Dennison Elementary School

  • Dennison Elementary School serves 627 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 86% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 89% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Dennison Elementary School's student population of 627 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2010, 2017)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students627 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dennison Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,718 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dennison Elementary School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#5 out of 1718 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
7%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
34%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
75%
53%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dennison Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score0.420.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District No. R-1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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