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Eastridge Community Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 875 students

 

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Posted October 27, 2013

Hi, my daughter'a best friend went to this school and she said it was great!! We were just wondering if this schools feeds into Campus Middle School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

My daughter is in the 3rd grade and has been going to this school since kindergarten. She has always had trouble with math and reading. To me everything seems fine. It sometimes feels as if they are teaching things that are to advance for kids their ages. We are always trying to improve her skills and help her when it's needed. Sometimes it can be overwhelming for us as parents, so I can only imagine how my child feels. And now my son just started kindergarten there so we are trying to be prepared if this situation happens again. I am pleased with the school my kids go to. But sometimes I wonder if because it is cherry creek school district, if maybe they are pushing these kids a little to hard to maintain their good name. My child is in need of serious help with math and reading. I know her mind may wonder a little more then most kids, but shes a kid. And most kids do not like to sit on the same stoop for long periods of time. If any way there is help, please let me know. Thank you so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2012

Very helpful with personal family needs and support! Just transferred from another district and as a single mother of 3 we have been put in a difficult situation, the school and district are helping our every need and concern for my son's education and transition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2011

I am very impressed with Eastridge. At the most recent back to school night, the principal made an eloquent and passionate plea to the parents and community to take an active role in their children's education and in helping the institution itself. My child recently completed kindergarten and entered first grade, and from what I see and am exposed to at Eastridge, I truly feel that the administration and staff honestly care about the kids and understand the priceless gift of education. It has never been more crucial that EVERY SINGLE PARENT take an active role in their child's education! The sort of dedication and passion I see from the administration and educators at Eastridge inspires and motivates me to do the most I can to support my child's school and to ensure that he is sucessful in what is the most important part of his educational journey.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2010

Love this school, they have wonderful teachers that will help the kids with anything and as a parent the teachers will always make time to talk to you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

I love my son's principal, and his teacher is wonderful! She encourages him to be great and do well in everything he works on. I have seen him blossom on so many levels. I wish she could move up with him until 5th grade. She's great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

The Eastridge staff and teachers care about each child and want them all to have a total well rounded education.


Posted November 20, 2009

My 2 Sons have gone to this school for 1 and 1/2 years now ( we moved in mid-year). I have been very impressed with the teachers and staff here. My oldest is advanced in most subjects and I have found the teachers here work very hard to keep him challenged. His teacher this year is fantastic, he really understands how boys think! As a result he is excelling. My younger son has also has an excellent teacher, she truly seems to care about her students and has been very helpful when issues arise. Because of that he is happy at school and also doing very well. When I compare the amount of personal attention they receive here to their previous school (Highline) there is no comparison. The principal and teachers are to be commended for their hard work on behalf of our children. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

I'm curious why this school hasn't been rated since '07. Unfortunately, our kids have become funding numbers & statistics. A lot of changes since '07-none for the better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

Sadly, this school has gone down the tubes! Once a shinning example for any school to look up to. The current the lack of leadership at the top has led to a sad state of affairs for the students and parents. Hope new leadership can turn things around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

I have not been impressed with this school. This school was nominated in the past but I see no evidence of it being a great school. Furthermore, the teachers do not seem to care about providing a quality education. They are more concerned about superficial things. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

I am amazed at how much my son has learned at this school in such a short time. The Staff is excellent and completely in tune with the children's needs. My son previously attended a Boulder County school which unfortunately could not even compare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

This is a great school and I would recommend it to any one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

I think this school is a great place where children can learn how to excel in the future!I attended Eastridge since kindergarten and graduated the fifth grade.The teachers are excellent and the principal is outstanding!The ECP program has a lot of special activities and the school offers great fundraisers such as wrapping paper,Christmas nik-naks,and even coupon books.the office staff treats the children like angels and the honors teachers are really accommodating and helpful...they understand that the child has special and gifted learning needs.The after school activities are amazing.Not only only does the technology teachers teach children how to use the internet they also teach how to type.Not only do I love this school,but I highly recommend it!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 20, 2006

My son has attended Eastridge since 1st grade. Up until this year, parent involvement has been super, and communication between the teacher & parents super as well. Not so good luck this year, but we're hoping for a turnaround soon. Academically, the school is excellent! Moving from a small town, our son didn't know how to read going into 1st as the others did. He caught up in no time with their Reading Recovery program and by years end exceled to a 2nd grade level. He is now in Math Honors as well, and I find that recognizes his strengths this way give him even more confidence in his school work. They have a Destination Imagination group that I'd love to get him involved in. It seems to do wonders for the children involved. I also really like their ECP Daycare program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

Eastridge facility gives the impression that they are more focused on their image, numbers and stats than their students. My child has been a student of this school for the last 3yrs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

Two of our kids attended here. Teachers taught controversial subjects without informing parents, and we were offended each time this happened. There were bullies. One teacher was sarcastic and rude to our child, and made her and her friend cry. My kids weren't taught at their level of need. When I tried to talk to a teacher about my concerns, she gave me a smokescreen of jargonese. We made other education arrangements for our kids. They are much happier, and are honor students now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2004

I loved it when my son attened this school. It is a very safe enviroment. The staff makes you feel comfortable. My son did really well at this school and has gone on to do great in school. I give the teachers here at Eastridge full credit for his succes. Thank you Eastridge for giving me a great son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2004

My son has attended Eastridge for four years now. We intentionally moved within the district and requested special permission to attend this school because of it's reputation. I have'nt looked back since. Eastridge is preparing my son for a phenomenal future by educating the whole student; mind, spirit, and character. The entire program, administration, educators and staff are exceptional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2004

We moved here from a small town of 3,000 and I was terrified of enrolling my 6 year old son in a huge school around the Denver area. However, when we arrived at Eastridge for a tour, I was astounded at how peaceful it was, and how much like home it was. From the outside, you would never know it was any bigger than the school where he attended kindergarten in our small hometown. They only grew on me more throughout the past year, when my son excelled in their reading program. I absolutely love how much one on one they give their students and his 1st grade teacher is a dream. The principal even gets involved in the children's reading program. My son was so excited the day he got to read to Dr. V. All in all..you will not be sorry your child enrolls here....it is a great environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 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.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
26%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 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.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 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.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students58%
Female50%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)46%
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%

Reading

All Students64%
Female62%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)59%
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Writing

All Students34%
Female35%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students56%
Female59%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)44%
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Reading

All Students53%
Female63%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)32%
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Writing

All Students26%
Female38%
Male15%
Black (not Hispanic)17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%
Proficient in English30%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female60%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)55%
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Reading

All Students58%
Female60%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)45%
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Science

All Students28%
Female31%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English29%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant29%

Writing

All Students39%
Female44%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)26%
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 32% 32%
Black 29% 5%
White 28% 56%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr. Robert Villarreal

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