Widefield Elementary School

Public K-5

 509 Widefield Drive
       Colorado Springs, CO  80911-1837


 (719) 391-3335

 School Website

District: School District No. 3

SchoolDigger Rank:
403rd of 917 Colorado Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.4
Number of students:  422

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.6%
Hispanic:
21.6%
Two or more races:
9.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  59.0%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 16, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Widefield Elementary School ranked better than 56.1% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranked 3rd among 9 ranked elementary schools in the School District No. 3. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.53. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (61.6%), Hispanic (21.6%), two or more races (9.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 59% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Widefield Elementary School is 15.4, which is the 3rd best among 9 elementary schools in the School District No. 3. (See more...)
Compare Widefield Elementary School employs 27.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Widefield Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Widefield Elementary School 403rd of 917 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Widefield Elementary School in the ranking list.)

School District No. 3:

SchoolDigger ranks School District No. 3 62nd of 124 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Widefield Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 46.24 479th 808 40.7%
2005 43.91 511th 823 37.9%
2006 49.47 460th 829 44.5%
2007 49.38 478th 852 43.9%
2008 44.81 517th 849 39.1%
2009 43.64 548th 872 37.2%
2010 42.60 574th 925 37.9%
2011 32.14 679th 935 27.4%
2012 36.91 632nd 935 32.4%
2013 50.82 508th 954 46.8%
2014 48.38 516th 962 46.4%
2015 51.53 411th 938 56.2%
2016 68.98 254th 914 72.2%
2017 57.39 350th 929 62.3%
2018 51.53 403rd 917 56.1%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 4.2)
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by a parent
Monday, March 7, 2016

Open Quote This school is in very poor repair with sidewalks falling apart. The teachers are nice and the faculty seems pleasant but come across as aloof. The school curriculum lacks imagination running primarily on pushing paper and book work. Volunteering can feel more like you are an outsider. This school lacks structure with defined rules and guidelines such as a student handbook. The school seems more concerned about head count than they do about behavior and safety. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Open Quote The staff and teachers at Widefield Elementary School are great. They offer a lot of great fun and unique activities and have great team work between us parents and the teachers. This is an excellent and very unique district. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Open Quote What is great about Widefield District is that it is such a special place. They focus on developing well-rounded kids. Our teachers wants students to really apprecaite the beautiful diversity in the area. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, March 9, 2015

Open Quote This school does an excellent job with communication. I am also part of the PTO so I am really connected with everything that my child does. Overall Widefield School, keeps me informed on my child's academic progress and behavior. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Open Quote This school district has wonderful opportunities for all kids. They have a great music and arts department that really helps your child grow. It's great because the teachers and parents are actively involved in their children's daily activities. I would recommend this school district to everyone. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Widefield Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 277 21 3 20 3 n/a n/a 0 324
1989 264 23 2 21 5 n/a n/a 0 315
1990 279 22 8 15 5 n/a n/a 0 329
1991 252 24 12 25 5 n/a n/a 0 318
1992 243 34 12 24 5 n/a n/a 0 318
1993 245 33 13 31 6 n/a n/a 0 328
1994 253 30 7 37 0 n/a n/a 0 327
1995 256 49 11 32 5 n/a n/a 0 353
1996 256 49 11 32 5 n/a n/a 0 353
1997 277 50 13 32 3 n/a n/a 0 375
1998 246 51 9 33 2 n/a n/a 0 341
1999 270 44 6 51 2 n/a n/a 0 373
2000 271 49 9 56 2 n/a n/a 0 387
2001 286 44 11 56 6 n/a n/a 0 403
2002 276 49 20 64 3 n/a n/a 0 412
2003 276 49 20 64 3 n/a n/a 0 412
2004 238 45 12 64 5 n/a n/a 0 364
2005 247 37 12 58 2 n/a n/a 0 356
2006 243 49 14 58 2 n/a n/a 0 366
2007 257 41 15 61 2 n/a n/a 0 376
2008 242 48 15 69 6 n/a n/a 0 380
2009 263 55 20 70 5 n/a n/a 0 413
2010 283 49 15 70 9 n/a n/a 0 426
2011 212 40 6 85 4 4 19 0 370
2012 256 44 6 123 6 3 41 0 479
2013 271 36 6 132 2 3 34 0 484
2014 252 35 3 111 2 2 32 0 437
2015 262 23 3 100 2 3 32 0 425
2016 261 16 6 82 0 4 32 0 401
2017 260 21 6 91 2 2 40 0 422

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 Widefield Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 324 16.8 19.2 n/a
1989 315 18.0 17.5 15.2
1990 329 17.0 19.3 16.1
1991 318 17.8 17.8 16.7
1992 318 16.8 18.9 17.6
1993 328 16.7 19.6 24.1
1994 327 16.7 19.6 22.9
1995 353 16.9 20.9 17.6
1996 353 16.9 20.9 17.6
1997 375 17.6 21.3 17.9
1998 341 16.9 20.2 19.1
1999 373 21.3 17.5 16.1
2000 387 22.9 16.9 27.9
2001 403 23.1 17.4 27.8
2002 412 25.3 16.3 29.6
2003 412 25.3 16.3 29.6
2004 364 22.5 16.2 28.8
2005 356 20.3 17.5 35.4
2006 366 23.7 15.4 33.6
2007 376 24.5 15.3 38.3
2008 380 25.7 14.8 43.7
2009 413 27.6 15.0 46.2
2010 426 25.8 16.5 52.6
2011 370 23.7 15.5 51.4
2012 479 28.3 16.8 54.5
2013 484 30.1 16.0 57.9
2014 437 29.5 14.7 51.9
2015 425 29.0 14.6 61.2
2016 401 29.0 13.8 55.4
2017 422 27.3 15.4 59.0

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Widefield Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 324 16.8 19.2 n/a
1989 315 18.0 17.5 15.2
1990 329 17.0 19.3 16.1
1991 318 17.8 17.8 16.7
1992 318 16.8 18.9 17.6
1993 328 16.7 19.6 24.1
1994 327 16.7 19.6 22.9
1995 353 16.9 20.9 17.6
1996 353 16.9 20.9 17.6
1997 375 17.6 21.3 17.9
1998 341 16.9 20.2 19.1
1999 373 21.3 17.5 16.1
2000 387 22.9 16.9 27.9
2001 403 23.1 17.4 27.8
2002 412 25.3 16.3 29.6
2003 412 25.3 16.3 29.6
2004 364 22.5 16.2 28.8
2005 356 20.3 17.5 35.4
2006 366 23.7 15.4 33.6
2007 376 24.5 15.3 38.3
2008 380 25.7 14.8 43.7
2009 413 27.6 15.0 46.2
2010 426 25.8 16.5 52.6
2011 370 23.7 15.5 51.4
2012 479 28.3 16.8 54.5
2013 484 30.1 16.0 57.9
2014 437 29.5 14.7 51.9
2015 425 29.0 14.6 61.2
2016 401 29.0 13.8 55.4
2017 422 27.3 15.4 59.0

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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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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