Tarver Elementary School

Summary:

Tarver Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Thornton, Colorado, serving grades PK-5 with a total enrollment of 484 students. The school is part of the Adams 12 Five Star Schools district, which is ranked 51 out of 115 districts in Colorado and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Tarver Elementary has a relatively diverse student population, with 48.14% White, 35.95% Hispanic, 7.44% Asian, and 6.82% two or more races. The school's academic performance, as measured by CMAS test scores, is mixed compared to the district and state averages. In 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts (ELA) were above the district average for all grades, but below the state average. In Math, the school's proficiency rates were slightly above the district average but below the state average. Additionally, Tarver Elementary has a relatively high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 30.79% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch.

Compared to nearby schools, such as Prairie Hills Elementary and Eagleview Elementary, Tarver Elementary generally performs below the top-performing schools in both academic achievement and student demographics. However, it outperforms some other nearby schools, such as Skyview Elementary and Woodglen Elementary, in these areas. The school's shifting racial demographics, fluctuating academic performance, and differences in subgroup performance suggest that Tarver Elementary may need to implement targeted strategies to address the unique needs of its student population and improve overall educational outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 3500 Summit Grove Parkway
       Thornton, CO  80241-1322


(720) 972-5640

District: Adams 12 Five Star Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
491st of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,665 Help


Students who attend Tarver Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Century Middle School
High:    Horizon High School

Student/teacher ratio:  19.3 Help
Number of students:  484

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.1%
Hispanic:
36.0%
Asian:
7.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30.8% Help


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Compare Details Tarver Elementary School ranks worse than 52.5% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 13th among 33 ranked elementary schools in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.07. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (48.1%), Hispanic (36%), Asian (7.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 30.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Tarver Elementary School is 19.3. 33 elementary schools in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Tarver Elementary School is $13,665. 24 elementary schools in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Tarver Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Tarver Elementary School 491st of 935 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Tarver Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Adams 12 Five Star Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Adams 12 Five Star Schools 51st of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Tarver Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Tarver Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 59.84 349th 808 56.8%
2005 62.24 341st 823 58.6%
2006 59.81 369th 829 55.5%
2007 57.14 407th 852 52.2%
2008 61.24 354th 849 58.3%
2009 63.39 342nd 872 60.8%
2010 63.57 365th 925 60.5%
2011 63.00 373rd 935 60.1%
2012 57.50 425th 935 54.5%
2013 65.18 342nd 954 64.2%
2014 61.49 375th 962 61.0%
2015 58.35 345th 938 63.2%
2016 41.16 495th 914 45.8%
2017 50.98 409th 929 56.0%
2018 51.16 405th 917 55.8%
2019 64.57 318th 965 67.0%
2021 36.32 474th 710 33.2%
2022 47.90 447th 921 51.5%
2023 43.07 491st 933 47.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Tarver Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.98 90th 308 70.8%
2019 96.26 1st 332 99.7%
2023 46.48 141st 265 46.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Tarver Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.37 390th 690 43.5%
2019 55.74 311th 758 59.0%
2022 47.44 303rd 595 49.1%
2023 31.90 432nd 642 32.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Tarver Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.25 341st 693 50.8%
2019 59.62 277th 764 63.7%
2022 31.89 389th 594 34.5%
2023 36.04 398th 649 38.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Tarver Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.94 115th 197 41.6%
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Rank History for White students at Tarver Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.75 139th 337 58.8%
2019 50.87 288th 596 51.7%
2022 37.20 315th 454 30.6%
2023 27.03 416th 525 20.8%
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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 Tarver Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 549 3 6 39 1 n/a n/a 0 598
1989 540 6 6 46 1 n/a n/a 0 599
1990 541 7 6 34 1 n/a n/a 0 589
1991 528 9 5 45 2 n/a n/a 0 589
1992 557 7 6 43 4 n/a n/a 0 617
1993 631 12 7 50 8 n/a n/a 0 708
1994 629 15 9 52 7 n/a n/a 0 712
1995 520 16 17 67 10 n/a n/a 0 630
1996 520 16 17 67 10 n/a n/a 0 630
1997 610 11 21 78 8 n/a n/a 0 728
1998 650 19 21 96 13 n/a n/a 0 799
1999 491 15 14 70 4 n/a n/a 0 594
2000 524 16 17 77 7 n/a n/a 0 641
2001 539 16 15 84 5 n/a n/a 0 659
2002 524 11 25 84 5 n/a n/a 0 649
2003 524 11 25 84 5 n/a n/a 0 649
2004 506 5 20 82 5 n/a n/a 0 618
2005 525 4 19 94 5 n/a n/a 0 647
2006 533 9 30 86 4 n/a n/a 0 662
2007 554 13 34 94 4 n/a n/a 0 699
2008 469 14 28 86 3 n/a n/a 0 600
2009 468 14 24 102 3 n/a n/a 0 611
2010 396 9 25 75 2 n/a n/a 0 507
2011 390 2 12 73 3 0 10 0 490
2012 329 7 18 75 4 1 11 0 445
2013 323 6 26 86 4 0 9 0 454
2014 333 8 27 84 1 0 8 0 461
2015 331 6 24 100 1 0 14 0 476
2016 328 6 14 120 2 0 15 0 485
2017 369 10 22 129 4 0 16 0 550
2018 349 7 18 137 1 0 25 0 537
2019 315 6 18 131 2 1 23 0 496
2020 279 4 21 146 2 0 23 0 475
2021 252 6 27 162 3 1 22 0 473
2022 272 6 34 155 3 1 26 0 497
2023 233 5 36 174 2 1 33 0 484

