Parker Core Knowledge Charter School

Public, Charter K-8

 1161 North Pine Drive
       Parker, CO  80138


 (303) 840-7070

District: Douglas County School District No. Re 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
3rd of 965 Colorado Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.0
Number of students:  695

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.5%
Asian:
11.9%
Hispanic:
8.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0.0%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, August 19, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Parker Core Knowledge Charter School ranked better than 99.7% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranked first among 59 ranked elementary schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1! (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.23. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019, Parker Core Knowledge Charter School ranked better than 99.8% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.41. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (75.5%), Asian (11.9%), Hispanic (8.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Parker Core Knowledge Charter School is 17, which is the 7th best among 59 elementary schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1. (See more...)
Compare Parker Core Knowledge Charter School employs 40.8 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Parker Core Knowledge Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Parker Core Knowledge Charter School 3rd of 965 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Parker Core Knowledge Charter School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Parker Core Knowledge Charter School 1st of 458 Colorado public middle schools. (See Parker Core Knowledge Charter School in the ranking list.)

Douglas County School District No. Re 1:

SchoolDigger ranks Douglas County School District No. Re 1 15th of 126 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Parker Core Knowledge Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 85.12 99th 808 87.7%
2005 91.10 30th 823 96.4%
2006 92.27 22nd 829 97.3%
2007 85.19 86th 852 89.9%
2008 85.93 83rd 849 90.2%
2009 89.71 46th 872 94.7%
2010 92.75 26th 925 97.2%
2011 93.22 17th 935 98.2%
2012 93.78 18th 935 98.1%
2013 95.20 6th 954 99.4%
2014 95.06 11th 962 98.9%
2015 98.71 8th 938 99.1%
2016 98.74 6th 914 99.3%
2017 99.02 7th 929 99.2%
2018 98.67 5th 917 99.5%
2019 99.23 3rd 965 99.7%

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

Rank History for Parker Core Knowledge Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 91.12 18th 336 94.6%
2005 93.75 10th 340 97.1%
2006 94.19 9th 346 97.4%
2007 93.86 12th 360 96.7%
2008 92.84 13th 362 96.4%
2009 90.79 18th 377 95.2%
2010 93.36 16th 409 96.1%
2011 96.70 5th 422 98.8%
2012 95.29 7th 425 98.4%
2013 95.32 11th 454 97.6%
2014 96.28 6th 461 98.7%
2015 99.78 2nd 436 99.5%
2016 99.52 2nd 400 99.5%
2017 99.75 1st 424 99.8%
2018 99.12 5th 418 98.8%
2019 99.41 1st 458 99.8%

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

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by a parent
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Open Quote We LOVE this school- it's like my children's second home, they feel that comfortable and happy there. It has to do with the overall atmosphere and climate, which is unlike any other school- it's so positive, warm, and welcoming. The staff is amazing from top down, every single one are positive and supportive and display an attitude daily that shows us in numerous ways that their hearts are truly in this for the kids. They work hard and always go the extra mile, and accept only the best of themselves. The teachers are first rate across the board, and the challenging curriculum prepares students even beyond our expectations for high school. There is a fair amount of homework (although less than some charter schools), but it is not excessive and definitely not just 'busy work' the homework given has a real purpose and makes a real difference in children's understanding and test scores. This school does NOT teach to the test at all, curricula is designed for the purpose of preparing students for the highest possible success at each next level. These students are easily standouts in area high schools because of not only their strong classroom and testing performance, but also due to character traits, self-discipline, and mastery of organization and study skills that they've been taught all along at Core. PCK families are also wonderful and form a real community- as a whole they're very involved, proud as can be of our school, and grateful to have this level of education and this quality of educators supporting our children- we're simply fortunate beyond words! I wish our administration could train other schools in how to operate at this level- unfortunately they don't have that kind of time. Maybe the district (and other districts) need to send people in to observe and ask questions of schools like this- if one can out-perform others consistently and still maintain the highest quality environment, it has to be possible for more schools to do the same, if only the formula could be shared. It takes districts asking for the help though, and admitting a small few do a far better job and obviously know what it takes to be at the top of their game. I sincerely wish all children had the opportunity to have this kind of school experience, it would make an enormous difference in their joy of learning, their self-confidence and self esteem, and their opportunity for growth and life success. We may be "PCK Proud", but we're not arrogant and we're not selfish, we'd gladly share the wealth if we knew how to do so! Close Quote


by a citizen
Friday, May 10, 2019

Open Quote Looks like admission process is dicey, anyone can manipulate the process to get an admission. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Open Quote My two children have both been at PCK since Kindergarten and our family couldn't be happier about it. The administrative and teaching staff are deeply invested in the students and their success. The Love & Logic approach the staff uses consistently helps develop good citizens and well-behaved students. In addition, the students attend Core Virtue assemblies every month and focus on good character traits such at Deference, Creativity, Generosity, Humility, and Honesty. The entire school teaches a grade ahead of standard PROVING that all children can do anything they are challenged to do. The school encourages children to rise above and beyond the norm. When the PCK 8th graders move on to High School, they are consistently among the best prepared, most self-reliant, and most well-rounded students in attendance. The PCK wait list is quite long (so get on it now!) and there is a list just as long of very good reasons for that! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, August 23, 2013

