West Ridge Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 13102 Monaco Street
       Thornton, CO  80602-4693


(720) 685-5300

District: School District 27J

SchoolDigger Rank:
381st of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,778 Help


Students who attend West Ridge Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Rodger Quist Middle School
High:    Riverdale Ridge High School

Student/teacher ratio:  20.3 Help
Number of students:  827

Racial breakdown:

White:
53.7%
Hispanic:
29.7%
Asian:
10.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  20.3% Help


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Compare Details West Ridge Elementary ranks better than 59.3% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 4th among 16 ranked elementary schools in the School District 27J. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 55.92. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (53.7%), Hispanic (29.7%), Asian (10.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 20.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Ridge Elementary is 20.3. 14 elementary schools in the School District 27J have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West Ridge Elementary is $10,778, which is the 7th highest among 16 elementary schools in the School District 27J.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

West Ridge Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks West Ridge Elementary 381st of 935 Colorado public elementary schools. (See West Ridge Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Female students:
Male students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


School District 27J:

SchoolDigger ranks School District 27J 84th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for West Ridge Elementary

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Rank History for all students at West Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 58.40 429th 925 53.6%
2011 67.59 320th 935 65.8%
2012 74.58 222nd 935 76.3%
2013 75.68 218th 954 77.1%
2014 67.35 304th 962 68.4%
2015 63.95 297th 938 68.3%
2016 67.28 272nd 914 70.2%
2017 57.00 352nd 929 62.1%
2018 78.83 178th 917 80.6%
2019 72.84 233rd 965 75.9%
2021 48.36 395th 710 44.4%
2022 56.01 378th 921 59.0%
2023 55.92 381st 933 59.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at West Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.92 13th 308 95.8%
2019 77.25 41st 332 87.7%
2022 46.55 95th 203 53.2%
2023 59.03 85th 265 67.9%
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Rank History for Female students at West Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.91 187th 690 72.9%
2019 67.74 211th 758 72.2%
2021 34.52 276th 351 21.4%
2022 44.09 324th 595 45.5%
2023 39.93 381st 642 40.7%
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Rank History for Male students at West Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.21 146th 693 78.9%
2019 64.32 232nd 764 69.6%
2021 39.97 260th 352 26.1%
2022 49.16 298th 594 49.8%
2023 53.26 290th 649 55.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at West Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 88.22 14th 270 94.8%
2021 59.63 18th 30 40.0%
2022 69.03 29th 153 81.0%
2023 64.68 53rd 197 73.1%
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Rank History for White students at West Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.30 129th 337 61.7%
2019 60.43 209th 596 64.9%
2021 23.89 260th 288 9.7%
2022 32.78 342nd 454 24.7%
2023 36.70 345th 525 34.3%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for West Ridge Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 307 17 78 105 3 n/a n/a 0 510
2009 440 23 94 135 4 n/a n/a 0 696
2010 458 21 81 144 8 n/a n/a 0 712
2011 484 7 74 215 5 2 37 0 824
2012 538 5 87 216 5 2 34 0 887
2013 446 6 74 174 7 0 43 0 750
2014 420 6 73 188 3 1 49 0 740
2015 440 6 75 188 3 0 56 0 768
2016 424 7 77 187 4 0 43 0 742
2017 407 5 75 169 3 0 40 0 699
2018 430 10 72 163 4 1 35 0 715
2019 419 6 70 200 4 1 28 0 728
2020 424 6 76 211 0 1 29 0 747
2021 416 5 78 220 0 1 32 0 752
2022 417 8 78 240 0 1 39 0 783
2023 444 13 86 246 2 2 34 0 827

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 West Ridge Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 510 25.0 20.4 11.2
2009 696 31.7 22.0 11.4
2010 712 32.5 21.8 13.9
2011 824 37.0 22.2 15
2012 887 39.0 22.7 18.9
2013 750 33.3 22.4 20
2014 740 37.7 19.5 22.6
2015 768 38.0 20.2 24
2016 742 35.0 21.2 23.3
2017 699 33.7 20.7 20.3
2018 715 30.7 23.2 20.1
2019 728 32.2 22.5 21
2020 747 35.7 20.8 19.3
2021 752 37.5 20.0 17.8
2022 783 38.9 20.1 17.9
2023 827 40.6 20.3 20.3

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 West Ridge Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 510 25.0 20.4 11.2
2009 696 31.7 22.0 11.4
2010 712 32.5 21.8 13.9
2011 824 37.0 22.2 15
2012 887 39.0 22.7 18.9
2013 750 33.3 22.4 20
2014 740 37.7 19.5 22.6
2015 768 38.0 20.2 24
2016 742 35.0 21.2 23.3
2017 699 33.7 20.7 20.3
2018 715 30.7 23.2 20.1
2019 728 32.2 22.5 21
2020 747 35.7 20.8 19.3
2021 752 37.5 20.0 17.8
2022 783 38.9 20.1 17.9
2023 827 40.6 20.3 20.3

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 West Ridge Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $9,365
2020 $9,896
2021 $10,786
2022 $10,778

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

Impact of COVID-19 on West Ridge Elementary

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 233rd of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 381st of 933 Elementary schools
 16.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (West Ridge Elementary)63.347.6
 15.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (School District 27J)39.430.5
 8.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.339.9
 1.4%
3rd Grade Math (West Ridge Elementary)66.157.6
 8.5%
   3rd Grade Math (School District 27J)4033.8
 6.2%
   3rd Grade Math (Colorado)4140.4
 0.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (West Ridge Elementary)63.842.2
 21.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (School District 27J)41.437.3
 4.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4843.8
 4.2%
4th Grade Math (West Ridge Elementary)36.439.8
 3.4%
   4th Grade Math (School District 27J)28.924.6
 4.3%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.632.7
 0.9%
5th Grade Science (West Ridge Elementary)43.829.6
 14.2%
   5th Grade Science (School District 27J)29.524.1
 5.4%
   5th Grade Science (Colorado)35.933.9
 2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (West Ridge Elementary)67.949.5
 18.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (School District 27J)45.337
 8.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.447.8
 0.6%
5th Grade Math (West Ridge Elementary)34.532.1
 2.4%
   5th Grade Math (School District 27J)34.129.1
 5%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.736.5
 0.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (West Ridge Elementary)6546.3
 18.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (School District 27J)38.232
 6.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (West Ridge Elementary)45.643.6
 2%
   All Grades Math (School District 27J)2822.6
 5.4%
   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 Students728827
 13.6%
African American613
 116.7%
American Indian42
 50%
Asian7086
 22.9%
Hispanic200246
 23%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White419444
 6%
Two or More Races2834
 21.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients21%20.3%
 0.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about West Ridge Elementary

West Ridge Elementary ranks 381st of 935 Colorado elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at West Ridge Elementary are 54% White, 30% Hispanic, 10% Asian, 4% Two or more races, 2% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 827 students attended West Ridge Elementary.

Students who attend West Ridge Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rodger Quist Middle School
High : Riverdale Ridge High School


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