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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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PDF icon Allergy and Anaphylaxis Plan.pdf330.83 KB07/30/2018
PDF icon Asthma Action Plan.pdf132.59 KB07/30/2018
PDF icon Boundary Map.pdf246.94 KB07/30/2018
PDF icon Medical Authorization.pdf159.94 KB07/30/2018
PDF icon School Handbook.pdf717.29 KB07/30/2018
PDF icon Seizure Action Plan.pdf68.83 KB07/30/2018
PDF icon Self-Administer Epi Pen at School.pdf105.08 KB07/30/2018
PDF icon Self-Administer Medication at School.pdf110.61 KB07/30/2018
PDF icon Supply List 2018-2019 (Final).pdf697.32 KB07/30/2018


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

Upcoming Events

Holiday Parties & Pajama Day

Holiday Parties & Pajama Day

Date & Time: Thu, 12/20/2018 (All day)

Students are invited to wear their pajamas to school.  Holiday party information will be sent home by your child's teacher.

12/20/2018 (All day)
Dec 20

Winter Break

Winter Break

Date & Time: Fri, 12/21/2018 (All day) to Mon, 01/07/2019 (All day)

Happy Holidays to all of our students and families.  Enjoy your break, and we will see you on Tuesday, January 8, 2019!

12/21/2018 (All day)
Dec 21

Students Return to School

Students Return to School

Date & Time: Tue, 01/08/2019 (All day)

Welcome back!

01/08/2019 (All day)
Jan 8

Assessment Day - NEW SCHEDULE

Assessment Day - NEW SCHEDULE

Date & Time: Fri, 01/18/2019 (All day)

Friday, January 18th is district assessment day.  Students will attend during their assigned testing time only.

The following schedule is for students in all grades. (Kdg - 5th grade)

Students with last names A-L will come to school from 7:30am - 10:30am.

Doors will open at 7:20 for students to enter the building.

Students with last names M-Z will come to school from 11:30am - 2:30pm.

Doors will open at 11:20 for students to enter the building.

  • 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 8:00 am.


01/18/2019 (All day)
Jan 18

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Date & Time: Mon, 01/21/2019 (All day)

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

01/21/2019 (All day)
Jan 21



Meal Calendars

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