#1 Elementary School in CO and #1 in Denver County

Polaris Elementary School

410 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205

How Good is Polaris Elementary School?

Report Card

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

Polaris Elementary School is a elementary school in Denver, Colorado. It is in Denver County. Serving grades 1-5, the school has 333 students and a student–teacher ratio of 19 students per teacher.

This school performs significantly above average when compared to other Colorado schools. Polaris Elementary School received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. When compared to other elementary schools, the school ranks 1 for Colorado and 1 in Denver County.

To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


Colorado standardized test results, among other data points, are used to determine the academic score for a school. For academics, Polaris 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 such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications and others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. Polaris Elementary School performs average compared to other Colorado elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is B.

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


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to evaluate a school’s safety. Polaris Elementary School performs above average compared to other Colorado elementary schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A.

Safety Grade A
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations N/A


Basic student body information from Polaris Elementary School can be seen below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when determining its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
CO Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
CO Avg. 38%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CO Avg. 46%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 333
Minority Students 65
Diversity Index 22
Students with Disablities 17
Economically Disadvantaged 4%
Limited English Proficiency 3%
Gifted Students 73%


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Compare Nearby Schools

Listed below are elementary schools near Polaris Elementary School. Scores for each of these schools are listed in the table. For a more complete directory of Denver schools, go to the Denver, Colorado schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Downtown Denver Expeditionary School B- B+ D C
2 University Prep - Arapahoe St. C B D D
3 Whittier K-8 School C+ C B B-
4 Cole Arts and Science Academy C- D C C+
5 Wyatt Academy C- D C C-

Polaris Elementary School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students are enrolled at Polaris Elementary School? 333
  • Is Polaris Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Polaris Elementary School in? The school is located in Denver County.
  • How can I contact Polaris Elementary School? The school's number is (720) 424-7860. You can visit their website at http://polarisprogram.dpsk12.org.
  • Where is Polaris Elementary School? 410 Park Avenue West, Denver, Colorado 80205

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
Downtown Denver Expeditionary School
1860 Lincoln St Denver, CO 80203
University Prep - Arapahoe St.
2409 Arapahoe Street Denver, CO 80205
Whittier K-8 School
2480 Downing Street Denver, CO 80205
Cole Arts and Science Academy
3240 Humboldt Street Denver, CO 80205
Wyatt Academy
3620 Franklin Street Denver, CO 80205