Aspen Creek K-8 School

Summary:

Aspen Creek K-8 School is a highly-rated public elementary and middle school in Broomfield, Colorado, serving students from preschool through 8th grade and part of the Boulder Valley School District. The school consistently outperforms state and district averages in academic assessments, with strong performance across English Language Arts, Math, and Science.

Aspen Creek K-8 School stands out for its academic excellence, with proficiency rates significantly higher than the state averages. In 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates were 59.9% in ELA, 49.7% in Math, and 56.9% in 5th grade Science, compared to the state averages of 43.7%, 32.9%, and 33.9%, respectively. Additionally, the school has a relatively low percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with only 20.59% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, compared to nearby Emerald Elementary (44.31%) and Centennial Elementary (71.35%). However, the school's student population is predominantly White, with smaller percentages of Hispanic, Asian, and students of two or more races, which may suggest potential equity concerns within the broader Boulder Valley School District.

Aspen Creek K-8 School's strong academic performance is further highlighted by its consistently high rankings, with the school being among the top 20% of Colorado elementary schools over the past decade. The school's low student-teacher ratio of 16.4 is also a notable strength, lower than several nearby schools such as Kohl Elementary (17.0) and Meridian Elementary (18.0). While Aspen Creek K-8 School outperforms the state and district averages, some nearby schools, such as Thunder Vista P-8, also demonstrate strong academic performance, suggesting a high-quality educational landscape in the Broomfield area.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 5500 Aspen Creek Drive
       Broomfield, CO  80020-6166


(720) 561-8000

District: Boulder Valley School District No. Re2

SchoolDigger Rank:
170th of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,691 Help


Students who attend Aspen Creek K-8 School usually attend:

High:    Broomfield High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.4 Help
Number of students:  748

Racial breakdown:

White:
71.8%
Hispanic:
14.4%
Asian:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  20.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Aspen Creek K-8 School ranks better than 81.8% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 17th 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 79.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details Aspen Creek K-8 School ranks better than 78.4% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 74.07. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Aspen Creek K-8 School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2. Racial makeup is: White (71.8%), Hispanic (14.4%), Asian (6.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 20.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Aspen Creek K-8 School is 16.4. 20 elementary schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Aspen Creek K-8 School is $18,691. 24 elementary schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Aspen Creek K-8 School:

SchoolDigger ranks Aspen Creek K-8 School 170th of 935 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Aspen Creek K-8 School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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SchoolDigger ranks Aspen Creek K-8 School 104th of 481 Colorado public middle schools. (See Aspen Creek K-8 School in the ranking list.)

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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 Aspen Creek K-8 School

