Zach Elementary School

Public K-5

 3715 Kechter Road
       Fort Collins, CO  80528-9543


(970) 488-5100

District: Poudre School District R-1

SchoolDigger Rank:
3rd of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,701 Help


Students who attend Zach Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Preston Middle School
High:    Fossil Ridge High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.5 Help
Number of students:  475

Racial breakdown:

White:
70.1%
Hispanic:
9.5%
Two or more races:
8.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.4% Help


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Compare Details Zach Elementary School ranks better than 99.7% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks first among 31 ranked elementary schools in the Poudre School District R-1! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.11. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (70.1%), Hispanic (9.5%), two or more races (8.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 7.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Zach Elementary School is 16.5. 25 elementary schools in the Poudre School District R-1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Zach Elementary School is $14,701. 15 elementary schools in the Poudre School District R-1 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Zach Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Zach Elementary School 3rd of 935 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Zach Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Poudre School District R-1:

SchoolDigger ranks Poudre School District R-1 12th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Zach Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Zach Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 87.87 60th 808 92.6%
2005 85.89 80th 823 90.3%
2006 88.93 51st 829 93.8%
2007 90.43 35th 852 95.9%
2008 92.94 20th 849 97.6%
2009 93.81 12th 872 98.6%
2010 94.47 8th 925 99.1%
2011 92.85 18th 935 98.1%
2012 93.84 15th 935 98.4%
2013 94.13 18th 954 98.1%
2014 94.82 13th 962 98.6%
2015 95.89 25th 938 97.3%
2016 95.35 25th 914 97.3%
2017 97.00 13th 929 98.6%
2018 95.89 27th 917 97.1%
2019 98.64 7th 965 99.3%
2021 98.92 3rd 710 99.6%
2022 98.42 6th 921 99.3%
2023 99.11 3rd 933 99.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Zach Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.59 23rd 690 96.7%
2019 96.71 9th 758 98.8%
2021 97.87 4th 351 98.9%
2022 97.46 6th 595 99.0%
2023 98.14 3rd 642 99.5%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Zach Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.96 27th 84 67.9%
2019 70.87 24th 110 78.2%
2022 80.26 2nd 22 90.9%
2023 77.40 12th 82 85.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Zach Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.93 25th 693 96.4%
2019 98.10 9th 764 98.8%
2021 96.88 8th 352 97.7%
2022 96.58 12th 594 98.0%
2023 98.22 3rd 649 99.5%
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Rank History for White students at Zach Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.74 32nd 337 90.5%
2019 96.83 6th 596 99.0%
2021 96.85 5th 288 98.3%
2022 95.20 10th 454 97.8%
2023 97.03 6th 525 98.9%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Open Quote We love Zach Elementary! The teachers and staff in every grade are fantastic. Love that we can ride our bikes or walk to Zach and all 3 surrounding neighborhood schools. Can't do that in a lot of places. By far a great experience and would not hesitate to send anyone I know there. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Zach Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 307 4 7 22 4 n/a n/a 0 344
2003 307 4 7 22 4 n/a n/a 0 344
2004 372 6 18 29 1 n/a n/a 0 426
2005 456 8 21 26 1 n/a n/a 0 512
2006 532 9 26 21 0 n/a n/a 0 588
2007 519 6 29 19 0 n/a n/a 0 573
2008 545 6 36 22 0 n/a n/a 0 609
2009 556 7 34 24 0 n/a n/a 0 621
2010 541 7 35 25 1 n/a n/a 0 609
2011 545 2 29 22 0 0 9 0 607
2012 541 3 33 19 0 0 13 0 609
2013 540 1 38 22 1 0 14 0 616
2014 545 1 34 35 1 0 25 0 641
2015 559 3 33 35 2 0 34 0 666
2016 528 5 37 29 1 0 38 0 638
2017 486 5 42 31 2 0 36 0 602
2018 479 3 49 31 2 0 40 0 604
2019 438 6 44 38 1 0 43 0 570
2020 422 9 50 33 0 0 48 0 562
2021 383 9 49 33 1 0 39 0 514
2022 360 10 44 41 2 2 34 0 493
2023 333 12 40 45 2 1 42 0 475

