PROFICIENCY 43% 26% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
48%Cherry Creek School District No. 5 in the county of Arapah

Dakota Valley Elementary School is a school servicing grades PK to 5 and is located in the district of "Cherry Creek School District No. 5 in the county of Arapah" in Aurora, CO. There are a total of 661 students and 38 teachers at Dakota Valley Elementary School, for a student to teacher ratio of 18 to 1. There are a total of 98 free lunch students and 41 reduced lunch students.

Dakota Valley Elementary School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 42.5%, which is 26% higher than the Colorado average.


Student/Teacher ratio18:1
Free lunch98
Reduced lunch41


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Dakota Valley Elementary School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Dakota Valley Elementary School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 60.5% 55.4% 54.9% 51.1%
African American 9.8% 11.6% 4.7% 15.9%
Asian 9.0% 8.2% 3.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 15.3% 18.6% 32.6% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.5% 0.6% 0.8% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.9% 5.4% 3.5% 3.1%

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Aurora demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)2,2875091
Median age34.136.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%56%55%
Speak English68%83%79%
Speak Spanish21%12%13%

Education level achieved in Aurora

Completed 8th grade84.2%87.9%84.3%
Completed high school83.1%87.1%83.0%
Completed some college61.1%69.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.6%47.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.9%38.7%30.3%
Completed masters8.8%14.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.6%1.3%
Source: The Dakota Valley Elementary School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.