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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

Fall Fundraiser

Fall Fundraiser

Date & Time: Mon, 09/20/2021 (All day) to Mon, 10/04/2021 (All day)

Watch for details and a fundraising packet that will be coming home with your student on 9/20. Please see the fundraising packet for more information. Thanks for supporting our school!

09/20/2021 (All day)
Sep 20

5th Grade Field Trip

5th Grade Field Trip

Date & Time: Tue, 09/28/2021 - 9:15am to 2:30pm

5th grade classes will be visiting Young Ameritowne. Watch for details and a permission slip to come home with your student closer to the event date.

09/28/2021 - 9:15am
Sep 28

Modern Market Eatery Dine Out Night

Modern Market Eatery Dine Out Night

Date & Time: Wed, 09/29/2021 - 11:00am to 7:30pm

Dine-Out with ARE PTO:

Join us for a meal on Wednesday, September 29th at Modern Market Eatery in Broomfield. Click on the link below and follow the directions to make sure 30% of your meal’s price is donated back to ARE!!  Please be sure to RSVP as it supports the restaurant in preparing to serve us to their best abilities. Your support helps to fund student activities and family events for the school entire - THANK YOU!

Questions? Email us at

09/29/2021 - 11:00am
Sep 29

No School for Students

No School for Students

Date & Time: Thu, 10/14/2021 (All day)

Due to parent / teacher conferences there is no school for students today.

10/14/2021 (All day)
Oct 14

Parent / Teacher Conferences

Parent / Teacher Conferences

Date & Time: Thu, 10/14/2021 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Watch for information from your child's teacher with details on how to sign up for a conference time.  Our goal is 100% attendance by all families for this important meeting to discuss your child's progress and goals.

10/14/2021 - 7:00am
Oct 14