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5050 E 19th Ave

Denver, CO 80220

(720) 424-4910

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 546

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

32 Parent Reviews for Park Hill School

My daughter is in Kindergarten at Park Hill. It is our neighborhood school and I feel extremely lucky that this is so! The school does an amazing job of differentiating instruction, while still forming a happy, motivated group of learners. In my daughter's classroom there are SIX reading groups! ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/14/15

I have been a PHE parent for 4 years and couldn't be more pleased. My children could both read before entering K and we had no problem sending them there. While certain we could have tested into Polaris, we wanted our children to be part of a community, something hard to find in a large city. We chose ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/23/14

This is an ok school in a great neighborhood. The curriculum is heavily focused on prepping kids for the state standardized tests and very little is done to differentiate in the classroom for gifted students. Class sizes are large and there is a wide disparity of learning abilities in each class. Park ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/07/14

Park Hill is a great school for families who are looking for an "in the box" option. It is a test-heavy, traditional elementary school. Worksheets are a regular at night. Creativity is squelched by a heavy requirement to follow dictated curriculum. I would agree with the other reviewers in terms ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/10/13

This is a great school with a wonderful community. Lots of parent involvement leads to a great school and Park Hill has this. My student is in 2nd grade and he enjoys his teacher. She is in tune to his strengths and weaknesses. In his weaker areas she has provided helpful advice and work for us to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/17/13

I agree about this school being very average. It's location in this particular neighborhood can't be beat. The hometown feel is very nice. There are some really good teachers here- each grade has one (sometimes two) stand out teachers and if you're smart enough and lucky enough, request your child ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/06/13

This school has really been turned around in the past couple of years by the principal, Tonda Potts. She has improved the teachers and overall feeling at the school. The parent involvement has grown enormously and improving every day.

Posted by a parent on 08/22/13

I think this school is average. Considering the neighborhood, the amount of volunteers, education level of the parents and their incomes, it should be exceptional. Our daughter went there through 3rd grade. The teachers are alright but I agree that the leadership is not. We dealt with some bullying ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/06/13

I've had 2 children that have gone through Park Hill. The teachers overall were very good, a few teachers were exceptional. Concerning my last child that had attended Park Hill, I kept thinking that we should change schools but I kept holding out for things to get better. I felt like the boys were ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/25/13

Have to agree with recent posts. Too many concerns about the rigor here. Administration does not do enough to differentiate for higher performing kids. Due to "no child left behind," the higher performing kids get left behind. And don't bother trying to express your concern to the principal here. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/22/13

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Test scores for Park Hill School

TCAP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Park Hill 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 — Park Hill School is located at 5050 E 19th Ave, Denver CO 80220. 5050 E 19th Ave is in the 80220 ZIP code in Denver, CO The school district for Park Hill School is the Denver Public Schools No. 1. Park Hill School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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