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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 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

Kindergarten Field Trip

Kindergarten Field Trip

Date & Time: Fri, 09/28/2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Kindergarten classes will be visiting Anderson Farms. Watch for details and a permission slip to come home in your child's Friday Folder closer to the event date.

09/28/2018 - 9:00am
Sep 28

Chipotle Spirit Night (for the ARE Garden)

Chipotle Spirit Night (for the ARE Garden)

Date & Time: Mon, 10/01/2018 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at Chipotle (5160 W. 120th Ave.) for a Spirit Night to support the Arapahoe Ridge Garden. The restaurant will donate 33% of the proceeds that evening. Be sure to mention to the cashier that you are there to support Arapahoe Ridge. We hope to see you there!

10/01/2018 - 4:00pm
Oct 1

PTO Meeting

PTO Meeting

Date & Time: Tue, 10/02/2018 - 6:15pm to 8:00pm

Join PTO in the library for the monthly meeting.  Free childcare is provided.

10/02/2018 - 6:15pm
Oct 2

No School for Students

No School for Students

Date & Time: Thu, 10/11/2018 (All day)

Due to Parent/Teacher conferences there is no school for students today.

10/11/2018 (All day)
Oct 11



Meal Calendars

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