Taylor Elementary School

Public K-5

 900 East Buena Ventura Street
       Colorado Springs, CO  80907-7745


 (719) 328-3500

District: Colorado Springs School District No. 11

SchoolDigger Rank:
236th of 917 Colorado Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.7
Number of students:  254

Racial breakdown:
White:
59.4%
Hispanic:
22.8%
Two or more races:
8.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  60.6%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 16, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Taylor Elementary School ranked better than 74.3% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranked 4th among 35 ranked elementary schools in the Colorado Springs School District No. 11. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 70.11. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (59.4%), Hispanic (22.8%), two or more races (8.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 60.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Taylor Elementary School is 17.7. 28 elementary schools in the Colorado Springs School District No. 11 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Taylor Elementary School employs 14.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Taylor Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Taylor Elementary School 236th of 917 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Taylor Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Colorado Springs School District No. 11:

SchoolDigger ranks Colorado Springs School District No. 11 76th of 124 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Taylor Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 48.51 453rd 808 43.9%
2005 61.27 350th 823 57.5%
2006 56.50 395th 829 52.4%
2007 54.18 438th 852 48.6%
2008 45.81 505th 849 40.5%
2009 46.26 508th 872 41.7%
2010 48.24 535th 925 42.2%
2011 41.44 592nd 935 36.7%
2012 40.85 597th 935 36.1%
2013 39.15 619th 954 35.1%
2014 29.13 709th 962 26.3%
2015 29.20 637th 938 32.1%
2016 60.83 315th 914 65.5%
2017 60.06 320th 929 65.6%
2018 70.11 236th 917 74.3%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a citizen
Friday, August 17, 2018

Open Quote A school for high middle class families! Rude leadership!

My nephew has attened Taylor Elementary for 4 years. He has developed a low self esteem and is worried about fitting in with other students. He has a good relationship with the teachers. School performances are crowded and have so many children on stage that it is difficult to see your childs performance.
As a relative, I have witnessted many scenarios in which a teacher, a school employee, principle or PTA member are disrespectful. Taylor Elementary is biased to families in high economic levels. 2018 PTA leadership is rude and is allowed to speak to parents disrespectfully and gouge families on events. The kids are forced to participate in fundraiser events such as Walk-A-Thon. The outrageously over priced events are difficult for all families to participate. Principle Gilbert follows the PTA leadership and doesn't offer much support or attend meetings.

My other nephew was passed through without doing the required work or making good grades. No child left behind....this school will push children out of the school without providing them with the education needed to succeed in middle and high school. Close Quote


by a citizen
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Open Quote My grandson, who is in second grade has had the best three teachers in the last three years. They are young, vivacious and really motivated to help Lazarus. He loves going to school. He has homework, which will prepare him for the upper grades and the amount of homework involved as he climbs the elementary to high school ladder. It is not an overwhelming amount as I've seen in other schools. i do hope that the average students grades increase and the tests performed with the students continue to climb. Taylor has an incredible principal that motivates her staff. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Open Quote We've barely made it though my daughter's first year of kindergarten here and I'm already ashamed I enrolled my daughter in this place. 6 weeks into school my daughter got lice. I know this is normal, so I shampooed her and sent her back. A month later, it came back. I found out the teacher and the school said nothing to any other parent, and refused to even after she got the bugs again. Since they didn't want to tell the other parents, I did. A few parents found lice, everyone got it cleaned and they went away.
Apparently her teacher, didn't appreciate me telling everyone what she refused to and she started picking on my kid. My daughter would come home crying almost everyday because she got into trouble, usually over something petty. I have a bad kid, this one is good, so I knew she was getting picked on. One day, she got in trouble for not putting something away quick enough, and got put out in the hall. My daughter yelled at her for being mean and she picked my kid up by the arms, carried her all the way to the office and threw her into a chair. After that we got her switched to the order, less skanky, kindergarten teacher and she's been doing wonderful.
The quiet only lasted a couple months. Today we were about 5 minutes late. I walk her to her class when she's late because you gotta stop by the office and sign in and get a tardy slip. We do this about once every other week. We're almost at the end of the school year, and just today some 2nd grade teacher wanted to stop me in the hallway for not having a hall pass. I WAS NOT the only parent in the hall dropping off their kid without a hall pass. The attitudes the teachers have make me nervous to leave my kid there all day. I'm so sick of the crap this school does. They say it's for the safety of the kids. ..which is definitely understandable, but why wait til the end of the year to say something?? Why not be a bitch to all the other parents??? Taylor Elementary is the worst school ever!!! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, October 5, 2015

Open Quote We love Taylor. The teachers and staff are highly competent and very approachable. I have always felt welcome in the classrooms, whether coming as a volunteer or with a question. Most important, Taylor teachers develop good relationships with their students, so that kids are really engaged and interested in learning. Taylor's specials teachers are also fantastic. My kids have had great experiences in art, music, and gym class. The school community overall is very welcoming. Parent engagement is encouraged and it is happening. Taylor has an active PTA that supports programming and organises lots of fun events throughout the year, like a Sock Hop, a Dia de los Muertos celebration, and Chocolate Art Night, to name a few. Even my somewhat shy kiddos felt right at home at Taylor from day one. One of my children recently said to me "I love first grade! I learn something new every day!" Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, October 2, 2015

