Carson Elementary School

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5420 E 1st Ave

Denver, CO 80220

(720) 424-9090

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 421

Students Per Teacher: 16

Parent Reviews

22 Parent Reviews for Carson Elementary School

Carson is a DPS gem! We have been very happy with the school. The teachers our children have had have been fantastic, the parents are highly involved, and the community is very welcoming. The character education program is reinforced daily and we are happy that our children are exposed to such a unique ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/18/14

Very disappointing school. This school has high teacher turnover, we have lost two teachers during the school year. I am a full-time working parent and communication is terrible, no lead time to make any plans for child care, school parties, picking up school supplies, etc. if I had to do it over ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/16/14

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, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/10/14

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 ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/16/13

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.

Posted by a parent on 10/14/12

Carson is an excellent school!!! We have been thrilled with the teachers, principle and parents at Carson. We wouldn't go anywhere else.

Posted by a parent on 05/31/12

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.

Posted by a parent on 06/21/11

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) ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/23/11

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.

Posted by a other on 10/05/09

Great new principal, fabulous teachers and involved, proactive parents!

Posted by a parent on 09/28/09

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Test scores for Carson Elementary School

TCAP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Carson Elementary School
Denver Public Schools No. 1
* In 2011-2012 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 that 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.

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Denver schools — Carson Elementary School is located at 5420 E 1st Ave, Denver CO 80220. 5420 E 1st Ave is in the 80220 ZIP code in Denver, CO The school district for Carson Elementary School is the Denver Public Schools No. 1. Carson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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