#59 Elementary School in CO and #9 in Denver County

Steele Elementary School

320 South Marion Parkway, Denver, CO 80209

How Good is Steele Elementary School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
C- Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
A Overall Grade

Steele Elementary School is located in Denver, Colorado. An enrollment of 472 students and a student–teacher ratio of 18 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school performs above average when compared to other Colorado schools. Steele Elementary School received an overall grade of A from The School Review. Of elementary schools, Steele Elementary School ranks 59 in the state and 9 for its county.

For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


The academic score for a school is determined by looking at a number of inputs, such as student performance on Colorado standardized tests. Steele Elementary School earned a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in Colorado.

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

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we inspect many factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Steele Elementary School received a grade of C- for learning environment. For this measure, this school is slightly below average when compared to other elementary schools in Colorado.

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 Fair
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Good


Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to determine a school’s safety grade. The safety grade could not be calculated for Steele Elementary School due incomplete data.

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


An overview of the student body of Steele Elementary School is included below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.

Students w/ Disablities
CO Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
CO Avg. 38%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CO Avg. 46%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 472
Minority Students 79
Diversity Index 19
Students with Disablities 29
Economically Disadvantaged 6%
Limited English Proficiency 3%
Gifted Students 6%


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

In the table below, the closest schools to Steele Elementary School are listed. Grades for each of these schools are listed in the table. For a more complete list of Denver schools, go to the Denver, Colorado schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Lincoln Elementary School A- A D A+
2 Bromwell Elementary School A+ A+ B- N/A
3 Stephen Knight Center for Early Education N/A N/A B N/A
4 McKinley-Thatcher Elementary School B- B+ C+ C-
5 Dora Moore Ece-8 School C+ C B- C-

Steele Elementary School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students attend Steele Elementary School? 472
  • Is Steele 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 Steele Elementary School in? The school is located in Denver County.
  • How can I contact Steele Elementary School? The school's number is (720) 424-3720. You can visit their website at http://steele.dpsk12.org.
  • Where is Steele Elementary School? 320 South Marion Parkway, Denver, Colorado 80209

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
Lincoln Elementary School
710 South Pennsylvania Street Denver, CO 80209
Bromwell Elementary School
2500 East 4th Avenue Denver, CO 80206
Stephen Knight Center for Early Education
3245 East Exposition Avenue Denver, CO 80209
McKinley-Thatcher Elementary School
1230 South Grant Street Denver, CO 80210
Dora Moore Ece-8 School
846 Corona Street Denver, CO 80218