Van Arsdale Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 7535 Alkire Street
       Arvada, CO  80005-3151


(303) 982-1080

District: Jefferson County School District No. R-1

SchoolDigger Rank:
164th of 921 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,187 Help

Students who attend Van Arsdale Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Oberon Middle School
High:    Ralston Valley Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.9
Number of students:  404

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.2%
Hispanic:
12.1%
Two or more races:
2.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16.1%

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Compare Details Van Arsdale Elementary School ranks better than 82.2% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 24th among 98 ranked elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.34. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (82.2%), Hispanic (12.1%), two or more races (2.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 16.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Van Arsdale Elementary School is 17.9. 88 elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Van Arsdale Elementary School employs 22.4 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Van Arsdale Elementary School is $11,187, which is the 50th highest among 98 elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Van Arsdale Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Van Arsdale Elementary School 164th of 921 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Van Arsdale Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Jefferson County School District No. R-1:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County School District No. R-1 28th of 102 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Van Arsdale Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 80.78 139th 808 82.8%
2005 79.22 143rd 823 82.6%
2006 79.71 136th 829 83.6%
2007 79.81 137th 852 83.9%
2008 81.16 132nd 849 84.5%
2009 76.03 197th 872 77.4%
2010 77.77 184th 925 80.1%
2011 75.54 215th 935 77.0%
2012 81.96 136th 935 85.5%
2013 78.25 193rd 954 79.8%
2014 77.21 202nd 962 79.0%
2015 84.57 122nd 938 87.0%
2016 76.99 174th 914 81.0%
2017 76.12 202nd 929 78.3%
2018 82.99 140th 917 84.7%
2019 75.24 204th 965 78.9%
2021 84.65 105th 710 85.2%
2022 80.34 164th 921 82.2%

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

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Reviews:
by a parent
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Open Quote If you want a welcoming environment for your child and a staff/team that works tirelessly for your child's success, come to VanArsdale Elementary. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, October 23, 2017

Open Quote Our daughter is in kindergarten at Van Arsdale and our experience so far has been fantastic. Principal Chapla is very involved, energetic, and clearly has a great rapport with the teachers, which is so important. Mrs. Winn has been an engaging kindergarten teacher who brings fun, creativity but also good structure to the classroom. She has also been a great communicator about our daughter’s learning and has shown flexibility and openness when figuring out her sometimes challenging behavior. I have spoken to many parents in the neighborhood who have great things to say about the vast majority of teachers. Also, the PTSA puts on super events throughout the year and there are many affordable extra-curricular options after school. Close Quote


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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Open Quote i learned alot while i atended van arsdale the teachers helped you understand on a personal leavel. they also have excelnt recroces and funding everyone there was kind warm and overall great! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Van Arsdale Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 614 2 9 16 3 n/a n/a 0 644
1996 614 2 9 16 3 n/a n/a 0 644
1997 453 4 6 20 2 n/a n/a 0 485
1998 446 2 8 23 3 n/a n/a 0 482
1999 436 3 7 29 3 n/a n/a 0 478
2000 430 3 12 26 6 n/a n/a 0 477
2001 453 2 12 28 4 n/a n/a 0 499
2002 455 2 11 47 8 n/a n/a 0 523
2003 455 2 11 47 8 n/a n/a 0 523
2004 481 1 14 43 5 n/a n/a 0 544
2005 486 4 8 47 6 n/a n/a 0 551
2006 478 2 13 54 5 n/a n/a 0 552
2007 485 3 8 50 5 n/a n/a 0 551
2008 482 3 7 49 4 n/a n/a 0 545
2009 471 5 5 53 7 n/a n/a 0 541
2010 469 5 5 58 7 n/a n/a 0 544
2011 438 2 5 85 1 0 17 0 548
2012 430 0 6 69 0 0 15 0 520
2013 404 0 6 62 0 0 14 0 486
2014 374 0 8 53 2 0 12 0 449
2015 386 0 6 56 2 0 16 0 466
2016 433 0 4 62 2 0 17 0 518
2017 421 1 6 64 1 0 20 0 513
2018 415 1 8 67 2 0 14 0 507
2019 357 6 9 61 0 0 12 0 445
2020 377 3 10 50 0 0 11 0 451
2021 332 2 10 49 0 0 11 0 404

