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 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (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
332
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 92 40
Proficiency in Reading 97 41
Proficiency in Math 87 39

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 97 39
Proficiency in Reading 97 45
Proficiency in Math 97 34

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 95 41
Proficiency in Reading 97 47
Proficiency in Math 92 36

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 18.70
AVG FOR DISTRICT 14.95
AVG FOR STATE 17.16
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 1 44 13.3%
Grade 2 49 14.8%
Grade 3 78 23.5%
Grade 4 80 24.1%
Grade 5 81 24.4%
Total 332 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 80.3% 25.9% 55.9%
Black 4.0% 13.5% 4.8%
Hispanic 11.0% 56.2% 35.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 4.0% 3.3% 3.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.7% 1.1% 1.0%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 6.0% 64.9% 40.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.6% 55.9% 32.9%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 2.4% 8.9% 7.8%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 693,417 5,758,736
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 4,482.7 55
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.3% 6.1%
5-19 YEARS OLD 15.9% 19.3%
20-44 YEARS OLD 44.7% 35.7%
45-64 YEARS OLD 21.8% 25.5%
65 OR OLDER 11.4% 13.4%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 294,358 2,136,827
Single Parent Households With Children 8.8% 9.0%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 87.1% 91.4%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 47.9% 40.1%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 16.1% 15.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 14.9% 16.9%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.3% 13.6%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.4% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.4% 16.3%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.0% 11.3%
$15,000 or less 10.8% 8.6%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,476 $499,066,212 35.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $652 $59,421,324 4.3%
Staff $1,160 $105,718,920 7.6%
General Administration $111 $10,116,207 0.7%
School Administration $1,204 $109,728,948 7.9%
Operation $934 $85,121,958 6.1%
Transportation $332 $30,257,484 2.2%
Other $1,033 $94,144,521 6.8%
Total Support $5,426 $494,509,362 35.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,372 $398,450,964 28.6%
Total Expenditures $15,273 $1,391,935,401 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,409 $4,930,895,654 46.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $533 $485,852,701 4.6%
Staff $551 $502,601,058 4.8%
General Administration $155 $141,120,502 1.3%
School Administration $743 $677,694,667 6.4%
Operation $892 $813,142,085 7.7%
Transportation $290 $264,731,549 2.5%
Other $680 $619,407,629 5.9%
Total Support $3,845 $3,504,450,990 33.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,331 $2,124,353,799 20.1%
Total Expenditures $11,584 $10,559,485,383 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%