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 Zach Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 344 20.8 16.5 0
2003 344 20.8 16.5 0
2004 426 24.4 17.5 8.9
2005 512 30.5 16.8 7.4
2006 588 34.3 17.1 7.3
2007 573 33.5 17.1 5.6
2008 609 31.7 19.2 4.3
2009 621 33.6 18.5 4
2010 609 32.6 18.6 4.3
2011 607 30.1 20.1 3.3
2012 609 33.6 18.1 3.3
2013 616 33.2 18.5 3.1
2014 641 31.7 20.2 3.4
2015 666 35.0 19.0 4.2
2016 638 36.0 17.7 4.2
2017 602 34.0 17.7 5.3
2018 604 33.6 17.9 6.1
2019 570 33.0 17.2 8.2
2020 562 32.0 17.5 7.3
2021 514 29.0 17.7 6.4
2022 493 29.4 16.7 7.7
2023 475 28.7 16.5 7.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Zach Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 344 20.8 16.5 0
2003 344 20.8 16.5 0
2004 426 24.4 17.5 8.9
2005 512 30.5 16.8 7.4
2006 588 34.3 17.1 7.3
2007 573 33.5 17.1 5.6
2008 609 31.7 19.2 4.3
2009 621 33.6 18.5 4
2010 609 32.6 18.6 4.3
2011 607 30.1 20.1 3.3
2012 609 33.6 18.1 3.3
2013 616 33.2 18.5 3.1
2014 641 31.7 20.2 3.4
2015 666 35.0 19.0 4.2
2016 638 36.0 17.7 4.2
2017 602 34.0 17.7 5.3
2018 604 33.6 17.9 6.1
2019 570 33.0 17.2 8.2
2020 562 32.0 17.5 7.3
2021 514 29.0 17.7 6.4
2022 493 29.4 16.7 7.7
2023 475 28.7 16.5 7.4

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Zach Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $11,588
2020 $11,788
2021 $12,901
2022 $14,701

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Zach 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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 7th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 3rd of 933 Elementary schools
 0.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Zach Elementary School)85.784.3
 1.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Poudre School District R-1)55.256
 0.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.339.9
 1.4%
3rd Grade Math (Zach Elementary School)8789
 2%
   3rd Grade Math (Poudre School District R-1)55.254.3
 0.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Colorado)4140.4
 0.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Zach Elementary School)94.182.4
 11.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Poudre School District R-1)66.659.1
 7.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4843.8
 4.2%
4th Grade Math (Zach Elementary School)79.881
 1.2%
   4th Grade Math (Poudre School District R-1)53.749.4
 4.3%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.632.7
 0.9%
5th Grade Science (Zach Elementary School)73.389
 15.7%
   5th Grade Science (Poudre School District R-1)51.749.5
 2.2%
   5th Grade Science (Colorado)35.933.9
 2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Zach Elementary School)87.795
 7.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Poudre School District R-1)66.464.3
 2.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.447.8
 0.6%
5th Grade Math (Zach Elementary School)76.487.4
 11%
   5th Grade Math (Poudre School District R-1)54.552.6
 1.9%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.736.5
 0.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Zach Elementary School)89.787.7
 2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Poudre School District R-1)60.658.7
 1.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Zach Elementary School)80.585.9
 5.4%
   All Grades Math (Poudre School District R-1)5249.5
 2.5%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.732.9
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students570475
 16.7%
African American612
 100%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian4440
 9.1%
Hispanic3845
 18.4%
Pacific Islander01
White438333
 24%
Two or More Races4342
 2.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients8.2%7.4%
 0.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Zach Elementary School

Students at Zach Elementary School are 70% White, 9% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 8% Asian, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 475 students attended Zach Elementary School.

Yes! Zach Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 3rd of 935 Colorado elementary schools.

Students who attend Zach Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Preston Middle School
High : Fossil Ridge High School


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