Walnut Hills Community Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 8195 East Costilla Boulevard
       Centennial, CO  80112-1286


(720) 554-3800

District: Cherry Creek School District No. 5

SchoolDigger Rank:
151st of 921 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,397 Help

Students who attend Walnut Hills Community Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Campus Middle School
High:    Cherry Creek High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.2
Number of students:  358

Racial breakdown:

White:
53.1%
Hispanic:
20.4%
Asian:
16.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24%

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Compare Details Walnut Hills Community Elementary School ranks better than 83.6% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 13th among 45 ranked elementary schools in the Cherry Creek School District No. 5. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.29. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Walnut Hills Community Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (53.1%), Hispanic (20.4%), Asian (16.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Walnut Hills Community Elementary School is 17.2. 33 elementary schools in the Cherry Creek School District No. 5 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Walnut Hills Community Elementary School is $10,397. 39 elementary schools in the Cherry Creek School District No. 5 spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Walnut Hills Community Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Walnut Hills Community Elementary School 151st of 921 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Walnut Hills Community Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Cherry Creek School District No. 5:

SchoolDigger ranks Cherry Creek School District No. 5 25th of 102 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Walnut Hills Community Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 78.80 161st 808 80.1%
2005 79.92 135th 823 83.6%
2006 80.47 125th 829 84.9%
2007 76.13 186th 852 78.2%
2008 74.68 202nd 849 76.2%
2009 80.43 148th 872 83.0%
2010 76.41 197th 925 78.7%
2011 80.87 149th 935 84.1%
2012 77.55 190th 935 79.7%
2013 78.85 184th 954 80.7%
2014 68.70 282nd 962 70.7%
2015 74.03 207th 938 77.9%
2016 69.68 251st 914 72.5%
2017 83.69 117th 929 87.4%
2018 80.05 169th 917 81.6%
2019 80.71 160th 965 83.4%
2021 84.29 113th 710 84.1%
2022 81.29 151st 921 83.6%

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

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Enrollment information for Walnut Hills Community Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 376 3 7 8 0 n/a n/a 0 394
1989 377 4 12 8 0 n/a n/a 0 401
1990 349 2 10 11 0 n/a n/a 0 372
1991 347 6 7 13 0 n/a n/a 0 373
1992 300 6 11 12 1 n/a n/a 0 330
1993 284 5 10 11 1 n/a n/a 0 311
1994 283 5 9 11 1 n/a n/a 0 309
1995 269 7 8 9 1 n/a n/a 0 294
1996 269 7 8 9 1 n/a n/a 0 294
1997 261 5 8 33 2 n/a n/a 0 309
1998 286 7 27 26 2 n/a n/a 0 348
1999 252 28 28 28 2 n/a n/a 0 338
2000 274 5 25 42 1 n/a n/a 0 347
2001 254 7 30 52 1 n/a n/a 0 344
2002 302 14 20 37 0 n/a n/a 0 373
2003 302 14 20 37 0 n/a n/a 0 373
2004 309 12 32 44 0 n/a n/a 0 397
2005 307 11 26 41 4 n/a n/a 0 389
2006 331 13 26 39 4 n/a n/a 0 413
2007 333 16 39 40 4 n/a n/a 0 432
2008 352 15 34 33 3 n/a n/a 0 437
2009 339 10 50 22 5 n/a n/a 0 426
2010 350 13 29 32 4 n/a n/a 0 428
2011 308 9 25 53 4 1 29 0 429
2012 303 9 25 49 4 1 24 0 415
2013 280 4 29 50 3 1 32 0 399
2014 274 4 29 60 5 0 30 0 402
2015 274 5 27 64 4 1 30 0 405
2016 237 6 35 50 6 1 28 0 363
2017 219 5 26 48 5 0 25 0 328
2018 230 10 47 46 4 0 30 0 367
2019 228 14 80 53 5 0 33 0 413
2020 217 21 71 55 2 0 38 0 404
2021 194 27 53 61 3 1 25 0 364
2022 190 19 59 73 1 0 16 0 358

