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Pear Park Elementary School (0363)

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432 30 1/4 ROAD


Total Students Served

Pre-K - Grade 5

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About Pear Park Elementary School (0363)


Pear Park Elementary School


Pear Park Elementary is one of 25 elementary schools in the Mesa County Valley School District in the Western Slope of Colorado. It is located on the east side of the city of Grand Junction. The city of Grand Junction has a population of approximately 65,000. The average number of students enrolled in Pear Park Elementary over the past three years is 417. For the 2023-2024 school year, our second and third grade is composed of four rounds (classrooms) and grades kinder, first, fourth and fifth a re composed of three rounds each. Class sizes this school year range from 20-24 students on average. Additionally, Pear Park is a Title I school and the three year average of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch is 72%. The three year average for students qualifying as English Learners has increased year over year and is at 7% and students with Individual Education Plans is 19%. The average ethnic makeup of the student population over five years is 56% white, 36% Hispanic, 4% two or more races, and 3% other. The five year average student mobility rate is 10%. For the 2023-2024 school year, the principal and assistant principal are supported by a full-time counselor, an instructional coach, and half-time school psychologist and a behavior coach. Additionally, Pear Park Elementary employs 31 certified staff (not including the psychologist, occupational therapist, and speech language pathologist we share with other schools). The average years those 33 staff have been teaching is approximately 9 years and approximately half have a Masters Degree. Pear Park's 2023-2024 Unified Improvement Plan development process has involved multiple stakeholders. At the district level, the strategic plan and D51 administrators have provided guidance and resources for building administrators, including Pear Park's principal and assistant principal to leverage in the development of the UIP. D51 has aligned professional learning to the strategic plan for administrators and that professional learning contributed to the improvement strategies. D51 has also provided support and opportunity to work with school teams to access, analyze and disseminate information on various school-level data sources including CMAS, DIBELS, NWEA, CoGAT, Panorama, Dream Box, Lexia and Student/Family Surveys. At the school level, the Principal, Assistant Principal, Instructional Coach, and Instructional Leadership Team meet bi-weekly to review and engage in quarterly trainings to analyze data and reflect our current practices to identify areas for refinement to the goals, systems, structures and practice that guide learning and school operations. This collaborative work and data review directly contributed to the direction of our UIP. We continue to actively communicate with and recruit families and community members to collaborate and engage in this work with us to determine school priorities. We provide for quarterly School Accountability Committees as one avenue to do so. We also work in collaboration with community stakeholders to provide programming and family engagement events and leverage the opportunities to gain feedback on school improvement efforts. Going forward, we look to expand family engagement opportunities for our community to to recruit, garner and capture additional feedback to inform school priorities and the UIP. Collaboration between Pear Park stakeholders, D51 and the community resulted is a UIP that is representation of active participation, engagement, and voice from stakeholders at multiple levels.



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