Ryan Elementary School

Summary:

Ryan Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Westminster, Colorado, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 351. The school is part of the Jefferson County School District No. R-1, which is ranked 35 out of 115 districts in Colorado and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Ryan Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state averages in CMAS test scores, with 61.7% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 50.8% in the district and 43.7% statewide. In Math, 46.5% of Ryan Elementary students were proficient or better, compared to 38.7% in the district and 32.9% statewide. The school also has a relatively diverse student body, with 19.94% Hispanic, 7.12% Asian, and 3.7% two or more races, which is higher than nearby schools like Jefferson Academy Elementary (76.26% White) and Semper Elementary (50.34% White). Additionally, Ryan Elementary has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (24.79%) compared to nearby schools like Adams Elementary (39.81%) and Sheridan Green Elementary (32.8%).

Ryan Elementary has consistently ranked among the top elementary schools in Colorado, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past 10 school years. This sustained high performance, coupled with the school's diverse student population and lower rates of free and reduced-price lunch recipients, suggests that Ryan Elementary is a high-performing, well-resourced school that effectively supports the learning needs of students from various backgrounds. While the school's success is commendable, there may be opportunities to further support the learning needs of specific student subgroups, such as male students, and students from lower-income backgrounds.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 5851 West 115th Avenue
       Westminster, CO  80020-6806


(303) 982-3105

District: Jefferson County School District No. R-1

SchoolDigger Rank:
195th of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,339 Help


Students who attend Ryan Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Mandalay Middle School
High:    Standley Lake High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.3 Help
Number of students:  351

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.4%
Hispanic:
19.9%
Asian:
7.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Ryan Elementary School ranks better than 79.1% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 28th among 85 ranked elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.02. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.4%), Hispanic (19.9%), Asian (7.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ryan Elementary School is 16.3. 46 elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ryan Elementary School is $16,339, which is the 21st highest among 85 elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ryan Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ryan Elementary School 195th of 935 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Ryan Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Jefferson County School District No. R-1:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County School District No. R-1 35th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ryan Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Ryan Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 69.02 258th 808 68.1%
2005 65.98 302nd 823 63.3%
2006 62.57 349th 829 57.9%
2007 59.19 385th 852 54.8%
2008 67.66 278th 849 67.3%
2009 69.73 271st 872 68.9%
2010 67.08 326th 925 64.8%
2011 78.03 186th 935 80.1%
2012 81.02 144th 935 84.6%
2013 82.15 141st 954 85.2%
2014 83.28 131st 962 86.4%
2015 84.82 120th 938 87.2%
2016 83.16 124th 914 86.4%
2017 83.33 127th 929 86.3%
2018 83.39 137th 917 85.1%
2019 80.76 159th 965 83.5%
2021 85.87 93rd 710 86.9%
2022 73.80 222nd 921 75.9%
2023 76.02 195th 933 79.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Ryan Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.26 168th 690 75.7%
2019 61.95 255th 758 66.4%
2021 81.44 66th 351 81.2%
2022 70.28 159th 595 73.3%
2023 71.64 167th 642 74.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Ryan Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.56 119th 693 82.8%
2019 83.27 99th 764 87.0%
2021 76.75 90th 352 74.4%
2022 60.93 212th 594 64.3%
2023 62.14 223rd 649 65.6%
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Rank History for White students at Ryan Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.37 64th 337 81.0%
2019 63.42 186th 596 68.8%
2022 60.37 183rd 454 59.7%
2023 69.78 140th 525 73.3%
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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
Monday, November 9, 2020

Open Quote The current principal is unprofessional. Ryan does not prepare students well for middle school. The middle school transition was difficult mainley due to the lack of homework and study skills. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Open Quote We love Ryan Elementary for our son and our family. The teacher that my son has is so caring and didn’t waste any time setting up a meeting with me to discuss my son’s learning goals as he came in struggling with literacy. The support staff are also warm and engaging each time I am there to volunteer, pick up or drop off. I loved that the music teacher knew my son’s name on the first day of school and said bye to him (by name) when he left the school. The pick up and drop off is a breeze in comparison to other schools. Faculty are placed at high traffic areas to ensure the safety of students being dropped off and picked up and also at crosswalks. The PTA is extremely active and is always bringing fun and exciting things to the school to ensure money is being raised and that money is going back to the needs of the school. I am very impressed with the communication from the principal and my son’s teacher. I always feel in the “loop” of the goings on of the school and community. We loved the Hawk Hustle 5k put on by the PTA to raise money for the school! As a former elementary school teacher, I toured many, many, schools before deciding the best fit for my son. We are proud and thankful to call Ryan Elementary our home. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, September 18, 2010

