Emerald Elementary School

Summary:

Emerald Elementary School is a public elementary school in Broomfield, Colorado, serving 413 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Boulder Valley School District, which is ranked 7th out of 115 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating.

Emerald Elementary stands out for its diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Hispanic (32.93%) and African American (5.08%) students compared to nearby schools. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by CMAS test scores, is generally lower than the district and state averages across all grades and subjects. For example, in 2022-2023, Emerald's proficiency rates in English Language Arts (47.1%) and Math (34.6%) were significantly below the district (60.8% and 50.6%) and state (43.7% and 32.9%) averages. Additionally, 44.31% of Emerald's students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, a higher percentage than the nearby schools, which range from 10.68% to 33.27%.

Despite its diverse student population, Emerald Elementary's academic performance lags behind that of surrounding schools, such as Coyote Ridge Elementary School, Witt Elementary School, and Jefferson Academy Elementary. The school's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, currently placing it at 469 out of 933 Colorado elementary schools, with a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger. Addressing the challenges faced by Emerald's diverse and economically disadvantaged student population may be crucial for improving the school's educational outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 275 Emerald St
       Broomfield, CO  80020-2222


(720) 561-8500

District: Boulder Valley School District No. Re2

SchoolDigger Rank:
469th of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,922 Help


Students who attend Emerald Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Broomfield Heights Middle School
High:    Broomfield High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  413

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.2%
Hispanic:
32.9%
Asian:
6.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Emerald Elementary School ranks worse than 50.2% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 30th among 32 ranked elementary schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 46.68. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (48.2%), Hispanic (32.9%), Asian (6.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 44.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Emerald Elementary School is 14.7, which is the 11th best among 32 elementary schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Emerald Elementary School is $20,922, which is the 11th highest among 32 elementary schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Emerald Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Emerald Elementary School 469th of 935 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Emerald Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Boulder Valley School District No. Re2:

SchoolDigger ranks Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 7th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Emerald Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Emerald Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 48.20 454th 808 43.8%
2005 21.22 674th 823 18.1%
2006 25.95 648th 829 21.8%
2007 28.60 649th 852 23.8%
2008 34.00 608th 849 28.4%
2009 20.56 713th 872 18.2%
2010 21.17 756th 925 18.3%
2011 16.67 802nd 935 14.2%
2012 21.40 763rd 935 18.4%
2013 38.28 630th 954 34.0%
2014 40.79 600th 962 37.6%
2015 57.20 361st 938 61.5%
2016 45.94 451st 914 50.7%
2017 63.23 300th 929 67.7%
2018 48.09 432nd 917 52.9%
2019 62.63 335th 965 65.3%
2021 47.02 402nd 710 43.4%
2022 58.62 349th 921 62.1%
2023 46.68 469th 933 49.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Emerald Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.02 97th 308 68.5%
2019 74.25 49th 332 85.2%
2022 53.95 75th 203 63.1%
2023 47.62 132nd 265 50.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Emerald Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.51 394th 690 42.9%
2019 64.86 234th 758 69.1%
2021 28.50 298th 351 15.1%
2022 42.92 331st 595 44.4%
2023 27.68 454th 642 29.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Emerald Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.01 395th 693 43.0%
2019 47.50 367th 764 52.0%
2021 46.76 231st 352 34.4%
2022 55.42 252nd 594 57.6%
2023 47.92 332nd 649 48.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Emerald Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 74.83 46th 270 83.0%
2022 75.45 23rd 153 85.0%
2023 53.52 83rd 197 57.9%
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Rank History for White students at Emerald Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.52 96th 337 71.5%
2019 69.29 151st 596 74.7%
2022 38.48 305th 454 32.8%
2023 32.10 376th 525 28.4%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Emerald Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

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Enrollment information for Emerald Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 462 5 13 41 9 n/a n/a 0 530
1989 423 4 10 40 7 n/a n/a 0 484
1990 405 5 11 32 6 n/a n/a 0 459
1991 446 8 17 33 6 n/a n/a 0 510
1992 447 5 18 39 5 n/a n/a 0 514
1993 493 9 29 39 4 n/a n/a 0 574
1994 457 12 26 40 6 n/a n/a 0 541
1995 457 6 35 48 8 n/a n/a 0 554
1996 457 6 35 48 8 n/a n/a 0 554
1997 473 5 52 50 6 n/a n/a 0 586
1998 469 13 53 74 5 n/a n/a 0 614
1999 459 16 57 69 6 n/a n/a 0 607
2000 417 19 58 64 4 n/a n/a 0 562
2001 327 11 55 84 4 n/a n/a 0 481
2002 253 7 40 118 4 n/a n/a 0 422
2003 253 7 40 118 4 n/a n/a 0 422
2004 239 8 29 116 5 n/a n/a 0 397
2005 224 7 32 132 5 n/a n/a 0 400
2006 196 3 41 149 1 n/a n/a 0 390
2007 198 4 39 153 4 n/a n/a 0 398
2008 178 1 40 175 1 n/a n/a 0 395
2009 194 0 32 170 0 n/a n/a 0 396
2010 167 3 33 177 1 n/a n/a 0 381
2011 153 1 18 169 2 1 11 0 355
2012 138 1 27 170 1 2 14 0 353
2013 129 6 23 159 1 5 16 0 339
2014 147 5 26 153 0 4 16 0 351
2015 168 7 25 172 1 1 17 0 391
2016 165 10 25 174 1 1 16 0 392
2017 175 9 20 177 4 1 14 0 400
2018 172 8 20 185 5 1 19 0 410
2019 213 17 14 173 6 0 21 0 444
2020 205 19 24 155 5 0 21 0 429
2021 180 15 27 150 4 0 8 0 384
2022 186 15 27 134 5 0 16 0 383
2023 199 21 28 136 5 0 24 0 413

