McElwain Elementary School

Public K-5

 1020 Dawson Drive
       Thornton, CO  80229-4909


(720) 972-5500

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District: Adams 12 Five Star Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
877th of 965 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,699 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  16.7
Number of students:  431

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
69.1%
White:
15.1%
Asian:
9.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  79.1%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Colorado Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details McElwain Elementary School ranks worse than 90.9% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 27th among 34 ranked elementary schools in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.29. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (69.1%), White (15.1%), Asian (9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 79.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at McElwain Elementary School is 16.7, which is the 11th best among 34 elementary schools in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at McElwain Elementary School is $11,699, which is the 9th highest among 34 elementary schools in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

McElwain Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks McElwain Elementary School 877th of 965 Colorado public elementary schools. (See McElwain Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Adams 12 Five Star Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Adams 12 Five Star Schools 50th of 126 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for McElwain Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 4.14 774th 808 4.2%
2005 12.98 725th 823 11.9%
2006 4.18 805th 829 2.9%
2007 2.91 838th 852 1.6%
2008 2.36 838th 849 1.3%
2009 4.60 838th 872 3.9%
2010 5.33 888th 925 4.0%
2011 4.31 913th 935 2.4%
2012 5.37 910th 935 2.7%
2013 6.85 903rd 954 5.3%
2014 6.45 939th 962 2.4%
2015 7.52 931st 938 0.7%
2016 7.55 895th 914 2.1%
2017 6.67 918th 929 1.2%
2018 6.82 908th 917 1.0%
2019 12.29 877th 965 9.1%

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

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Enrollment information for McElwain Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 208 5 14 120 1 n/a n/a 0 348
1989 284 12 12 163 4 n/a n/a 0 475
1990 331 13 9 166 4 n/a n/a 0 523
1991 328 18 10 155 7 n/a n/a 0 518
1992 304 19 10 178 8 n/a n/a 0 519
1993 293 13 11 201 4 n/a n/a 0 522
1994 302 12 10 215 1 n/a n/a 0 540
1995 257 30 3 285 4 n/a n/a 0 579
1996 257 30 3 285 4 n/a n/a 0 579
1997 208 21 2 295 3 n/a n/a 0 529
1998 180 28 12 299 3 n/a n/a 0 522
1999 189 22 13 316 4 n/a n/a 0 544
2000 153 8 9 307 5 n/a n/a 0 482
2001 138 14 3 369 0 n/a n/a 0 524
2002 77 17 4 321 0 n/a n/a 0 419
2003 77 17 4 321 0 n/a n/a 0 419
2004 66 15 2 300 3 n/a n/a 0 386
2005 60 11 4 322 4 n/a n/a 0 401
2006 54 11 3 332 9 n/a n/a 0 409
2007 44 10 0 333 8 n/a n/a 0 395
2008 53 17 0 411 2 n/a n/a 0 483
2009 56 27 3 357 7 n/a n/a 0 450
2010 54 24 3 405 4 n/a n/a 0 490
2011 71 6 1 390 1 0 3 0 472
2012 46 17 2 366 3 0 5 0 439
2013 55 24 6 328 5 0 9 0 427
2014 52 24 2 346 8 0 11 0 443
2015 42 19 0 360 6 0 12 0 439
2016 45 19 0 357 3 0 11 0 435
2017 57 15 3 333 2 0 10 0 420
2018 67 19 7 355 4 0 5 0 457
2019 70 18 25 300 3 1 6 0 423
2020 65 18 39 298 3 1 7 0 431

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 McElwain Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 348 19.7 17.6 n/a
1989 475 23.9 19.8 45.7
1990 523 25.3 20.6 46.7
1991 518 27.5 18.8 47.7
1992 519 27.0 19.2 49.3
1993 522 25.1 20.8 45.2
1994 540 26.4 20.5 51.5
1995 579 22.4 25.8 53.5
1996 579 22.4 25.8 53.5
1997 529 26.6 19.9 58
1998 522 26.8 19.5 61.7
1999 544 29.4 18.5 61.9
2000 482 32.2 15.0 66.8
2001 524 32.1 16.3 67.6
2002 419 28.0 15.0 76.1
2003 419 28.0 15.0 76.1
2004 386 25.8 15.0 79.5
2005 401 25.2 15.9 83
2006 409 27.2 15.0 85.6
2007 395 21.0 18.8 80.3
2008 483 27.0 17.9 79.3
2009 450 26.5 17.0 90.4
2010 490 28.0 17.4 93.1
2011 472 30.5 15.4 94.7
2012 439 25.0 17.5 93.4
2013 427 24.5 17.4 92
2014 443 26.5 16.7 91.9
2015 439 26.0 16.8 81.1
2016 435 26.0 16.7 81.8
2017 420 25.0 16.8 79.8
2018 457 26.2 17.4 82.7
2019 423 24.5 17.2 77.3
2020 431 25.7 16.7 79.1

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 McElwain Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 348 19.7 17.6 n/a
1989 475 23.9 19.8 45.7
1990 523 25.3 20.6 46.7
1991 518 27.5 18.8 47.7
1992 519 27.0 19.2 49.3
1993 522 25.1 20.8 45.2
1994 540 26.4 20.5 51.5
1995 579 22.4 25.8 53.5
1996 579 22.4 25.8 53.5
1997 529 26.6 19.9 58
1998 522 26.8 19.5 61.7
1999 544 29.4 18.5 61.9
2000 482 32.2 15.0 66.8
2001 524 32.1 16.3 67.6
2002 419 28.0 15.0 76.1
2003 419 28.0 15.0 76.1
2004 386 25.8 15.0 79.5
2005 401 25.2 15.9 83
2006 409 27.2 15.0 85.6
2007 395 21.0 18.8 80.3
2008 483 27.0 17.9 79.3
2009 450 26.5 17.0 90.4
2010 490 28.0 17.4 93.1
2011 472 30.5 15.4 94.7
2012 439 25.0 17.5 93.4
2013 427 24.5 17.4 92
2014 443 26.5 16.7 91.9
2015 439 26.0 16.8 81.1
2016 435 26.0 16.7 81.8
2017 420 25.0 16.8 79.8
2018 457 26.2 17.4 82.7
2019 423 24.5 17.2 77.3
2020 431 25.7 16.7 79.1

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 McElwain Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $404 (3.5%) $11,295 (96.5%) $11,699

Data source: Colorado Department of Education




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