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Cheltenham Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 539 students

 

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Posted July 23, 2014

I have had 4 children attending this school for the past five years. The teachers and majority of the staff have been absolutely amazing until the 2013-2014 school when the new principal arrived. The enviroment quickly became extremely tense, my children hated their enviroment and were terrified of her, and the greatest teachers were overwhelmed by stress. Many of the teachers, several of whom have been teaching there for years and have a rapport with students and their families, will not be there for the 2014-2015 school year. Some have been forced out, others have left because of a hostile enviroment. Many of the vacant teaching positions have not yet been filled and there are anticipations of class sizes in the 40's. I am extremely disappointed with the so-called "leadership" at this school. What was once a great enviroment for effective learning, is now a place many students dread going. A petition was even started in an attempt to get this principal removed from her position. Hopefully something changes in the near future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

I went to this school as a little kid and I am now a senior in high school. Looking back I can't even begin to explain how much I love this school and how much it helped me become a better person than I already was! People always tell me "that school is ghetto" but it was different to me. Those kids that you consider ghetto are actually good people! Every teacher I had was more than amazing to me, I will forever remember Ms. Kelly, Ms. Knauke, Ms. Gonzales, Mrs. Switzer, and Mr. Murphy! I will always be grateful that I was blessed with such amazing teachers that wanted to help me learn!.


Posted October 31, 2010

I have daughter in cheltenham she learn fast and she is a good student thank u all the staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2009

To all Parents i'am really clad I have my daugther in Cheltenham elementary School, all teachears and staff is really helpfull and nice, my daugther has learned alot in a really short time. Thank You All
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

We don't want to brag, but our Kindergarten Team rocks! It is so much fun to come to work each day and love the people we work with! Our team plans, implements and supports one another in attaining and surpassing the DPS standards. Please feel free to set up an appointment to tour our school, and be prepared to be WOWED!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 2, 2009

Cheltenham is a super school with super teachers. All of the teachers that work at Cheltenham are dedicated and care deeply about their students academic success. Cheltenham has been chosen by the EPIC organization to serve as a case study for schools who have made significant academic growth over the past 2 to 3 years. Certainly one of the most promising schools within the Denver Public School district, and a positive environment for all students. I would highly recommend this school to any parent interested in enrolling their student in a Denver Public School. Luke Fairbairn - 2nd Grade teacher
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 1, 2009

We have an extensive Arts program at Cheltenham Elementary that incorporates all the art forms. Not only do our students get excellent instruction in Visual Art and Dance, we are partnered with several non-profit organizations giving our students the opportunity to explore drama and music with Butterfly Hope, Harmony Project, Artreach, and Colorado Ballet. The arts are infused in every aspect of the community here at Cheltenham. From artwork being displayed throughout the school to student dance performances. Just walk down our hallways and you will be inspired by the murals painted on the walls by past and present students, pencil drawings, mosaics, impressionistic to abstract. Then follow your ears toward the beautiful sounds of music coming from the gym, where students are learning the dances and cultures of far away places or discovering their own movement through choreography. Integrating writing, math, and science into the arts broadens students capability to create new processes, develop solutions, and experience life by contemplating and reflecting on the art that they experience.
—Submitted by a teacher


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
20%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
28%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
9%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
25%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students37%
Female35%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

Reading

All Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Writing

All Students27%
Female30%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English28%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students35%
Female34%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English37%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

Reading

All Students24%
Female25%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English26%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant24%

Writing

All Students21%
Female31%
Male13%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities25%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English21%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students28%
Female29%
Male25%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible27%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in English26%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant28%

Reading

All Students32%
Female39%
Male21%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English31%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%

Science

All Students8%
Female10%
Male4%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible8%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities9%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English12%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant8%

Writing

All Students26%
Female32%
Male17%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in English26%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant26%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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52%
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24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 84% 32%
Black 7% 5%
White 6% 56%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Claudia Beck
Fax number
  • (720) 424-8836

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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1580 Julian St
Denver, CO 80204
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