Gust Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 3440 West Yale Avenue
       Denver, CO  80219-5847


(720) 424-6560

District: School District No. 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
644th of 710 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,723 Help

Students who attend Gust Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Bear Valley International School
    DSST: Henry Middle School
    STRIVE Prep - Federal
High:    John F Kennedy High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.1
Number of students:  597

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
81.4%
White:
9.0%
Asian:
4.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  83.9%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Gust Elementary School ranks worse than 90.7% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 38th among 42 ranked elementary schools in the School District No. 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 14.98. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (81.4%), White (9%), Asian (4.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 83.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gust Elementary School is 15.1. 73 elementary schools in the School District No. 1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gust Elementary School is $13,723, which is the 54th highest among 42 elementary schools in the School District No. 1.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Gust Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Gust Elementary School 644th of 710 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Gust Elementary School in the ranking list.)

School District No. 1:

SchoolDigger ranks School District No. 1 28th of 78 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Gust Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 16.29 696th 808 13.9%
2005 10.01 752nd 823 8.6%
2006 6.40 782nd 829 5.7%
2007 6.34 804th 852 5.6%
2008 8.91 784th 849 7.7%
2009 16.27 742nd 872 14.9%
2010 16.45 789th 925 14.7%
2011 19.99 763rd 935 18.4%
2012 34.04 658th 935 29.6%
2013 41.33 593rd 954 37.8%
2014 36.73 643rd 962 33.2%
2015 38.47 532nd 938 43.3%
2016 31.37 595th 914 34.9%
2017 31.89 608th 929 34.6%
2018 23.99 675th 917 26.4%
2019 22.03 748th 965 22.5%
2021 14.98 644th 710 9.3%

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
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Open Quote I withdrew my daughter from kindergarten before the term ended. Gust has an "F" rating for special needs practices. Horrifying school with archaic teaching methodology. The principle is disturbingly inhospitable to engaged parents. There is no parent community here nor is it encouraged. Predominately low income and minority, many ESL families. They are more vulnerable and the principal capitalizes on this. Yikes! Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, August 25, 2012

Open Quote My daughter has attended several different schools and we finally found a perfect fit at Gust. Her reading level went from 1st to 4th grade in one year. All of her teachers worked so hard to help her learn to read. They communicated with me via email, telephone, and in person whenever there was a need. I cannot even begin to express how amazing and helpful the Gust staff has been. My daughter loves school for the first time in her life and I know it's because of the caring and educational environment at Gust. This school is truly a diamond in the rough and I will be forever grateful for the good they have done my daughter. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Gust Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 256 16 14 145 5 n/a n/a 0 436
1989 232 10 16 142 4 n/a n/a 0 404
1990 247 6 11 160 8 n/a n/a 0 432
1991 239 10 12 162 6 n/a n/a 0 429
1992 250 15 14 164 1 n/a n/a 0 444
1993 258 13 24 178 6 n/a n/a 0 479
1994 258 18 32 178 7 n/a n/a 0 493
1995 200 20 33 206 7 n/a n/a 0 466
1996 200 20 33 206 7 n/a n/a 0 466
1997 188 21 30 245 4 n/a n/a 0 488
1998 193 20 21 241 10 n/a n/a 0 485
1999 191 18 30 240 5 n/a n/a 0 484
2000 170 15 31 259 11 n/a n/a 0 486
2001 178 12 30 304 13 n/a n/a 0 537
2002 98 10 30 331 9 n/a n/a 0 478
2003 98 10 30 331 9 n/a n/a 0 478
2004 88 6 27 328 5 n/a n/a 0 454
2005 70 14 29 374 4 n/a n/a 0 491
2006 62 14 26 398 4 n/a n/a 0 504
2007 64 18 28 371 4 n/a n/a 0 485
2008 70 16 32 337 3 n/a n/a 0 458
2009 70 17 38 348 0 n/a n/a 0 473
2010 107 19 34 399 2 n/a n/a 0 561
2011 55 17 36 513 2 0 6 0 629
2012 55 12 36 531 4 0 5 0 643
2013 53 19 32 566 7 0 2 0 679
2014 58 11 30 664 6 0 5 0 774
2015 68 24 28 627 5 0 2 0 754
2016 61 29 30 623 3 1 4 0 751
2017 61 24 28 633 5 0 8 0 759
2018 59 29 23 570 3 0 9 0 693
2019 53 31 25 559 1 0 8 0 677
2020 52 27 22 523 2 0 4 0 630
2021 54 23 25 486 2 0 7 0 597