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

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 73.52 216th 808 73.3%
2005 78.15 163rd 823 80.2%
2006 75.47 184th 829 77.8%
2007 75.96 189th 852 77.8%
2008 74.79 201st 849 76.3%
2009 79.84 156th 872 82.1%
2010 76.59 195th 925 78.9%
2011 77.09 200th 935 78.6%
2012 75.76 210th 935 77.5%
2013 75.20 223rd 954 76.6%
2014 76.46 221st 962 77.0%
2015 81.91 145th 938 84.5%
2016 85.69 102nd 914 88.8%
2017 79.72 163rd 929 82.5%
2018 82.57 144th 917 84.3%
2019 79.05 175th 965 81.9%
2021 76.52 177th 710 75.1%
2022 81.73 145th 921 84.3%
2023 79.30 170th 933 81.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Aspen Creek K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 81.51 25th 265 90.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Aspen Creek K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.29 130th 690 81.2%
2019 77.27 146th 758 80.7%
2021 64.36 148th 351 57.8%
2022 75.63 120th 595 79.8%
2023 74.31 148th 642 76.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Aspen Creek K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.13 125th 693 82.0%
2019 72.95 173rd 764 77.4%
2021 71.73 115th 352 67.3%
2022 76.58 118th 594 80.1%
2023 71.50 170th 649 73.8%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Aspen Creek K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.09 75th 337 77.7%
2019 67.24 164th 596 72.5%
2021 56.71 142nd 288 50.7%
2022 68.60 136th 454 70.0%
2023 62.15 195th 525 62.9%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Aspen Creek K-8 School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Aspen Creek K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 71.04 93rd 336 72.3%
2005 67.69 107th 340 68.5%
2006 62.52 124th 346 64.2%
2007 74.48 82nd 360 77.2%
2008 72.19 86th 362 76.2%
2009 73.55 82nd 377 78.2%
2010 78.14 72nd 409 82.4%
2011 71.63 111th 422 73.7%
2012 69.71 126th 425 70.4%
2013 62.42 171st 454 62.3%
2014 72.61 113th 461 75.5%
2015 64.93 119th 436 72.7%
2016 66.09 106th 400 73.5%
2017 65.13 115th 424 72.9%
2018 66.76 115th 418 72.5%
2019 57.11 172nd 458 62.4%
2021 73.73 77th 369 79.1%
2022 72.86 100th 448 77.7%
2023 74.07 104th 480 78.3%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Aspen Creek K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.31 69th 222 68.9%
2019 28.69 179th 240 25.4%
2023 80.15 19th 241 92.1%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Aspen Creek K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.73 84th 315 73.3%
2019 54.65 152nd 352 56.8%
2021 60.87 82nd 254 67.7%
2022 67.63 90th 326 72.4%
2023 69.30 95th 363 73.8%
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Rank History for middle school Gifted and Talented students at Aspen Creek K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.07 107th 121 11.6%
2019 27.67 119th 134 11.2%
2023 79.33 11th 125 91.2%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Aspen Creek K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.00 117th 317 63.1%
2019 52.73 140th 343 59.2%
2021 71.78 55th 249 77.9%
2022 66.85 84th 328 74.4%
2023 69.45 87th 356 75.6%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Aspen Creek K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.72 96th 165 41.8%
2019 62.66 65th 220 70.5%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Aspen Creek K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.24 101st 199 49.2%
2019 39.98 171st 283 39.6%
2021 57.51 77th 203 62.1%
2022 58.35 98th 265 63.0%
2023 58.43 104th 286 63.6%
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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.

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by a parent
Monday, February 6, 2023

Open Quote The teachers and staff are excellent! They handle a delicate situation with our kiddo so well and they truly care. A good school can only be made up of good teachers and this school is just amazing!!!!! highly highly recommend Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Open Quote Absolutely outstanding support and the neighborhood props up the school and community in such a wonderful way! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Aspen Creek K-8 School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 624 14 20 47 8 n/a n/a 0 713
2002 699 16 19 48 5 n/a n/a 0 787
2003 699 16 19 48 5 n/a n/a 0 787
2004 720 15 32 46 4 n/a n/a 0 817
2005 758 17 36 56 4 n/a n/a 0 871
2006 745 13 54 58 5 n/a n/a 0 875
2007 751 13 43 56 4 n/a n/a 0 867
2008 783 10 52 64 3 n/a n/a 0 912
2009 783 12 57 61 0 n/a n/a 0 913
2010 785 11 53 66 4 n/a n/a 0 919
2011 733 13 41 87 3 0 39 0 916
2012 739 11 40 107 1 0 39 0 937
2013 711 8 55 117 1 0 37 0 929
2014 745 11 54 119 0 2 37 0 968
2015 771 11 58 101 1 2 39 0 983
2016 726 12 57 103 2 2 45 0 947
2017 704 16 50 116 2 1 50 0 939
2018 710 9 57 124 2 2 39 0 943
2019 642 17 62 125 2 2 40 0 890
2020 638 10 55 114 2 2 38 0 859
2021 535 10 43 108 1 1 38 0 736
2022 536 8 40 98 2 2 47 0 733
2023 537 5 49 108 1 2 46 0 748

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 Aspen Creek K-8 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 713 37.9 18.8 4.9
2002 787 48.0 16.4 5.7
2003 787 48.0 16.4 5.7
2004 817 45.9 17.8 6.5
2005 871 44.6 19.5 7.2
2006 875 44.7 19.6 8.2
2007 867 48.2 18.0 7.8
2008 912 47.7 19.1 7.2
2009 913 47.7 19.1 7.6
2010 919 51.4 17.8 8.9
2011 916 49.2 18.6 8.8
2012 937 51.1 18.3 11
2013 929 50.1 18.5 12.4
2014 968 49.3 19.6 14.4
2015 983 50.0 19.6 12.9
2016 947 48.0 19.7 15.8
2017 939 49.9 18.8 14.5
2018 943 50.8 18.5 13.8
2019 890 47.5 18.7 17.4
2020 859 47.3 18.1 14.7
2021 736 44.2 16.6 17.1
2022 733 45.1 16.2 14.1
2023 748 45.5 16.4 20.6

