Alpine Elementary School

Summary:

Alpine Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 418 students in grades PK-5 in Longmont, Colorado, which is part of the St. Vrain Valley School District. While the school has a more diverse student population compared to nearby schools, it faces several key challenges, including consistently low academic performance, a high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, and a declining racial diversity over the past few years.

Alpine Elementary's academic performance, as measured by CMAS test scores, lags behind the district and state averages across multiple subjects and grade levels. For example, in 2022-2023, only 35.7% of Alpine students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 49.2% for the St. Vrain Valley School District and 43.7% for the state. Additionally, the school has a higher percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 55.02% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, significantly higher than nearby schools like Longmont Estates Elementary School (37.42%) and Central Elementary School (26.18%).

Despite its relatively low performance, Alpine Elementary is located in close proximity to several higher-performing elementary schools within the same district, such as Longmont Estates, Central, and Fall River. This suggests that factors beyond just the school district may be contributing to Alpine's underperformance, and addressing the needs of its diverse student population may be a critical factor in improving the school's outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2005 Alpine Street
       Longmont, CO  80501-2519


(720) 652-8140

District: St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J

SchoolDigger Rank:
549th of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,328 Help


Students who attend Alpine Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Skyline High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.7 Help
Number of students:  418

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
46.9%
White:
45.5%
Two or more races:
3.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  55% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Alpine Elementary School ranks worse than 58.7% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 25th among 32 ranked elementary schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 36.3. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (46.9%), White (45.5%), two or more races (3.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 55% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Alpine Elementary School is 16.7. 23 elementary schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Alpine Elementary School is $15,328. 17 elementary schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Alpine Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Alpine Elementary School 549th of 935 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Alpine Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J 30th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Alpine Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Alpine Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 69.97 264th 852 69.0%
2008 62.69 341st 849 59.8%
2009 62.82 346th 872 60.3%
2010 67.31 321st 925 65.3%
2011 70.89 274th 935 70.7%
2012 57.58 422nd 935 54.9%
2013 58.75 418th 954 56.2%
2014 51.27 486th 962 49.5%
2015 50.58 424th 938 54.8%
2016 51.39 408th 914 55.4%
2017 57.78 343rd 929 63.1%
2018 47.45 442nd 917 51.8%
2019 37.08 578th 965 40.1%
2021 32.16 509th 710 28.3%
2022 44.01 478th 921 48.1%
2023 36.30 549th 933 41.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Alpine Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.23 258th 308 16.2%
2019 28.73 269th 332 19.0%
2023 28.99 211th 265 20.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Alpine Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.98 413th 690 40.1%
2019 34.12 479th 758 36.8%
2021 29.91 293rd 351 16.5%
2022 49.42 291st 595 51.1%
2023 38.25 395th 642 38.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Alpine Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.76 376th 693 45.7%
2019 29.44 524th 764 31.4%
2021 18.57 321st 352 8.8%
2022 24.84 435th 594 26.8%
2023 20.54 519th 649 20.0%
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Rank History for White students at Alpine Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.00 190th 337 43.6%
2019 31.92 416th 596 30.2%
2022 34.36 330th 454 27.3%
2023 24.96 428th 525 18.5%
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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.

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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Alpine Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 332 1 26 70 5 n/a n/a 0 434
2006 347 3 18 67 5 n/a n/a 0 440
2007 368 4 25 75 7 n/a n/a 0 479
2008 367 4 32 78 12 n/a n/a 0 493
2009 357 8 25 86 9 n/a n/a 0 485
2010 371 9 26 91 8 n/a n/a 0 505
2011 378 9 28 103 5 0 9 0 532
2012 372 8 26 124 5 0 14 0 549
2013 376 9 18 127 4 0 16 0 550
2014 339 7 10 165 3 0 21 0 545
2015 350 7 11 180 4 2 18 0 572
2016 329 7 10 188 4 2 25 0 565
2017 301 8 16 193 0 1 21 0 540
2018 283 10 16 200 2 2 21 0 534
2019 271 11 14 195 1 2 20 0 514
2020 251 9 13 183 1 0 18 0 475
2021 194 9 11 161 1 0 13 0 389
2022 204 6 8 160 1 0 12 0 391
2023 190 7 11 196 1 0 13 0 418

