Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Summary:

Buffalo Ridge Elementary is a public elementary school in Cheyenne, Wyoming, serving 170 students from kindergarten to 4th grade as part of the Laramie County School District #1.

Buffalo Ridge Elementary stands out for its strong academic performance, consistently outpacing the district and state in proficiency rates for English Language Arts and Mathematics. In the 2022-2023 school year, 46.7% of 3rd-grade and 48.8% of 4th-grade students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to 41.6% and 39.2% for the district, respectively. In Mathematics, 76.7% of 3rd-grade and 56.1% of 4th-grade students were proficient or better, compared to 43.7% and 41.9% for the district. The school also performs well with its Hispanic and military-connected student populations, ranking among the top schools in Wyoming for these subgroups.

Compared to nearby elementary schools in the Laramie County School District #1, such as Baggs Elementary, Dildine Elementary, and Henderson Elementary, Buffalo Ridge Elementary stands out for its consistently higher academic achievement, particularly in Mathematics. The only school that outperforms Buffalo Ridge is the nearby PODER Academy, a public charter school.


Detail:

Public K-4

 5331 Pineridge Avenue
       Cheyenne, WY  82009


(307) 771-2595

District: Laramie County School District #1

SchoolDigger Rank:
65th of 146 Wyoming Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,493 Help


Students who attend Buffalo Ridge Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Carey Junior High School
    Meadowlark Elementary
High:    East High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.9 Help
Number of students:  170

Racial breakdown:

White:
66.5%
Hispanic:
21.8%
Two or more races:
8.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.1% Help


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Compare Details Buffalo Ridge Elementary ranks better than 55.5% of elementary schools in Wyoming. It also ranks 7th among 24 ranked elementary schools in the Laramie County School District #1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.35. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (66.5%), Hispanic (21.8%), two or more races (8.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 44.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Buffalo Ridge Elementary is 11.9, which is the 12th best among 24 elementary schools in the Laramie County School District #1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Buffalo Ridge Elementary is $19,493, which is the 11th highest among 24 elementary schools in the Laramie County School District #1.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Buffalo Ridge Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Buffalo Ridge Elementary 65th of 146 Wyoming public elementary schools. (See Buffalo Ridge Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Laramie County School District #1:

SchoolDigger ranks Laramie County School District #1 34th of 42 Wyoming school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Buffalo Ridge Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 72.70 28th 131 78.6%
2005 91.87 10th 136 92.6%
2006 48.44 77th 145 46.9%
2007 76.43 20th 149 86.6%
2008 74.90 26th 151 82.8%
2009 67.00 39th 150 74.0%
2010 56.12 66th 150 56.0%
2011 57.66 72nd 152 52.6%
2012 45.27 92nd 143 35.7%
2013 46.92 92nd 142 35.2%
2015 22.78 133rd 154 13.6%
2016 41.64 101st 148 31.8%
2017 26.70 127th 151 15.9%
2018 26.13 127th 147 13.6%
2019 40.84 106th 153 30.7%
2021 41.41 102nd 153 33.3%
2022 43.77 95th 144 34.0%
2023 56.35 65th 146 55.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 48.96 34th 71 52.1%
2023 45.82 44th 77 42.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 36.64 87th 132 34.1%
2021 45.23 68th 119 42.9%
2022 42.55 67th 110 39.1%
2023 56.70 40th 115 65.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.80 88th 125 29.6%
2019 53.25 64th 136 52.9%
2021 45.72 80th 132 39.4%
2022 35.28 94th 126 25.4%
2023 54.62 58th 129 55.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 28.74 59th 72 18.1%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 64.96 1st 5 80.0%
2023 44.40 2nd 5 60.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.65 116th 126 7.9%
2019 36.75 97th 138 29.7%
2021 39.41 90th 134 32.8%
2022 49.26 68th 127 46.5%
2023 56.00 59th 132 55.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.52 25th 70 64.3%
2021 26.35 59th 67 11.9%
2023 81.78 6th 55 89.1%
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Rank History for White students at Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.35 94th 103 8.7%
2019 37.63 82nd 120 31.7%
2021 45.55 65th 113 42.5%
2022 40.66 68th 103 34.0%
2023 53.36 49th 101 51.5%
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Data source: test scores: Wyoming 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 Buffalo Ridge Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 346 346
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 329 329
1991 278 17 5 19 0 n/a n/a 0 319
1992 283 16 9 30 0 n/a n/a 0 338
1993 277 20 7 26 2 n/a n/a 0 332
1994 298 10 5 34 5 n/a n/a 0 352
1995 267 13 4 42 3 n/a n/a 0 329
1996 267 13 4 42 3 n/a n/a 0 329
1997 287 22 2 39 4 n/a n/a 0 354
1998 271 21 5 36 6 n/a n/a 0 339
1999 252 24 9 46 4 n/a n/a 0 335
2000 252 14 8 42 3 n/a n/a 0 319
2001 242 20 5 40 5 n/a n/a 0 312
2002 217 8 6 36 1 n/a n/a 0 268
2003 217 8 6 36 1 n/a n/a 0 268
2004 216 8 6 35 1 n/a n/a 0 266
2005 220 11 7 38 3 n/a n/a 0 279
2006 234 9 4 57 6 n/a n/a 0 310
2007 253 8 5 51 3 n/a n/a 0 320
2008 265 11 2 48 1 n/a n/a 0 327
2009 272 11 2 54 2 n/a n/a 0 341
2010 241 8 4 58 0 0 8 0 319
2011 215 8 4 58 1 0 5 0 291
2012 210 3 4 73 2 1 12 0 305
2013 209 7 7 69 3 0 13 0 308
2014 201 5 8 60 3 0 10 0 287
2015 211 13 5 58 7 0 7 0 301
2016 207 6 8 57 1 1 14 0 294
2017 147 3 3 40 0 2 14 0 209
2018 137 5 2 25 0 0 12 0 181
2019 128 3 2 33 0 0 16 0 182
2020 135 4 2 33 0 0 15 0 189
2021 116 3 1 34 0 0 12 0 166
2022 111 4 1 35 0 0 13 0 164
2023 113 5 1 37 0 0 14 0 170

