Willow Creek Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 7855 South Willow Way
       Centennial, CO  80112-2728


(720) 554-3900

District: Cherry Creek School District No. 5

SchoolDigger Rank:
144th of 921 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,353 Help

Students who attend Willow Creek Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Campus Middle School
High:    Cherry Creek High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.6
Number of students:  509

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.8%
Asian:
12.6%
Two or more races:
11.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.7%

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Compare Details Willow Creek Elementary School ranks better than 84.4% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 12th 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 81.84. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.8%), Asian (12.6%), two or more races (11.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 5.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Willow Creek Elementary School is 16.6. 30 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 Willow Creek Elementary School is $12,353, which is the 19th highest among 45 elementary schools in the Cherry Creek School District No. 5.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Willow Creek Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Willow Creek Elementary School 144th of 921 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Willow Creek 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 Willow Creek Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 94.13 10th 808 98.8%
2005 92.08 20th 823 97.6%
2006 92.08 25th 829 97.0%
2007 90.92 33rd 852 96.1%
2008 91.67 32nd 849 96.2%
2009 93.20 17th 872 98.1%
2010 92.91 25th 925 97.3%
2011 93.83 14th 935 98.5%
2012 93.85 14th 935 98.5%
2013 93.99 21st 954 97.8%
2014 94.45 19th 962 98.0%
2015 92.29 60th 938 93.6%
2016 96.71 16th 914 98.2%
2017 94.54 32nd 929 96.6%
2018 93.46 46th 917 95.0%
2019 93.19 42nd 965 95.6%
2021 81.71 135th 710 81.0%
2022 81.84 144th 921 84.4%

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

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Reviews:
by a parent
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Open Quote I love this school Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Open Quote We love this school! Teachers have been here for a long time. They live in the district and send their kids here too. They are fantastic, loving and caring. Our kids have made great friends and their parents are great too. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Willow Creek Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 563 4 7 10 0 n/a n/a 0 584
1989 590 3 9 8 0 n/a n/a 0 610
1990 572 3 13 9 0 n/a n/a 0 597
1991 570 3 11 9 0 n/a n/a 0 593
1992 527 5 11 3 0 n/a n/a 0 546
1993 554 3 12 4 0 n/a n/a 0 573
1994 547 3 13 4 0 n/a n/a 0 567
1995 526 1 17 8 0 n/a n/a 0 552
1996 526 1 17 8 0 n/a n/a 0 552
1997 494 3 16 2 0 n/a n/a 0 515
1998 488 3 17 3 0 n/a n/a 0 511
1999 576 6 19 4 0 n/a n/a 0 605
2000 525 3 12 6 0 n/a n/a 0 546
2001 518 10 12 11 1 n/a n/a 0 552
2002 523 7 18 11 0 n/a n/a 0 559
2003 523 7 18 11 0 n/a n/a 0 559
2004 513 13 14 16 0 n/a n/a 0 556
2005 495 17 25 18 1 n/a n/a 0 556
2006 473 13 33 24 2 n/a n/a 0 545
2007 456 12 35 26 3 n/a n/a 0 532
2008 445 17 47 24 4 n/a n/a 0 537
2009 420 25 62 21 5 n/a n/a 0 533
2010 442 19 71 19 2 n/a n/a 0 553
2011 401 10 69 42 3 0 23 0 548
2012 393 7 74 38 2 0 26 0 540
2013 396 5 74 38 1 0 31 0 545
2014 395 10 67 36 1 0 33 0 542
2015 403 6 76 32 0 1 46 0 564
2016 394 3 69 34 2 1 47 0 550
2017 379 7 57 36 1 1 57 0 538
2018 364 11 73 42 2 1 50 0 543
2019 372 15 76 45 3 1 46 0 558
2020 365 11 75 45 5 1 54 0 556
2021 332 12 64 41 3 1 55 0 508
2022 335 7 64 43 2 1 57 0 509

