Stellar Elementary School

Summary:

Stellar Elementary School is a public elementary school in Thornton, Colorado, serving 406 students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the Adams 12 Five Star Schools district. While the school has a higher percentage of Hispanic students compared to the district and state, its student performance on standardized tests is generally lower than the averages.

Stellar Elementary School's proficiency rates on the CMAS assessments in English Language Arts (40.4%) and Math (25.9%) are below the Cherry Drive Elementary School, STEM Lab, and Prairie Hills Elementary School, which consistently outperform Stellar. The school also has a relatively high percentage of students (55.67%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, higher than many of the nearby schools.

However, Stellar Elementary School's low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 16 to 16.9 over the past three years, could be a potential strength that the school could leverage to improve student outcomes. Additionally, the school's Hispanic students perform relatively well, ranking in the top half of Colorado elementary schools for this subgroup, while the school's White students and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds perform poorly, ranking in the bottom quarter of the state.


Detail:

Public K-5

 3901 East 124th Avenue
       Thornton, CO  80241-3529


(720) 972-2340

District: Adams 12 Five Star Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
548th of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,040 Help


Students who attend Stellar Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Century Middle School
High:    Mountain Range High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.5 Help
Number of students:  406

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
53.4%
White:
31.0%
Two or more races:
6.9%
more

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  55.7% Help


 See top rated Colorado elementary schools

 Compare Stellar Elementary School to nearby elementary schools!

Performance Trends
Help
Compare Details Stellar Elementary School ranks worse than 58.6% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 15th among 33 ranked elementary schools in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 36.31. (See more...)
Student Body
Help
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (53.4%), White (31%), two or more races (6.9%). (See more...)
Help
Compare Details 55.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Help
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Stellar Elementary School is 16.5, which is the 18th best among 33 elementary schools in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Stellar Elementary School employs 24.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
Help
Compare Details The average total spent per student at Stellar Elementary School is $14,040. 20 elementary schools in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Stellar Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Stellar Elementary School 548th of 935 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Stellar Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
Male students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


Adams 12 Five Star Schools:

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


What do you think?

Your rating for Stellar Elementary School?

Rank History for Stellar Elementary School

Help
Compare

Rank History for all students at Stellar Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 48.69 527th 925 43.0%
2011 48.01 531st 935 43.2%
2012 55.50 454th 935 51.4%
2013 50.11 517th 954 45.8%
2014 51.35 485th 962 49.6%
2015 37.22 549th 938 41.5%
2016 35.84 551st 914 39.7%
2017 34.15 587th 929 36.8%
2018 32.74 596th 917 35.0%
2019 34.27 600th 965 37.8%
2021 32.65 501st 710 29.4%
2022 40.11 509th 921 44.7%
2023 36.31 548th 933 41.3%
See the entire list of Colorado Elementary School Rankings!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Stellar Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.25 160th 308 48.1%
2019 43.97 179th 332 46.1%
2022 39.87 116th 203 42.9%
2023 32.49 194th 265 26.8%
See the entire list of Best Colorado Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Stellar Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.99 525th 690 23.9%
2019 33.26 484th 758 36.1%
2022 34.16 390th 595 34.5%
2023 41.43 363rd 642 43.5%
See the entire list of Best Colorado Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Male students at Stellar Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.58 509th 693 26.6%
2019 27.92 537th 764 29.7%
2022 29.57 409th 594 31.1%
2023 16.69 553rd 649 14.8%
See the entire list of Best Colorado Elementary Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Stellar Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.98 86th 172 50.0%
2019 45.83 135th 270 50.0%
2021 33.40 24th 30 20.0%
2022 54.45 52nd 153 66.0%
2023 52.77 85th 197 56.9%
See the entire list of Best Colorado Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Stellar Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 16.84 531st 596 10.9%
2022 34.47 328th 454 27.8%
2023 27.66 412th 525 21.5%
See the entire list of Best Colorado Elementary Schools for White Students!

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.

