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4085 Lark Sparrow St

Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

(303) 221-1070

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 500

Students Per Teacher: 25

Parent Reviews

11 Parent Reviews for Platte River Charter Academy

I love this school. I have 3 kids in the school that have gone there since kindergarten. The school is very good about catching up students that are behind and fulfilling the needs of those that are ahead. The principal is excellent, and the governing board does a great job of making sure that the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/26/13

We were fortunate enough to have been chosen in the lottery for this school. I have 2 children currently enrolled at PRA. They are challenged but very happy. Over the past 6 years I have encountered excellent teachers and staff. The administration is very responsive and feedback is encouraged and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/06/12

We have been a part of this school for 9 years and it is not the same school it was when we started. The funding is drying up in the district and since PRA only gets about half of "public" schools funding, they have to go to extreme measures to make up for the shortfall. So the school is becoming a ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/21/11

We have been fortunate enough to be associated with Platte River Academy for many years. We are so grateful for the amazing educational opportunities our children have received while attending PRA. At Platte River you find teachers and staff that go the extra mile. They geniunely take interest in ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/26/10

The Core Knowledge curriculum gives a strong foundation to Platte River Charter Academy. Teachers, staff, students, and parents model respect as they interact and learn together.

Posted by a parent on 10/15/10

I couldn't ask for a better school than PRA. It's not only academically rigorous, but it's also a wonderful community. The teachers and administrators are supportive and attentive to the needs of the students. I am thankful every day that my children attend such a wonderful school.

Posted by a parent on 10/14/10

We are very grateful that our children attend Platte River Academy. The teachers in each grade (just two classes per grade) work closely with one another. Most of the teachers know all of the students' names. The school focuses on having each student be the best student he or she can be. The core ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/14/10

We were fortunate to be chosen by lottery to attend this school. My daughter is in first grade and has an exceptional teacher. The Core Knowledge curriculum is rigorous and creatively taught at this school. The students are held to high standards and a lot is expected of them academically. The administration ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/17/09

We are very happy at PRA. The administrative staff is very hands on, this includes the principal and vice principal. parental involvement is also key to this schools success. All parents must agree to 40 hours a year, which is very easy to do. Academics are fairly rigorous compared with the areas ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/04/06

Platte River Academy is a Charter school that teaches the Core Knowledge curriculum. My son is currently in their kindergarten program. I have been very pleased with his progress. I was surprised that they are given homework daily at such a young age, but found this activity to be beneficial in helping ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/13/05

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Test scores for Platte River Charter Academy

TCAP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Platte River Charter Academy
Douglas County School District No. Re 1
* In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Highlands Ranch schools — Platte River Charter Academy is located at 4085 Lark Sparrow St, Highlands Ranch CO 80126. 4085 Lark Sparrow St is in the 80126 ZIP code in Highlands Ranch, CO The school district for Platte River Charter Academy is the Douglas County School District No. Re 1. Platte River Charter Academy is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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