Open Quote The teachers at Ryan are caring, well qualified and effective. Ryan offers many after school activities including an amazing spring musical each year. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ryan Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 471 5 38 42 3 n/a n/a 0 559
1996 471 5 38 42 3 n/a n/a 0 559
1997 496 7 39 58 2 n/a n/a 0 602
1998 503 10 40 51 5 n/a n/a 0 609
1999 485 14 45 58 5 n/a n/a 0 607
2000 469 8 57 61 6 n/a n/a 0 601
2001 424 8 49 49 3 n/a n/a 0 533
2002 391 14 55 59 1 n/a n/a 0 520
2003 391 14 55 59 1 n/a n/a 0 520
2004 387 11 63 63 2 n/a n/a 0 526
2005 388 10 68 63 0 n/a n/a 0 529
2006 366 9 77 75 0 n/a n/a 0 527
2007 424 8 64 58 1 n/a n/a 0 555
2008 413 7 88 71 2 n/a n/a 0 581
2009 414 8 91 72 6 n/a n/a 0 591
2010 396 9 85 79 5 n/a n/a 0 574
2011 370 1 66 102 0 2 39 0 580
2012 323 0 60 99 0 2 32 0 516
2013 345 4 53 92 1 3 26 0 524
2014 347 4 39 80 2 2 23 0 497
2015 346 5 35 80 2 1 16 0 485
2016 332 5 32 81 3 1 17 0 471
2017 333 2 28 82 3 0 17 0 465
2018 318 4 26 87 3 0 19 0 457
2019 276 3 18 65 1 0 17 0 380
2020 263 2 20 73 1 0 19 0 378
2021 267 2 21 55 1 0 14 0 360
2022 248 1 23 65 1 0 11 0 349
2023 240 3 25 70 0 0 13 0 351

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 Ryan Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 559 24.1 23.2 5
1996 559 24.1 23.2 5
1997 602 25.6 23.5 5.1
1998 609 27.5 22.1 4.3
1999 607 25.9 23.4 5.4
2000 601 27.0 22.3 9.5
2001 533 26.2 20.3 8.8
2002 520 28.0 18.6 10.2
2003 520 28.0 18.6 10.2
2004 526 27.8 18.9 12.4
2005 529 27.1 19.5 14.4
2006 527 27.9 18.9 18.2
2007 555 29.5 18.8 15.1
2008 581 30.5 19.0 19.1
2009 591 32.0 18.5 19
2010 574 31.8 18.0 21.6
2011 580 31.0 18.7 22.9
2012 516 27.5 18.7 21.7
2013 524 28.2 18.5 24
2014 497 27.5 18.0 19.9
2015 485 26.0 18.6 21.6
2016 471 27.0 17.4 21.9
2017 465 26.1 17.8 24.1
2018 457 24.5 18.6 22.8
2019 380 22.0 17.2 22.9
2020 378 22.2 17.0 25.1
2021 360 23.9 15.0 25.6
2022 349 22.6 15.3 20.3
2023 351 21.5 16.3 24.8

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 Ryan Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 559 24.1 23.2 5
1996 559 24.1 23.2 5
1997 602 25.6 23.5 5.1
1998 609 27.5 22.1 4.3
1999 607 25.9 23.4 5.4
2000 601 27.0 22.3 9.5
2001 533 26.2 20.3 8.8
2002 520 28.0 18.6 10.2
2003 520 28.0 18.6 10.2
2004 526 27.8 18.9 12.4
2005 529 27.1 19.5 14.4
2006 527 27.9 18.9 18.2
2007 555 29.5 18.8 15.1
2008 581 30.5 19.0 19.1
2009 591 32.0 18.5 19
2010 574 31.8 18.0 21.6
2011 580 31.0 18.7 22.9
2012 516 27.5 18.7 21.7
2013 524 28.2 18.5 24
2014 497 27.5 18.0 19.9
2015 485 26.0 18.6 21.6
2016 471 27.0 17.4 21.9
2017 465 26.1 17.8 24.1
2018 457 24.5 18.6 22.8
2019 380 22.0 17.2 22.9
2020 378 22.2 17.0 25.1
2021 360 23.9 15.0 25.6
2022 349 22.6 15.3 20.3
2023 351 21.5 16.3 24.8

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 Ryan Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $11,691
2020 $12,271
2021 $13,069
2022 $14,518
2023 $16,339

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ryan Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 159th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 195th of 933 Elementary schools
 4.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ryan Elementary School)48.461.8
 13.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)46.348.2
 1.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.339.9
 1.4%
3rd Grade Math (Ryan Elementary School)51.655.4
 3.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)45.748.1
 2.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Colorado)4140.4
 0.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Ryan Elementary School)74.155.6
 18.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)5653.5
 2.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4843.8
 4.2%
4th Grade Math (Ryan Elementary School)58.640
 18.6%
   4th Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)38.539.9
 1.4%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.632.7
 0.9%
5th Grade Science (Ryan Elementary School)52.255.4
 3.2%
   5th Grade Science (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)41.641.6
   5th Grade Science (Colorado)35.933.9
 2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Ryan Elementary School)65.766.7
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)53.655.6
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.447.8
 0.6%
5th Grade Math (Ryan Elementary School)56.742.6
 14.1%
   5th Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)39.441.7
 2.3%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.736.5
 0.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Ryan Elementary School)62.461.7
 0.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)51.750.8
 0.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Ryan Elementary School)55.646.5
 9.1%
   All Grades Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)39.838.7
 1.1%
   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 Students380351
 7.6%
African American33
American Indian10
 100%
Asian1825
 38.9%
Hispanic6570
 7.7%
Pacific Islander00
White276240
 13%
Two or More Races1713
 23.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.9%24.8%
 1.9%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 351 students attended Ryan Elementary School.

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

Middle : Mandalay Middle School
High : Standley Lake High School

Students at Ryan Elementary School are 68% White, 20% Hispanic, 7% Asian, 4% Two or more races.

Ryan Elementary School ranks 195th of 935 Colorado elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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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