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Erie Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 379 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted November 6, 2014

We transferred from another school last year and have been so pleased with the excellent teachers, principal and staff. Whether your child is an average student, GT, or a struggling learner, their needs will be met at Erie Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2014

A truly excellent school now focusing on stem teaching. Several areas were renovated around two years ago and my daughter has excelled at this school. Although the oldest of the three elementary schools this was has maintained some of the best scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2013

This is a fantastic school. The teachers my kids have had are enthusiastic and responsive. There is amazing parent involvement and just overall really great kids here. Don't judge a book by it's cover! Erie Elem isn't 'shiny and new' like the other newer schools in Erie but it's academic performance (given an A and ranked in the top 100 elementary schools by Colorado School Grades), relatively small class sizes (16 students in both 1st grade classes) and the outstanding STEM focus make it small but mighty. All Erie schools have a Chinese Language program as well which is such a great opportunity for the kids. My 6 year old comes home all the time with new Chinese words, songs and culture to share. I don't think you can go wrong with any Elementary School in Erie but I'm glad we chose Erie Elementary. We've been very happy with our experience and my kids are happy and proud Erie Tigers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2011

My family loves Erie Elementary. They are no longer oversized and have a strong community feeling in the building. The teachers are excellent and many of the negative teachers are no longer there. They have started a STEM focus and really are helping all kids. The new principal is great. Reading other reviews on here, I really think the August review is not accurate. Obviously they had issues. Erie is a great school with a great staff. They love our kids and push the students to love learning. The staff has always been responsive to our needs, questions, emails and phone calls. That includes the principal! Don't put any weight in a negative comment. Check out this great school for yourself
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2010

Erie has great teachers & staff, who really care about the kids & helping them succeed. Erie just got a new principal- I really don't know much about her yet, but she sends good at communication, and always says her 'door is open' if we should ever feel the need to talk to her. The environment there is friendy- people often smile & say hello as you walk through the school. They're very welcoming to parents- we can drop in anytime, whether to have lunch w/ the kids or help out in a classroom, etc. As a note of interest, there will be 2 new elementary schools opening in Erie for the 2011-2012 school year: 1 a regular elementary (elementary # 26), & 1 a charter school called Aspen Ridge Preparatory school. Both will be new construction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I not only went to Erie Elementary but now my niece and child care chidren all attend there. It is a great small town school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My daughter loves Kindergarten and they have such a great attitude and really love the kids and want to see them succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

My children have been attending Erie Elem for 5 years. Even during transition, this is an amazing school. The teachers are very dedicated. They make sure each child is learning exactly what they need to be, in order to achieve the benchmarks. This is a friendly, community school where kids are valued and loved. Some may think this is a country bumpkin school, but it's far from it! The principal and his staff are constantly in professional development classes in order to give their kids the best education possible. Parents are welcome and valued in the classroom. This is a wonderful school and I'm grateful for the experiences my children have had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

We recently moved here, and after looking into the school have decided to make the long compute to have my child attend her old school. The school is over crowded, and academics seem to be substandard. Management is scary. Teachers are overworked, and don't seem to care much. The long drive is worth it for my child to be happy and secure, and get the education needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2007

The school is over crowded for sure, but the class sizes are still average. With new hire teachers the school is doing it's best to keep up with the growth in the area. I am waiting for the new school to open up next year to help with this issue. As for academics at the school, I find that they are meeting our needs. Our daughter is advanced in reading and her teacher has definately made sure she remains challenged. There are lots of opportunites to be involved in EES, and I think this is the best way to know what is going on first hand. I have already recommended to other local parents not to send their children to other schools until they experience EES first hand. We are very happy with our decision to send our children to Erie Elememtary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

I moved my son from Erie to a local Charter school this year as the academic expectations were very low and teacher attitudes are not as positive as I feel my son deserves. We moved here for the schools, and now I drive 15 miles for them as the overcrowding issue is out of control as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

I would never have my children attend this school if I had any other choice. The academic standards are very low. Teachers are not antthing but mediocre at best. Students behavior leaves much to be desired. We have already decided to move to an area that has a higher quality education for our children. ex-parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

Erie is a small town school that has excellent teachers, but bad facilities and funding. Most teachers are natives to the area and they have a true love for the community. Many students are (yuppy) transplants and the parent involvement is amazing! However,overcrowding is a huge problem, and the budgets do not seem to pass quickly enough to provide for progression. Frankly, the leadership is a mess! We moved here for the schools, and unfortunately we are moving again. We cannot wait for things to get better (as they should).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

I like the school and the teachers so far everyone is friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

If you want a small town school but a big city education that is what you have here. everyone is personable and willing to help and the education is great. i give this school a 10
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

Erie Elementary is in serious crisis with a capacity of 140%. Quality programs are being cancelled and unwillingness to explore options by the district and the new principal seem to prevail currently.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%
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 Students73%
Female65%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Reading

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Writing

All Students44%
Female39%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%
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 Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Reading

All Students73%
Female79%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Writing

All Students58%
Female65%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%
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 Students69%
Female62%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Reading

All Students86%
Female79%
Male93%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Science

All Students70%
Female59%
Male82%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Writing

All Students63%
Female52%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%
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

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 84% 56%
Hispanic 11% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4137 East County Line Rd
Erie, CO 80516
Phone: (303) 828-3395

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