Slavens K-8 School

Summary:

Slavens K-8 School is a highly-rated public school in Denver, Colorado that serves 752 students from kindergarten through 8th grade. This exceptional school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and exceptional academic performance that far exceeds district and state averages.

Slavens K-8 School's students significantly outperform their peers in the School District No. 1, with 84.8% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts compared to just 40.3% for the district and 43.7% for the state. The school also has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 18.5, which is lower than the district and state averages. However, Slavens K-8 School's student population is less racially diverse than nearby schools, with a majority (75.13%) of students identifying as White, and a much lower percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (9.18%) compared to surrounding schools.

When comparing Slavens K-8 School to nearby schools like Asbury Elementary School, Cherry Hills Village Elementary School, and Highline Academy Southeast, it is clear that Slavens outperforms them academically, particularly in terms of test scores and overall statewide rankings. This highlights the exceptional quality of education provided at Slavens, but also raises concerns about educational equity and access to high-quality education for all students in the School District No. 1.


Detail:

Public K-8

 3000 South Clayton Street
       Denver, CO  80210-6704


(720) 424-4150

District: School District No. 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
15th of 935 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,056 Help


Students who attend Slavens K-8 School usually attend:

Middle:    Merrill Middle School
High:    Thomas Jefferson High School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.5 Help
Number of students:  752

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.1%
Hispanic:
9.8%
Two or more races:
8.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  9.2% Help


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Compare Details Slavens K-8 School ranks better than 98.4% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 3rd among 91 ranked elementary schools in the School District No. 1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.31. (See more...)
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Compare Details Slavens K-8 School ranks better than 99.6% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.29. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (75.1%), Hispanic (9.8%), two or more races (8.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 9.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Slavens K-8 School is 18.5. 105 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 Slavens K-8 School is $16,056. 88 elementary schools in the School District No. 1 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Slavens K-8 School:

SchoolDigger ranks Slavens K-8 School 15th of 935 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Slavens K-8 School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Slavens K-8 School 2nd of 481 Colorado public middle schools. (See Slavens K-8 School in the ranking list.)

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School District No. 1:

SchoolDigger ranks School District No. 1 79th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Slavens K-8 School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Slavens K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 86.50 75th 808 90.7%
2005 88.06 54th 823 93.4%
2006 87.16 69th 829 91.7%
2007 89.40 43rd 852 95.0%
2008 87.77 67th 849 92.1%
2009 88.09 66th 872 92.4%
2010 91.51 37th 925 96.0%
2011 92.02 28th 935 97.0%
2012 92.12 30th 935 96.8%
2013 90.92 43rd 954 95.5%
2014 90.81 43rd 962 95.5%
2015 90.33 72nd 938 92.3%
2016 92.84 45th 914 95.1%
2017 96.92 14th 929 98.5%
2018 98.61 7th 917 99.2%
2019 98.56 9th 965 99.1%
2022 98.03 8th 921 99.1%
2023 97.31 15th 933 98.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Slavens K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.22 7th 690 99.0%
2019 96.31 13th 758 98.3%
2022 95.41 10th 595 98.3%
2023 95.50 15th 642 97.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Slavens K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.72 8th 693 98.8%
2019 98.48 5th 764 99.3%
2022 97.27 7th 594 98.8%
2023 95.46 15th 649 97.7%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Slavens K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 96.61 7th 596 98.8%
2022 96.19 6th 454 98.7%
2023 94.00 15th 525 97.1%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Slavens K-8 School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Slavens K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 84.54 41st 336 87.8%
2005 77.78 69th 340 79.7%
2006 85.73 39th 346 88.7%
2007 88.75 24th 360 93.3%
2008 90.96 17th 362 95.3%
2009 90.03 23rd 377 93.9%
2010 94.27 11th 409 97.3%
2011 93.76 15th 422 96.4%
2012 93.22 14th 425 96.7%
2013 95.48 10th 454 97.8%
2014 95.21 13th 461 97.2%
2015 98.05 11th 436 97.5%
2016 98.18 7th 400 98.3%
2017 97.80 8th 424 98.1%
2018 99.03 6th 418 98.6%
2019 98.86 6th 458 98.7%
2022 99.21 5th 448 98.9%
2023 99.29 2nd 480 99.6%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Slavens K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.74 3rd 315 99.0%
2019 98.36 4th 352 98.9%
2022 97.72 5th 326 98.5%
2023 98.13 3rd 363 99.2%
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Rank History for middle school Gifted and Talented students at Slavens K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.66 2nd 121 98.3%
2019 75.35 14th 134 89.6%
2022 87.18 1st 93 98.9%
2023 81.56 3rd 125 97.6%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Slavens K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.78 8th 317 97.5%
2019 97.83 7th 343 98.0%
2022 99.24 3rd 328 99.1%
2023 99.32 3rd 356 99.2%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Slavens K-8 School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 97.35 4th 283 98.6%
2022 98.63 2nd 265 99.2%
2023 98.36 2nd 286 99.3%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Reviews:
by a parent
Friday, February 14, 2020