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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 Emerald Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 530 26.8 19.7 n/a
1989 484 24.9 19.4 7.9
1990 459 24.9 18.4 8.1
1991 510 24.8 20.5 11.8
1992 514 23.6 21.7 12.1
1993 574 29.3 19.6 14.8
1994 541 31.5 17.2 12.2
1995 554 31.4 17.6 10.1
1996 554 31.4 17.6 10.1
1997 586 30.6 19.2 9.2
1998 614 33.2 18.5 13.4
1999 607 31.6 19.2 14
2000 562 38.9 14.4 22.8
2001 481 27.9 17.2 30.1
2002 422 34.5 12.2 35.5
2003 422 34.5 12.2 35.5
2004 397 30.2 13.1 39
2005 400 29.7 13.5 44.8
2006 390 29.6 13.2 50.3
2007 398 30.3 13.1 58.8
2008 395 32.5 12.2 61.3
2009 396 33.8 11.7 56.8
2010 381 30.7 12.4 52.5
2011 355 28.6 12.3 46.8
2012 353 28.0 12.5 53
2013 339 26.5 12.7 56.6
2014 351 24.9 14.0 49.6
2015 391 25.0 15.6 52.4
2016 392 25.0 15.6 56.6
2017 400 27.9 14.3 53.8
2018 410 28.0 14.6 52.7
2019 444 28.1 15.7 50.7
2020 429 28.7 14.9 46.9
2021 384 28.7 13.3 45.3
2022 383 29.7 12.8 38.1
2023 413 28.0 14.7 44.3

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 Emerald Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 530 26.8 19.7 n/a
1989 484 24.9 19.4 7.9
1990 459 24.9 18.4 8.1
1991 510 24.8 20.5 11.8
1992 514 23.6 21.7 12.1
1993 574 29.3 19.6 14.8
1994 541 31.5 17.2 12.2
1995 554 31.4 17.6 10.1
1996 554 31.4 17.6 10.1
1997 586 30.6 19.2 9.2
1998 614 33.2 18.5 13.4
1999 607 31.6 19.2 14
2000 562 38.9 14.4 22.8
2001 481 27.9 17.2 30.1
2002 422 34.5 12.2 35.5
2003 422 34.5 12.2 35.5
2004 397 30.2 13.1 39
2005 400 29.7 13.5 44.8
2006 390 29.6 13.2 50.3
2007 398 30.3 13.1 58.8
2008 395 32.5 12.2 61.3
2009 396 33.8 11.7 56.8
2010 381 30.7 12.4 52.5
2011 355 28.6 12.3 46.8
2012 353 28.0 12.5 53
2013 339 26.5 12.7 56.6
2014 351 24.9 14.0 49.6
2015 391 25.0 15.6 52.4
2016 392 25.0 15.6 56.6
2017 400 27.9 14.3 53.8
2018 410 28.0 14.6 52.7
2019 444 28.1 15.7 50.7
2020 429 28.7 14.9 46.9
2021 384 28.7 13.3 45.3
2022 383 29.7 12.8 38.1
2023 413 28.0 14.7 44.3

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 Emerald Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $15,599
2020 $16,341
2021 $18,300
2022 $19,935
2023 $20,922

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Emerald Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 335th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 469th of 933 Elementary schools
 15.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Emerald Elementary School)48.345.6
 2.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)59.258.5
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.339.9
 1.4%
3rd Grade Math (Emerald Elementary School)53.337.9
 15.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)54.860.2
 5.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Colorado)4140.4
 0.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Emerald Elementary School)50.943.9
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)64.461.6
 2.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4843.8
 4.2%
4th Grade Math (Emerald Elementary School)33.336.4
 3.1%
   4th Grade Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)49.349.9
 0.6%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.632.7
 0.9%
5th Grade Science (Emerald Elementary School)47.121.9
 25.2%
   5th Grade Science (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)55.753.9
 1.8%
   5th Grade Science (Colorado)35.933.9
 2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Emerald Elementary School)55.751.6
 4.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)65.267
 1.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.447.8
 0.6%
5th Grade Math (Emerald Elementary School)38.629.7
 8.9%
   5th Grade Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)53.259.1
 5.9%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.736.5
 0.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Emerald Elementary School)51.947.1
 4.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)61.160.8
 0.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Emerald Elementary School)41.734.6
 7.1%
   All Grades Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)5050.6
 0.6%
   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 Students444413
 7%
African American1721
 23.5%
American Indian65
 16.7%
Asian1428
 100%
Hispanic173136
 21.4%
Pacific Islander00
White213199
 6.6%
Two or More Races2124
 14.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients50.7%44.3%
 6.4%


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Students who attend Emerald Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Broomfield Heights Middle School
High : Broomfield High School

Emerald Elementary School ranks 469th of 935 Colorado elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Emerald Elementary School are 48% White, 33% Hispanic, 7% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 5% African American, 1% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 413 students attended Emerald Elementary School.


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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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