Banning Lewis Ranch Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 7094 Cottonwood Tree Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80927
County: El Paso
District: Falcon #49
Phone Number: 719-570-0075
Principal: Andy Franko

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Additional Information

School Type: K-8
Accreditation: AdvancEd
Grade Level: K-5, 6-8
Founded: 2006
School Setting:

Banning Lewis Ranch Academy is located in Northeast Colorado Springs. BLRA, a K-8 Public Charter School, aims to serve the families of Banning Lewis Ranch, the Falcon School District, and beyond.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8 AM - 3:30 PM
School Days in Calendar Year: 192
School Colors: Maroon and Gold
School Mascot: Stallions

Banning Lewis Ranch

School Size: 750
Classroom Size: 25-27
Classroom Teachers: 29
Student/Teacher Ratio: 26:1
Support Services:

Gifted and Talented, SPED Resource, RtI, Reading Intervention, 2 School Counselors, ICAP

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Summer School: No
PTA Organization: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

iPad integration, 250 student laptops, 6-8 student computers in every classroom, SMART Technology in every classroom,

School Championships:

Football and Basketball -

School Clubs:

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Art, Cartooning, Dance, Choir, Band, Radio, Lego, Cooking, Landsharks Running Club, Soccer Shots, Youth Football, Youth Basketball....

Lunch Availability: National School Lunch Program
Uniform Guidelines:

School Uniforms worn daily. Khaki and Dark Blue pants or skirts, solid color polos with BLRA embroidery.

Mission Statement:

The mission of BLRA is to create a safe, positive environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and a thirst for discovery where students and staff succeed through exceptional programs.

Enrollment Characteristics: Lottery Enrollment held each March. Enrollment application window opens in November for coming school year seats. The waitlist is dissolved yearly. Priority for enrollment includes 1) Residents of BLR, 2) Siblings of students enrolled at BLRA, 3) Residents of D49, 4) Residents out of district.
School History:

BLRA opened in 2006. The school has grown in student numbers as well as academic and operational performance. In 2012, BLRA was recognized as Governor's Distinguished Improvement recipient and an "A" rated school by Colorado School Grades. In 2014, the school is again eligible for this distinction. In addition, Banning Lewis Ranch Academy was recognized by Mosaica Education as the top school amongst 109 similar school programs.