Ellis Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 1651 South Dahlia Street
       Denver, CO  80222-3817


(720) 424-7700

District: School District No. 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
532nd of 921 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,870 Help

Students who attend Ellis Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Merrill Middle School
High:    Thomas Jefferson High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.1
Number of students:  375

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
52.5%
White:
22.9%
African American:
14.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.6%

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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Ellis Elementary School ranks worse than 57.8% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 37th among 88 ranked elementary schools in the School District No. 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 37.59. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Ellis Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (52.5%), White (22.9%), African American (14.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 73.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ellis Elementary School is 13.1, which is the 35th best among 88 elementary schools in the School District No. 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ellis Elementary School is $13,870, which is the 50th highest among 88 elementary schools in the School District No. 1.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Ellis Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Ellis Elementary School 532nd of 921 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Ellis Elementary School in the ranking list.)

School District No. 1:

SchoolDigger ranks School District No. 1 62nd of 102 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ellis Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 23.71 649th 808 19.7%
2005 14.37 719th 823 12.6%
2006 7.52 772nd 829 6.9%
2007 9.66 783rd 852 8.1%
2008 7.05 803rd 849 5.4%
2009 8.12 810th 872 7.1%
2010 11.35 830th 925 10.3%
2011 16.76 799th 935 14.5%
2012 17.77 783rd 935 16.3%
2013 18.74 790th 954 17.2%
2014 25.55 735th 962 23.6%
2015 30.17 624th 938 33.5%
2016 18.96 742nd 914 18.8%
2017 30.65 629th 929 32.3%
2018 19.27 739th 917 19.4%
2019 7.73 936th 965 3.0%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 37.59 532nd 921 42.2%

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

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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Open Quote Ellis Elementary is a terrific school dedicated to it's students, teachers, families and community. Overall, the teachers are truly what makes the difference and sets this school apart. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Open Quote My daughter has had a great experience at Ellis. Overall her teachers have been excellent there and I really like the new principal. They have a lot of events to welcome in families and we feel like part of a really unique and diverse community. She has gotten to know kids from all different backgrounds, which is very important to me. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ellis Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 177 146 17 136 5 n/a n/a 0 481
1989 173 103 9 102 4 n/a n/a 0 391
1990 187 101 16 107 5 n/a n/a 0 416
1991 204 94 12 113 10 n/a n/a 0 433
1992 190 82 19 143 5 n/a n/a 0 439
1993 200 98 26 167 8 n/a n/a 0 499
1994 215 118 33 176 7 n/a n/a 0 549
1995 184 100 23 202 7 n/a n/a 0 516
1996 184 100 23 202 7 n/a n/a 0 516
1997 311 81 32 123 6 n/a n/a 0 553
1998 314 84 35 150 8 n/a n/a 0 591
1999 320 85 41 179 9 n/a n/a 0 634
2000 273 81 44 200 8 n/a n/a 0 606
2001 236 55 39 212 3 n/a n/a 0 545
2002 170 71 41 253 3 n/a n/a 0 538
2003 170 71 41 253 3 n/a n/a 0 538
2004 120 64 36 259 8 n/a n/a 0 487
2005 114 87 26 288 4 n/a n/a 0 519
2006 122 82 25 295 8 n/a n/a 0 532
2007 154 68 30 285 8 n/a n/a 0 545
2008 149 55 28 301 10 n/a n/a 0 543
2009 180 64 33 320 4 n/a n/a 0 601
2010 188 47 26 300 5 n/a n/a 0 566
2011 140 64 34 335 4 1 9 0 587
2012 156 78 33 329 2 1 20 0 619
2013 151 75 25 298 3 1 26 0 579
2014 140 50 28 296 1 1 21 0 537
2015 146 55 26 311 3 4 13 0 558
2016 145 45 20 286 1 3 14 0 514
2017 129 56 20 258 2 2 10 0 477
2018 122 37 16 251 1 0 19 0 446
2019 125 50 15 228 3 0 14 0 435
2020 106 44 10 214 3 0 11 0 388
2021 93 40 12 185 3 0 8 0 341
2022 86 54 12 197 5 0 21 0 375

