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)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (20 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-10
    "Carson is an excellent character education school with first-rate teachers. There are two classes per grade (traditional) with two teachers per grade, one focused on literacy and one focused on math / science. The parent community is very active with a PTA that raises funds to provide extra resources, such as field trips and new technology in classrooms. The PTA does not actively try to improve curriculum, however, which is needed. The school has a fabulous music program and choir in addition to other enrichments offered. Like most DPS elementary schools, Carson uses the deficient Everyday Math curriculum, and most parents need to supplement math at home. That said, Carson has good TCAP math scores until they drop off in grade 5 (maybe due to Everyday Math not teaching standard math operations.) The biggest weaknesses of the school are the HGT program (which seems inequitable counter to Carson character traits) and the unwillingness of administration to look at other math programs that innovative schools use in Denver. Overall, Carson is a good choice with potential for greatness with a bit more courage from leadership."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-16
    "My son started Carson in 3rd grade and it has been a terrific experience. The staff is wonderful, his teachers have his best interests at heart. The parental involvement is outstanding and I am so happy that I chose Carson for my son. I was worried because of all the bad you hear about Denver Public Schools, but this school is amazing and I would not change a thing. The character education that they have at Carson falls right in line with how I raise my son and the small class sizes mean that each child does not get overlooked. I would recommend Carson to any parent looking for a great learning environment for their child!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-14
    "Carson is a terrific school. The teachers and school leadership are exceptional. The academic level is advanced. I feel fortunate to have my child attending the school. Very impressed. I would also like to highlight the kindergarten program, it's excellent."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-05-31
    "Carson is an excellent school!!! We have been thrilled with the teachers, principle and parents at Carson. We wouldn't go anywhere else."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-06-21
    "Carson is fantastic! I observed the school before sending my kids there and recommend you do the same before making a choice. The positive atmosphere inspires my children to want to learn. I couldn't imagine sending my kids anywhere else."
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