Teller Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 1150 Garfield Street
       Denver, CO  80206-3513


(720) 424-3560

District: School District No. 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
145th of 703 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,608 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  16.4
Number of students:  529

Racial breakdown:

White:
70.7%
Hispanic:
10.2%
African American:
9.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.2%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.


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Compare Details Teller Elementary School ranks better than 79.4% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 14th among 42 ranked elementary schools in the School District No. 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.9. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (70.7%), Hispanic (10.2%), African American (9.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 21.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Teller Elementary School is 16.4. 81 elementary schools in the School District No. 1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Teller Elementary School is $11,608. 89 elementary schools in the School District No. 1 spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Teller Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Teller Elementary School 145th of 703 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Teller Elementary School in the ranking list.)

School District No. 1:

SchoolDigger ranks School District No. 1 28th of 83 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Teller Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 38.57 532nd 808 34.2%
2005 43.04 519th 823 36.9%
2006 52.89 430th 829 48.1%
2007 45.76 506th 852 40.6%
2008 65.38 311th 849 63.4%
2009 57.18 406th 872 53.4%
2010 59.30 415th 925 55.1%
2011 54.94 463rd 935 50.5%
2012 53.63 467th 935 50.1%
2013 68.60 301st 954 68.4%
2014 67.55 301st 962 68.7%
2015 81.25 150th 938 84.0%
2016 86.20 97th 914 89.4%
2017 82.45 138th 929 85.1%
2018 85.09 116th 917 87.4%
2019 80.97 156th 965 83.8%
2021 80.90 145th 703 79.4%

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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by a parent
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Open Quote If your child is different in ANY way, do not take them there. The bullying is extreme and the staff protect the kids that are the bullies. My child is now in a different school and her grades are back up and she receives more acceptance than she ever did at Teller. She still cries and gets angry over how she was treated at Teller. As a parent, the school just gives lip service. Do not trust the principle. Going to a new school was the best thing that could have ever happened for my child. Close Quote


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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Open Quote My daughter and her freind is being bullied non stop, and the school board wont take actoin. My daughter and her friend have been through, the hostipital and police because of a girl that bullied them, and acuse them for bullying her. But thats not the truth. Other wise they have learned Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, October 2, 2015

Open Quote I can't say enough good things about the teachers, staff and parent community at Teller Elementary. I was first introduced to the school 11 years ago when I moved into the neighborhood and took an active interest in the school well before my children ever attended. Over those years there have been many changes, including a strong growth of students attending the school. This year we finally have three of each k-5 classrooms, MI program, a gifted and talented teacher, strong intervention, full-time PE teacher, a wonderful group of paraprofessionals and a very strong music and arts program. The teachers and staff are strongly supported by a very active parent community and PTA. I would highly recommend Teller to anyone who asks, but also understand that like any school, Teller may not be for everyone. Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Sunday, May 3, 2015

Open Quote I am curious about the review I read above, posted one year ago regarding bullying at Teller. We also just moved into the district from out of state and have two children at Teller. One is a very bright child on the autism spectrum. She arrived already identified with an IEP. It's taken most of the school year to get a revised IEP in place (a violation of FAPE) and in the meantime we have watched her decompensate due to bullying. I began mentioning my concerns regarding bullying to her 3rd grade teacher as early as Christmas break but they were ignored or dismissed. We are nearing the end of the school year and my daughter is a mess! Still no active IEP in place and she is afraid to attend school after a recent school incident led me to confront the bully's parent myself! We requested a meeting regarding the bullying, and though certain staff showed concern and acknowledged the problem, they didn't seem to know how to swiftly respond, giving the bully more time to do damage. If you have a special needs child, my advice is to know your rights under IDEA and enforce those rights with an advocate present, that goes for any school. But my child clearly needed more support than she received this year, and we have yet to see how the district will respond, as we have contacted them. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Teller Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 92 54 8 173 1 n/a n/a 0 328
1989 69 65 19 178 2 n/a n/a 0 333
1990 81 65 9 165 3 n/a n/a 0 323
1991 93 42 12 182 2 n/a n/a 0 331
1992 71 32 2 148 2 n/a n/a 0 255
1993 161 75 6 56 5 n/a n/a 0 303
1994 154 60 4 72 8 n/a n/a 0 298
1995 135 54 6 146 8 n/a n/a 0 349
1996 135 54 6 146 8 n/a n/a 0 349
1997 119 80 8 221 11 n/a n/a 0 439
1998 119 78 13 100 10 n/a n/a 0 320
1999 113 81 10 99 9 n/a n/a 0 312
2000 103 84 6 79 6 n/a n/a 0 278
2001 90 76 8 99 8 n/a n/a 0 281
2002 81 54 6 73 4 n/a n/a 0 218
2003 81 54 6 73 4 n/a n/a 0 218
2004 81 81 6 65 4 n/a n/a 0 237
2005 78 78 7 62 4 n/a n/a 0 229
2006 102 76 8 53 3 n/a n/a 0 242
2007 107 58 8 62 5 n/a n/a 0 240
2008 143 58 11 71 5 n/a n/a 0 288
2009 208 51 13 80 2 n/a n/a 0 354
2010 254 49 13 72 2 n/a n/a 0 390
2011 242 38 7 98 0 0 40 0 425
2012 278 38 14 90 2 0 39 0 461
2013 282 39 13 86 3 2 42 0 467
2014 268 45 14 90 7 4 30 0 458
2015 284 45 16 76 5 2 33 0 461
2016 322 41 17 68 5 2 29 0 484
2017 312 43 10 67 3 2 37 0 474
2018 345 47 7 61 5 2 37 0 504
2019 364 58 7 65 4 1 38 0 537
2020 374 49 9 54 2 2 39 0 529