Open Quote Incredible teachers and parent involvement. Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Open Quote As a student, I am incredibly privileged to go to such an incredible school. The attention to detail that every teacher has keeps the whole class on track. We have a beautiful community and I love it here! (A genuine excitement to come to school is a really cool thing!) Close Quote



Enrollment information for Slavens K-8 School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1997 169 3 4 9 2 n/a n/a 0 187
1998 235 3 5 9 2 n/a n/a 0 254
1999 304 13 4 31 2 n/a n/a 0 354
2000 347 11 6 34 3 n/a n/a 0 401
2001 385 12 10 34 3 n/a n/a 0 444
2002 426 8 15 18 2 n/a n/a 0 469
2003 426 8 15 18 2 n/a n/a 0 469
2004 426 12 12 26 2 n/a n/a 0 478
2005 407 10 11 26 2 n/a n/a 0 456
2006 404 8 14 35 1 n/a n/a 0 462
2007 410 8 18 34 1 n/a n/a 0 471
2008 408 6 17 34 1 n/a n/a 0 466
2009 411 6 19 33 1 n/a n/a 0 470
2010 451 10 21 26 1 n/a n/a 0 509
2011 450 3 17 45 1 1 26 0 543
2012 425 6 13 39 1 0 26 0 510
2013 448 4 13 42 1 0 23 0 531
2014 498 8 14 46 0 0 31 0 597
2015 544 9 16 40 0 0 44 0 653
2016 567 7 20 49 0 0 47 0 690
2017 585 9 15 44 0 0 58 0 711
2018 599 11 14 47 0 1 62 0 734
2019 602 10 19 59 0 1 59 0 750
2020 593 12 21 63 0 1 58 0 748
2021 557 13 23 56 0 1 52 0 702
2022 565 22 20 66 1 0 58 0 732
2023 565 29 21 74 1 0 62 0 752

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 Slavens K-8 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 187 4.0 46.8 1.1
1998 254 11.6 21.9 3.1
1999 354 16.2 21.9 8.2
2000 401 30.0 13.4 7
2001 444 24.0 18.5 6.3
2002 469 24.3 19.3 3.2
2003 469 24.3 19.3 3.2
2004 478 22.7 21.1 3.6
2005 456 24.2 18.8 1.5
2006 462 23.9 19.3 4.1
2007 471 25.5 18.5 6.2
2008 466 28.0 16.6 7.1
2009 470 28.5 16.5 4.9
2010 509 31.4 16.1 8.6
2011 543 28.9 18.7 7.6
2012 510 27.5 18.5 8.2
2013 531 25.2 21.0 7.7
2014 597 32.5 18.3 8.2
2015 653 36.0 18.1 8.3
2016 690 41.0 16.8 9.1
2017 711 40.3 17.6 6.8
2018 734 41.0 17.8 5.2
2019 750 40.9 18.2 5.6
2020 748 41.1 18.1 5.9
2021 702 40.1 17.4 6.3
2022 732 41.2 17.7 7
2023 752 40.4 18.5 9.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Slavens K-8 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 187 4.0 46.8 1.1
1998 254 11.6 21.9 3.1
1999 354 16.2 21.9 8.2
2000 401 30.0 13.4 7
2001 444 24.0 18.5 6.3
2002 469 24.3 19.3 3.2
2003 469 24.3 19.3 3.2
2004 478 22.7 21.1 3.6
2005 456 24.2 18.8 1.5
2006 462 23.9 19.3 4.1
2007 471 25.5 18.5 6.2
2008 466 28.0 16.6 7.1
2009 470 28.5 16.5 4.9
2010 509 31.4 16.1 8.6
2011 543 28.9 18.7 7.6
2012 510 27.5 18.5 8.2
2013 531 25.2 21.0 7.7
2014 597 32.5 18.3 8.2
2015 653 36.0 18.1 8.3
2016 690 41.0 16.8 9.1
2017 711 40.3 17.6 6.8
2018 734 41.0 17.8 5.2
2019 750 40.9 18.2 5.6
2020 748 41.1 18.1 5.9
2021 702 40.1 17.4 6.3
2022 732 41.2 17.7 7
2023 752 40.4 18.5 9.2