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 Gust Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 436 21.2 20.5 n/a
1989 404 18.1 22.3 28.7
1990 432 20.5 21.0 28
1991 429 20.6 20.8 35.4
1992 444 22.2 20.0 37.6
1993 479 22.6 21.2 38.4
1994 493 22.8 21.6 36.9
1995 466 23.8 19.6 42.1
1996 466 23.8 19.6 42.1
1997 488 24.6 19.8 45.7
1998 485 24.7 19.6 40
1999 484 23.1 21.0 35.1
2000 486 26.5 18.3 51.6
2001 537 27.5 19.5 51.2
2002 478 29.0 16.5 64.6
2003 478 29.0 16.5 64.6
2004 454 27.2 16.7 67
2005 491 25.7 19.1 72.9
2006 504 25.9 19.5 76.6
2007 485 27.0 18.0 79.6
2008 458 24.5 18.7 77.3
2009 473 28.0 16.9 81.6
2010 561 34.8 16.1 79
2011 629 37.8 16.6 81.4
2012 643 31.6 20.2 92.1
2013 679 34.3 19.7 89.8
2014 774 42.5 18.2 92.2
2015 754 41.0 18.3 91.1
2016 751 47.0 15.9 88.8
2017 759 43.1 17.6 88.4
2018 693 42.7 16.1 89.3
2019 677 43.0 15.7 89.2
2020 630 44.0 14.3 87.9
2021 597 39.3 15.1 83.9

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 Gust Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 436 21.2 20.5 n/a
1989 404 18.1 22.3 28.7
1990 432 20.5 21.0 28
1991 429 20.6 20.8 35.4
1992 444 22.2 20.0 37.6
1993 479 22.6 21.2 38.4
1994 493 22.8 21.6 36.9
1995 466 23.8 19.6 42.1
1996 466 23.8 19.6 42.1
1997 488 24.6 19.8 45.7
1998 485 24.7 19.6 40
1999 484 23.1 21.0 35.1
2000 486 26.5 18.3 51.6
2001 537 27.5 19.5 51.2
2002 478 29.0 16.5 64.6
2003 478 29.0 16.5 64.6
2004 454 27.2 16.7 67
2005 491 25.7 19.1 72.9
2006 504 25.9 19.5 76.6
2007 485 27.0 18.0 79.6
2008 458 24.5 18.7 77.3
2009 473 28.0 16.9 81.6
2010 561 34.8 16.1 79
2011 629 37.8 16.6 81.4
2012 643 31.6 20.2 92.1
2013 679 34.3 19.7 89.8
2014 774 42.5 18.2 92.2
2015 754 41.0 18.3 91.1
2016 751 47.0 15.9 88.8
2017 759 43.1 17.6 88.4
2018 693 42.7 16.1 89.3
2019 677 43.0 15.7 89.2
2020 630 44.0 14.3 87.9
2021 597 39.3 15.1 83.9

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 Gust Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $755 (5.5%) $12,968 (94.5%) $13,723

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Gust 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 (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 748th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 644th of 710 Elementary schools
 13.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Gust Elementary School)21.125
 3.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)39.436.7
 2.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.339.1
 2.2%
4th Grade Math (Gust Elementary School)207.5
 12.5%
   4th Grade Math (School District No. 1)31.224.5
 6.7%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.628.5
 5.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Gust Elementary School)27.625
 2.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)42.337.5
 4.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.447.2
 1.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students677597
 11.8%
African American3123
 25.8%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian2525
Hispanic559486
 13.1%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races87
 12.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients89.2%83.9%
 5.3%




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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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