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James Irwin Elementary School - Howard
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  • Public, Charter
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

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grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A

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From James Irwin Elementary School - Howard

James Irwin Elementary School - Howard Campus was founded in 2013. It is located in El Paso County School District 11 and is ranked in the top 9% of all Colorado schools. Formerly known as James Irwin Charter Academy, JIES- Howard is our second elementary school serving Kindergarteners through 5th graders with the James Irwin Charter Schools’ brand of academic excellence and character development. Key to this excellence is the teaching of Core Knowledge™ using Direct Instruction™.

For 7 years in a row, our two elementary schools have received the Gazette's Best of the Springs Award for Best Elementary School. JIES-Howard is a CSI 2023 School of Distinction. Located in the heart of Colorado Springs, it is known for our family-friendly atmosphere, love of country, and its back-to-basics approach to phonics, math facts and learning about our Founding Fathers/Constitution. Free bus transportation is available from any of the James Irwin schools.

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James Irwin Elementary School - Howard Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%

JIES-Howard Receives Awards Year after Year

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James Irwin Elementary - Howard has received the Gazette's Best of the Springs for the 7 years in a row. It is currently ranked in the top 9% of all Colorado schools. It has also received the Colorado Charter School Institutes' School of Distinction in 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Niche rates JIES-Howard with a grade of A for multiple years.

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Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$79,026
National
$75,149
Median Rent
$1,464
National
$1,268
Median Home Value
$383,000
National
$281,900

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
308
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
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Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
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