Aurora Joint District No. 28


The Aurora Joint District No. 28 in Colorado encompasses 61 schools, including 43 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 7 high schools, and 4 alternative schools, serving a diverse student population. The district faces significant challenges, ranking 111th out of 115 districts in the state and receiving a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While the district as a whole struggles, a few standout schools emerge. Aurora Quest K-8 ranks 4th out of 933 Colorado elementary schools, with exceptional test scores and a diverse student body. Murphy Creek K-8 School also performs well, ranking 370th in the state. Among alternative schools, Vanguard Classical School - East stands out for its high test scores and low student-teacher ratio. In contrast, Kenton Elementary School has a low student-teacher ratio but relatively low test scores, likely due to its high percentage of free and reduced lunch recipients.

The data reveals a stark divide in academic performance within the Aurora Joint District No. 28, with the highest-performing schools significantly outpacing the district and state averages, while many others struggle to reach even 20% proficiency in core subjects. This disparity appears to be closely linked to socioeconomic factors, as schools with higher percentages of free and reduced lunch recipients tend to have lower test scores. Addressing these challenges will require a comprehensive approach to ensure equitable access to quality education for all students in the district.

District Detail

 15701 E. 1st Ave. Suite 206
Aurora, CO 80011-9038

 (303) 365-7800

SchoolDigger Rank:
111th of 115 Colorado districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 38,122

Primary Schools: 43
Middle Schools: 7
High Schools: 7
Alternative Schools: 4
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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

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