Witt Elementary School

Summary:

Witt Elementary School is a public elementary school in Westminster, Colorado, serving 239 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Jefferson County School District No. R-1, which is ranked 35 out of 115 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

While Witt Elementary has a higher percentage of White students (69.46%) compared to nearby schools, its academic performance, as measured by CMAS test scores, is generally lower than the district and state averages across all grades and subjects. In 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Math were around 10-20 percentage points below the district and state averages. Witt Elementary has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Colorado elementary schools, with a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past several years, placing it below most of the nearby schools, such as Excel Academy Charter School, Sheridan Green Elementary, and Ryan Elementary, which have higher rankings and ratings.

Witt Elementary also has a relatively high percentage of students (around 33%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds compared to some of the nearby schools. This may be a contributing factor to the school's lower academic performance, as research has shown a correlation between socioeconomic status and educational outcomes. Witt Elementary's performance for specific student subgroups, such as female students and White students, is particularly low, with rankings in the bottom 25% of Colorado elementary schools for these groups. Despite these challenges, Witt Elementary's performance has been relatively consistent over the past several years, with little improvement in its statewide ranking or academic proficiency rates, suggesting that the school may face systemic issues that need to be addressed.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 10255 West 104th Drive
       Westminster, CO  80021-3802


(303) 982-3380

District: Jefferson County School District No. R-1

SchoolDigger Rank:
523rd of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,352 Help


Students who attend Witt Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Wayne Carle Middle School
High:    Standley Lake High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.5 Help
Number of students:  239

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.5%
Hispanic:
22.2%
Two or more races:
4.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Witt Elementary School ranks worse than 55.9% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 69th among 99 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 39.94. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.5%), Hispanic (22.2%), two or more races (4.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 33.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Witt Elementary School is 15.5, which is the 49th best among 99 elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Witt Elementary School is $14,352, which is the 45th highest among 99 elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Witt Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

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 Witt Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Witt Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 31.57 588th 808 27.2%
2005 33.25 587th 823 28.7%
2006 46.39 481st 829 42.0%
2007 42.85 536th 852 37.1%
2008 49.87 475th 849 44.1%
2009 48.21 492nd 872 43.6%
2010 48.33 532nd 925 42.5%
2011 58.22 428th 935 54.2%
2012 54.58 460th 935 50.8%
2013 46.43 545th 954 42.9%
2014 42.69 578th 962 39.9%
2015 46.05 469th 938 50.0%
2016 43.32 475th 914 48.0%
2017 42.30 490th 929 47.3%
2018 36.87 549th 917 40.1%
2019 29.20 662nd 965 31.4%
2021 36.76 468th 710 34.1%
2022 34.20 578th 921 37.2%
2023 39.94 523rd 933 43.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Witt Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.09 131st 308 57.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Witt Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.39 496th 690 28.1%
2019 25.28 559th 758 26.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Witt Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.09 502nd 693 27.6%
2019 28.67 529th 764 30.8%
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Rank History for White students at Witt Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 14.98 545th 596 8.6%
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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.

Witt Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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by a citizen
Monday, August 1, 2016

Open Quote Where is the STEM? Where is the PTO? Inactive and ineffective! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, January 29, 2016

Open Quote Want an education free from staff bullying, tattle tailing, excessive punishments, unfairness, illogical and irrational conflict resolution? Looking for a safe place your kids wont be yelled at to the point of tears, a place where your kids can explore something other than standardized testing? looking for open communication and respect with staff? THEN KEEP LOOKING! Worst school ever. Good luck getting productive adults out of place. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Witt Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 962 6 17 48 11 n/a n/a 0 1044
1989 693 7 14 44 0 n/a n/a 0 758
1990 672 7 10 47 1 n/a n/a 0 737
1991 686 8 11 60 3 n/a n/a 0 768
1992 707 7 11 59 8 n/a n/a 0 792
1993 649 9 11 62 9 n/a n/a 0 740
1994 633 4 17 51 8 n/a n/a 0 713
1995 557 3 21 49 7 n/a n/a 0 637
1996 557 3 21 49 7 n/a n/a 0 637
1997 544 4 20 57 9 n/a n/a 0 634
1998 513 3 23 63 10 n/a n/a 0 612
1999 536 4 23 61 11 n/a n/a 0 635
2000 491 7 18 52 9 n/a n/a 0 577
2001 455 4 24 57 12 n/a n/a 0 552
2002 348 7 14 51 11 n/a n/a 0 431
2003 348 7 14 51 11 n/a n/a 0 431
2004 315 10 15 46 10 n/a n/a 0 396
2005 297 6 9 48 8 n/a n/a 0 368
2006 264 9 11 63 2 n/a n/a 0 349
2007 271 10 10 54 3 n/a n/a 0 348
2008 261 10 11 68 1 n/a n/a 0 351
2009 283 9 3 64 6 n/a n/a 0 365
2010 319 8 9 75 7 n/a n/a 0 418
2011 297 5 7 70 7 2 11 0 399
2012 280 7 8 81 7 0 17 0 400
2013 274 1 8 72 6 0 14 0 375
2014 278 1 11 79 6 0 14 0 389
2015 261 2 15 80 3 0 14 0 375
2016 255 1 8 88 3 0 22 0 377
2017 257 1 11 78 3 0 16 0 366
2018 244 3 11 66 1 0 21 0 346
2019 204 4 9 57 3 1 19 0 297
2020 201 4 5 63 3 0 21 0 297
2021 184 1 7 58 2 0 15 0 267
2022 176 0 7 59 2 0 13 0 257
2023 166 2 5 53 2 0 11 0 239

