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401 Independence St

Lakewood, CO 80226

(303) 982-6356

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 600

Students Per Teacher: 20

Parent Reviews

23 Parent Reviews for Dennison Elementary School

I still don t understand this hours of homework theme that is being propagated in these reviews. Yes, EVERY STUDENT AT DENNISON, including Kindergarteners, DOES HOMEWORK. If it requires a student HOURS of homework, then maybe the rigor of this school isn t a good choice. Rarely does it take more ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/17/13

Wow obviously a disgruntled parent wrote the previous review. This school is absolutely about educating the kids. If it was about making the parents feel good the parents would have far more influence in curriculum choices and even a voice in which teacher little Johnny gets. If the previous author ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/16/13

This school is about making the parents feel good, not about educating children. The whole school seems to take pride in "if you need to know it next year, you can know it this year." Which would be fine if they would teach instead of letting the parents pick up the slack by assigning hours of homework. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/12/13

Excellent school for preparing your child for the real world. High expectations and rigorous coursework keep the kids busy but not unreasonably so. Homework is less than 30 minutes per night unless they're working on a long-term project. They use A,B,C grading so what you see is what you get score-wise, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/24/13

As time goes on, I have become less enthusiastic about this much sought after school. As with most schools, there are some excellent teachers and some mediocre teachers. The current principle also leaves something to be desired. Children are turned into academic machines at very young ages. Instead ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/17/13

We took our boys out of Dennison, its the best thing we ever did!!!! Our boys are thriving at a 10 rated great school. Dennison is not the same place it was 3 years ago.

Posted by a parent on 03/23/13

My son is in K at this school and we have been very pleased with the support of his teacher, paraprofessionals, and principal. Everyone is very caring and they have gone above and beyond to try and make sure his needs are met. I do find the behavior policies to be very strict and it takes some getting ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/15/13

Our children attended Dennison and continued to D Evelyn. We believed that these schools would provide the best education for the money, based on parent reviews and scholastic performance. My children are above average intelligence, but are not academically gifted and they struggled to get C s. School ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/11/12

I have two children at this school and couldn't be happier. Not only are the academics top-notch, but the parent involvement is great. If you are looking for a great education for your child AND a community you can get involved in, this is a great choice. Yes, it's a lottery, so don't get your hopes ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/13/12

Of course the lottery process has zero's a lottery! I get it, it's a nail bitter we've been there. Openings change from year to year depending on how many incoming siblings are registered. One year it can be 20 opens another year it can be 40, maybe more, I don't work in the office. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/10/12

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Test scores for Dennison Elementary School

TCAP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Dennison Elementary School
Jefferson County School District No. R-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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Lakewood schools — Dennison Elementary School is located at 401 Independence St, Lakewood CO 80226. 401 Independence St is in the 80226 ZIP code in Lakewood, CO The school district for Dennison Elementary School is the Jefferson County School District No. R-1. Dennison Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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