Arapahoe Ridge Elementary School

School Stats
Student Enrollment: 
632
White: 
62.18%
Hispanic: 
28.8%
African American: 
3.32%
Asian: 
3.32%
Native American: 
0.16%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 
0%
Two or More Ethnicities: 
2.22%
Percent of Students on free and reduced lunch: 
38.92%
Percent of teachers with advanced degrees: 
79%
Average years teaching experience: 
12
2013 October Count
Contact Information
Address: 
13095 Pecos St
Westminster, CO 80234-1020 US
Office Phone: 
720-972-5740
Attendance Phone: 
720-972-5758
Fax: 
720-972-5759
School Hours
School Hours: 
7:45 am - 2:30 pm
Early Release Day: 
Wednesday
Early Release Time: 
1:15 pm
Early Release (AM Kindergarten): 
10:00 am
Early Release (PM Kindergarten): 
11:00 am -1:15 pm
AM Kindergarten Hours: 
7:45 am - 10:40 am
PM Kindergarten Hours: 
11:35 am - 2:30 pm
Enrollment
Kindergarten Enrollment: 

2015-16 School Year

Half-Day Enrollment
January 26 - First school day in August

Priority Enrollment for Tuition-Based Extended Day Kindergarten Program
January 26 – February 6

Please contact the school for further enrollment information.

General Enrollment: 

Here's how the enrollment process for the Five Star District works:

  • Step 1: Check your address on our boundary locator to determine which school your student will attend. Our locator is online at
    http://www.adams12.org/en/boundary_locator.
  • Step 2: Pick up an enrollment packet at one of our school locations or download the forms from our website. You will need only one Household Information Packet and individual Student Information Packets for each student.
  • Step 3: Complete your forms and gather the necessary documentation. Documentation includes: Parent/Guardian Photo ID; Child’s Birth Certificate; Proof of Residency; Immunization Records; and prior school records.
  • Step 4: Take your completed enrollment forms and all required documentation to your student’s school.

For additional information on our enrollment process, click here.

Get To Know Our School

Arapahoe Ridge joyfully engages all learners to be critical thinkers who are empowered to reach their highest potential.

On behalf of the entire staff, welcome to Arapahoe Ridge Elementary. It is a pleasure and privilege to be the principal of such an outstanding school that is made up of talented, caring staff members, enthusiastic students, and dedicated families.

We will collectively help your child succeed in a safe, inspiring learning environment. Our staff is committed to drawing on best practices to help every student develop a love of learning and cultivate their academic, social, and emotional growth. It is our goal to work closely with you throughout the school year so that we can provide your child with the optimal learning experience.

We look forward to serving you. Here's to a wonderful school year!

Please visit our website for more information and if you're interested in a tour please contact us at (720) 972-5740.

School Resources
Boundary Map: 
SchoolVIEW: 
The Colorado Department of Education's new Web site enables users to gauge school performance, access student data and learn about student achievement efforts.
Principal
Principal: 
Kate Vogel
Assistant Principal: 
Liz Coleman
Points of Pride
  • Arapahoe Ridge Elementary School ranks in the top 12% of all elementary schools in Colorado - Source: coloradoschoolgrades.com
  • On average, our highly trained staff members have taught at Arapahoe Ridge for over 12 years.
  • More than 80% of our teachers hold Master’s Degrees.
  • Our school offers BASE, the Before, After School and Summer Enrichment Program. BASE is designed to provide safe, quality, affordable group child care in the school setting. For more information, visit www.adams12.org/base.
  • We have a safe, clean building, a new computer lab, and the largest elementary gymnasium in the district.
  • We have successful and established Music, Arts, and P.E. programs.
  • We have a student choir with nearly a hundred 3rd-5th graders called the Wolf Pack Singers, which performs twice a year for a packed audience.
  • Each month students are celebrated for their character and achievement, and recognized by their teachers at a special breakfast.
  • More than 200 students participate in various after-school activities including drama club, choir, student leadership, peer mediators, art club, and book club.
  • We have an active Parent-Staff Organization (PSO) which coordinates several school-wide community events, including a Halloween Trunk-or-Treat event, Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, and an annual Celebration of Learning which showcases our students’ academic growth.
  • There are countless opportunities for parents to volunteer, using their knowledge and talents to help students and staff.