The Vanguard School (Elementary)

Public, Charter K-6

 1832 South Wahsatch
       Colorado Springs, CO  80906


 (719) 471-1999

District: Cheyenne Mountain School District No. 12

SchoolDigger Rank:
108th of 924 Colorado Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  12.9
Number of students:  800

Racial breakdown:
White:
62.0%
Hispanic:
20.8%
Two or more races:
6.6%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.5%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 17, 2017.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, The Vanguard School (Elementary) ranked better than 88.3% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranked 3rd among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Cheyenne Mountain School District No. 12. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.89. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details The Vanguard School (Elementary) has the largest elementary school student body size in the Cheyenne Mountain School District No. 12. Racial makeup is: White (62%), Hispanic (20.8%), two or more races (6.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 14.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at The Vanguard School (Elementary) is 12.9, which is the lowest among 7 elementary schools in the Cheyenne Mountain School District No. 12! (See more...)
Compare The Vanguard School (Elementary) employs 62 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

The Vanguard School (Elementary):

SchoolDigger ranks The Vanguard School (Elementary) 108th of 924 Colorado public elementary schools. (See The Vanguard School (Elementary) in the ranking list.)

Cheyenne Mountain School District No. 12:

SchoolDigger ranks Cheyenne Mountain School District No. 12 1st of 109 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for The Vanguard School (Elementary)

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 91.98 28th 803 96.5%
2005 87.32 66th 818 91.9%
2006 93.16 14th 824 98.3%
2007 90.27 38th 848 95.5%
2008 89.63 42nd 846 95.0%
2009 92.09 31st 870 96.4%
2010 93.09 23rd 918 97.5%
2011 91.40 37th 928 96.0%
2012 90.80 47th 929 94.9%
2013 89.99 54th 948 94.3%
2014 88.32 75th 956 92.2%
2015 74.85 205th 936 78.1%
2016 77.22 169th 905 81.3%
2017 84.89 108th 924 88.3%

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

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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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by a parent
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Open Quote Enrolled my child without notify me first and then expelled my child without letting me defend her. The staff is very rude when I called to check on the grades and never mail me any her school progress I had to come to the school to receive any paperworks. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Open Quote CMCA/Vanguard is an outstanding school. The focus is on academic excellence and character development. The staff, administration and board of directors, are dedicated to the mission and have strong moral values. From the time a child enters the school, they are taught at a very thorough level, in every subject. Students are expected to perform highly, and do so, because of the curriculum and direct instruction. It is not a school for everyone. If you are looking for a school where academic excellence and strong moral values are expected, this is the school for you. If not, there are many choices in, and around, Colorado Springs. Thank you, CMCA/Vanguard, for providing an opportunity for our children to receive an outstanding education, when so many other schools are failing our kids. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Open Quote My daughter has attended CMCA for the last 4 years. She is working way above grade level and is encouraged to excel everyday, both as a student and a person. The unique teaching style employed by the teachers keeps the kids on their toes and actively engaged. The core subjects are taught in smaller leveled groups allowing the students to work to their potential regardless of what grade they are in. It is the closest you can get to a private school in the public system.

It is a challenging program. Almost any student can succeed at CMCA but they do need to put effort into their work. There is no "fluff" grading at this school. These kids really know what they have been taught.

CMCA is by far my first choice in all of Colorado Springs for Elementary, Middle school and High School (which is the Vanguard School). Close Quote


Enrollment information for The Vanguard School (Elementary)

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 246 5 2 11 7 n/a n/a 0 271
1996 246 5 2 11 7 n/a n/a 0 271
1997 262 9 1 25 0 n/a n/a 0 297
1998 260 6 8 17 0 n/a n/a 0 291
1999 286 10 10 13 0 n/a n/a 0 319
2000 256 3 15 27 2 n/a n/a 0 303
2001 273 7 14 30 0 n/a n/a 0 324
2002 377 15 37 72 3 n/a n/a 0 504
2003 377 15 37 72 3 n/a n/a 0 504
2004 360 16 34 59 3 n/a n/a 0 472
2005 399 23 31 69 3 n/a n/a 0 525
2006 435 31 35 72 5 n/a n/a 0 578
2007 575 42 30 112 7 n/a n/a 0 766
2008 636 59 49 142 5 n/a n/a 0 891
2009 544 59 48 122 5 n/a n/a 0 778
2010 486 65 55 135 6 n/a n/a 0 747
2011 449 49 34 167 4 2 41 0 746
2012 485 44 27 185 4 1 52 0 798
2013 497 40 29 170 3 1 54 0 794
2014 490 35 37 183 2 0 47 0 794
2015 492 40 45 168 4 0 48 0 797
2016 496 32 47 166 6 0 53 0 800

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 The Vanguard School (Elementary)

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 271 11.2 24.2 0.0
1996 271 11.2 24.2 0.0
1997 297 13.0 22.8 12.1
1998 291 13.9 20.9 7.6
1999 319 17.9 17.8 4.4
2000 303 19.6 15.5 26.7
2001 324 29.9 10.8 20.7
2002 504 22.5 22.4 11.7
2003 504 22.5 22.4 11.7
2004 472 17.4 27.1 14.0
2005 525 22.3 23.5 15.6
2006 578 25.1 23.0 16.8
2007 766 38.8 19.7 21.4
2008 891 44.1 20.2 21.7
2009 778 35.5 21.9 25.7
2010 747 34.4 21.7 29.3
2011 746 55.3 13.4 30.2
2012 798 59.9 13.3 26.2
2013 794 61.8 12.8 25.2
2014 794 69.6 11.4 22.4
2015 797 66.0 12.0 17.8
2016 800 62.0 12.9 14.5

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio The Vanguard School (Elementary)

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 271 11.2 24.2 0.0
1996 271 11.2 24.2 0.0
1997 297 13.0 22.8 12.1
1998 291 13.9 20.9 7.6
1999 319 17.9 17.8 4.4
2000 303 19.6 15.5 26.7
2001 324 29.9 10.8 20.7
2002 504 22.5 22.4 11.7
2003 504 22.5 22.4 11.7
2004 472 17.4 27.1 14.0
2005 525 22.3 23.5 15.6
2006 578 25.1 23.0 16.8
2007 766 38.8 19.7 21.4
2008 891 44.1 20.2 21.7
2009 778 35.5 21.9 25.7
2010 747 34.4 21.7 29.3
2011 746 55.3 13.4 30.2
2012 798 59.9 13.3 26.2
2013 794 61.8 12.8 25.2
2014 794 69.6 11.4 22.4
2015 797 66.0 12.0 17.8
2016 800 62.0 12.9 14.5

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.




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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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