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Traylor Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 597 students

 

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Posted February 19, 2014

My daughter went to Traylor in preschool while Mrs. Marker was a great kindergarten teacher, it was soon obvious that she was an abnormality in an otherwise abysmal school. This school caters to the lowest common denominator of learning. Most kids are Spanish speaking with little to no English so the teachers' time is spent on these kids while average/above average kids suffer. Elementary education is critical for kids- and should be full of learning and challenges. They have dumbed down this school so much that it is useless for English speaking, average intelligence kids. We took our child out and put her in Littleton Preparatory Charter School. It is a day and night difference. I would strongly suggest staying away from this school. It is no better than glorified day care - my daughter watched more movies here than at home!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2014

This school is fantastic!!! My son had gone to a different DPS school last year and was really behind. He was only in Kinder and had to take two seprate classes from how far behind he was. But, Since we transfered him to Traylor his grades went up and he is no longer behind his class. The teachers and parents are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2005

Traylor has the feel of a small community school, with certain benefits that come from being part of a large public school system. The parent and community support of this school, along with the fabulous staff are what makes it the jewell of DPS. It is a fundamental academy, so not for everyone, but all students receive a good, solid education. There is music and library 2x per week, art, P.E. everyday, plus many optional programs including choir, band/orchestra, and various clubs. The parent involvement at Traylor (Traylor Academy Boosters - TABs) make a very good school phenominal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2005

This is an Excellent DPS School. We landed Denver on a temporary basis for 1 year. My son attended 3rd grade at Traylor. Enforcement of discipline and responsibilty created a fun learning enviroment for our son. Reinforcement is strong and supports the schools philosophy. My son learned subjects taught in traditional ways with strict standards. The parents and children are informed well about what is expected and the disipline latter that will be enforced. The code of honor was written, and followed which gave my son the opportunity to learn and grow. Traylor is filled with a wonderful and caring staff that just gets the job done!!! Tralyor also has great parent participation and a wonderful boosters program TABS! The principle is heavily involved and she was always present with an open door. State Accountability is high and above average. My sons teacher Exceeded Excellence! Thumbs up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2004

Traylor focuses on the individual child's education. This school works well with parents in determining the needs of the child and what needs to be done to assist this child in learning the most. There is something to be said about schools where children have a name, and they are not just a number. This is a well-run school, and the principal is a very caring and child-oriented individual. She works well with teachers and parents so that everyone involved is focused on getting the child the education that he or she needs and deserves. The community surrounding this school is extremely supportive. The parents know each other well and provide a positive learning and community enviornment for these children. The level of parent involvement in this school increases the safety factor of the school. Everyone looks out for each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
47%
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 Students80%
Female74%
Male86%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)69%
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)50%
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Writing

All Students59%
Female65%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)31%
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%
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 Students75%
Female80%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Reading

All Students69%
Female75%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Writing

All Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%
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 Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Reading

All Students66%
Female67%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Science

All Students30%
Female31%
Male29%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant30%

Writing

All Students59%
Female63%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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8-10 Above Average

 

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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 69% 32%
White 21% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%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
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Patricia Castro
Fax number
  • (720) 424-3505

Programs

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  • Standards-based
Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

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School facilities
  • Gym
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  • Student council/government
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2900 South Ivan Way
Denver, CO 80227
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