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 Buffalo Ridge Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 346 n/a n/a n/a
1990 329 13.0 25.3 n/a
1991 319 16.0 19.9 12.9
1992 338 13.0 26.0 12.7
1993 332 17.6 18.9 16.9
1994 352 18.0 19.6 9.1
1995 329 16.0 20.6 20.1
1996 329 16.0 20.6 20.1
1997 354 16.4 21.6 22.9
1998 339 16.7 20.3 17.7
1999 335 17.1 19.6 27.5
2000 319 17.6 18.1 37.3
2001 312 17.5 17.8 61.5
2002 268 16.3 16.4 31.7
2003 268 16.3 16.4 31.7
2004 266 16.9 15.7 28.6
2005 279 17.4 16.0 33
2006 310 18.4 16.8 35.2
2007 320 18.6 17.2 37.8
2008 327 20.5 16.0 34.3
2009 341 20.4 16.6 34.9
2010 319 20.6 15.5 42.9
2011 291 n/a n/a 46.7
2012 305 19.1 15.9 47.2
2013 308 n/a n/a 48.7
2014 287 23.5 12.2 44.3
2015 301 23.0 13.0 46.8
2016 294 22.0 13.3 48
2017 209 17.7 11.7 39.2
2018 181 15.8 11.4 40.9
2019 182 13.8 13.1 36.8
2020 189 13.5 14.0 38.1
2021 166 14.7 11.2 44.6
2022 164 14.6 11.1 23.2
2023 170 14.1 11.9 44.1

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 Buffalo Ridge Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 346 n/a n/a n/a
1990 329 13.0 25.3 n/a
1991 319 16.0 19.9 12.9
1992 338 13.0 26.0 12.7
1993 332 17.6 18.9 16.9
1994 352 18.0 19.6 9.1
1995 329 16.0 20.6 20.1
1996 329 16.0 20.6 20.1
1997 354 16.4 21.6 22.9
1998 339 16.7 20.3 17.7
1999 335 17.1 19.6 27.5
2000 319 17.6 18.1 37.3
2001 312 17.5 17.8 61.5
2002 268 16.3 16.4 31.7
2003 268 16.3 16.4 31.7
2004 266 16.9 15.7 28.6
2005 279 17.4 16.0 33
2006 310 18.4 16.8 35.2
2007 320 18.6 17.2 37.8
2008 327 20.5 16.0 34.3
2009 341 20.4 16.6 34.9
2010 319 20.6 15.5 42.9
2011 291 n/a n/a 46.7
2012 305 19.1 15.9 47.2
2013 308 n/a n/a 48.7
2014 287 23.5 12.2 44.3
2015 301 23.0 13.0 46.8
2016 294 22.0 13.3 48
2017 209 17.7 11.7 39.2
2018 181 15.8 11.4 40.9
2019 182 13.8 13.1 36.8
2020 189 13.5 14.0 38.1
2021 166 14.7 11.2 44.6
2022 164 14.6 11.1 23.2
2023 170 14.1 11.9 44.1

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 Buffalo Ridge Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $605 (3.3%) $17,753 (96.7%) $18,358
2020 $576 (3.5%) $15,743 (96.5%) $16,319
2021 $1,813 (9.3%) $17,625 (90.7%) $19,438
2022 $2,658 (13.9%) $16,522 (86.1%) $19,180
2023 $2,723 (14.0%) $16,770 (86.0%) $19,493

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Buffalo Ridge Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 106th of 153 Elementary schoolsRanks 65th of 146 Elementary schools
 24.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Buffalo Ridge Elementary)67.446.7
 20.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Laramie County School District #1)50.441.6
 8.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)54.848.3
 6.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Buffalo Ridge Elementary)58.176.7
 18.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Laramie County School District #1)41.543.7
 2.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)53.553.5
4th Grade English Language Arts (Buffalo Ridge Elementary)33.348.8
 15.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Laramie County School District #1)43.439.2
 4.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)49.145.5
 3.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Buffalo Ridge Elementary)33.356.1
 22.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Laramie County School District #1)38.841.9
 3.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)5351.1
 1.9%
4th Grade Science (Buffalo Ridge Elementary)47.643.9
 3.7%
   4th Grade Science (Laramie County School District #1)45.941.3
 4.6%
   4th Grade Science (Wyoming)5250.2
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students182170
 6.6%
African American35
 66.7%
American Indian00
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic3337
 12.1%
Pacific Islander00
White128113
 11.7%
Two or More Races1614
 12.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients36.8%44.1%
 7.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Students at Buffalo Ridge Elementary are 66% White, 22% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 170 students attended Buffalo Ridge Elementary.

Buffalo Ridge Elementary ranks 65th of 146 Wyoming elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Buffalo Ridge Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Carey Junior High School
Middle : Meadowlark Elementary
High : East High School


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

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