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 Slavens K-8 School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $12,028
2020 $12,367
2021 $13,136
2022 $13,498
2023 $16,056

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Slavens K-8 School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 9th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 15th of 933 Elementary schools
 0.7%
Ranks 6th of 458 Middle schoolsRanks 2nd of 480 Middle schools
 0.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Slavens K-8 School)77.873.7
 4.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)39.440.1
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.339.9
 1.4%
3rd Grade Math (Slavens K-8 School)81.178.9
 2.2%
   3rd Grade Math (School District No. 1)37.536.4
 1.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Colorado)4140.4
 0.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Slavens K-8 School)91.789
 2.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)43.640.6
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4843.8
 4.2%
4th Grade Math (Slavens K-8 School)67.579.5
 12%
   4th Grade Math (School District No. 1)31.229
 2.2%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.632.7
 0.9%
5th Grade Science (Slavens K-8 School)80.762.5
 18.2%
   5th Grade Science (School District No. 1)25.926.2
 0.3%
   5th Grade Science (Colorado)35.933.9
 2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Slavens K-8 School)90.979.2
 11.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)42.341.2
 1.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.447.8
 0.6%
5th Grade Math (Slavens K-8 School)78.485.3
 6.9%
   5th Grade Math (School District No. 1)34.933.2
 1.7%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.736.5
 0.8%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Slavens K-8 School)96.490.9
 5.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)4038.8
 1.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)43.643.4
 0.2%
6th Grade Math (Slavens K-8 School)82.188.5
 6.4%
   6th Grade Math (School District No. 1)27.926.9
 1%
   6th Grade Math (Colorado)29.528.2
 1.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Slavens K-8 School)89.687.5
 2.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)45.140.3
 4.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.545
 1.5%
7th Grade Math (Slavens K-8 School)88.381.5
 6.8%
   7th Grade Math (School District No. 1)30.225.1
 5.1%
   7th Grade Math (Colorado)31.626.3
 5.3%
8th Grade Science (Slavens K-8 School)72.283.6
 11.4%
   8th Grade Science (School District No. 1)22.726
 3.3%
   8th Grade Science (Colorado)31.531.3
 0.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Slavens K-8 School)8189.5
 8.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (School District No. 1)4640.8
 5.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.942.4
 4.5%
8th Grade Math (Slavens K-8 School)83.589.3
 5.8%
   8th Grade Math (School District No. 1)34.430.9
 3.5%
   8th Grade Math (Colorado)36.932.7
 4.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Slavens K-8 School)87.884.8
 3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (School District No. 1)42.840.3
 2.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Slavens K-8 School)8083.8
 3.8%
   All Grades Math (School District No. 1)32.730.3
 2.4%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.732.9
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students750752
 0.3%
African American1029
 190%
American Indian01
Asian1921
 10.5%
Hispanic5974
 25.4%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White602565
 6.1%
Two or More Races5962
 5.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients5.6%9.2%
 3.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Slavens K-8 School

In the 2022-23 school year, 752 students attended Slavens K-8 School.

Students at Slavens K-8 School are 75% White, 10% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 4% African American, 3% Asian.

Yes! Slavens K-8 School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 15th of 935 Colorado elementary schools.

Students who attend Slavens K-8 School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Merrill Middle School
High : Thomas Jefferson High School


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