Firestone Charter Academy

Summary:

Firestone Charter Academy is a public charter elementary and middle school serving 637 students in grades PK-8 in Firestone, Colorado, which is part of the St. Vrain Valley School District, ranked 30th out of 115 districts in the state.

Firestone Charter Academy's academic performance is mixed compared to the district and state averages. While the school performs better than the state in some areas, such as 8th grade Science and English Language Arts, it lags behind the district and state in other areas, particularly in 3rd grade English Language Arts and Math. The school's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, ranging from 266th out of 929 Colorado elementary schools in 2016-2017 to 482nd out of 933 in 2022-2023, indicating inconsistent performance. Additionally, the school's performance varies significantly by student subgroup, with its White students underperforming compared to their peers statewide.

When compared to nearby schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District, Firestone Charter Academy's performance is mixed. While it outperforms some schools, such as Rocky Mountain Elementary, in areas like 8th grade Science and English Language Arts, it lags behind higher-performing schools like Mead Elementary and Fall River Elementary in many academic metrics. Additionally, Firestone Charter Academy has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, suggesting it may serve a more affluent student population compared to its neighbors.


Detail:

Public, Charter PK, KG-8

 5753 Twilight Avenue
       Firestone, CO  80504-6481


(303) 772-3711

District: St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J

SchoolDigger Rank:
482nd of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $46 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  13.0 Help
Number of students:  637

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.9%
Hispanic:
18.4%
Two or more races:
3.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Firestone Charter Academy ranks worse than 51.6% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 23rd 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 44.11. (See more...)
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Compare Details Firestone Charter Academy ranks better than 74.4% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.74. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (73.9%), Hispanic (18.4%), two or more races (3.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 18.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Firestone Charter Academy is 13, which is the 7th best among 32 elementary schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Firestone Charter Academy is $46, which is the lowest among 33 elementary schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Firestone Charter Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Firestone Charter Academy 482nd of 935 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Firestone Charter Academy in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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SchoolDigger ranks Firestone Charter Academy 123rd of 481 Colorado public middle schools. (See Firestone Charter Academy in the ranking list.)

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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 Firestone Charter Academy

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Firestone Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 56.74 443rd 925 52.1%
2011 62.18 386th 935 58.7%
2012 67.27 325th 935 65.2%
2013 70.43 277th 954 71.0%
2014 59.76 399th 962 58.5%
2015 53.98 391st 938 58.3%
2016 55.53 365th 914 60.1%
2017 67.56 266th 929 71.4%
2018 62.18 310th 917 66.2%
2019 54.74 403rd 965 58.2%
2021 54.61 345th 710 51.4%
2022 52.56 409th 921 55.6%
2023 44.11 482nd 933 48.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Firestone Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.94 219th 690 68.3%
2019 42.91 401st 758 47.1%
2021 43.39 246th 351 29.9%
2022 54.12 267th 595 55.1%
2023 40.01 380th 642 40.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Firestone Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.31 270th 693 61.0%
2019 58.19 288th 764 62.3%
2021 44.44 242nd 352 31.3%
2022 39.48 346th 594 41.8%
2023 32.86 418th 649 35.6%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Firestone Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 46.09 321st 596 46.1%
2021 39.88 209th 288 27.4%
2022 34.53 327th 454 28.0%
2023 32.49 373rd 525 29.0%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Firestone Charter Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Firestone Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 43.98 248th 409 39.4%
2011 49.27 238th 422 43.6%
2012 57.26 188th 425 55.8%
2013 58.94 185th 454 59.3%
2014 61.27 163rd 461 64.6%
2015 42.46 230th 436 47.2%
2016 65.38 109th 400 72.8%
2017 73.06 84th 424 80.2%
2018 70.72 94th 418 77.5%
2019 59.31 162nd 458 64.6%
2021 55.07 147th 369 60.2%
2022 66.22 126th 448 71.9%
2023 68.74 123rd 480 74.4%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Firestone Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.26 52nd 315 83.5%
2019 64.00 107th 352 69.6%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Firestone Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 79.75 49th 328 85.1%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Firestone Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 55.93 108th 283 61.8%
2022 59.42 95th 265 64.2%
2023 45.99 150th 286 47.6%
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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.

