CARSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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5420 E 1ST AVE
DENVER, CO 80220
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Phone: 720-424-9090
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: Denver Public Schools No. 1
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 61.4
  • Number Students: 430
  • Number Teachers: 27
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4785
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Tamara Acevedo
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (22 ratings)
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    School Reviews (20 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-05-23
    "The other reviews of this school clearly reflect a "group think" perspective and not the reality of the performance of this school. The families at this school are great but the teachers and administration at this school are very much sub par. Of the 1st through 5th grade teachers (i.e. 9 teachers) only 2 have a passion for teaching. The rest are typical public school under achievers. If your kids aren't in the HG program, the academic expectations of students are extremely low. Classroom discipline is a joke. Problem children are sent to the neighboring classroom for "time outs" so they can disrupt two classrooms instead of effective discipline being metered by the principal and the parents. In fact I have never known of parents being notified of their problem child(ren) even after two years of constant classroom misbehavior. My kids are shell-shocked by the clowns in their classrooms. The principal is nice and "available" but has done nothing to raise the performance of teachers or students. The teachers she has hired are big-time status quo under-performers. Even with the HG program Carson scores 20 points below Steck which is a mile away with similar demographics."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-10-05
    "Carson is a great school for my grandaughter. It has small classes so the teachers can devote more time to each student. It has a counsellor who works to help the children develop social skills and learn to get along together. This is really important in these days of bullying and hazing."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-09-28
    "Great new principal, fabulous teachers and involved, proactive parents!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-09-21
    "Wonderful school. New principal with great leadership qualities. Teachers are amazing and strong parent involvement."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-09-18
    "The kids make the difference!"
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