Westgate Charter

Public, Charter, Alternative K-12

 12500 Washington St
       Northglenn, CO  80241


(303) 425-0967

District: Adams 12 Five Star Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
503rd of 703 Colorado Alternative Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,357 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  16.9
Number of students:  523

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.8%
Hispanic:
17.8%
Asian:
6.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.8%

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Compare Details Westgate Charter ranks worse than 71.6% of elementary schools in Colorado. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.21. (See more...)
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Compare Details Westgate Charter ranks better than 55.7% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.16. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (68.8%), Hispanic (17.8%), Asian (6.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 13.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Westgate Charter is 16.9, which is the lowest among 4 alternative schools in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Westgate Charter is $8,357, which is the 2nd highest among 3 alternative schools in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Westgate Charter:

SchoolDigger ranks Westgate Charter 503rd of 703 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Westgate Charter in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Westgate Charter 162nd of 366 Colorado public middle schools. (See Westgate Charter in the ranking list.)

Adams 12 Five Star Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Adams 12 Five Star Schools 34th of 83 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Westgate Charter

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 74.27 221st 925 76.1%
2011 65.92 332nd 935 64.5%
2012 50.71 499th 935 46.6%
2013 48.04 534th 954 44.0%
2014 58.25 410th 962 57.4%
2015 53.91 392nd 938 58.2%
2016 40.80 502nd 914 45.1%
2017 64.27 293rd 929 68.5%
2018 56.58 353rd 917 61.5%
2019 57.06 388th 965 59.8%
2021 32.21 503rd 703 28.4%

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

Rank History for Westgate Charter

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 41.58 258th 409 36.9%
2011 61.95 161st 422 61.8%
2012 62.50 161st 425 62.1%
2013 66.18 147th 454 67.6%
2014 77.72 86th 461 81.3%
2015 72.49 83rd 436 81.0%
2016 62.47 127th 400 68.3%
2021 49.16 162nd 366 55.7%

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

Rank History for Westgate Charter

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 51.30 182nd 349 47.9%
2014 91.41 17th 369 95.4%
2015 69.75 45th 292 84.6%
2016 53.55 76th 255 70.2%
2018 82.52 53rd 388 86.3%
2019 81.84 64th 411 84.4%

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

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All ratings (Avg rating: 2.7)
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by a parent
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Open Quote I’ll start by saying that writing this review has taken a lot of thought. I’m not in the habit of reviewing on-line, but, I think this is very important for parents who may be considering Westgate.

Headline first, the executive director and the dean demonstrated to me that are simply not capable of supporting the needs of kids with a 504, IEP or any unique learning profile. Moreover, although they always have time to promote the school and any positive recognition that they can get, they just won’t have tough conversations about parent and student engagement.

There was some good stuff to mention. The teachers get one extra star for being nice, dedicated and energetic. In fact, I was 100 sold on the school during my campus visits and the shadow day. Just like anywhere, some teachers are stronger than others, but, I think that most tried hard and my child did fine in class.

The really big problem with Westgate is that the actions of the administration don’t support any type of authentic partnership and communication with students and families. Everything seems fine and first glance (and they certainly talk a good talk), but, if a 504, IEP, or a social challenge exists, then the school dean, executive director and staff just can’t handle the challenge. They make A LOT of excuses and they always focus more on ways to protect their reputation and public image than on the kids well being.

In other words, I found the school leadership to be so focused on their own status that they isolate parents and students from conversations that don’t reflect the perfect image that they want to promote. To put it bluntly, my child’s learning profile was absolutely neglected. They are quick to ask for cheerleaders from the community and they never accepted any crucial conversations.

Like some of you who are reading this, I simply wanted an environment in which my child could thrive. I was expecting open and honest communication and instead I actually even felt bullied by the dean and executive director (and so did my child). Crazy, right?!?

Having the privilege of seeing first hand what great leadership at Adams 12 can look like at another school, there is no way I could ever trust Westgate to care for anyone important to me.

In short, my reflection is that the actions of the administration are ironic in the face of their stated school values, frustrating to me as a parent and extremely sad in he context to my child’s experience. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Open Quote Some great individuals teachers at this school. Unfortunately to many of the good teachers keep leaving. Future parents...ask about staff turnover. Many of their departures were due to issues with the school management. I live in Broomfield and have run across a few of the ex-teachers club. Needless to say their inside perspective was interesting, but not surprising. I've been going to the school meetings for several years now and its easy to see that although the top level management of the school wanted to do great things,they don't have a plan or the ability to achieve it. They may get there one day, but not in time for my child to get the education she deserves and needs to succeed in life. We aren't going back this year. I would only go to this school if I had no better option. Fortunately Broomfield has some very good local schools. If you really want to go the charter route, go to Stargate, Prospect Ridge, Hulstrom or STEM, not here!!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Westgate Charter

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 122 2 9 9 0 n/a n/a 0 142
2011 182 4 4 19 0 0 4 0 213
2012 243 3 11 35 0 0 9 0 301
2013 304 4 12 56 0 0 15 0 391
2014 302 1 13 56 1 0 17 0 390
2015 307 4 15 56 0 0 8 0 390
2016 329 6 29 76 1 0 10 0 451
2017 367 5 27 80 1 0 12 0 492
2018 344 9 33 100 3 0 19 0 508
2019 343 10 29 90 4 2 27 0 505
2020 360 9 34 93 1 0 26 0 523

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 Westgate Charter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 142 10.0 14.0 7
2011 213 15.2 13.9 1.4
2012 301 21.4 14.0 4
2013 391 23.5 16.6 7.7
2014 390 26.7 14.5 4.4
2015 390 21.0 18.5 9.7
2016 451 25.0 18.0 19.1
2017 492 26.9 18.2 14.6
2018 508 27.8 18.2 16.1
2019 505 27.8 18.1 14.9
2020 523 30.9 16.9 13.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Westgate Charter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 142 10.0 14.0 7
2011 213 15.2 13.9 1.4
2012 301 21.4 14.0 4
2013 391 23.5 16.6 7.7
2014 390 26.7 14.5 4.4
2015 390 21.0 18.5 9.7
2016 451 25.0 18.0 19.1
2017 492 26.9 18.2 14.6
2018 508 27.8 18.2 16.1
2019 505 27.8 18.1 14.9
2020 523 30.9 16.9 13.8

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 Westgate Charter

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $71 (0.8%) $8,287 (99.2%) $8,357

Data source: Colorado Department of Education




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