Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory

Public PK, KG-8

 24551 East 1st Avenue
       Aurora, CO  80018-1633


(303) 364-3757

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District: Aurora Joint District No. 28

SchoolDigger Rank:
658th of 965 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,632 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  21.5
Number of students:  1,225

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
48.7%
White:
26.9%
African American:
12.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50.5%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Colorado Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory ranks worse than 68.2% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 6th among 39 ranked elementary schools in the Aurora Joint District No. 28. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.66. (See more...)
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Compare Details Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory ranks worse than 69.7% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.67. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory has the largest elementary school student body size in the Aurora Joint District No. 28. Student population at Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (48.7%), White (26.9%), African American (12.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 50.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory is 21.5, which is the highest among 41 elementary schools in the Aurora Joint District No. 28! (See more...)
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Compare Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory employs 56.8 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory is $10,632. 35 elementary schools in the Aurora Joint District No. 28 spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory:

SchoolDigger ranks Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory 658th of 965 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory 319th of 458 Colorado public middle schools. (See Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory in the ranking list.)

Aurora Joint District No. 28:

SchoolDigger ranks Aurora Joint District No. 28 117th of 126 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 12.40 847th 954 11.2%
2014 11.91 875th 962 9.0%
2015 11.90 866th 938 7.7%
2016 15.95 783rd 914 14.3%
2017 26.69 660th 929 29.0%
2018 26.17 657th 917 28.4%
2019 29.66 658th 965 31.8%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 16.51 391st 454 13.9%
2014 13.43 409th 461 11.3%
2015 16.83 381st 436 12.6%
2016 20.68 328th 400 18.0%
2017 19.83 339th 424 20.0%
2018 23.45 312th 418 25.4%
2019 27.67 319th 458 30.3%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Monday, April 24, 2017

Open Quote Smart kids fall though the cracks. There are plenty of diversified tactics visibly in play for kids that are struggling, but when my kid finishes her work in the first 5 minutes of the day, she is instructed to entertain herself for the rest of the day. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, September 26, 2014

Open Quote Incredible school! We moved from a wealthy area in Littleton 2 years ago. The schools in that area all had a student to teacher ratio of 1 to 30+ students

Vista Peak Prep and Exploratory have blown my expectations out of the water!!!

My children are being lead with strong moral standards from the Faculty. The drop-out rate is lower then most of the wealthiest areas in the state..

My Senior is more prepared for the world then I could have ever imagined!! He received a full ride academic scholarship to a prestigious University, while being a full time athlete in Highschool.

** My children tell me that they hardly ever hear or see bullying at school. The staff truly allow the children to grow and learn in a positive environment. 5 stars!!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 363 126 14 338 5 1 40 0 887
2012 377 90 6 386 5 5 47 0 916
2013 400 92 19 440 11 5 81 0 1048
2014 437 82 23 499 9 6 76 0 1132
2015 444 89 27 547 14 7 80 0 1208
2016 333 82 31 392 12 7 73 0 930
2017 314 111 30 449 11 0 94 0 1009
2018 314 143 32 479 13 2 85 0 1068
2019 328 140 38 535 8 0 101 0 1150
2020 330 150 40 596 10 1 98 0 1225

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 Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 887 42.1 21.0 46.1
2012 916 40.2 22.7 50
2013 1048 49.9 20.9 48.4
2014 1132 62.1 18.2 45.5
2015 1208 64.0 18.8 49.1
2016 930 54.0 17.2 41.4
2017 1009 55.3 18.2 44.6
2018 1068 53.5 19.9 44.1
2019 1150 52.5 21.8 40.2
2020 1225 56.8 21.5 50.5

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 887 42.1 21.0 46.1
2012 916 40.2 22.7 50
2013 1048 49.9 20.9 48.4
2014 1132 62.1 18.2 45.5
2015 1208 64.0 18.8 49.1
2016 930 54.0 17.2 41.4
2017 1009 55.3 18.2 44.6
2018 1068 53.5 19.9 44.1
2019 1150 52.5 21.8 40.2
2020 1225 56.8 21.5 50.5

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 Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $583 (5.5%) $10,049 (94.5%) $10,632

Data source: Colorado Department of Education




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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