Details overview

Hours 08:10 AM - 03:00 PM
School leader Jessica Downs
District Denver Public Schools
Transportation options Yes
Preschool capacity 34

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code None
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school Magnet
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Teller is an HGT magnet school focused on high student achievement for all of our Scholars. We value providing a lively, deep arts program that contributes to the well-rounded growth of all of our unique, fabulous learners. We strive to challenge all Scholars to their highest potential recognizing that all children learn in many individual ways. We emphasize critical thinking, questioning and student-driven claims supported by evidence in speaking, reading and writing.
Instructional / curriculum models used Standards-based
Gifted / High performing

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Sculpture
5
Music
including: Band
0
Languages
Music Band
Bell / handbell choir
Choir / Chorus
Jazz band
Orchestra
Performing & written arts Drama
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
World languages taught None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

13
Facilities
including: Natural area
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Natural area
Performance stage
Playground
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Gifted and talented programs
Tutoring
Special education programs Self-contained classroom
English Language Learner program details English learners receive supported content instruction in English along with daily English language development.

Early childhood program

Type of center In-school
Early childhood starting age 4 years old
Days open Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Preschool meals offered Breakfast
Required credentials for lead staff Teaching credential
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 0
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 0

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School cultural diversity1

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 60% 56%
Hispanic 20% 32%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Black 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 49% 49%
N/A 51% 51%
Male 51% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 41%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

1
Girls Sports
including: PE classes
1
Boys Sports
including: PE classes
Girls sports PE classes
Boys sports PE classes
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 06:30 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools Denver School Of The Arts
  Hill Campus Of Arts And Sciences
  Morey Middle School
Parent involvement details Our website is our main communication platform. Please be sure you check it regularly for new information. You can find our website at: www.teller.dpsk12.org. Teller Elementary School uses a call-generating service that is part of the district student information system called Infinite Campus. We use it to send phone messages to families most Fridays regarding upcoming events in the coming week, and in case of emergencies or school closings.

Teachers

10
Staff
including: ELL / ESL Coordinator
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
Hebrew
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation details For general bus routing assignments, call 720-423-4699. For dispatch please call 720-423-4626. For concerns related to bus rider conduct and other issues, please contact the Teller office at 720-424-3560.
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Accessible via public transportation

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Registration for 2015-16 will be on Tuesday, August 11 from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm and Wednesday, August 12 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Even if you register online through Parent Portal all families will need to attend registration at Teller.
Learn more Http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/how-to-enroll-in-a-school/schoolchoice-forms/
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Apply to the school
Students living in district can apply for transfer
Application requirements Application
Transcript
Application submission begins 03/16/2015
Application deadline 08/31/2015

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012