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 Van Arsdale Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 644 27.2 23.7 1.4
1996 644 27.2 23.7 1.4
1997 485 23.6 20.6 3.7
1998 482 22.4 21.5 4.4
1999 478 20.7 23.1 2.9
2000 477 21.0 22.7 4.4
2001 499 23.2 21.5 4.8
2002 523 26.5 19.7 11.1
2003 523 26.5 19.7 11.1
2004 544 28.5 19.1 8.6
2005 551 27.6 20.0 9.6
2006 552 29.6 18.6 10.5
2007 551 27.7 19.9 8.2
2008 545 27.5 19.8 7.7
2009 541 27.2 19.9 7.8
2010 544 25.0 21.7 10.7
2011 548 24.5 22.3 11.1
2012 520 24.0 21.6 14.6
2013 486 23.0 21.1 15.4
2014 449 22.5 19.9 16.7
2015 466 24.0 19.4 14.8
2016 518 26.0 19.9 14.3
2017 513 24.9 20.5 15.8
2018 507 22.6 22.4 12.2
2019 445 21.9 20.2 13.5
2020 451 23.2 19.3 16
2021 404 22.4 17.9 16.1

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Van Arsdale Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 644 27.2 23.7 1.4
1996 644 27.2 23.7 1.4
1997 485 23.6 20.6 3.7
1998 482 22.4 21.5 4.4
1999 478 20.7 23.1 2.9
2000 477 21.0 22.7 4.4
2001 499 23.2 21.5 4.8
2002 523 26.5 19.7 11.1
2003 523 26.5 19.7 11.1
2004 544 28.5 19.1 8.6
2005 551 27.6 20.0 9.6
2006 552 29.6 18.6 10.5
2007 551 27.7 19.9 8.2
2008 545 27.5 19.8 7.7
2009 541 27.2 19.9 7.8
2010 544 25.0 21.7 10.7
2011 548 24.5 22.3 11.1
2012 520 24.0 21.6 14.6
2013 486 23.0 21.1 15.4
2014 449 22.5 19.9 16.7
2015 466 24.0 19.4 14.8
2016 518 26.0 19.9 14.3
2017 513 24.9 20.5 15.8
2018 507 22.6 22.4 12.2
2019 445 21.9 20.2 13.5
2020 451 23.2 19.3 16
2021 404 22.4 17.9 16.1

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Van Arsdale Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $313 (2.8%) $10,873 (97.2%) $11,187

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Van Arsdale 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
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 204th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 164th of 921 Elementary schools
 3.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Van Arsdale Elementary School)42.440
 2.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)46.347.9
 1.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.340.7
 0.6%
3rd Grade Math (Van Arsdale Elementary School)44.150
 5.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)45.747.4
 1.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Colorado)4139.4
 1.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Van Arsdale Elementary School)65.471.1
 5.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)5653.4
 2.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4844.1
 3.9%
4th Grade Math (Van Arsdale Elementary School)54.362.2
 7.9%
   4th Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)38.538
 0.5%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.630.7
 2.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Van Arsdale Elementary School)55.465.5
 10.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)53.653.3
 0.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.445.4
 3%
5th Grade Math (Van Arsdale Elementary School)58.561.8
 3.3%
   5th Grade Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)39.439.4
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.734.9
 0.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Van Arsdale Elementary School)55.659.3
 3.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)51.750.2
 1.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.2
 2.6%
All Grades Math (Van Arsdale Elementary School)52.758.3
 5.6%
   All Grades Math (Jefferson County School District No. R-1)39.837.4
 2.4%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.731.5
 3.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students445404
 9.2%
African American62
 66.7%
American Indian00
Asian910
 11.1%
Hispanic6149
 19.7%
Pacific Islander00
White357332
 7%
Two or More Races1211
 8.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients13.5%16.1%
 2.6%




Frequently Asked Questions about Van Arsdale Elementary School

In the 2020-21 school year, 404 students attended Van Arsdale Elementary School.

Students at Van Arsdale Elementary School are 82% White, 12% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Students who attend Van Arsdale Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Oberon Middle School
High : Ralston Valley Senior High School

Van Arsdale Elementary School ranks 164th of 921 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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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