Academy For Advanced And Creative Learning

Public, Charter K-8

 2510 North Chestnut Street
       Colorado Springs, CO  80907-5912


 (719) 434-6566

District: Colorado Springs School District No. 11

SchoolDigger Rank:
72nd of 917 Colorado Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.5
Number of students:  305

Racial breakdown:
White:
78.7%
Hispanic:
11.1%
Two or more races:
6.2%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.4%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 16, 2018.


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Compare Details In 2018, Academy For Advanced And Creative Learning ranked better than 92.1% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranked 2nd among 35 ranked elementary schools in the Colorado Springs School District No. 11. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.74. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Academy For Advanced And Creative Learning ranked better than 92.1% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.41. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (78.7%), Hispanic (11.1%), two or more races (6.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 18.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Academy For Advanced And Creative Learning is 14.5, which is the 6th best among 35 elementary schools in the Colorado Springs School District No. 11. (See more...)
Compare Academy For Advanced And Creative Learning employs 21 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Academy For Advanced And Creative Learning:

SchoolDigger ranks Academy For Advanced And Creative Learning 72nd of 917 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Academy For Advanced And Creative Learning in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Academy For Advanced And Creative Learning 33rd of 418 Colorado public middle schools. (See Academy For Advanced And Creative Learning in the ranking list.)

Colorado Springs School District No. 11:

SchoolDigger ranks Colorado Springs School District No. 11 76th of 124 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Academy For Advanced And Creative Learning

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 86.72 94th 954 90.1%
2014 72.98 248th 962 74.2%
2015 75.36 197th 938 79.0%
2016 65.77 280th 914 69.4%
2017 83.61 120th 929 87.1%
2018 89.74 72nd 917 92.1%

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

Rank History for Academy For Advanced And Creative Learning

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 93.92 17th 454 96.3%
2014 89.19 35th 461 92.4%
2015 94.10 20th 436 95.4%
2016 81.68 49th 400 87.8%
2017 93.23 17th 424 96.0%
2018 87.41 33rd 418 92.1%

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

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by a parent
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Open Quote This school is designed for gifted and talented students, who have needs for advanced curriculum and specific teaching strategies. AcademyACL is designed as an entire school where every staff member specializes in gifted education. The vision is to create an academic home for advanced and creative learning, cultivate personal and standards-based excellence and leadership ability, and serve as a resource center for the gifted community of the Pikes Peak Region. Many gifted students feel "different," and one of the very best things about this school is that students are with other kids who understand them. Many students come to this school from settings where they felt isolated and excluded, and at AcademyACL they are accepted and able to focus on learning instead of feeling like an outcast. This is a school that walks the talk of providing a safe atmosphere and practices compassion and kindness. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Academy For Advanced And Creative Learning

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 131 2 8 19 1 0 1 0 162
2012 192 3 9 32 2 0 6 0 244
2013 222 3 10 27 2 0 12 0 276
2014 238 2 10 26 2 0 7 0 285
2015 231 3 8 25 3 0 14 0 284
2016 240 0 6 34 6 0 19 0 305

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 Academy For Advanced And Creative Learning

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 162 13.2 12.1 20.4
2012 244 19.3 12.5 22.5
2013 276 23.0 11.9 15.2
2014 285 19.0 14.9 21.8
2015 284 25.0 11.3 21.8
2016 305 21.0 14.5 18.4

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 Academy For Advanced And Creative Learning

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 162 13.2 12.1 20.4
2012 244 19.3 12.5 22.5
2013 276 23.0 11.9 15.2
2014 285 19.0 14.9 21.8
2015 284 25.0 11.3 21.8
2016 305 21.0 14.5 18.4

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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