Boston K-8 School

Summary:

Boston K-8 School is a public elementary school serving 421 students in grades PK-8 in Aurora, Colorado, which is part of the Aurora Joint District No. 28, a low-performing school district in the state.

Boston K-8 School consistently ranks among the lowest-performing elementary schools in Colorado, with proficiency rates on state assessments significantly below the state and district averages across all grades and subjects, ranging from just 5.1% to 18.4% in English Language Arts and 5.1% to 10.8% in Math. This poor academic performance is not unique to Boston K-8, as nearby schools in the Aurora district, such as Crawford Elementary, Fulton Academy of Excellence, and Kenton Elementary, also struggle with low proficiency rates, often below 20% in both English Language Arts and Math.

In contrast, schools outside the Aurora district, such as William (Bill) Roberts Ece-8 School and Westerly Creek Elementary, which are part of the Denver Public Schools district, demonstrate significantly higher academic performance, with proficiency rates often exceeding 70% in both English Language Arts and Math. This stark contrast in educational outcomes highlights the systemic challenges faced by schools in the Aurora district, which serve a predominantly Hispanic student population from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 1365 Boston St.
       Aurora, CO  80010-3430


(303) 364-6878

District: Aurora Joint District No. 28

SchoolDigger Rank:
921st of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,695 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  16.5 Help
Number of students:  421

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
71.3%
African American:
11.6%
Asian:
6.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  92.6% Help


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Compare Details Boston K-8 School ranks worse than 98.5% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 29th among 36 ranked elementary schools in the Aurora Joint District No. 28. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 7.04. (See more...)
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Compare Details Boston K-8 School ranks worse than 93.6% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 10.55. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (71.3%), African American (11.6%), Asian (6.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 92.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Boston K-8 School is 16.5. 22 elementary schools in the Aurora Joint District No. 28 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Boston K-8 School is $20,695, which is the 8th highest among 36 elementary schools in the Aurora Joint District No. 28.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Boston K-8 School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Boston K-8 School 450th of 481 Colorado public middle schools. (See Boston K-8 School in the ranking list.)

Aurora Joint District No. 28:

SchoolDigger ranks Aurora Joint District No. 28 111th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Boston K-8 School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Boston K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 12.91 726th 823 11.8%
2006 19.09 689th 829 16.9%
2007 5.56 810th 852 4.9%
2008 13.70 750th 849 11.7%
2009 6.56 826th 872 5.3%
2010 6.77 871st 925 5.8%
2011 5.61 892nd 935 4.6%
2012 5.31 913th 935 2.4%
2013 3.83 941st 954 1.4%
2014 3.91 955th 962 0.7%
2015 7.07 934th 938 0.4%
2016 10.80 861st 914 5.8%
2017 11.69 853rd 929 8.2%
2019 12.13 881st 965 8.7%
2022 9.47 887th 921 3.7%
2023 7.04 919th 933 1.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Boston K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 9.01 565th 595 5.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Boston K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 7.93 581st 594 2.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Boston K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 19.56 246th 270 8.9%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Boston K-8 School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 3.22 370th 377 1.9%
2010 1.36 409th 409 0.0%
2011 4.73 409th 422 3.1%
2012 3.08 416th 425 2.1%
2013 3.38 443rd 454 2.4%
2014 3.79 454th 461 1.5%
2015 12.48 415th 436 4.8%
2016 31.16 268th 400 33.0%
2017 19.62 342nd 424 19.3%
2018 29.66 283rd 418 32.3%
2019 15.95 381st 458 16.8%
2022 12.79 394th 448 12.1%
2023 10.55 449th 480 6.5%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Boston K-8 School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 70 64 3 10 3 n/a n/a 0 150
1989 54 74 7 15 4 n/a n/a 0 154
1990 50 64 11 16 12 n/a n/a 0 153
1991 50 52 10 14 5 n/a n/a 0 131
1992 59 46 9 21 10 n/a n/a 0 145
1993 83 49 11 35 11 n/a n/a 0 189
1994 53 54 6 45 5 n/a n/a 0 163
1995 54 70 4 60 5 n/a n/a 0 193
1996 54 70 4 60 5 n/a n/a 0 193
1997 57 52 20 70 2 n/a n/a 0 201
1998 45 57 6 116 2 n/a n/a 0 226
1999 42 56 2 149 3 n/a n/a 0 252
2000 28 57 1 143 5 n/a n/a 0 234
2001 16 38 2 139 1 n/a n/a 0 196
2002 18 29 0 146 5 n/a n/a 0 198
2003 18 29 0 146 5 n/a n/a 0 198
2004 19 24 0 163 2 n/a n/a 0 208
2005 15 17 0 132 1 n/a n/a 0 165
2006 13 29 0 136 0 n/a n/a 0 178
2007 8 17 2 133 0 n/a n/a 0 160
2008 14 8 1 139 1 n/a n/a 0 163
2009 14 29 9 267 2 n/a n/a 0 321
2010 18 45 21 289 2 n/a n/a 0 375
2011 12 62 37 332 0 0 4 0 447
2012 14 54 66 356 1 2 11 0 504
2013 16 67 71 321 3 2 9 0 489
2014 15 63 73 310 3 1 9 0 474
2015 17 62 75 279 2 1 8 0 444
2016 6 56 61 270 1 1 10 0 405
2017 8 57 51 285 2 0 12 0 415
2018 10 61 40 298 0 0 11 0 420
2019 18 47 31 316 0 0 11 0 423
2020 21 42 31 354 2 0 12 0 462
2021 18 48 31 300 3 0 6 0 406
2022 15 56 28 294 3 3 15 0 414
2023 18 49 26 300 4 1 23 0 421