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 Aspen Creek K-8 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 713 37.9 18.8 4.9
2002 787 48.0 16.4 5.7
2003 787 48.0 16.4 5.7
2004 817 45.9 17.8 6.5
2005 871 44.6 19.5 7.2
2006 875 44.7 19.6 8.2
2007 867 48.2 18.0 7.8
2008 912 47.7 19.1 7.2
2009 913 47.7 19.1 7.6
2010 919 51.4 17.8 8.9
2011 916 49.2 18.6 8.8
2012 937 51.1 18.3 11
2013 929 50.1 18.5 12.4
2014 968 49.3 19.6 14.4
2015 983 50.0 19.6 12.9
2016 947 48.0 19.7 15.8
2017 939 49.9 18.8 14.5
2018 943 50.8 18.5 13.8
2019 890 47.5 18.7 17.4
2020 859 47.3 18.1 14.7
2021 736 44.2 16.6 17.1
2022 733 45.1 16.2 14.1
2023 748 45.5 16.4 20.6

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 Aspen Creek K-8 School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $13,375
2020 $13,928
2021 $15,194
2022 $16,516
2023 $18,691

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Aspen Creek K-8 School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 175th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 170th of 933 Elementary schools
 0.1%
Ranks 172nd of 458 Middle schoolsRanks 104th of 480 Middle schools
 15.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Aspen Creek K-8 School)54.458.3
 3.9%
   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 (Aspen Creek K-8 School)63.268.9
 5.7%
   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 (Aspen Creek K-8 School)7561.5
 13.5%
   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 (Aspen Creek K-8 School)62.544.4
 18.1%
   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 (Aspen Creek K-8 School)55.156.9
 1.8%
   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 (Aspen Creek K-8 School)75.363.6
 11.7%
   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 (Aspen Creek K-8 School)56.474.2
 17.8%
   5th Grade Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)53.259.1
 5.9%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.736.5
 0.8%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Aspen Creek K-8 School)46.354.4
 8.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)59.760.2
 0.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)43.643.4
 0.2%
6th Grade Math (Aspen Creek K-8 School)40.237.8
 2.4%
   6th Grade Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)43.144.4
 1.3%
   6th Grade Math (Colorado)29.528.2
 1.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Aspen Creek K-8 School)56.457.3
 0.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)58.760.9
 2.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.545
 1.5%
7th Grade Math (Aspen Creek K-8 School)43.724
 19.7%
   7th Grade Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)47.440.7
 6.7%
   7th Grade Math (Colorado)31.626.3
 5.3%
8th Grade Science (Aspen Creek K-8 School)33.953.6
 19.7%
   8th Grade Science (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)44.947.3
 2.4%
   8th Grade Science (Colorado)31.531.3
 0.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Aspen Creek K-8 School)41.964
 22.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)59.156.1
 3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.942.4
 4.5%
8th Grade Math (Aspen Creek K-8 School)33.154.1
 21%
   8th Grade Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)52.849.2
 3.6%
   8th Grade Math (Colorado)36.932.7
 4.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Aspen Creek K-8 School)56.159.9
 3.8%
   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 (Aspen Creek K-8 School)47.149.7
 2.6%
   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 Students890748
 16%
African American175
 70.6%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian6249
 21%
Hispanic125108
 13.6%
Pacific Islander22
White642537
 16.4%
Two or More Races4046
 15%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients17.4%20.6%
 3.2%


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Students who attend Aspen Creek K-8 School usually go on to attend:

High : Broomfield High School

Aspen Creek K-8 School ranks 170th of 935 Colorado elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 748 students attended Aspen Creek K-8 School.

Students at Aspen Creek K-8 School are 72% White, 14% Hispanic, 7% Asian, 6% Two or more races.


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