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 Witt Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1044 42.8 24.3 n/a
1989 758 31.1 24.3 5
1990 737 30.6 24.0 4.2
1991 768 32.7 23.4 4.2
1992 792 33.4 23.7 5.1
1993 740 30.8 24.0 5.9
1994 713 32.1 22.2 6.7
1995 637 28.2 22.6 6.6
1996 637 28.2 22.6 6.6
1997 634 28.4 22.3 5.2
1998 612 27.0 22.7 7
1999 635 29.0 21.9 7.1
2000 577 28.7 20.1 13.3
2001 552 29.5 18.7 14.1
2002 431 26.6 16.2 23
2003 431 26.6 16.2 23
2004 396 22.8 17.4 19.9
2005 368 19.9 18.5 23.4
2006 349 20.7 16.9 33.8
2007 348 20.0 17.4 30.7
2008 351 20.0 17.6 34.2
2009 365 19.0 19.2 34
2010 418 18.1 23.0 32.1
2011 399 18.1 21.9 33.8
2012 400 18.1 22.0 34.8
2013 375 16.6 22.4 34.7
2014 389 17.5 22.2 35.5
2015 375 19.0 19.7 33.1
2016 377 20.0 18.8 34
2017 366 20.5 17.7 36.1
2018 346 18.5 18.6 31.2
2019 297 13.9 21.3 35.4
2020 297 18.6 15.9 34.7
2021 267 17.3 15.4 32.2
2022 257 16.4 15.6 29.2
2023 239 15.3 15.5 33.1

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 Witt Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1044 42.8 24.3 n/a
1989 758 31.1 24.3 5
1990 737 30.6 24.0 4.2
1991 768 32.7 23.4 4.2
1992 792 33.4 23.7 5.1
1993 740 30.8 24.0 5.9
1994 713 32.1 22.2 6.7
1995 637 28.2 22.6 6.6
1996 637 28.2 22.6 6.6
1997 634 28.4 22.3 5.2
1998 612 27.0 22.7 7
1999 635 29.0 21.9 7.1
2000 577 28.7 20.1 13.3
2001 552 29.5 18.7 14.1
2002 431 26.6 16.2 23
2003 431 26.6 16.2 23
2004 396 22.8 17.4 19.9
2005 368 19.9 18.5 23.4
2006 349 20.7 16.9 33.8
2007 348 20.0 17.4 30.7
2008 351 20.0 17.6 34.2
2009 365 19.0 19.2 34
2010 418 18.1 23.0 32.1
2011 399 18.1 21.9 33.8
2012 400 18.1 22.0 34.8
2013 375 16.6 22.4 34.7
2014 389 17.5 22.2 35.5
2015 375 19.0 19.7 33.1
2016 377 20.0 18.8 34
2017 366 20.5 17.7 36.1
2018 346 18.5 18.6 31.2
2019 297 13.9 21.3 35.4
2020 297 18.6 15.9 34.7
2021 267 17.3 15.4 32.2
2022 257 16.4 15.6 29.2
2023 239 15.3 15.5 33.1

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 Witt Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $11,084
2020 $12,201
2021 $12,914
2022 $14,352

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Witt Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 662nd of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 523rd of 933 Elementary schools
 12.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Witt Elementary School)24.218.5
 5.7%
   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 (Witt Elementary School)31.329.6
 1.7%
   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 (Witt Elementary School)27.733.3
 5.6%
   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 (Witt Elementary School)15.233.3
 18.1%
   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 (Witt Elementary School)3534.8
 0.2%
   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 (Witt Elementary School)4047.8
 7.8%
   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 (Witt Elementary School)3547.8
 12.8%
   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 (Witt Elementary School)30.832.4
 1.6%
   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 (Witt Elementary School)26.336.6
 10.3%
   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 Students297239
 19.5%
African American42
 50%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian95
 44.4%
Hispanic5753
 7%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White204166
 18.6%
Two or More Races1911
 42.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients35.4%33.1%
 2.3%


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

Middle : Wayne Carle Middle School
High : Standley Lake High School

Witt Elementary School ranks 523rd of 935 Colorado elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 239 students attended Witt Elementary School.

Students at Witt Elementary School are 69% White, 22% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 2% Asian.


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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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