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.
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.
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.
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.
A+ School - Only the top 5% 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 the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
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+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
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.