Dennison Elementary School

401 Independence Street
Denver, CO 80226
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Dennison Elementary School serves 609 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Dennison Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 84% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 87% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 609 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Dennison Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Dennison Elementary School's student population of 609 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
609 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Dennison Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,734 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Dennison Elementary School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#2 out of 1734 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
10%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
35%
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Black
n/a
4%
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White
70%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.48
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dennison Elementary School's ranking?
Dennison Elementary School is ranked #2 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in Colorado.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
84% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CO state average), while 87% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CO state average).
How many students attend Dennison Elementary School?
609 students attend Dennison Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
70% of Dennison Elementary School students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Asian, and 7% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dennison Elementary School?
Dennison Elementary School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Dennison Elementary School offer ?
Dennison Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Dennison Elementary School part of?
Dennison Elementary School is part of Jefferson County School District No. R-1.

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Date
Spring Break
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of School
May 24, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 609 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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