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Boston K-8 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 150 5.4 27.7 n/a
1989 154 5.4 28.5 47.4
1990 153 5.4 28.3 46.4
1991 131 5.5 23.8 58.8
1992 145 6.5 22.3 n/a
1993 189 6.3 30.0 62.4
1994 163 7.4 22.0 52.8
1995 193 7.4 26.0 51.8
1996 193 7.4 26.0 51.8
1997 201 9.0 22.3 54.7
1998 226 11.2 20.2 65
1999 252 12.9 19.5 55.6
2000 234 13.2 17.7 71.8
2001 196 12.8 15.3 69.9
2002 198 13.3 14.9 70.7
2003 198 13.3 14.9 70.7
2004 208 12.3 16.9 60.6
2005 165 12.4 13.3 83
2006 178 12.4 14.4 85.4
2007 160 13.2 12.1 91.9
2008 163 11.4 14.3 93.3
2009 321 16.9 19.0 94.1
2010 375 20.9 17.8 89.6
2011 447 23.1 19.3 91.3
2012 504 25.5 19.6 76.6
2013 489 30.2 16.1 86.1
2014 474 28.7 16.4 84.2
2015 444 29.0 15.3 87.6
2016 405 26.0 15.5 85.4
2017 415 24.7 16.7 86.5
2018 420 25.8 16.2 90.2
2019 423 25.3 16.6 94.6
2020 462 25.3 18.2 96.1
2021 406 28.2 14.3 97
2022 414 26.5 15.5 92.5
2023 421 25.5 16.5 92.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Boston K-8 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 150 5.4 27.7 n/a
1989 154 5.4 28.5 47.4
1990 153 5.4 28.3 46.4
1991 131 5.5 23.8 58.8
1992 145 6.5 22.3 n/a
1993 189 6.3 30.0 62.4
1994 163 7.4 22.0 52.8
1995 193 7.4 26.0 51.8
1996 193 7.4 26.0 51.8
1997 201 9.0 22.3 54.7
1998 226 11.2 20.2 65
1999 252 12.9 19.5 55.6
2000 234 13.2 17.7 71.8
2001 196 12.8 15.3 69.9
2002 198 13.3 14.9 70.7
2003 198 13.3 14.9 70.7
2004 208 12.3 16.9 60.6
2005 165 12.4 13.3 83
2006 178 12.4 14.4 85.4
2007 160 13.2 12.1 91.9
2008 163 11.4 14.3 93.3
2009 321 16.9 19.0 94.1
2010 375 20.9 17.8 89.6
2011 447 23.1 19.3 91.3
2012 504 25.5 19.6 76.6
2013 489 30.2 16.1 86.1
2014 474 28.7 16.4 84.2
2015 444 29.0 15.3 87.6
2016 405 26.0 15.5 85.4
2017 415 24.7 16.7 86.5
2018 420 25.8 16.2 90.2
2019 423 25.3 16.6 94.6
2020 462 25.3 18.2 96.1
2021 406 28.2 14.3 97
2022 414 26.5 15.5 92.5
2023 421 25.5 16.5 92.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Boston K-8 School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $13,065
2020 $14,036
2021 $18,270
2022 $18,495
2023 $20,695

Data source: Colorado Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Boston K-8 School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 881st of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 919th of 933 Elementary schools
 7.2%
Ranks 381st of 458 Middle schoolsRanks 449th of 480 Middle schools
 10.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (Boston K-8 School)21.48.5
 12.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Aurora Joint District No. 28)28.524.6
 3.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.447.8
 0.6%
5th Grade Math (Boston K-8 School)196.4
 12.6%
   5th Grade Math (Aurora Joint District No. 28)19.317
 2.3%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.736.5
 0.8%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Boston K-8 School)26.817
 9.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Aurora Joint District No. 28)25.324.2
 1.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)43.643
 0.6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Boston K-8 School)22.715.1
 7.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Aurora Joint District No. 28)25.225
 0.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.545
 1.5%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Boston K-8 School)4018.4
 21.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Aurora Joint District No. 28)3024
 6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.942.4
 4.5%
8th Grade Math (Boston K-8 School)11.410
 1.4%
   8th Grade Math (Aurora Joint District No. 28)19.316.8
 2.5%
   8th Grade Math (Colorado)36.932.4
 4.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Boston K-8 School)2011
 9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Aurora Joint District No. 28)26.423.3
 3.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Boston K-8 School)9.95.1
 4.8%
   All Grades Math (Aurora Joint District No. 28)18.215.2
 3%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.732.9
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students423421
 0.5%
African American4749
 4.3%
American Indian04
Asian3126
 16.1%
Hispanic316300
 5.1%
Pacific Islander01
White1818
Two or More Races1123
 109.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients94.6%92.6%
 1.9%


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Students at Boston K-8 School are 71% Hispanic, 12% African American, 6% Asian, 5% Two or more races, 4% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 421 students attended Boston K-8 School.

Boston K-8 School ranks in the bottom 1.5% of Colorado elementary schools.


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