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Edison Elementary School

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 2, 2007

I loved everything about Edison Elementary School as a beginning school for my daughter. all of the staff that work there like kids, which is not always or often the case in an elementary school. The focus is very positive, creative, & diverse. I loved how the teachers viewed the children as individuals with individual learning styles. The children are taught that learning is fun - and the person who actively participates actively learns! I love the Edison pledge, the dedication of the staff, and the community. If I did have any issues during the year I knew that my daughter's teachers and the principal were committed to finding an equitable, fast solution that was satisfactory for all involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2007

My son attended Edison and absolutely hated it! He could not wait until it was over and counted the days. The program he was in was for the GT/HA students, there was no projects, advanced learning techniques, and outlets for creativity. I feel the numbers speak for themselves: it is an average school and would be rated low if not for the GT/HA students, whom increase CSAP scores or should. The facility is out of date and needs great updating to become a functional school. I found the teaching staff ranging from excellent to poor, as you have at all average schools. The best thing about Edison was the parents, they were very involved, to the displeasure of the principal, staff and teachers. This is the school the DPS's Gifted and Talented department forces you to go if you live in the North Denver Qaudant!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2007

This is our first year at Edison Elementary and we are extremely pleased with the school, the teachers and the parent community. Our child's teacher is amazing - she makes learning fun and exciting. The children in our child's class are all very close (despite the diverse backgrounds), they look out for each other and genuinely care about each others well being. My child is currently learning poetry in her Kindergarten class and has a poetry journal, which she writes in every day. For Social Studies, they travel to different countries and learn about its culture, people and food. Art, Music and PE are rotated throughout the year. The other parents in my child's class are all involved and place a high value on education just as our family does. My daughter is thriving at Edison and absolutely loves school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2007

Edison is a wonderful school! Between the principal, teachers and parents, this is one community where I would bring my child. The school focuses on the whole child and will ensure his/her success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

Unfortunately, Edison doesn't live up to the hype. The teachers are overwhelmed and overworked, so children who need the slightest extra support are left behind. I highly recommend that parents observe several classes at Edison -- and research and visit the other schools in the area before settling for Edison. From office management to classroom lesson plans, Edison also seems to be quite disorganized. The staff throughout the building clearly needs additional human and technological resources.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2006

This is a good local school for the Highlands/Berkely area's children. The school is in a Harry Potter-esque building, surrounded by a beautiful campus that includes a new 'Shakespeare Garden' and playground, a large soccer field, and hosts lots of weekend and afterschool (and even during school) events and activities like Shakespeare, Drama, Chinese, French, Girl Scouts, Bike Saftey, etc. The downside is that this beautiful old building decorated so wonderfully inside and out is horribly overcrowded and and the staff and teachers there are bending over backwards to accomadate 25+ students per class and are feeling the stretch. If Denver knew what was good for it, it'd give this school some financial backing for some expansion, much needed improvement and new hires! And, I can't say enough positive things about the principal and the teachers at Edison!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%
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 Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Reading

All Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Writing

All Students56%
Female56%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%
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 Students66%
Female70%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Writing

All Students50%
Female61%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%
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 Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Reading

All Students76%
Female83%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Science

All Students58%
Female61%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Writing

All Students61%
Female75%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%
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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How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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
White 53% 56%
Hispanic 38% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Ann Christy
Fax number
  • (720) 424-7805

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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