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 Alpine Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 434 19.9 21.8 14.5
2006 440 22.2 19.8 15.2
2007 479 19.5 24.6 18.4
2008 493 21.3 23.1 18.7
2009 485 20.7 23.4 17.1
2010 505 25.9 19.4 18.2
2011 532 28.0 19.0 20.7
2012 549 26.9 20.4 22.4
2013 550 28.7 19.1 26.2
2014 545 27.0 20.1 31.9
2015 572 27.0 21.1 30.2
2016 565 27.0 20.9 38.8
2017 540 29.6 18.2 40.4
2018 534 28.3 18.8 45.1
2019 514 28.5 17.9 33.1
2020 475 28.2 16.8 41.5
2021 389 23.0 16.8 46.8
2022 391 24.7 15.8 41.9
2023 418 24.9 16.7 55

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 Alpine Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 434 19.9 21.8 14.5
2006 440 22.2 19.8 15.2
2007 479 19.5 24.6 18.4
2008 493 21.3 23.1 18.7
2009 485 20.7 23.4 17.1
2010 505 25.9 19.4 18.2
2011 532 28.0 19.0 20.7
2012 549 26.9 20.4 22.4
2013 550 28.7 19.1 26.2
2014 545 27.0 20.1 31.9
2015 572 27.0 21.1 30.2
2016 565 27.0 20.9 38.8
2017 540 29.6 18.2 40.4
2018 534 28.3 18.8 45.1
2019 514 28.5 17.9 33.1
2020 475 28.2 16.8 41.5
2021 389 23.0 16.8 46.8
2022 391 24.7 15.8 41.9
2023 418 24.9 16.7 55

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 Alpine Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $11,145
2020 $12,033
2021 $12,903
2022 $14,220
2023 $15,328

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Alpine Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 578th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 549th of 933 Elementary schools
 1.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Alpine Elementary School)28.231.5
 3.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)43.345.1
 1.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.339.9
 1.4%
3rd Grade Math (Alpine Elementary School)23.529.6
 6.1%
   3rd Grade Math (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)47.246.5
 0.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Colorado)4140.4
 0.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Alpine Elementary School)36.940.8
 3.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)50.750.1
 0.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4843.8
 4.2%
4th Grade Math (Alpine Elementary School)30.127.7
 2.4%
   4th Grade Math (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)35.942.3
 6.4%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.632.7
 0.9%
5th Grade Science (Alpine Elementary School)37.627.5
 10.1%
   5th Grade Science (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)40.841.4
 0.6%
   5th Grade Science (Colorado)35.933.9
 2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Alpine Elementary School)4035.3
 4.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)5253.3
 1.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.447.8
 0.6%
5th Grade Math (Alpine Elementary School)41.738.5
 3.2%
   5th Grade Math (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)41.946.3
 4.4%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.736.5
 0.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Alpine Elementary School)3535.7
 0.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)49.449.2
 0.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Alpine Elementary School)31.732
 0.3%
   All Grades Math (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)39.940.4
 0.5%
   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 Students514418
 18.7%
African American117
 36.4%
American Indian11
Asian1411
 21.4%
Hispanic195196
 0.5%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White271190
 29.9%
Two or More Races2013
 35%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients33.1%55%
 21.9%


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

High : Skyline High School

Students at Alpine Elementary School are 47% Hispanic, 45% White, 3% Two or more races, 3% Asian, 2% African American.

Alpine Elementary School ranks 549th of 935 Colorado elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 418 students attended Alpine Elementary School.


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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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