Open Quote My children have been at Core for the last few years, and I could not be happier! The staff is supportive, the teachers are involved with the kids, not pushing material just to pass a test, and the parents are asked to stay actively involved with their kids learning and growth. Kids are encouraged to be the best they can be, constantly challenged and motivated. The schools goals are not focused on test scores but on finding the best ways to educate our children. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Open Quote I had 2 children attend PCK and I have to say it was an awful school experience for BOTH my children. They loved school prior to attending this PCK. As a former teacher, this school was a NIGHTMARE! What attracted me to this school was Core Knowledge Curriculum and great CSAP scores. After attending this school for only 4 months before I pulled my children out, and numerous observations it was clear this is a school that teaches to the test! This school would not allow me to observe my children in the classroom....RED FLAG! I was able to observe recess and lunchroom.....it was horrific to see what my kiddos were experiencing everyday. The staff at recess is talking, kids are shoving, pushing clearly lots of bullying going on at PCK but no bullying program to address this issue! At lunch, it is like a herd of cattle....not warm and inviting...they blow whistle in the lunchroom! My kiddos did not like lunchtime and recess....RED FLAG!! This school's communication is unlike anything I have ever experienced! The only ongoing communications parents get is about MAP Testing and fundraising! The 2 teachers I dealt with seemed unexperienced and detached! Numerous packet were sent home with spelling errors or left out pieces! This school placed progress reports in a folder, no envelopes for all to see...no signatures required by parents to make sure they were reviewed. I asked specific questions on checkpoints for clarification....the director and 2 teachers could not answer my question?? I was embarrassed for them! So prospective parents....BEWARE! This school looks great on paper but the actual experience, professionalism and to give our kids a wonderful schooling experience does not exist at this school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Parker Core Knowledge Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 202 2 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 210
1996 202 2 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 210
1997 238 1 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 244
1998 260 4 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 270
1999 287 3 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 294
2000 312 2 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 320
2001 351 2 4 11 0 n/a n/a 0 368
2002 363 4 9 11 1 n/a n/a 0 388
2003 363 4 9 11 1 n/a n/a 0 388
2004 373 3 8 12 0 n/a n/a 0 396
2005 368 4 10 13 0 n/a n/a 0 395
2006 369 4 13 12 0 n/a n/a 0 398
2007 387 3 15 9 0 n/a n/a 0 414
2008 381 3 24 9 0 n/a n/a 0 417
2009 398 4 20 11 0 n/a n/a 0 433
2010 395 4 24 14 0 n/a n/a 0 437
2011 413 1 16 13 0 3 8 0 454
2012 482 2 35 23 0 0 10 0 552
2013 482 2 44 35 0 0 14 0 577
2014 484 2 51 43 5 0 17 0 602
2015 499 1 65 42 0 0 21 0 628
2016 507 1 67 47 1 0 28 0 651
2017 525 2 83 57 1 n/a 27 0 695

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 Parker Core Knowledge Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 210 11.0 19.1 0.0
1996 210 11.0 19.1 0.0
1997 244 15.0 16.3 1.6
1998 270 14.0 19.3 1.9
1999 294 18.4 16.0 1.0
2000 320 1.0 320.0 1.9
2001 368 24.2 15.2 0.3
2002 388 26.1 14.9 1.8
2003 388 26.1 14.9 1.8
2004 396 23.6 16.8 1.3
2005 395 21.8 18.1 0.0
2006 398 24.8 16.0 0.0
2007 414 26.8 15.4 0.2
2008 417 26.1 16.0 n/a
2009 433 28.4 15.2 0.0
2010 437 28.7 15.2 0.0
2011 454 29.5 15.3 3.1
2012 552 35.6 15.4 3.6
2013 577 35.6 16.1 2.6
2014 602 36.5 16.4 0.8
2015 628 37.0 16.9 0.5
2016 651 37.0 17.5 0.0
2017 695 40.8 17.0 n/a

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 Parker Core Knowledge Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 210 11.0 19.1 0.0
1996 210 11.0 19.1 0.0
1997 244 15.0 16.3 1.6
1998 270 14.0 19.3 1.9
1999 294 18.4 16.0 1.0
2000 320 1.0 320.0 1.9
2001 368 24.2 15.2 0.3
2002 388 26.1 14.9 1.8
2003 388 26.1 14.9 1.8
2004 396 23.6 16.8 1.3
2005 395 21.8 18.1 0.0
2006 398 24.8 16.0 0.0
2007 414 26.8 15.4 0.2
2008 417 26.1 16.0 n/a
2009 433 28.4 15.2 0.0
2010 437 28.7 15.2 0.0
2011 454 29.5 15.3 3.1
2012 552 35.6 15.4 3.6
2013 577 35.6 16.1 2.6
2014 602 36.5 16.4 0.8
2015 628 37.0 16.9 0.5
2016 651 37.0 17.5 0.0
2017 695 40.8 17.0 n/a

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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