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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Lotus School for Excellence is an above average, public, charter school located in Aurora, CO. It has 839 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 25% in reading.
Address
11001 East Alameda Avenue
Aurora, CO 80012
Telephone
(303) 360-0052

Lotus School for Excellence Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1120
21 responses
Average ACT
23
24 responses
AP Enrollment
49%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,303
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,092
National
$949
Median Home Value
$206,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Students vs. Teachers Volleyball Game
    29%
  • Dances
    24%
  • Traditional Night
    24%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
839
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,341
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.6%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,278/ year
National
$12,239
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Being a Student at Lotus School for Excellence for nine years, I've seen it all and so much growth. Within my time, I have experienced three principle changes and each came with different ideas and solutions that contributed to the school and the students. It's always growing and it's always finding a chance to be Excellent, just like within the school's name. The one and main factor I tend to favor is the diversity at Lotus. Everyone has adapted to change and different cultures and people because of it and bullying doesn't even exist because of the great diversity. And it's not just within the student body but the staff and teachers as well. Because of the diversity, student's don't tend to lose focus in their studies or their social life. They've found a balance with both just like I have.
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Lotus is a very diverse school. There are many students and teachers from many different countries. My favorite part of being in this school is the people. You get to find friends fast and really connect with them. Also with the teachers there. I had many teachers that I really loved. They were like a friend instead of a teacher. I could say that some where had that best friend quality. You can talk to them if he/she were your best friend. They have really good advice. It is a really good school, it’s a college prep school. So when it comes to senior year and getting ready to apply they really help you out with anything. Even other teachers are very willing to help you out. I would recommend this school to everyone. The best part is it’s a school that teaches K-12. You can be there hopefully all your primary and secondary school life.
I felt I had to enter my own review after reading some of the reviews here. I have a son currently at Lotus Elementary. I can tell you for a fact that Lotus is a fantastic experience for my son, and provides a great foundation for his future and provide the good habits and academic background necessary to achieve his greatest potential in school and in life. I have been the part of Lotus community for 9 years and through multiple principals and team changes, and have neither seen any problem, like bullying, discrimination, criminal staff member or any other major problem like nor ever experienced a time when the staff was unresponsive to serious issues. I am amazed over and over at the commitment, enthusiasm, and support the teachers, principals and parents show for the students and school. Everyone works together and is committed to getting every student in a college of their choice.