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 Walnut Hills Community Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 394 18.7 21.0 n/a
1989 401 20.3 19.7 0.7
1990 372 19.3 19.2 0.8
1991 373 17.2 21.6 2.1
1992 330 18.5 17.8 1.2
1993 311 17.2 18.1 2.9
1994 309 17.7 17.5 2.9
1995 294 17.1 17.2 4.8
1996 294 17.1 17.2 4.8
1997 309 18.0 17.2 3.6
1998 348 19.5 17.8 6
1999 338 20.9 16.2 5.6
2000 347 21.2 16.4 9.8
2001 344 19.8 17.4 11.9
2002 373 26.6 14.0 8.3
2003 373 26.6 14.0 8.3
2004 397 25.2 15.8 9.1
2005 389 23.9 16.3 8.5
2006 413 23.1 17.9 9.7
2007 432 24.0 18.0 12.5
2008 437 22.0 19.9 13.7
2009 426 22.7 18.8 11
2010 428 21.2 20.1 13.8
2011 429 20.2 21.2 14.9
2012 415 19.1 21.7 13.3
2013 399 19.8 20.0 16.5
2014 402 18.1 22.1 17.9
2015 405 21.0 19.2 19.8
2016 363 20.0 18.1 17.6
2017 328 16.7 19.5 15.2
2018 367 18.7 19.5 15.8
2019 413 19.2 21.4 14
2020 404 20.2 19.9 15.1
2021 364 18.2 19.9 20.1
2022 358 20.7 17.2 24

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 Walnut Hills Community Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 394 18.7 21.0 n/a
1989 401 20.3 19.7 0.7
1990 372 19.3 19.2 0.8
1991 373 17.2 21.6 2.1
1992 330 18.5 17.8 1.2
1993 311 17.2 18.1 2.9
1994 309 17.7 17.5 2.9
1995 294 17.1 17.2 4.8
1996 294 17.1 17.2 4.8
1997 309 18.0 17.2 3.6
1998 348 19.5 17.8 6
1999 338 20.9 16.2 5.6
2000 347 21.2 16.4 9.8
2001 344 19.8 17.4 11.9
2002 373 26.6 14.0 8.3
2003 373 26.6 14.0 8.3
2004 397 25.2 15.8 9.1
2005 389 23.9 16.3 8.5
2006 413 23.1 17.9 9.7
2007 432 24.0 18.0 12.5
2008 437 22.0 19.9 13.7
2009 426 22.7 18.8 11
2010 428 21.2 20.1 13.8
2011 429 20.2 21.2 14.9
2012 415 19.1 21.7 13.3
2013 399 19.8 20.0 16.5
2014 402 18.1 22.1 17.9
2015 405 21.0 19.2 19.8
2016 363 20.0 18.1 17.6
2017 328 16.7 19.5 15.2
2018 367 18.7 19.5 15.8
2019 413 19.2 21.4 14
2020 404 20.2 19.9 15.1
2021 364 18.2 19.9 20.1
2022 358 20.7 17.2 24

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 Walnut Hills Community Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $134 (1.3%) $10,263 (98.7%) $10,397

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Walnut Hills Community 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
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 160th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 151st of 921 Elementary schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Walnut Hills Community Elementary School)53.164.9
 11.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Cherry Creek School District No. 5)48.547.1
 1.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.340.7
 0.6%
3rd Grade Math (Walnut Hills Community Elementary School)47.965.8
 17.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Cherry Creek School District No. 5)49.949.1
 0.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Colorado)4139.4
 1.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Walnut Hills Community Elementary School)71.161.1
 10%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Cherry Creek School District No. 5)53.951.7
 2.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4844.1
 3.9%
4th Grade Math (Walnut Hills Community Elementary School)53.352.8
 0.5%
   4th Grade Math (Cherry Creek School District No. 5)39.636.2
 3.4%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.630.7
 2.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Walnut Hills Community Elementary School)70.854.5
 16.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Cherry Creek School District No. 5)51.849.2
 2.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.445.4
 3%
5th Grade Math (Walnut Hills Community Elementary School)50.850
 0.8%
   5th Grade Math (Cherry Creek School District No. 5)42.141.4
 0.7%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.734.9
 0.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Walnut Hills Community Elementary School)65.459.8
 5.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Cherry Creek School District No. 5)50.849.4
 1.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.2
 2.6%
All Grades Math (Walnut Hills Community Elementary School)50.656
 5.4%
   All Grades Math (Cherry Creek School District No. 5)43.140.2
 2.9%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.731.5
 3.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students413364
 11.9%
African American1427
 92.9%
American Indian53
 40%
Asian8053
 33.8%
Hispanic5361
 15.1%
Pacific Islander01
White228194
 14.9%
Two or More Races3325
 24.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14%20.1%
 6%




Frequently Asked Questions about Walnut Hills Community Elementary School

Students who attend Walnut Hills Community Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Campus Middle School
High : Cherry Creek High School

In the 2021-22 school year, 358 students attended Walnut Hills Community Elementary School.

Walnut Hills Community Elementary School ranks 151st of 921 Colorado elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Walnut Hills Community Elementary School are 53% White, 20% Hispanic, 16% Asian, 5% African American, 4% Two or more races.


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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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