#805 Elementary School in CO and #90 in Denver County

Roots Elementary School

3475 Holly Street, Denver, CO 80207

How Good is Roots Elementary School?

Report Card

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

Located in Denver, Colorado, Roots Elementary School, is a Denver County school. An enrollment of 156 students and a student–teacher ratio of 23 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school received an overall grade of D. Compared to other state schools Roots Elementary School scores are below average. Of elementary schools in the Denver County it is ranked 90. Statewide, Roots Elementary School is ranked 805 for elementary schools.

The school data used in our analysis is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.


A number of factors, including Colorado standardized test scores, are used to calculate a school’s academics score. Roots Elementary School earned a grade of D for academics. For this measure, this school is below average when compared to other elementary schools in Colorado.

Source: CO Standardized Tests
Academics Grade D
Test Performance Poor

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we look at numerous factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Roots Elementary School performs below average compared to other Colorado elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is D.

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


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to estimate a school’s safety. Roots Elementary School received a grade of C for safety. For this measure, this school is slightly below average when compared to other elementary schools in Colorado.

Safety Grade C
In-School Suspensions Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Fair
Physical Altercations N/A


Information about the student body at Roots Elementary School is listed below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
CO Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
CO Avg. 38%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CO Avg. 46%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 156
Minority Students 134
Diversity Index 44
Students with Disablities 7
Economically Disadvantaged 72%
Limited English Proficiency 5%
Gifted Students N/A

Compare Nearby Schools

The closest elementary schools to Roots Elementary School are included below. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Denver, Colorado schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Smith Elementary School D D D C+
2 Hallett Academy N/A N/A D C-
3 Stedman Elementary School C- C- D B-
4 Odyssey School of Denver A- A- B+ A+
5 Swigert International School A A+ C- A-

Roots 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 Roots Elementary School? 156 students.
  • Is Roots Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of D, which means it is below average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Roots Elementary School in? The school is located in Denver County.
  • How can I contact Roots Elementary School? The school's number is (720) 593-1338. You can visit their website at http://rootselementary.org.
  • Where is Roots Elementary School? 3475 Holly Street, Denver, Colorado 80207

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
Smith Elementary School
3590 Jasmine Street Denver, CO 80207
Hallett Academy
2950 Jasmine Street Denver, CO 80207
Stedman Elementary School
2940 Dexter Street Denver, CO 80207
Odyssey School of Denver
6550 East 21st Avenue Denver, CO 80207
Swigert International School
3480 Syracuse Street Denver, CO 80238