportunities for improvement. We have active PTA and accountability committees and more parents volunteering in the school than they might know what to do with! We recently started the national WatchdOGS program which brings more male family members into the school. The students love to see the dads uncles and grandpas! Our PE teacher runs a comprehensive intramural program. After school care is offered at the school. The art music and library teachers are unparalleled in their fields. We are fortunate to have found PV!

  • (3 years ago)

    Prospect Valley is a great school! Even with some staff changes everyone has pulled together and made the school run as wonderful as ever. Prospect Valley is one big community of staff kids and parents working together! Good Job to the staff and parents for making things fall into place. All the children are lucky to have all the support!

  • (5 years ago)

    I was very disappointed with the care my child received at this school 2008-2009 school year. We had numerous issues with my child's teacher all of which were excused by the principal and the teacher not held accountable for her actions. Her actions made my child hate school when prior years he was on the honor roll. I hope the new principal holds the teachers accountable for their actions and listens if a parent brings a concern to her. I have moved my child to another school in the district and he is thrilled about his teacher this year. It's just too bad that we had to move him away from his friends to get him away from the negativity this teacher brought this last year.

  • (7 years ago)

    The principal provides a strong caring community that trickles down to the staff who are equally strong and caring. The 6th grade program is full but the teachers are able to pull the students up to their potential. This school has made my son look forward to school and learning after 2 years of hating school and teachers. Music art and sports are excellent and go above and beyond other schools. Parental involvement is unbelievable. I wish we had found this school years ago.

  • (8 years ago)

    Prospect Valley is a terrific school one of the best in the Wheat Ridge area. Tons of kids are open enrolled including my own because they think it's the best. The teachers really care about kids and support each other. The new principal is a welcome addition as well. The one weird thing is its architecture- it is one of the old 60's/70's open schools although modified the best they can with funds. My kids love PV and my husband and I do too.

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Overall score

(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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