Open Quote We love the community feel of Taylor and truly feel that the parents and teachers are involved with daily activities. Our daughter comes home cheery and has stiroes of her engagment in both academic and play-based activities. As a kindergartner, our daughter has advanced in her understanding of reading and writing in the first two months and had made good friends. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Open Quote This school has the most beautiful building in the district: gorgeous construction with lots of character, enormous windows, sun pouring in everywhere. The campus is extraordinary: bordered by a creek and two parks, there are three playgrounds and century-old trees. Other schools have better test scores which I attribute to a) a more uniformly privileged student body (look at the correlation between wealth and test scores) or b) teaching to the test. Taylor is a kind, friendly, encouraging, diverse school, truly the "district's best-kept secret." Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, January 17, 2015

Open Quote Great School! We've been here 2 years and are excited for more!
The staff are fully supportive and involved in your child's' education and growth. The school-wide events are both fun and informative. The principal has both common sense and understanding; in the case of parent, student, and teacher support (when needed). Close Quote


Enrollment information for Taylor Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 247 19 1 29 4 n/a n/a 0 300
1989 247 14 0 38 8 n/a n/a 0 307
1990 209 17 1 30 2 n/a n/a 0 259
1991 217 13 0 31 4 n/a n/a 0 265
1992 221 11 4 33 1 n/a n/a 0 270
1993 244 12 4 32 0 n/a n/a 0 292
1994 218 16 3 31 0 n/a n/a 0 268
1995 225 9 4 33 1 n/a n/a 0 272
1996 225 9 4 33 1 n/a n/a 0 272
1997 213 12 6 38 2 n/a n/a 0 271
1998 193 8 4 48 4 n/a n/a 0 257
1999 187 13 3 44 4 n/a n/a 0 251
2000 214 16 3 43 3 n/a n/a 0 279
2001 219 18 3 47 1 n/a n/a 0 288
2002 221 24 3 49 7 n/a n/a 0 304
2003 221 24 3 49 7 n/a n/a 0 304
2004 212 17 5 44 5 n/a n/a 0 283
2005 206 20 6 55 4 n/a n/a 0 291
2006 197 16 8 46 6 n/a n/a 0 273
2007 203 14 4 47 8 n/a n/a 0 276
2008 182 11 4 44 3 n/a n/a 0 244
2009 202 10 4 45 4 n/a n/a 0 265
2010 237 12 6 46 3 n/a n/a 0 304
2011 219 14 4 65 5 0 16 0 323
2012 167 15 3 53 0 0 23 0 261
2013 164 20 3 45 0 1 23 0 256
2014 162 18 3 48 1 0 33 0 265
2015 162 21 0 46 2 0 28 0 259
2016 167 22 1 45 1 0 23 0 259
2017 151 18 1 58 4 n/a 22 0 254

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Taylor Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 300 17.5 17.1 n/a
1989 307 13.9 22.0 24.8
1990 259 16.1 16.0 24.7
1991 265 15.2 17.4 27.9
1992 270 14.1 19.1 26.3
1993 292 15.0 19.5 20.2
1994 268 14.7 18.2 24.6
1995 272 14.8 18.4 27.9
1996 272 14.8 18.4 27.9
1997 271 15.0 18.1 32.8
1998 257 13.0 19.8 34.6
1999 251 14.2 17.7 33.9
2000 279 15.9 17.5 39.4
2001 288 15.9 18.1 42.4
2002 304 18.8 16.2 41.4
2003 304 18.8 16.2 41.4
2004 283 18.5 15.3 36.4
2005 291 18.3 15.9 48.5
2006 273 17.6 15.5 46.5
2007 276 16.8 16.4 46.7
2008 244 17.0 14.4 51.6
2009 265 16.8 15.8 53.6
2010 304 17.4 17.4 52.3
2011 323 18.5 17.4 51.7
2012 261 16.5 15.7 55.9
2013 256 16.1 15.9 50.8
2014 265 16.0 16.5 57.7
2015 259 16.0 16.1 57.9
2016 259 16.0 16.1 61.0
2017 254 14.3 17.7 60.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Taylor Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 300 17.5 17.1 n/a
1989 307 13.9 22.0 24.8
1990 259 16.1 16.0 24.7
1991 265 15.2 17.4 27.9
1992 270 14.1 19.1 26.3
1993 292 15.0 19.5 20.2
1994 268 14.7 18.2 24.6
1995 272 14.8 18.4 27.9
1996 272 14.8 18.4 27.9
1997 271 15.0 18.1 32.8
1998 257 13.0 19.8 34.6
1999 251 14.2 17.7 33.9
2000 279 15.9 17.5 39.4
2001 288 15.9 18.1 42.4
2002 304 18.8 16.2 41.4
2003 304 18.8 16.2 41.4
2004 283 18.5 15.3 36.4
2005 291 18.3 15.9 48.5
2006 273 17.6 15.5 46.5
2007 276 16.8 16.4 46.7
2008 244 17.0 14.4 51.6
2009 265 16.8 15.8 53.6
2010 304 17.4 17.4 52.3
2011 323 18.5 17.4 51.7
2012 261 16.5 15.7 55.9
2013 256 16.1 15.9 50.8
2014 265 16.0 16.5 57.7
2015 259 16.0 16.1 57.9
2016 259 16.0 16.1 61.0
2017 254 14.3 17.7 60.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

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