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 Tarver Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 598 29.0 20.6 n/a
1989 599 28.4 21.0 2.8
1990 589 28.6 20.5 1.9
1991 589 28.8 20.4 2
1992 617 29.2 21.1 0.6
1993 708 31.6 22.4 1.1
1994 712 29.0 24.6 1.5
1995 630 28.5 22.1 2.5
1996 630 28.5 22.1 2.5
1997 728 26.0 28.0 2.6
1998 799 32.5 24.6 3.3
1999 594 27.1 21.9 2
2000 641 25.5 25.1 4.2
2001 659 27.5 24.0 3.9
2002 649 29.3 22.2 5.4
2003 649 29.3 22.2 5.4
2004 618 31.3 19.7 6.1
2005 647 30.7 21.1 7.9
2006 662 31.6 20.9 9.8
2007 699 33.5 20.9 10.6
2008 600 30.0 20.0 8.3
2009 611 30.5 20.0 13.1
2010 507 27.5 18.4 15
2011 490 23.5 20.8 16.5
2012 445 21.8 20.3 18
2013 454 22.1 20.5 18.7
2014 461 23.6 19.5 16.3
2015 476 25.0 19.0 16.4
2016 485 25.0 19.4 23.3
2017 550 23.8 23.1 26.5
2018 537 24.4 22.0 25.9
2019 496 21.1 23.5 22.8
2020 475 23.5 20.2 17.7
2021 473 24.5 19.3 25.6
2022 497 26.0 19.1 24.3
2023 484 25.0 19.3 30.8

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 Tarver Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 598 29.0 20.6 n/a
1989 599 28.4 21.0 2.8
1990 589 28.6 20.5 1.9
1991 589 28.8 20.4 2
1992 617 29.2 21.1 0.6
1993 708 31.6 22.4 1.1
1994 712 29.0 24.6 1.5
1995 630 28.5 22.1 2.5
1996 630 28.5 22.1 2.5
1997 728 26.0 28.0 2.6
1998 799 32.5 24.6 3.3
1999 594 27.1 21.9 2
2000 641 25.5 25.1 4.2
2001 659 27.5 24.0 3.9
2002 649 29.3 22.2 5.4
2003 649 29.3 22.2 5.4
2004 618 31.3 19.7 6.1
2005 647 30.7 21.1 7.9
2006 662 31.6 20.9 9.8
2007 699 33.5 20.9 10.6
2008 600 30.0 20.0 8.3
2009 611 30.5 20.0 13.1
2010 507 27.5 18.4 15
2011 490 23.5 20.8 16.5
2012 445 21.8 20.3 18
2013 454 22.1 20.5 18.7
2014 461 23.6 19.5 16.3
2015 476 25.0 19.0 16.4
2016 485 25.0 19.4 23.3
2017 550 23.8 23.1 26.5
2018 537 24.4 22.0 25.9
2019 496 21.1 23.5 22.8
2020 475 23.5 20.2 17.7
2021 473 24.5 19.3 25.6
2022 497 26.0 19.1 24.3
2023 484 25.0 19.3 30.8

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 Tarver Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,667
2020 $12,007
2021 $13,122
2022 $13,665

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Tarver Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 318th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 491st of 933 Elementary schools
 19.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Tarver Elementary School)48.632.1
 16.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Adams 12 Five Star Schools)38.238.7
 0.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.339.9
 1.4%
3rd Grade Math (Tarver Elementary School)36.139.3
 3.2%
   3rd Grade Math (Adams 12 Five Star Schools)35.335.8
 0.5%
   3rd Grade Math (Colorado)4140.4
 0.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Tarver Elementary School)60.643.3
 17.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Adams 12 Five Star Schools)46.543.5
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4843.8
 4.2%
4th Grade Math (Tarver Elementary School)35.222
 13.2%
   4th Grade Math (Adams 12 Five Star Schools)32.134.5
 2.4%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.632.7
 0.9%
5th Grade Science (Tarver Elementary School)58.628.1
 30.5%
   5th Grade Science (Adams 12 Five Star Schools)39.832
 7.8%
   5th Grade Science (Colorado)35.933.9
 2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Tarver Elementary School)51.449.2
 2.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Adams 12 Five Star Schools)49.244.2
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.447.8
 0.6%
5th Grade Math (Tarver Elementary School)48.640
 8.6%
   5th Grade Math (Adams 12 Five Star Schools)36.837.2
 0.4%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.736.5
 0.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Tarver Elementary School)53.542
 11.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Adams 12 Five Star Schools)44.740.9
 3.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Tarver Elementary School)39.933.9
 6%
   All Grades Math (Adams 12 Five Star Schools)3532
 3%
   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 Students496484
 2.4%
African American65
 16.7%
American Indian22
Asian1836
 100%
Hispanic131174
 32.8%
Pacific Islander11
White315233
 26%
Two or More Races2333
 43.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.8%30.8%
 8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Tarver Elementary School

Tarver Elementary School ranks 491st of 935 Colorado elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 484 students attended Tarver Elementary School.

Students at Tarver Elementary School are 48% White, 36% Hispanic, 7% Asian, 7% Two or more races, 1% African American.

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

Middle : Century Middle School
High : Horizon High School


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