Southmoor Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 3755 South Magnolia Way
       Denver, CO  80237-1219


(720) 424-3930

District: School District No. 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
206th of 703 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,952 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  16.4
Number of students:  441

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.6%
Hispanic:
17.0%
African American:
9.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.1%

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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 Southmoor Elementary School ranks better than 70.7% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 20th 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 74.09. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (64.6%), Hispanic (17%), African American (9.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Southmoor 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 Southmoor Elementary School is $11,952. 80 elementary schools in the School District No. 1 spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Southmoor Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Southmoor Elementary School 206th of 703 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Southmoor 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 Southmoor Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 89.19 48th 808 94.1%
2005 85.81 82nd 823 90.0%
2006 84.36 93rd 829 88.8%
2007 87.15 65th 852 92.4%
2008 85.07 96th 849 88.7%
2009 81.80 132nd 872 84.9%
2010 80.34 165th 925 82.2%
2011 74.66 227th 935 75.7%
2012 83.19 126th 935 86.5%
2013 79.37 175th 954 81.7%
2014 78.02 191st 962 80.1%
2015 78.34 175th 938 81.3%
2016 82.54 129th 914 85.9%
2017 82.95 132nd 929 85.8%
2018 85.21 113th 917 87.7%
2019 85.59 113th 965 88.3%
2021 74.09 206th 703 70.7%

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
Friday, October 13, 2017

Open Quote HGT program terrible in the upper grades. Most of the teachers appear to not really like their jobs - are not fun to be around. Principal is defensive on every occasion and doesn't care whether kids are happy or not and stonewalls when you question her - very poor leader. Close Quote


by a citizen
Monday, May 1, 2017

Open Quote If you want your child to have fun rather than be prepared for middle school, this is the place to send them. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Open Quote My family has seen such tremendous change and growth in Southmoor over the years. The school looks at every child and their individual level, and has in place opportunities for them to succeed. Whether getting extra intervention if they are behind or being challenged if they are ready for it. They look at the children's individual learning styles as well. Project based learning, maker-space, enrichment programs, great use of technology. Teachers are happy and feel empowered to shape their classroom and teaching. Principal is engaging and helpful. Wonderful community... Southmoor is a great place! Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Open Quote We're all about supporting our neighborhood school - and this one makes it easy? Why? Because the entire community supports it. As a result the administration and teachers can focus on what's most important - our kids! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Open Quote Southmoor Elementary is our home school. The parent community is extremely supportive. We have new leadership–our principal is amazing, motivating, transparent and collaborative. My kids love school and I love that Southmoor is focused on the whole child, inside and out. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Open Quote Southmoor Elementary School has been a fabulous fit for my children. They are excited to go to school and their classrooms represent the diversity we seek by attending a DPS school. Southmoor's teachers are knowledgeable, invested, and generous with their time. They want the children to succeed and they work very hard to equip the children each day. Test scores in the school are rising and you can feel a really positive energy in the building this year under the new principal. We love all of the after school enrichment classes which are offered. We have taken advantage of a lot of them. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Southmoor Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 75 5 6 3 1 n/a n/a 0 90
2001 178 10 13 11 1 n/a n/a 0 213
2002 281 26 26 28 0 n/a n/a 0 361
2003 281 26 26 28 0 n/a n/a 0 361
2004 321 29 32 21 0 n/a n/a 0 403
2005 329 29 35 28 1 n/a n/a 0 422
2006 311 43 37 31 4 n/a n/a 0 426
2007 293 47 41 41 6 n/a n/a 0 428
2008 304 54 40 43 5 n/a n/a 0 446
2009 297 53 46 53 2 n/a n/a 0 451
2010 322 52 40 52 2 n/a n/a 0 468
2011 278 57 39 78 3 4 22 0 481
2012 288 51 30 86 2 1 29 0 487
2013 271 57 25 83 3 2 31 0 472
2014 260 60 28 69 3 2 34 0 456
2015 276 53 26 83 2 1 32 0 473
2016 290 49 24 78 1 1 42 0 485
2017 289 39 23 84 1 1 44 0 481
2018 291 40 14 82 0 0 40 0 467
2019 277 35 14 83 1 4 33 0 447
2020 285 41 12 75 1 3 24 0 441

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 Southmoor Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 90 5.0 18.0 7.8
2001 213 11.5 18.5 6.6
2002 361 16.8 21.5 7.8
2003 361 16.8 21.5 7.8
2004 403 19.5 20.7 11.2
2005 422 23.2 18.2 8.5
2006 426 23.4 18.2 14.3
2007 428 22.0 19.5 17.5
2008 446 21.5 20.7 22.6
2009 451 25.5 17.7 25.3
2010 468 26.5 17.6 27.4
2011 481 27.7 17.3 27.7
2012 487 24.9 19.5 29.4
2013 472 25.8 18.2 29.2
2014 456 26.0 17.5 27.4
2015 473 26.0 18.1 31.9
2016 485 24.0 20.2 29.5
2017 481 26.9 17.8 27.9
2018 467 27.9 16.6 32.5
2019 447 28.2 15.8 30.4
2020 441 26.8 16.4 31.1

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 Southmoor Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 90 5.0 18.0 7.8
2001 213 11.5 18.5 6.6
2002 361 16.8 21.5 7.8
2003 361 16.8 21.5 7.8
2004 403 19.5 20.7 11.2
2005 422 23.2 18.2 8.5
2006 426 23.4 18.2 14.3
2007 428 22.0 19.5 17.5
2008 446 21.5 20.7 22.6
2009 451 25.5 17.7 25.3
2010 468 26.5 17.6 27.4
2011 481 27.7 17.3 27.7
2012 487 24.9 19.5 29.4
2013 472 25.8 18.2 29.2
2014 456 26.0 17.5 27.4
2015 473 26.0 18.1 31.9
2016 485 24.0 20.2 29.5
2017 481 26.9 17.8 27.9
2018 467 27.9 16.6 32.5
2019 447 28.2 15.8 30.4
2020 441 26.8 16.4 31.1

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 Southmoor Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $460 (3.8%) $11,492 (96.2%) $11,952

Data source: Colorado Department of Education




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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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