Buena Vista Elementary School

4/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
22
Grades
PK-8
Students
199
Type
Public
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Academics
4/10
Test scores
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A worrisome sign:

Test scores at this school fall below the state average. This means that most students at this school are not performing at grade level.


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Reading
88%
State avg: 86%
5/10
Student progress

Worth a deeper look:

Students at this school are making average academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Average student progress (also known as student growth) means different things. In some states, the average progress is so low, a majority of students are not ready for college and career. It also depends on the school's test scores.

Average progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point but keeping up with their peers.

Average progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills and the school is contributing to student learning at about the same rate as other schools in the state.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to help students grow and reach their full potential.

Equity
Environment
Students
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White
73%
Hispanic
13%
Two or more races
9%
Asian
3%
American Indian/Alaska Native
2%
Black
1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
19 :1
State avg: 17 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
7%
State avg: 18%
% of full time teachers who are certified
100%
State avg: 89%
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Neighborhood
924 West Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
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Last modified: June 1, 2017
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