#29 Elementary School in CO and #3 in Denver County

Cory Elementary School

1550 South Steele Street, Denver, CO 80210

How Good is Cory Elementary School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
C+ Learning Enviroment
B+ School Safety
A Overall Grade

Cory Elementary School is a elementary school located in Denver, Colorado. Serving grades 1-5, the school has 371 students and a student–teacher ratio of 17 students per teacher.

This school performs above average when compared to other Colorado schools. Cory Elementary School received an overall grade of A from The School Review. The school ranks 3 for elementary schools in Denver County and 29 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.


Colorado standardized test scores, among other data points, are used to calculate the academic grade for a school. For academics, Cory Elementary School performs significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in Colorado and earned the grade of A+ for this measure.

Source: CO Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

We use factors including chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to get a sense of the learning environment of a school. Cory Elementary School performs slightly below average compared to other Colorado elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is C+.

Students : Teacher
CO Avg. 17
Uncertified Teachers
CO Avg. 4%
New Teachers
CO Avg. 19%
Learning Enviroment Grade C+
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Fair


Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to determine a school’s safety score. For safety, Cory Elementary School performs slightly above average when compared to other elementary schools in Colorado and received the grade of B+ for this measure.

Safety Grade B+
In-School Suspensions Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Very Good
Physical Altercations N/A


Information about the student body at Cory Elementary School is included below. A school’s demographics are not used when calculating its grade.

Students w/ Disablities
CO Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
CO Avg. 38%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CO Avg. 46%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 371
Minority Students 87
Diversity Index 27
Students with Disablities 20
Economically Disadvantaged 13%
Limited English Proficiency 10%
Gifted Students 18%


A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

Below are elementary schools near Cory Elementary School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s scores for these nearby schools. To get a complete list of schools in Denver, go to the Denver, Colorado schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Creativity Challenge Community A A+ C A
2 Ellis Elementary School C C C C+
3 University Park Elementary School A- A+ C- A-
4 Stephen Knight Center for Early Education N/A N/A B N/A
5 Highline Academy Southeast A- A- B+ N/A

Cory Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Cory Elementary School? 371 students.
  • Is Cory Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Cory Elementary School in? The school is located in Denver County.
  • How can I contact Cory Elementary School? The school's number is (720) 424-8380. You can visit their website at http://cory.dpsk12.org.
  • Where is Cory Elementary School? 1550 South Steele Street, Denver, Colorado 80210

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Creativity Challenge Community
1551 S Monroe St Denver, CO 80210
Ellis Elementary School
1651 South Dahlia Street Denver, CO 80222
University Park Elementary School
2300 South St Paul Street Denver, CO 80210
Stephen Knight Center for Early Education
3245 East Exposition Avenue Denver, CO 80209
Highline Academy Southeast
2170 South Dahlia Street Denver, CO 80222