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Welcome to Arapahoe Ridge Elementary

Arapahoe Ridge Elementary opened its doors in 1998, founded on professional development and collaboration to reflect and fine-tune instruction to help students of all levels. Today, our skillful and warm-hearted staff continues to meet weekly for professional development training along with constant conversation and collaboration within and across multiple grade levels.
Our entire school shares pride in our vision:  Arapahoe Ridge joyfully engages all learners to be critical thinkers who are empowered to reach their highest potential.

With this scope, we will collectively help your child succeed in a learning environment that is encouraging, safe, and engaging.  Our staff is dedicated to using best practices to help every student create a deeper love of learning while developing their emotional, social, and academic growth. We look forward to working closely with you throughout the school year so your child has an excellent experience in elementary school.


Did You Know
• On average, our highly trained staff members have taught for 10 years or more and 1/3 of our teachers have been at Arapahoe Ridge for more than ten years.  60% of our teachers hold Master’s Degrees.
• We have received multiple recognitions for our outstanding academic growth on State assessments. Most recently, we earned the Governor’s Award for Distinguished Improvement in 2016.
• More than 200 students participate in various after-school activities including drama club, choir, student leadership, peer mediators, art club, book club, and a school newspaper club.
• We have an active Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) which coordinates several school-wide community events, including a Halloween Trunk-or-Treat event, Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad  and a Carnival. PTO also plays an active role in fundraising for our school.
• Our school hosts an annual Fun Fun and  Celebration of Learning  which showcases our students’ academic highlights and growth.
• According to a parent of two A.R.E. students, “We couldn’t be happier with Arapahoe Ridge, our local, public school.  It’s an established school with a great community and experienced, knowledgeable staff.  Our kids love going to school!”

At Arapahoe Ridge we believe in the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  We are humbled to be the “village” that shares an excitement for learning with your children.

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Contact

Address13095 Pecos Street
Westminster, CO
Office Phone720-972-5740
Attendance720-972-5758
Fax Number720-972-5759
Office Hours7:00am - 3:00pm
School Hours7:30am - 2:30pm
Early Release
(Wednesday)
7:30am - 1:15pm

Upcoming Events

First Day of School

First Day of School

Date & Time: Wed, 08/15/2018 (All day)

Welcome back!  We are excited to show off our new addition and begin a new school year!

Also a reminder that school will be dismissed at 1:15 PM.  (Early Release is every Wednesday.)

08/15/2018 (All day)
Aug 15

Preschool Open House

Preschool Open House

Date & Time: Mon, 08/20/2018 (All day)

Please join us for our Preschool Open House.  Come meet your child's teachers and tour the preschool classroom.  See below for the Open House schedule:

AM Students: 7:35am to 10:40am

PM Students:  11:25am to 2:30pm

08/20/2018 (All day)
Aug 20

Preschool - First Day of School

Preschool - First Day of School

Date & Time: Tue, 08/21/2018 (All day)

Welcome to Preschool!  The hours of the AM and PM programs are listed below. (M, T, TH and F - no preschool classes are held on WED)

AM Students: 7:35am to 10:40am

PM Students:  11:25am to 2:30pm

08/21/2018 (All day)
Aug 21

Back to School Night - Rescheduled

Back to School Night - Rescheduled

Date & Time: Tue, 08/28/2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone our Back to School Night, originally scheduled for Monday, August 13th to Tuesday, August 28th from 4pm-6pm. With this final work being completed, it is important to us that our building be in the best possible condition to welcome back students and parents. This additional time, prior to the return of students, will allow our staff as well as the construction team to focus all of their efforts on preparing the school building for the first day of school which is Wednesday, August 15th. We know that Back to School Night is traditionally a time when families drop off school supplies and is also an important opportunity for parents and students to meet teachers. Each classroom will reach out to their classroom families, via email, prior to the start of school to introduce themselves and share any important information they would like you to have.

08/28/2018 - 4:00pm
Aug 28

Labor Day - No School

Labor Day - No School

Date & Time: Mon, 09/03/2018 (All day)

No school for students in honor of the Labor Day holiday.

09/03/2018 (All day)
Sep 3

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