Holly Hills Elementary School

6161 East Cornell Avenue
Denver, CO 80222
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Holly Hills Elementary School serves 689 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Holly Hills Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Holly Hills Elementary School's student population of 689 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students689 students
This chart display total students of Holly Hills Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Holly Hills Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Holly Hills Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Holly Hills Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

Holly Hills Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Holly Hills Elementary School is 0.73, which is more 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 Testing Rank
#1044 out of 1768 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Holly Hills Elementary School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Holly Hills Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Holly Hills Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Holly Hills Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Holly Hills Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Asian
5%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Holly Hills Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
40%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Holly Hills Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
16%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Holly Hills Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
29%
53%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Holly Hills Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Holly Hills Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Holly Hills Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score
0.730.60
This chart display the diversity score of Holly Hills Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Holly Hills Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Holly Hills Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCherry Creek School District No. 5 In The County Of Arapah School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Holly Hills Elementary School is Thomas Jefferson High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hamilton Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bradley International School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Denver The Cottage At Holly Ridge
    Grades: PK | 62 students
    0.4 miles
    3301 South Monaco Parkway
    Denver, CO 80222
    (720) 554-3280
    0.4 PK 62
  • Denver Bradley International School Math: 60% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 568 students
    0.7 miles
    3051 South Elm Street
    Denver, CO 80222
    (720) 424-9468
    0.7 PK-5 568
  • Denver Southmoor Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 467 students
    1.0 miles
    3755 South Magnolia Way
    Denver, CO 80237
    (720) 424-3930
    1 PK-5 467
  • Denver Thomas Jefferson High School Math: 46% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,081 student
    1.1 miles
    3950 South Holly Street
    Denver, CO 80237
    (720) 423-7000
    1.1 9-12 1,081
  • Denver Hamilton Middle School Math: 24% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 889 students
    1.3 miles
    8600 East Dartmouth Avenue
    Denver, CO 80231
    (720) 423-9500
    1.3 6-8 889

School Reviews

Review Holly Hills Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world on its head. The effects of the global pandemic will be felt for years to come, though maybe more so in certain populations. Here’s what you need to know about the current state of special education in the United States.
As more schools return to in-person learning, teachers and parents find themselves dealing with the trauma and stress created by the pandemic.
After more than a year of remote learning, schools are finally returning to in-person instruction but how has the pandemic changed the face of public education and what will it look like moving forward?