#576 Elementary School in CO and #41 in Denver County

McMeen Elementary School

1000 South Holly Street, Denver, CO 80246

How Good is McMeen Elementary School?

Report Card

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

McMeen Elementary School is located in Denver, Colorado. It has 637 students and 42 teachers and serves grades PK-5.

This school received an overall grade of C. Compared to other state schools McMeen Elementary School scores are slightly below average. Of elementary schools in the Denver County it is ranked 41. Statewide, McMeen Elementary School is ranked 576 for elementary schools.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our grading. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


The academic score for a school is determined by comparing a number of factors, such as student scores on Colorado standardized tests. For academics, McMeen Elementary School performs slightly below average when compared to other elementary schools in Colorado and earned the grade of C+ for this measure.

Source: CO Standardized Tests
Academics Grade C+
Test Performance Fair

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is evaluated by looking at many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. For learning environment, McMeen Elementary School performs below average when compared to other elementary schools in Colorado and received the grade of D for this measure.

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


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

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


Basic student body information from McMeen Elementary School can be seen below. A school’s demographics are not a factor when calculating its score.

Students w/ Disablities
CO Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
CO Avg. 38%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CO Avg. 46%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 637
Minority Students 470
Diversity Index 59
Students with Disablities 62
Economically Disadvantaged 77%
Limited English Proficiency 33%
Gifted Students 3%


High Diversity - This award indicates that the student body at a school is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the nation. Less than 10% of schools qualify for this badge. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize those schools with highly diverse student populations.

Compare Nearby Schools

The closest elementary schools to McMeen Elementary School are included below. The table displays The School Review’s score for each of the schools. For a full list of schools in Denver, go to the Denver, Colorado schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Denver Green School B- B+ C- C
2 Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning A A- A B+
3 Ellis Elementary School C C C C+
4 Place Bridge Academy C- D B- C+
5 Carson Elementary School A A+ C N/A

McMeen Elementary School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students attend McMeen Elementary School? The school reported 637 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • Is McMeen Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of C, which means it is slightly below average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is McMeen Elementary School in? The school is located in Denver County.
  • How can I contact McMeen Elementary School? The school's number is (720) 424-5520. You can visit their website at http://mcmeen.dpsk12.org.
  • Where is McMeen Elementary School? 1000 South Holly Street, Denver, Colorado 80246

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
Denver Green School
6700 East Virginia Avenue Denver, CO 80224
Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning
1700 South Holly Street Denver, CO 80222
Ellis Elementary School
1651 South Dahlia Street Denver, CO 80222
Place Bridge Academy
7125 Cherry Creek Drive North Denver, CO 80224
Carson Elementary School
5420 East 1st Avenue Denver, CO 80220