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Welcome to Arapahoe Ridge Elementary

Arapahoe Ridge Elementary celebrated our 20th Anniversary as a school during the 18-19 school year! We opened our doors in 1998 and the school was founded on a strong belief in  professional development and collaboration to reflect and fine-tune instruction to help students of all levels. Today, our skillful and warm-hearted staff continue this collaborative notion. We meet weekly for professional development training that is aligned to our school improvement strategies and we value student focused conversations and decision making. We maximize our teaching by utilizing data protocols to consistently analyze  student work and align expectations across grade levels.

Our 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, art club, book club, running club, Girls on the Run, Battle of the Books and a school newspaper club.

  • Our school opened its doors to a 12,000 square foot addition in 18-19. This addition  brought 12 additional classrooms to our school allowing us to eliminate mobile classrooms. . This was made possible by the Bond that our community passed in 2016. Our existing building was also renovated and you will find state of the art technology in all classrooms in our school.

  • We have an active Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) which coordinates several school-wide community events. PTO also fundraises for our entire school community. Most recently, our PTO helped us achieve 1:1 Chromebooks for students grades 1 – 5.

  • Our school hosts an annual Fun Run to support healthy choices and community building! Each spring we have a Celebration of Learning  which showcases our students’ academic highlights and growth and our 5th graders host a Service Learning Project that supports endangered animals. They learn the true value of collaboration and giving back.

  •  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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Address13095 Pecos Street
Westminster, CO
Office Phone720-972-5740
Fax Number720-972-5759
Office Hours7:30am - 3:30pm
School Hours8:05am - 3:00pm
Early Release
8:05am - 1:45pm

Upcoming Events

Panera Dining for Dollars

Panera Dining for Dollars

Date & Time: Tue, 12/08/2020 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Please see the attached flyer for information about our Dining for Dollars Night at Panera.  We hope to see you there!

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PDF icon Panera Flyer.pdf145.13 KB10/26/2020

12/08/2020 - 4:00pm
Dec 8

Winter Break

Winter Break

Date & Time: Fri, 12/18/2020 (All day) to Mon, 01/04/2021 (All day)

Happy Holidays to all of our students and families.  Enjoy your break, and we will see you on Tuesday, January 5, 2021!

12/18/2020 (All day)
Dec 18

Papa John's Dining for Dollars

Papa John's Dining for Dollars

Date & Time: Thu, 01/07/2021 (All day)

Order pizza from the Broomfield Papa John's location (5160 W. 120th Ave. / 303-469-6262) and the restaurant will donate 20% of your purchase back to Arapahoe Ridge.  Be sure to mention the code School5 to receive credit for your purchase.  This includes all phone and online orders for delivery and carryout.  Feed your family and help our school! 

01/07/2021 (All day)
Jan 7

Assessment Day

Assessment Day

Date & Time: Fri, 01/15/2021 (All day)

Friday, January 15th is district assessment day.  Students will attend during their assigned testing time only.

Schedule - TBD

  • Bus transportation is not provided on assessment day.

  • There is also no breakfast or lunch service that day.

  • Please drop off and pick up students on time.  Students will be dismissed from their normal daily locations.

  • If your child does not attend, it will be counted as a full day absence.  Please report absences on the attendance line (720-972-5758) by 8:15 am.


01/15/2021 (All day)
Jan 15

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

Date & Time: Mon, 01/18/2021 (All day)

There will be no school in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

01/18/2021 (All day)
Jan 18