Parker Performing Arts

Public, Charter K-8

 15035 Compark Blvd
       Parker, CO  80134-3281


 (720) 709-7400

District: Douglas County School District No. Re 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
518th of 965 Colorado Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  20.5
Number of students:  784

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.1%
Hispanic:
17.0%
Two or more races:
8.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  9.9%

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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 Performing Arts ranked worse than 53.7% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranked 51st among 58 ranked elementary schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 42.97. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019, Parker Performing Arts ranked better than 72.9% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.01. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.1%), Hispanic (17%), two or more races (8.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 9.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Parker Performing Arts is 20.5. 56 elementary schools in the Douglas County School District No. Re 1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Parker Performing Arts employs 38.2 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Parker Performing Arts:

SchoolDigger ranks Parker Performing Arts 518th of 965 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Parker Performing Arts in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Parker Performing Arts 124th of 458 Colorado public middle schools. (See Parker Performing Arts 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 Performing Arts

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 42.97 518th 965 46.3%

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

Rank History for Parker Performing Arts

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 67.01 124th 458 72.9%

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

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by a parent
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Open Quote After 3 years in the middle school, I would highly not recommend this school. Communication, poor teaching, and lack of support for students educationally where our biggest problems. Teachers use inappropriate language, and had bad attitudes towards students. When you discovered your children were in small classes of under 20 students, and the middle school teachers couldn't manage classwork being turned in, you realize there was a problem. Admin have deaf ears and often don't listen to kids and parents. We felt we gave the school a fair chance, and in the end they let the students down. They had a loss of a student last year, and instead of support the students, they put them down. Diversity, while high in the school compared to other, teachers didn't take this into consideration in their lessons often putting students of color in bad situations with their peers. It's sad to see the disfunction. School could have had so much potential, but they seem to focus on just a few students (teacher and like parents) kids, and forget about the rest. Sad Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Open Quote I wish we would have seen some of these reviews before we had enrolled. My students academic scores have fallen since attending here. We went here for the performing arts, which my student is very active in, but hates here. Communication between teacher-student, teacher-parent, administration-student, administration-parent is poor. Most teachers and administrators, especially the vice principal, prefer to use their authority to intimidate others. Keep looking, this environment is not conducive to anyone learning. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Open Quote This is the perfect school for my kids. If you want children to be happy this may be the school for you. There is so much movement during the day the my kids are thriving here. Most schools at cutting arts programs while this one offers so many. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Open Quote We loved the school sad we have to leave. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, May 25, 2018

Open Quote If you have a child going into 5-8 grade I strongly suggest you go elsewhere. The middle school program is a huge disaster, the administration, the teachers and the classes are in horrible shape. The only plus on the arts side is Mrs. Peterson, the dance instructor. Her hire is the best thing the school has going for it. Mr. Kelly, who was an exceptional teacher for choir, is taking an admin position next year. That is a total loss for the kids. My youngest daughter ended up with the same arts teacher for all 3 of her arts classes. Totally unacceptable. As a performing arts school they should have different teachers for all classes. Teachers use foul language in front of students, teachers discuss inappropriate topics with students and I feel they cross the Teacher/Student line often. They tend to pick on certain kids all the time and give out detentions for minor infractions. They have no idea how to control a classroom. The administration team has failed me and my kids all year long. We are so excited to be leaving and moving on. If your kids are smart and outgoing this is not the place for you. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Open Quote This school had so much promise but fails to deliver on that promise. Academics are woefully lacking...in fact my children’s reading and math scores have declined since attending PPA. So the focus is clearly on the arts yet there is zero opportunity for most children with clear favorites repeatedly chosen for every part. Very few plays or performances which is odd considering that’s what this school is about. I have yet to see my child perform in dance even once this year. How do I know what they’re learning? And bullying is rampant. Dramatic personalities routinely clash with zero repercussion from administration. In fact it almost seems encouraged. Definitely pulling my children out after this year and do not recommend. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, February 16, 2018

Open Quote Parker Performing Arts is a school of lies. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE. The arts training they speak of is beyond inadequate, with very little individualized learning on either arts or academic education. Since enrolling my children have made very little progress in any school subject and I am frankly appalled at the lack of proper advanced learning plans at the school. When they do create advanced programs it is always mismanaged somehow. For example they once switched every child’s classes to cater to the whims of one teacher who quite frankly should not work at any school. The teachers are allowed to give detentions for ridiculously minor offenses and in some cases accidents. Not to mention that my daughter has never gotten a part in even the ensemble of a single school production despite having been in several plays outside of school which leads me to believe the teachers running the operation have some sort of bias against my daughter. She tries exceptionally hard and has never been in any serious trouble and yet is consistently picked upon by teachers. I will not be enrolling her next year and strongly suggest that none of you make the same mistakes I did with this BS Close Quote



Enrollment information for Parker Performing Arts

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2017 585 15 28 116 1 2 56 0 803
2018 534 17 26 133 n/a 5 69 0 784

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 Performing Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 803 37.5 21.4 11.6
2018 784 38.2 20.5 9.9

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 Performing Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 803 37.5 21.4 11.6
2018 784 38.2 20.5 9.9

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.




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