Lukas Elementary School

Summary:

Lukas Elementary School is a public elementary school in Westminster, Colorado, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. The school stands out for its diverse student population, strong academic performance in English Language Arts, and relatively low student-teacher ratio compared to nearby schools.

Lukas Elementary School has a more racially diverse student body than some of its neighbors, with 65.27% White, 24.05% Hispanic, and 8.02% two or more races. Academically, the school excels in English Language Arts, with proficiency rates significantly higher than the district and state averages. In contrast, Sierra Elementary School and Warder Elementary School have less diverse student populations and lower ELA proficiency rates. Lukas Elementary also maintains a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 15.1, lower than nearby schools like Sierra Elementary (17.1) and Warder Elementary (18.0).

While Lukas Elementary School has consistently performed well academically, ranking in the top half of Colorado elementary schools, it lags behind some higher-performing nearby schools in overall proficiency. Additionally, the school has a higher percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (38.55%) compared to schools like Sierra Elementary (14.61%) and Warder Elementary (27.61%), suggesting the need for additional support and resources to address the needs of its economically disadvantaged student population.


Detail:

Public K-5

 9650 West 97th Avenue
       Westminster, CO  80021-4282


(303) 982-0368

District: Jefferson County School District No. R-1

SchoolDigger Rank:
255th of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,065 Help


Students who attend Lukas Elementary School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  15.1 Help
Number of students:  262

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.3%
Hispanic:
24.0%
Two or more races:
8.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  38.5% Help


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Compare Details Lukas Elementary School ranks better than 72.7% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 36th 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 69.93. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.3%), Hispanic (24%), two or more races (8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 38.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lukas Elementary School is 15.1, which is the 37th 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 Lukas Elementary School is $15,065, which is the 29th highest among 99 elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lukas Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lukas Elementary School 255th of 935 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Lukas 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 Lukas Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Lukas Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 70.64 245th 808 69.7%
2005 63.22 334th 823 59.4%
2006 65.49 314th 829 62.1%
2007 49.76 473rd 852 44.5%
2008 61.21 355th 849 58.2%
2009 66.04 312th 872 64.2%
2010 71.67 258th 925 72.1%
2011 76.33 208th 935 77.8%
2012 75.89 206th 935 78.0%
2013 79.92 169th 954 82.3%
2014 77.09 205th 962 78.7%
2015 72.88 219th 938 76.7%
2016 71.84 234th 914 74.4%
2017 62.59 303rd 929 67.4%
2018 63.47 297th 917 67.6%
2019 59.78 369th 965 61.8%
2021 50.22 381st 710 46.3%
2022 51.80 415th 921 54.9%
2023 69.93 255th 933 72.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lukas Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.92 152nd 308 50.6%
2019 42.99 184th 332 44.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Lukas Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.18 263rd 690 61.9%
2019 56.42 306th 758 59.6%
2022 46.72 309th 595 48.1%
2023 70.80 171st 642 73.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Lukas Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.11 285th 693 58.9%
2019 48.82 355th 764 53.5%
2022 37.94 355th 594 40.2%
2023 46.87 336th 649 48.2%
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Rank History for White students at Lukas Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.81 181st 337 46.3%
2019 36.22 389th 596 34.7%
2022 52.08 222nd 454 51.1%
2023 71.84 125th 525 76.2%
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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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Enrollment information for Lukas Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 628 5 13 48 7 n/a n/a 0 701
1990 672 6 14 52 5 n/a n/a 0 749
1991 653 6 19 60 10 n/a n/a 0 748
1992 732 6 14 58 6 n/a n/a 0 816
1993 687 7 22 59 1 n/a n/a 0 776
1994 692 8 27 55 4 n/a n/a 0 786
1995 688 10 30 63 4 n/a n/a 0 795
1996 688 10 30 63 4 n/a n/a 0 795
1997 630 9 21 66 3 n/a n/a 0 729
1998 596 7 26 75 3 n/a n/a 0 707
1999 548 7 18 71 1 n/a n/a 0 645
2000 534 4 26 68 2 n/a n/a 0 634
2001 553 5 27 70 2 n/a n/a 0 657
2002 483 5 27 57 6 n/a n/a 0 578
2003 483 5 27 57 6 n/a n/a 0 578
2004 454 8 30 58 8 n/a n/a 0 558
2005 401 12 23 54 0 n/a n/a 0 490
2006 427 12 22 42 2 n/a n/a 0 505
2007 429 9 22 58 1 n/a n/a 0 519
2008 429 13 23 59 2 n/a n/a 0 526
2009 430 11 19 51 2 n/a n/a 0 513
2010 390 12 16 44 5 n/a n/a 0 467
2011 351 7 11 68 5 1 14 0 457
2012 452 5 12 102 6 0 23 0 600
2013 413 8 11 82 3 0 20 0 537
2014 400 6 13 90 3 1 15 0 528
2015 398 4 12 91 2 0 21 0 528
2016 380 10 11 93 2 0 23 0 519
2017 375 9 8 96 1 0 21 0 510
2018 342 7 9 93 0 2 28 0 481
2019 261 1 6 62 3 0 20 0 353
2020 220 4 5 67 2 0 26 0 324
2021 175 6 2 63 2 0 24 0 272
2022 151 5 1 65 1 0 24 0 247
2023 171 4 2 63 1 0 21 0 262

