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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 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
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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

Skate City

Skate City

Date & Time: Wed, 10/17/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join your friends at Skate City from 6-8 PM.  We hope to see you there!

10/17/2018 - 6:00pm
Oct 17

Papa John's Dining for Dollars

Papa John's Dining for Dollars

Date & Time: Thu, 10/18/2018 (All day)

Order pizza from Papa John's and the restaurant will donate 20% of the purchase back to ARE.  Be sure to mention Arapahoe Ridge and the teacher's name when you order.  The classroom with the most participation will win a pizza party!  See the attached flyer for additional details.

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PDF icon Papa Johns (10-18-18).pdf1.13 MB09/19/2018

10/18/2018 (All day)
Oct 18

Vision and Hearing Screening

Vision and Hearing Screening

Date & Time: Tue, 10/23/2018 (All day)

Students will receive vision and hearing screenings here at school.  If your child does not pass the screening you will receive notification from the health aide and a recommendation to see your doctor.

10/23/2018 (All day)
Oct 23

Unity Day

Unity Day

Date & Time: Wed, 10/24/2018 (All day)

On this day, schools and communities across the nation come together by wearing orange to send a message of support, hope and unity.  We hope you will join us!

10/24/2018 (All day)
Oct 24

Picture Retakes

Picture Retakes

Date & Time: Fri, 10/26/2018 (All day)

If you would like your student to have their picture retaken, please send back the pictures and envelope for your child to return to the photographer.  All students who were absent on picture day, or new to Arapahoe Ridge since September 14th, will have their picture taken as well.

10/26/2018 (All day)
Oct 26



Meal Calendars

female student in lunch line holding plate of food