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 Willow Creek Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 584 28.3 20.6 n/a
1989 610 28.5 21.4 0
1990 597 28.0 21.3 0.2
1991 593 28.0 21.1 0.7
1992 546 23.9 22.8 0.4
1993 573 26.0 22.0 0.2
1994 567 26.5 21.4 1.4
1995 552 26.5 20.8 0.5
1996 552 26.5 20.8 0.5
1997 515 26.4 19.5 0.2
1998 511 24.3 21.0 0.2
1999 605 28.6 21.2 0.7
2000 546 28.0 19.5 0.9
2001 552 28.7 19.2 1.3
2002 559 31.5 17.7 0.5
2003 559 31.5 17.7 0.5
2004 556 31.6 17.6 2.3
2005 556 31.5 17.7 4.5
2006 545 31.4 17.4 3.5
2007 532 31.3 17.0 3.8
2008 537 28.3 19.0 3.4
2009 533 28.3 18.8 3.4
2010 553 29.3 18.8 4.5
2011 548 27.7 19.7 4
2012 540 29.0 18.6 3.3
2013 545 28.9 18.8 4
2014 542 28.6 18.9 6.5
2015 564 29.0 19.4 6.4
2016 550 29.0 18.9 6.5
2017 538 29.4 18.2 6.5
2018 543 30.2 17.9 6.6
2019 558 30.8 18.0 5.9
2020 556 33.6 16.5 5
2021 508 29.8 17.0 7.1
2022 509 30.6 16.6 5.7

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 Willow Creek Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 584 28.3 20.6 n/a
1989 610 28.5 21.4 0
1990 597 28.0 21.3 0.2
1991 593 28.0 21.1 0.7
1992 546 23.9 22.8 0.4
1993 573 26.0 22.0 0.2
1994 567 26.5 21.4 1.4
1995 552 26.5 20.8 0.5
1996 552 26.5 20.8 0.5
1997 515 26.4 19.5 0.2
1998 511 24.3 21.0 0.2
1999 605 28.6 21.2 0.7
2000 546 28.0 19.5 0.9
2001 552 28.7 19.2 1.3
2002 559 31.5 17.7 0.5
2003 559 31.5 17.7 0.5
2004 556 31.6 17.6 2.3
2005 556 31.5 17.7 4.5
2006 545 31.4 17.4 3.5
2007 532 31.3 17.0 3.8
2008 537 28.3 19.0 3.4
2009 533 28.3 18.8 3.4
2010 553 29.3 18.8 4.5
2011 548 27.7 19.7 4
2012 540 29.0 18.6 3.3
2013 545 28.9 18.8 4
2014 542 28.6 18.9 6.5
2015 564 29.0 19.4 6.4
2016 550 29.0 18.9 6.5
2017 538 29.4 18.2 6.5
2018 543 30.2 17.9 6.6
2019 558 30.8 18.0 5.9
2020 556 33.6 16.5 5
2021 508 29.8 17.0 7.1
2022 509 30.6 16.6 5.7

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 Willow Creek Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $129 (1.0%) $12,225 (99.0%) $12,353

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Willow Creek Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 42nd of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 144th of 921 Elementary schools
 11.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Willow Creek Elementary School)70.345.8
 24.5%
   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 (Willow Creek Elementary School)76.951.8
 25.1%
   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 (Willow Creek Elementary School)65.962.3
 3.6%
   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 (Willow Creek Elementary School)59.354.3
 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 (Willow Creek Elementary School)7779.7
 2.7%
   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 (Willow Creek Elementary School)68.266.7
 1.5%
   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 (Willow Creek Elementary School)7162.3
 8.7%
   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 (Willow Creek Elementary School)68.157.7
 10.4%
   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 Students558508
 9%
African American1512
 20%
American Indian33
Asian7664
 15.8%
Hispanic4541
 8.9%
Pacific Islander11
White372332
 10.8%
Two or More Races4655
 19.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients5.9%7.1%
 1.2%




Frequently Asked Questions about Willow Creek Elementary School

Students who attend Willow Creek Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Campus Middle School
High : Cherry Creek High School

Students at Willow Creek Elementary School are 66% White, 13% Asian, 11% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic, 1% African American.

In the 2021-22 school year, 509 students attended Willow Creek Elementary School.

Willow Creek Elementary School ranks 144th of 921 Colorado elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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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