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 Lukas Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 701 27.4 25.5 2.7
1990 749 30.1 24.8 3.6
1991 748 31.2 23.9 1.9
1992 816 34.3 23.7 2.7
1993 776 33.4 23.2 1.9
1994 786 33.1 23.7 3.7
1995 795 33.2 24.0 5.4
1996 795 33.2 24.0 5.4
1997 729 32.6 22.4 6.7
1998 707 30.6 23.1 5.7
1999 645 29.5 21.9 2.8
2000 634 28.5 22.2 9
2001 657 31.0 21.2 10.4
2002 578 28.8 20.1 12.1
2003 578 28.8 20.1 12.1
2004 558 26.8 20.8 12.4
2005 490 24.6 19.9 10
2006 505 25.4 19.9 13.9
2007 519 25.5 20.4 15.4
2008 526 27.7 19.0 12.9
2009 513 28.3 18.1 12.9
2010 467 23.3 20.0 17.8
2011 457 25.1 18.1 17.3
2012 600 28.8 20.8 27.3
2013 537 26.2 20.4 27.4
2014 528 24.3 21.6 31.1
2015 528 26.0 20.3 28.6
2016 519 28.0 18.5 30.1
2017 510 28.7 17.7 32.5
2018 481 25.3 18.9 31
2019 353 20.6 17.1 31.4
2020 324 18.9 17.1 34.6
2021 272 17.1 15.8 29.4
2022 247 17.1 14.4 30
2023 262 17.2 15.1 38.5

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 Lukas Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 701 27.4 25.5 2.7
1990 749 30.1 24.8 3.6
1991 748 31.2 23.9 1.9
1992 816 34.3 23.7 2.7
1993 776 33.4 23.2 1.9
1994 786 33.1 23.7 3.7
1995 795 33.2 24.0 5.4
1996 795 33.2 24.0 5.4
1997 729 32.6 22.4 6.7
1998 707 30.6 23.1 5.7
1999 645 29.5 21.9 2.8
2000 634 28.5 22.2 9
2001 657 31.0 21.2 10.4
2002 578 28.8 20.1 12.1
2003 578 28.8 20.1 12.1
2004 558 26.8 20.8 12.4
2005 490 24.6 19.9 10
2006 505 25.4 19.9 13.9
2007 519 25.5 20.4 15.4
2008 526 27.7 19.0 12.9
2009 513 28.3 18.1 12.9
2010 467 23.3 20.0 17.8
2011 457 25.1 18.1 17.3
2012 600 28.8 20.8 27.3
2013 537 26.2 20.4 27.4
2014 528 24.3 21.6 31.1
2015 528 26.0 20.3 28.6
2016 519 28.0 18.5 30.1
2017 510 28.7 17.7 32.5
2018 481 25.3 18.9 31
2019 353 20.6 17.1 31.4
2020 324 18.9 17.1 34.6
2021 272 17.1 15.8 29.4
2022 247 17.1 14.4 30
2023 262 17.2 15.1 38.5

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 Lukas Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $11,639
2020 $12,023
2021 $12,990
2022 $15,065

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lukas Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 369th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 255th of 933 Elementary schools
 10.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lukas Elementary School)35.951.3
 15.4%
   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 (Lukas Elementary School)46.964.1
 17.2%
   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 (Lukas Elementary School)68.665.9
 2.7%
   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 (Lukas Elementary School)31.434.1
 2.7%
   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 (Lukas Elementary School)47.140.5
 6.6%
   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 (Lukas Elementary School)5062.8
 12.8%
   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 (Lukas Elementary School)41.239.5
 1.7%
   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 (Lukas Elementary School)5260.3
 8.3%
   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 (Lukas Elementary School)39.645.2
 5.6%
   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 Students353262
 25.8%
African American14
 300%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian62
 66.7%
Hispanic6263
 1.6%
Pacific Islander00
White261171
 34.5%
Two or More Races2021
 5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31.4%38.5%
 7.1%


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

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

Lukas Elementary School ranks 255th of 935 Colorado elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 262 students attended Lukas Elementary School.

Students at Lukas Elementary School are 65% White, 24% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 2% African American.


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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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