Polaris Elementary School

Serves grades 1 - 5

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
410 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205
Phone
(720) 424-7860
District
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 IN THE COUNTY OF DENVER AND STATE OF C
County
DENVER COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
333
Classroom Teachers
18

* Polaris Elementary School is one of the top 100 best public schools in America.

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Colorado

10

(10 is best)

Better than 100.0% of CO schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

10

(10 is best)

Polaris Elementary School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 95 40
Proficiency in Reading 95 40
Proficiency in Math 95 41

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 97 40
Proficiency in Reading 97 44
Proficiency in Math 97 35

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 97 40
Proficiency in Reading 97 46
Proficiency in Math 97 34

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 19.03
AVG FOR DISTRICT 15.24
AVG FOR STATE 17.41
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Kindergarten 24 7.2%
Grade 1 50 15.0%
Grade 2 50 15.0%
Grade 3 54 16.2%
Grade 4 75 22.5%
Grade 5 80 24.0%
Total 333 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 87.3% 24.2% 56.1%
Black 2.0% 13.7% 4.8%
Hispanic 6.8% 57.8% 34.8%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.9% 3.4% 3.3%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 3.9% 67.5% 42.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.8% 58.2% 34.5%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 2.1% 9.3% 7.5%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 678,467 5,607,154
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 4,386.1 53
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.4% 6.1%
5-19 YEARS OLD 16.0% 19.5%
20-44 YEARS OLD 44.4% 35.6%
45-64 YEARS OLD 22.0% 25.8%
65 OR OLDER 11.2% 13.0%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 287,262 2,082,531
Single Parent Households With Children 9.2% 9.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 86.7% 91.1%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 46.5% 39.4%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 14.7% 14.1%
$100,000 - $149,999 14.0% 16.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.2% 13.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.1% 18.1%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.3% 17.0%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.9% 12.1%
$15,000 or less 11.8% 9.0%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,362 $483,840,070 36.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $517 $46,651,495 3.5%
Staff $1,245 $112,342,575 8.4%
General Administration $77 $6,948,095 0.5%
School Administration $999 $90,144,765 6.7%
Operation $948 $85,542,780 6.4%
Transportation $279 $25,175,565 1.9%
Other $1,330 $120,012,550 9.0%
Total Support $5,394 $486,727,590 36.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,050 $365,451,750 27.4%
Total Expenditures $14,806 $1,336,019,410 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,324 $4,818,606,480 48.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $481 $435,667,225 4.4%
Staff $568 $513,947,266 5.2%
General Administration $147 $133,461,909 1.3%
School Administration $693 $627,542,191 6.3%
Operation $874 $790,860,453 7.9%
Transportation $275 $249,285,032 2.5%
Other $674 $610,308,440 6.1%
Total Support $3,714 $3,361,081,153 33.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,974 $1,786,663,650 17.9%
Total Expenditures $11,012 $9,966,359,165 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%