Firestone Charter Academy Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Firestone Charter Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 365 15 11 43 4 n/a n/a 0 438
2010 457 13 13 61 3 n/a n/a 0 547
2011 501 14 25 66 6 0 5 0 617
2012 504 13 23 80 1 0 3 0 624
2013 550 9 20 85 2 1 6 0 673
2014 510 8 14 85 2 1 7 0 627
2015 530 8 13 98 2 2 7 0 660
2016 474 4 11 97 2 2 7 0 597
2017 472 4 11 83 0 4 9 0 583
2018 451 4 9 82 0 2 11 0 559
2019 454 4 16 114 0 2 10 0 600
2020 451 6 16 117 0 1 10 0 601
2021 456 2 19 119 0 2 19 0 617
2022 462 1 14 124 0 2 23 0 626
2023 471 5 19 117 1 2 22 0 637

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 Firestone Charter Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 438 23.2 18.9 5.9
2010 547 30.9 17.6 13.9
2011 617 36.8 16.7 14.6
2012 624 35.8 17.4 14.3
2013 673 37.9 17.7 14
2014 627 39.9 15.7 16.3
2015 660 35.0 18.8 12
2016 597 43.0 13.8 15.7
2017 583 43.0 13.5 16.1
2018 559 42.6 13.1 16.1
2019 600 36.9 16.2 16.7
2020 601 40.7 14.7 13.1
2021 617 45.8 13.4 12.6
2022 626 46.4 13.4 14.4
2023 637 48.7 13.0 18.4

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 Firestone Charter Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 438 23.2 18.9 5.9
2010 547 30.9 17.6 13.9
2011 617 36.8 16.7 14.6
2012 624 35.8 17.4 14.3
2013 673 37.9 17.7 14
2014 627 39.9 15.7 16.3
2015 660 35.0 18.8 12
2016 597 43.0 13.8 15.7
2017 583 43.0 13.5 16.1
2018 559 42.6 13.1 16.1
2019 600 36.9 16.2 16.7
2020 601 40.7 14.7 13.1
2021 617 45.8 13.4 12.6
2022 626 46.4 13.4 14.4
2023 637 48.7 13.0 18.4

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 Firestone Charter Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $24,356
2020 $11,414
2021 $10,402
2022 $10,508
2023 $46

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Firestone Charter Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 403rd of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 482nd of 933 Elementary schools
 9.9%
Ranks 162nd of 458 Middle schoolsRanks 123rd of 480 Middle schools
 9.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Firestone Charter Academy)31.525.6
 5.9%
   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 (Firestone Charter Academy)35.224.4
 10.8%
   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 (Firestone Charter Academy)65.658.6
 7%
   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 (Firestone Charter Academy)37.745.7
 8%
   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 (Firestone Charter Academy)59.130.5
 28.6%
   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 (Firestone Charter Academy)57.633.9
 23.7%
   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 (Firestone Charter Academy)34.828.3
 6.5%
   5th Grade Math (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)41.946.3
 4.4%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.736.5
 0.8%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Firestone Charter Academy)44.252.7
 8.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)45.848.4
 2.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)43.643.4
 0.2%
6th Grade Math (Firestone Charter Academy)15.429.6
 14.2%
   6th Grade Math (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)33.335.3
 2%
   6th Grade Math (Colorado)29.528.2
 1.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Firestone Charter Academy)6058.1
 1.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)50.852.1
 1.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.545
 1.5%
7th Grade Math (Firestone Charter Academy)4031.3
 8.7%
   7th Grade Math (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)36.631.1
 5.5%
   7th Grade Math (Colorado)31.626.3
 5.3%
8th Grade Science (Firestone Charter Academy)35.654.5
 18.9%
   8th Grade Science (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)39.137.3
 1.8%
   8th Grade Science (Colorado)31.531.3
 0.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Firestone Charter Academy)65.963.6
 2.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)54.146
 8.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.942.4
 4.5%
8th Grade Math (Firestone Charter Academy)51.150
 1.1%
   8th Grade Math (St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1J)44.940.9
 4%
   8th Grade Math (Colorado)36.932.7
 4.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Firestone Charter Academy)53.945.7
 8.2%
   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 (Firestone Charter Academy)35.233.7
 1.5%
   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 Students600637
 6.2%
African American45
 25%
American Indian01
Asian1619
 18.8%
Hispanic114117
 2.6%
Pacific Islander22
White454471
 3.7%
Two or More Races1022
 120%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients16.7%18.4%
 1.7%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 637 students attended Firestone Charter Academy.

Firestone Charter Academy ranks 482nd of 935 Colorado elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Firestone Charter Academy are 74% White, 18% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 3% Asian.


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