Meiklejohn Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 13405 W 83rd Pl
       Arvada, CO  80005-5812


(303) 982-5695

District: Jefferson County School District No. R-1

SchoolDigger Rank:
83rd of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,635 Help


Students who attend Meiklejohn Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Wayne Carle Middle School
High:    Ralston Valley Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.2 Help
Number of students:  457

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.5%
Hispanic:
7.2%
Two or more races:
3.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5% Help


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Compare Details Meiklejohn Elementary ranks better than 91.1% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 14th 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 89.09. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (87.5%), Hispanic (7.2%), two or more races (3.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Meiklejohn Elementary is 18.2. 90 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 Meiklejohn Elementary is $13,635. 56 elementary schools in the Jefferson County School District No. R-1 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Meiklejohn Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Meiklejohn Elementary 83rd of 935 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Meiklejohn Elementary 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 Meiklejohn Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Meiklejohn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 85.12 93rd 872 89.3%
2010 88.68 69th 925 92.5%
2011 87.20 89th 935 90.5%
2012 81.08 142nd 935 84.8%
2013 87.33 84th 954 91.2%
2014 90.37 49th 962 94.9%
2015 95.18 33rd 938 96.5%
2016 92.01 51st 914 94.4%
2017 93.08 47th 929 94.9%
2018 83.72 135th 917 85.3%
2019 92.23 52nd 965 94.6%
2021 82.99 124th 710 82.5%
2022 85.87 106th 921 88.5%
2023 89.09 83rd 933 91.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Meiklejohn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.01 124th 690 82.0%
2019 89.86 43rd 758 94.3%
2021 78.13 80th 351 77.2%
2022 82.00 87th 595 85.4%
2023 87.29 54th 642 91.6%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Meiklejohn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.73 69th 84 17.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Meiklejohn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.86 114th 693 83.5%
2019 88.31 61st 764 92.0%
2021 75.85 95th 352 73.0%
2022 76.04 121st 594 79.6%
2023 79.91 111th 649 82.9%
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Rank History for White students at Meiklejohn Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.31 209th 337 38.0%
2019 79.27 78th 596 86.9%
2021 63.27 116th 288 59.7%
2022 64.86 162nd 454 64.3%
2023 74.06 115th 525 78.1%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Sunday, November 20, 2011

Open Quote Our daughter started kindergarten at Meiklejohn the first year it opened in 2006, and we have been thrilled with the education she and our younger son are receiving. They have some truly outstanding g teachers, e.g. Ms McQueen, Ms. Gager, Mr. Sweet man and Ms. Harris. They offer different resources and opportunities depending on your child's needs and talents from "cogent" testing to identify strengths and challenge your child thru challenge classes and advanced learning plans to learning coaches to help your child who may need extra attention. The parents are very involved resulting in a strong (but not overly political) PTA. For example, one mom started a running club that tons of kids now participate in and volunteers organize fabulous after-school enrichment activities, e.g. chess instruction, archery, multi- media art, junior med school , etc. The music teacher directs each grade in a special performance each year, and there are fun events throughout the year from holiday parties to a much anticipated carnival (every two years). The educators here are tuned in and turned on, and best of all, through their enthusiasm, know-how and attention they'll help your child push her/himself and want to excel. Needless to say, I'm a big fan of the entire Meiklejohn community! They take a wholistic approach to education that results in thriving kids. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Meiklejohn Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 225 2 7 15 0 n/a n/a 0 249
2008 365 2 11 16 0 n/a n/a 0 394
2009 428 5 12 18 2 n/a n/a 0 465
2010 494 6 14 19 2 n/a n/a 0 535
2011 523 4 10 33 1 0 10 0 581
2012 550 0 13 38 0 0 7 0 608
2013 611 2 10 38 0 0 11 0 672
2014 681 2 18 49 0 0 14 0 764
2015 695 2 21 68 0 1 13 0 800
2016 661 1 21 81 0 0 13 0 777
2017 677 4 19 72 0 0 15 0 787
2018 552 2 20 59 0 0 11 0 644
2019 449 3 21 44 0 0 15 0 532
2020 449 2 17 37 0 0 15 0 520
2021 427 1 8 38 1 0 17 0 492
2022 421 1 7 25 1 0 14 0 469
2023 400 1 6 33 1 1 15 0 457

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

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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 Meiklejohn Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 249 10.0 24.9 3.6
2008 394 16.5 23.9 2.3
2009 465 20.5 22.7 3.2
2010 535 22.6 23.6 3.2
2011 581 23.8 24.3 2.6
2012 608 24.1 25.1 2.1
2013 672 28.1 23.8 4.2
2014 764 30.6 24.9 3.7
2015 800 31.0 25.8 2.3
2016 777 37.0 21.0 1.9
2017 787 37.6 20.9 1.9
2018 644 31.8 20.2 1.4
2019 532 25.1 21.1 2.1
2020 520 24.3 21.3 3.8
2021 492 28.1 17.4 5.7
2022 469 29.5 15.8 4.3
2023 457 25.0 18.2 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 Meiklejohn Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 249 10.0 24.9 3.6
2008 394 16.5 23.9 2.3
2009 465 20.5 22.7 3.2
2010 535 22.6 23.6 3.2
2011 581 23.8 24.3 2.6
2012 608 24.1 25.1 2.1
2013 672 28.1 23.8 4.2
2014 764 30.6 24.9 3.7
2015 800 31.0 25.8 2.3
2016 777 37.0 21.0 1.9
2017 787 37.6 20.9 1.9
2018 644 31.8 20.2 1.4
2019 532 25.1 21.1 2.1
2020 520 24.3 21.3 3.8
2021 492 28.1 17.4 5.7
2022 469 29.5 15.8 4.3
2023 457 25.0 18.2 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 Meiklejohn Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,746
2020 $11,351
2021 $11,864
2022 $13,635

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Meiklejohn Elementary

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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 52nd of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 83rd of 933 Elementary schools
 3.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Meiklejohn Elementary)69.369.7
 0.4%
   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 (Meiklejohn Elementary)72.477.6
 5.2%
   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 (Meiklejohn Elementary)80.274.3
 5.9%
   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 (Meiklejohn Elementary)62.864.9
 2.1%
   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 (Meiklejohn Elementary)5646
 10%
   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 (Meiklejohn Elementary)7869.8
 8.2%
   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 (Meiklejohn Elementary)6054
 6%
   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 (Meiklejohn Elementary)76.271.4
 4.8%
   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 (Meiklejohn Elementary)64.766.2
 1.5%
   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 Students532457
 14.1%
African American31
 66.7%
American Indian01
Asian216
 71.4%
Hispanic4433
 25%
Pacific Islander01
White449400
 10.9%
Two or More Races1515
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients2.1%5%
 3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Meiklejohn Elementary

Yes. Meiklejohn Elementary ranks in the top 8.9% of Colorado elementary schools.

Students at Meiklejohn Elementary are 88% White, 7% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 457 students attended Meiklejohn Elementary.

Students who attend Meiklejohn Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Wayne Carle Middle School
High : Ralston Valley Senior High School


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