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 Ellis Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 481 30.3 15.8 n/a
1989 391 27.2 14.3 42.2
1990 416 27.1 15.3 44
1991 433 27.1 15.9 39
1992 439 25.2 17.4 46.9
1993 499 27.7 18.0 43.1
1994 549 32.9 16.7 48.8
1995 516 30.4 17.0 54.1
1996 516 30.4 17.0 54.1
1997 553 23.6 23.4 33.3
1998 591 25.2 23.5 35.2
1999 634 28.9 21.9 36.6
2000 606 31.5 19.2 52.6
2001 545 32.5 16.8 54.9
2002 538 33.0 16.3 63
2003 538 33.0 16.3 63
2004 487 29.2 16.7 61.8
2005 519 27.7 18.7 70.9
2006 532 27.4 19.4 83.6
2007 545 30.0 18.2 78.5
2008 543 29.5 18.4 83.1
2009 601 34.0 17.7 85.5
2010 566 34.3 16.4 85
2011 587 37.7 15.5 89.4
2012 619 32.5 19.0 86.3
2013 579 35.5 16.2 89.1
2014 537 36.7 14.6 92.7
2015 558 37.0 15.0 90.9
2016 514 38.0 13.5 85.2
2017 477 32.1 14.8 87.8
2018 446 33.3 13.3 83
2019 435 30.6 14.1 82.8
2020 388 30.8 12.5 78.9
2021 341 31.6 10.7 78.9
2022 375 28.5 13.1 73.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Ellis Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 481 30.3 15.8 n/a
1989 391 27.2 14.3 42.2
1990 416 27.1 15.3 44
1991 433 27.1 15.9 39
1992 439 25.2 17.4 46.9
1993 499 27.7 18.0 43.1
1994 549 32.9 16.7 48.8
1995 516 30.4 17.0 54.1
1996 516 30.4 17.0 54.1
1997 553 23.6 23.4 33.3
1998 591 25.2 23.5 35.2
1999 634 28.9 21.9 36.6
2000 606 31.5 19.2 52.6
2001 545 32.5 16.8 54.9
2002 538 33.0 16.3 63
2003 538 33.0 16.3 63
2004 487 29.2 16.7 61.8
2005 519 27.7 18.7 70.9
2006 532 27.4 19.4 83.6
2007 545 30.0 18.2 78.5
2008 543 29.5 18.4 83.1
2009 601 34.0 17.7 85.5
2010 566 34.3 16.4 85
2011 587 37.7 15.5 89.4
2012 619 32.5 19.0 86.3
2013 579 35.5 16.2 89.1
2014 537 36.7 14.6 92.7
2015 558 37.0 15.0 90.9
2016 514 38.0 13.5 85.2
2017 477 32.1 14.8 87.8
2018 446 33.3 13.3 83
2019 435 30.6 14.1 82.8
2020 388 30.8 12.5 78.9
2021 341 31.6 10.7 78.9
2022 375 28.5 13.1 73.6

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Ellis Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,176 (8.5%) $12,694 (91.5%) $13,870

Data source: Colorado Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Ellis Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 936th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 532nd of 921 Elementary schools
 39.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ellis Elementary School)8.312.5
 4.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)39.439.9
 0.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.340.7
 0.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Ellis Elementary School)33.331.3
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)43.639.4
 4.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4844.1
 3.9%
4th Grade Math (Ellis Elementary School)13.812
 1.8%
   4th Grade Math (School District No. 1)31.224.5
 6.7%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.628.5
 5.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Ellis Elementary School)8.236.7
 28.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)42.340.7
 1.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.445.4
 3%
5th Grade Math (Ellis Elementary School)8.350
 41.7%
   5th Grade Math (School District No. 1)34.932.2
 2.7%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.734.9
 0.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Ellis Elementary School)14.827.1
 12.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (School District No. 1)42.839.4
 3.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.2
 2.6%
All Grades Math (Ellis Elementary School)10.519.2
 8.7%
   All Grades Math (School District No. 1)32.728.8
 3.9%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.731.5
 3.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students435341
 21.6%
African American5040
 20%
American Indian33
Asian1512
 20%
Hispanic228185
 18.9%
Pacific Islander00
White12593
 25.6%
Two or More Races148
 42.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients82.8%78.9%
 3.9%




Frequently Asked Questions about Ellis Elementary School

Students at Ellis Elementary School are 53% Hispanic, 23% White, 14% African American, 6% Two or more races, 3% Asian, 1% American Indian.

Students who attend Ellis Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Merrill Middle School
High : Thomas Jefferson High School

Ellis Elementary School ranks 532nd of 921 Colorado elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2021-22 school year, 375 students attended Ellis Elementary School.


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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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