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Pine Ridge Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted May 19, 2014

Cars also seen on daily basis using second lane which is supposed to be drive through used as drop off lane. There are no rules distributed/communicated at beg. of school year because they don't exist. The parking lot is free for all; his excuse is always, "school was not built for this many students." It is true the school was not built for this many, which is even more reason for safety measures. Another daily hazard is at the crosswalk at the end of parking lot between school sidewalk closest to the Wheatlands parking lot (but still on school not Wheatlands property). It is unstaffed with cross guards . Again free for all as it's the exit point for the car line lanes. Finally, in winter half the sidewalks in front of the baseball fields are not shoveled, yet other parts of the property are done perfectly. The shoveled area is a heavily foot traffic area as it is used to walk to the parking lot. Parent involvement is great. A committee was formed by concerned parents (one who almost saw a child get hit by a bus due to the blind spots with cars weaving due to lack of flow in car lines) and his response is always the same... "The district won't do anything about it..."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2014

Good school i went there blah blah blah blah vlah cvc b cbc vb cvb cv
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2013

This school is unsafe. My son was bullied so severely that I had to find an alternative placement for him at a private school. It is very difficult to get information from the administration. I've contacted the teacher who states she referred the issue to the principal. I contact the principal, and he states essentially that everything is confidential, and that I can't receive any information about the situation. I seriously doubt that the prevalent bullying problem at Pine Ridge is being reported to the proper authorities through the proper channels. I have a child at a Cherry Creek middle school, and there were reliable reports that there was an unsafe condition on the school bus, and the administration never contacted parents about it, nor did the administration report it to the police or any other authorities of which I am award. I understand that reporting is an issue with entire Cherry Creek school district. My child's new school is safe and academically challenging. We wouldn't return to Cherry Creek for the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

Pine Ridge Elementary is an exceptional school. The teachers and the principal are very involved in the childrens' daily activities ranging from educational to social. My son has never been so excited about going to school as he is about Pine Ridge Elementary. He is in kinderagarten and my 2 year old will be going to this very same school. Our warmest gratitude and thanks to all the teachers and the Principal at PRE. You shape our son's life and you touch us as parents with your care and devetion. Sincerely, The Cusack Family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2013

I have 3 children currently attending Pine Ridge. They transitioned from 2 schools in Broomfield and have done well. The teachers are very committed to the children. The material is about right for their ages. The only thing I would like to see differently is 4days a week of homework in each subject (math, english, spelling, science, ss) and projects for the older kids. They do behavior and attitude award assemblies and things like Children of the World Day. As far as behavior problems like the previous reviewer, the staff take that stuff very seriously. The district has worked hard to get a high rating and are very determined to maintain it. They would not let an incident like an assault go unrecognized and unpunished. They had some problems with vandalism in the bathrooms last year and they enlisted the students,staff and the parents to address it. But short of putting in cctv, it is difficult to identify the perpetrator(s). I like Pine Ridge and am impressed with the staff and the school itself. Lots of parental involvement as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2013

I withdrew my child because he was assaulted which resulted in injury, and nothing was done about the incident. The principal didn't even bother to call or email me to advise me that the matter had been addressed. The assault was severe enough that my child was terrified to return to school. I felt the teacher quality is excellent. Standards are inferior to other states and there is no enrichment for high-achieving students. We are from California, and my child laughed about the material presented in class. He qualified for the Spelling Bee without trying, and he said that his fifth-grade spelling material was the equivalent of second-grade material in California.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2012

I love the school and the atmosphere it provides. The entire staff has more than met the needs of my two children who are as different as night and day. The teachers are loving but know how to push the children to achieve their best. The principal is really in touch with the kids. I had the pleasure of being on a committee with the principal and other parents and the way he listened to us and helped us was very impressive. I also appreciate his willingness to makes the best (even if they're not the most popular) decisions for the school community in order to make sure that we maintain our high level of achievement. Kudos to Pine Ridge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2012

Pine Ridge Elementary is the best! Our children cannot wait to go to school each day and we are so happy that this is our neighborhood school. Families in the area are happy to volunteer and this is encouraged by our school (not all schools are this welcoming). Our principal is extremely involved in events and knows so many of the students! He has done a tremendous job of hiring quality staff and letting go of teachers who are not professional and/or not up to par. We couldn't imagine sending our children anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

Great teachers, great children, great families, great community. Not so great principal. Recently, he let go a great teacher doing great things for our children. Very disappointed in his leadership. We want excellent teachers, she was one and he let her go. We are suppose to be attracting and retaining great teachers that produce great schools for our children. You couldn't find a better one and he let her go. It has nothing to do with her teaching or with students? he stated. Then, keep her!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2011

Pine Ridge is a fantastic school. The administration is great. Any minor issue that has come up, was dealt with right away. The teachers are top notch and do a wonderful job! Their hard work doesn't go unnoticed. The school is warm and friendly. The principal is always outside greeting the kids in the morning and afternoon. They have the latest in technology. Great literature is read to the kids, which is giving them a love for reading. Safety is a huge focus too, which is great! I don't have one complaint.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2011

Been very happy with the school this far. Music education not all that but the school administration is top notch and so are the classroom teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2011

Fabulous school. Great teachers, innovative learning opportunities and styles. The school really lets each teacher take it to the next level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2011

An elementary school that provides the "Cherry Creek School District experience"! Outstanding teaching staff, administration, facility - truly an excellent school - glad to have my child here.
—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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%
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 Students84%
Female79%
Male90%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant82%

Writing

All Students53%
Female55%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%
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 Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Reading

All Students77%
Female85%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Writing

All Students64%
Female73%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Reading

All Students90%
Female96%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%

Science

All Students71%
Female69%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%

Writing

All Students79%
Female82%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%
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

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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

Above 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
White 72% 56%
Hispanic 11% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 6%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6525 South Wheatlands Parkway
Aurora, CO 80016
Phone: (720) 886-8800

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