Explore Elementary



Explore Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Explore Elementary Students by Grade
PK 61
K 50
1 47
2 59
3 51
4 46
5 56
6 56
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Explore Elementary is a public elementary school located in Thornton, CO in the Mapleton School District No. 1 in the County of Adams & St. It enrolls 426 students in grades 1st through 12th. Explore Elementary is the 539th largest public school in Colorado and the 29,394th largest nationally. It has 18.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 426
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 22.6
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 29,394th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Colorado: 539th out of 1,099
Student/Teacher Rank in Colorado: 822nd out of 1,097
Full Time Teacher Rank in Colorado: 669th out of 1,097

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Explore Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 235
(55%)
3,615
(49%)
 Female 191
(45%)
3,717
(51%)

Explore Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 261
(61%)
4,330
(59%)
 White 138
(32%)
2,431
(33%)
 Black 8
(2%)
134
(2%)
 Asian 6
(1%)
142
(2%)
 American Indian 6
(1%)
47
(1%)
 Two or More 4
(1%)
233
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(1%)
15
(0%)

Explore Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 213
(50%)
3,549
(48%)
 Not Eligible 166
(39%)
2,881
(39%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 47
(11%)
902
(12%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,092 ranked schools in Colorado, Explore Elementary is ranked 304th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Explore Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (61.0%) is higher than the state average of 44.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Explore Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2006 289
2007 318
2008 328
2009 339
2010 360
2011 350
2012 380
2013 425
2014 412
2015 426

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2006 23.1
2007 20.3
2008 21.9
2009 21.6
2010 21.8
2011 19.9
2012 21
2013 19.8
2014 19.2
2015 18.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2006 0.48096885813149
2007 0.60377358490566
2008 0.5640243902439
2009 0.64306784660767
2010 0.67777777777778
2011 0.70571428571429
2012 0.75789473684211
2013 0.73882352941176
2014 0.65533980582524
2015 0.61032863849765

Compare Explore Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,610.8% 16.1:1
 
1,880.0% 18.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.5%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 61.0%
 

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