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 Teller Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 328 18.2 18.0 n/a
1989 333 15.1 22.0 59.8
1990 323 18.4 17.5 61
1991 331 17.5 18.9 58.6
1992 255 15.1 16.8 61.2
1993 303 19.1 15.9 42.6
1994 298 18.7 15.9 39.9
1995 349 15.7 22.2 51.3
1996 349 15.7 22.2 51.3
1997 439 19.1 23.0 66.5
1998 320 18.7 17.1 54.4
1999 312 18.5 16.9 58.3
2000 278 18.0 15.4 60.4
2001 281 19.5 14.4 60.5
2002 218 16.0 13.6 56.9
2003 218 16.0 13.6 56.9
2004 237 18.2 13.0 59.5
2005 229 20.2 11.3 61.6
2006 242 19.9 12.2 57.4
2007 240 20.5 11.7 55
2008 288 21.0 13.7 50.7
2009 354 25.0 14.2 37
2010 390 25.7 15.1 37.2
2011 425 25.0 17.0 36
2012 461 25.7 17.9 33.6
2013 467 27.4 17.0 33
2014 458 30.5 15.0 36
2015 461 29.0 15.8 32.3
2016 484 30.0 16.1 28.9
2017 474 30.5 15.5 31
2018 504 29.3 17.1 27.6
2019 537 30.0 17.9 26.3
2020 529 32.0 16.4 21.2

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 Teller Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 328 18.2 18.0 n/a
1989 333 15.1 22.0 59.8
1990 323 18.4 17.5 61
1991 331 17.5 18.9 58.6
1992 255 15.1 16.8 61.2
1993 303 19.1 15.9 42.6
1994 298 18.7 15.9 39.9
1995 349 15.7 22.2 51.3
1996 349 15.7 22.2 51.3
1997 439 19.1 23.0 66.5
1998 320 18.7 17.1 54.4
1999 312 18.5 16.9 58.3
2000 278 18.0 15.4 60.4
2001 281 19.5 14.4 60.5
2002 218 16.0 13.6 56.9
2003 218 16.0 13.6 56.9
2004 237 18.2 13.0 59.5
2005 229 20.2 11.3 61.6
2006 242 19.9 12.2 57.4
2007 240 20.5 11.7 55
2008 288 21.0 13.7 50.7
2009 354 25.0 14.2 37
2010 390 25.7 15.1 37.2
2011 425 25.0 17.0 36
2012 461 25.7 17.9 33.6
2013 467 27.4 17.0 33
2014 458 30.5 15.0 36
2015 461 29.0 15.8 32.3
2016 484 30.0 16.1 28.9
2017 474 30.5 15.5 31
2018 504 29.3 17.1 27.6
2019 537 30.0 17.9 26.3
2020 529 32.0 16.4 21.2

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 Teller Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $460 (4.0%) $11,148 (96.0%) $11,608

Data source: Colorado Department of Education




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