Stellar Elementary School Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
District Scores:
State Scores:    
  
Subgroup: 






Data source: Colorado Department of Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 3.5)
50%

0%

0%

50%

0%

  

by a parent
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Open Quote We have our third child in this school and until this year we couldn't have been happier. The new principal has let some members of the staff bully and berate the students here (especially older kids). If you have to send your kids here the Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers are awesome, but move your kids somewhere else after that. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Open Quote Great school for all types of learners. My son went from a low reader to being on grade level. He loves the teachers and the principal. The PTO is a fun group to be a part of. I would highly advise people to send their children to Stellar!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Stellar Elementary School

Help
Compare
Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 338 28 38 180 2 n/a n/a 0 586
2009 362 26 41 211 5 n/a n/a 0 645
2010 366 30 44 195 5 n/a n/a 0 640
2011 376 6 27 209 3 1 10 0 632
2012 325 10 43 210 6 1 11 0 606
2013 299 11 45 215 7 2 20 0 599
2014 282 13 49 198 9 3 24 0 578
2015 259 10 40 195 6 1 29 0 540
2016 289 11 35 217 4 3 26 0 585
2017 293 9 29 232 6 0 24 0 593
2018 258 8 28 237 3 3 27 0 564
2019 258 9 31 281 3 0 34 0 616
2020 199 9 25 247 6 0 27 0 513
2021 167 12 25 233 2 0 26 0 465
2022 138 13 19 229 3 0 32 0 434
2023 126 11 23 217 1 0 28 0 406

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 Stellar Elementary School

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 586 31.0 18.9 31.4
2009 645 32.5 19.8 34.6
2010 640 33.0 19.3 35.3
2011 632 33.0 19.1 36.9
2012 606 32.5 18.6 38.3
2013 599 29.9 20.0 46.2
2014 578 28.5 20.2 45.8
2015 540 28.0 19.2 40.7
2016 585 31.0 18.8 45.3
2017 593 31.5 18.8 47.9
2018 564 28.0 20.1 46.5
2019 616 30.5 20.1 45.6
2020 513 31.5 16.2 50.3
2021 465 27.5 16.9 53.5
2022 434 27.0 16.0 52.8
2023 406 24.5 16.5 55.7

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 Stellar Elementary School

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 586 31.0 18.9 31.4
2009 645 32.5 19.8 34.6
2010 640 33.0 19.3 35.3
2011 632 33.0 19.1 36.9
2012 606 32.5 18.6 38.3
2013 599 29.9 20.0 46.2
2014 578 28.5 20.2 45.8
2015 540 28.0 19.2 40.7
2016 585 31.0 18.8 45.3
2017 593 31.5 18.8 47.9
2018 564 28.0 20.1 46.5
2019 616 30.5 20.1 45.6
2020 513 31.5 16.2 50.3
2021 465 27.5 16.9 53.5
2022 434 27.0 16.0 52.8
2023 406 24.5 16.5 55.7

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 Stellar Elementary School

Help

YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,099
2020 $11,705
2021 $12,546
2022 $14,040

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Stellar Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 600th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 548th of 933 Elementary schools
 3.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Stellar Elementary School)39.340.4
 1.1%
   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 (Stellar Elementary School)38.234.5
 3.7%
   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 (Stellar Elementary School)4035.8
 4.2%
   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 (Stellar Elementary School)2623.9
 2.1%
   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 (Stellar Elementary School)21.929.8
 7.9%
   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 (Stellar Elementary School)39.645.8
 6.2%
   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 (Stellar Elementary School)2520
 5%
   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 (Stellar Elementary School)39.640.4
 0.8%
   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 (Stellar Elementary School)29.525.9
 3.6%
   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 Students616406
 34.1%
African American911
 22.2%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian3123
 25.8%
Hispanic281217
 22.8%
Pacific Islander00
White258126
 51.2%
Two or More Races3428
 17.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients45.6%55.7%
 10%


Schools Near Stellar Elementary School









Frequently Asked Questions about Stellar Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 406 students attended Stellar Elementary School.

Students at Stellar Elementary School are 53% Hispanic, 31% White, 7% Two or more races, 6% Asian, 3% African American.

Stellar Elementary School ranks 548th of 935 Colorado elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

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

Middle : Century Middle School
High : Mountain Range High School


Rate Stellar Elementary School!



Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Stellar Elementary School!




SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics

None retrieved from Database in 31 milliseconds.