Pennington Elementary School

Public PK, KG-6

 4645 Independence Street
       Wheat Ridge, CO  80033-2952


 (303) 982-2083

District: Jefferson County School District No. R-1


Student/teacher ratio:  13.6
Number of students:  202

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
52.0%
White:
37.1%
Two or more races:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  85.1%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 16, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Pennington Elementary School ranked worse than 81.3% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranked among 98 ranked elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.67. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (52%), White (37.1%), two or more races (5.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 85.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pennington Elementary School is 13.6, which is the 6th best among 98 elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. (See more...)
Compare Pennington Elementary School employs 14.8 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Pennington Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pennington Elementary School 755th of 929 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Pennington Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Jefferson County School District No. R-1:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County School District No. R-1 31st of 124 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pennington Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 40.76 517th 808 36.0%
2005 32.74 594th 823 27.8%
2006 27.31 640th 829 22.8%
2007 15.68 737th 852 13.5%
2008 9.29 777th 849 8.5%
2009 12.32 779th 872 10.7%
2010 17.45 780th 925 15.7%
2011 12.43 825th 935 11.8%
2012 18.14 781st 935 16.5%
2013 5.01 927th 954 2.8%
2014 5.38 947th 962 1.6%
2015 16.76 798th 938 14.9%
2017 18.67 755th 929 18.7%

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

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by a parent
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Open Quote School has gone downhill and lost more students each year my daughter went there(3yrs). Many behavioral issues with students which disrupts teaching on a several times daily basis. My daughter transferred to another Jeff Co. School this year and was found to be behind in almost every subject, Pennington grades were good but as a whole the teaching was behind where grade level should be at that point in the school year which is concerning since my daughter is struggling to catch up in new school so she can be at the level they are currently teaching . Staff at Pennington gets smaller every year and overall participation w/ community and family has gone downhill as well. Front office staff has changed and definitely not for the better, not very helpful most of the time and one person consistently very rude no matter what the interaction. I strongly advise checking out alternatives before sending your child to Pennington, it will not be in their best interest. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Pennington Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 258 2 2 30 4 n/a n/a 0 296
1989 232 3 2 34 2 n/a n/a 0 273
1990 206 2 5 20 0 n/a n/a 0 233
1991 208 1 3 25 1 n/a n/a 0 238
1992 239 2 3 29 4 n/a n/a 0 277
1993 354 4 8 38 1 n/a n/a 0 405
1994 353 4 10 45 6 n/a n/a 0 418
1995 345 4 7 50 5 n/a n/a 0 411
1996 345 4 7 50 5 n/a n/a 0 411
1997 279 3 4 65 3 n/a n/a 0 354
1998 237 2 11 57 2 n/a n/a 0 309
1999 239 7 7 54 3 n/a n/a 0 310
2000 240 6 3 52 4 n/a n/a 0 305
2001 283 9 5 59 5 n/a n/a 0 361
2002 194 10 0 85 2 n/a n/a 0 291
2003 194 10 0 85 2 n/a n/a 0 291
2004 160 9 4 87 1 n/a n/a 0 261
2005 151 6 3 86 1 n/a n/a 0 247
2006 124 5 2 98 3 n/a n/a 0 232
2007 108 9 1 111 3 n/a n/a 0 232
2008 116 10 3 123 7 n/a n/a 0 259
2009 137 12 3 118 7 n/a n/a 0 277
2010 153 8 1 119 6 n/a n/a 0 287
2011 123 6 1 124 7 0 5 0 266
2012 128 5 1 137 6 0 5 0 282
2013 130 3 1 134 5 0 3 0 276
2014 125 2 1 139 6 0 2 0 275
2015 101 3 1 120 5 0 5 0 235
2016 83 6 1 99 2 0 8 0 199
2017 75 5 2 105 2 1 12 0 202

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 Pennington Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 296 14.8 20.0 n/a
1989 273 16.3 16.7 23.8
1990 233 15.1 15.4 27.5
1991 238 14.5 16.4 37.0
1992 277 15.1 18.3 33.6
1993 405 15.2 26.6 23.2
1994 418 14.5 28.8 26.6
1995 411 17.1 24.0 23.4
1996 411 17.1 24.0 23.4
1997 354 18.6 19.0 32.2
1998 309 18.3 16.9 37.5
1999 310 18.0 17.2 29.4
2000 305 17.7 17.2 44.9
2001 361 19.0 19.0 24.9
2002 291 19.0 15.3 39.5
2003 291 19.0 15.3 39.5
2004 261 18.0 14.5 46.0
2005 247 15.3 16.1 52.2
2006 232 13.0 17.8 55.2
2007 232 14.0 16.6 62.1
2008 259 14.2 18.2 64.1
2009 277 17.2 16.1 63.5
2010 287 19.0 15.1 69.7
2011 266 17.0 15.6 77.4
2012 282 16.5 17.0 76.2
2013 276 14.8 18.5 77.2
2014 275 16.8 16.3 82.5
2015 235 19.0 12.3 82.6
2016 199 16.0 12.4 80.9
2017 202 14.8 13.6 85.1

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 Pennington Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 296 14.8 20.0 n/a
1989 273 16.3 16.7 23.8
1990 233 15.1 15.4 27.5
1991 238 14.5 16.4 37.0
1992 277 15.1 18.3 33.6
1993 405 15.2 26.6 23.2
1994 418 14.5 28.8 26.6
1995 411 17.1 24.0 23.4
1996 411 17.1 24.0 23.4
1997 354 18.6 19.0 32.2
1998 309 18.3 16.9 37.5
1999 310 18.0 17.2 29.4
2000 305 17.7 17.2 44.9
2001 361 19.0 19.0 24.9
2002 291 19.0 15.3 39.5
2003 291 19.0 15.3 39.5
2004 261 18.0 14.5 46.0
2005 247 15.3 16.1 52.2
2006 232 13.0 17.8 55.2
2007 232 14.0 16.6 62.1
2008 259 14.2 18.2 64.1
2009 277 17.2 16.1 63.5
2010 287 19.0 15.1 69.7
2011 266 17.0 15.6 77.4
2012 282 16.5 17.0 76.2
2013 276 14.8 18.5 77.2
2014 275 16.8 16.3 82.5
2015 235 19.0 12.3 82.6
2016 199 16.0 12.4 80.9
2017 202 14.8 13.6 85.1

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.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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