Federal Heights Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 2500 W 96th Avenue
       Denver, CO  80221-5701


(720) 972-5360

District: Adams 12 Five Star Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
703rd of 703 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,446 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  16.3
Number of students:  502

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
93.2%
White:
5.6%
Asian:
0.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  87.5%

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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 Federal Heights Elementary School ranks worse than 100% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks last among 25 ranked elementary schools in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 4.54. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (93.2%), White (5.6%), Asian (0.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 87.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Federal Heights Elementary School is 16.3, which is the 5th best among 25 elementary schools in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Federal Heights Elementary School is $10,446. 24 elementary schools in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Federal Heights Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Federal Heights Elementary School 703rd of 703 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Federal Heights Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Adams 12 Five Star Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Adams 12 Five Star Schools 34th of 83 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Federal Heights Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 7.17 754th 808 6.7%
2005 10.92 745th 823 9.5%
2006 10.62 743rd 829 10.4%
2007 8.98 789th 852 7.4%
2008 5.45 812th 849 4.4%
2009 12.17 781st 872 10.4%
2010 10.07 842nd 925 9.0%
2011 7.53 876th 935 6.3%
2012 5.41 909th 935 2.8%
2013 3.99 939th 954 1.6%
2014 4.80 950th 962 1.2%
2015 7.68 929th 938 1.0%
2016 8.04 889th 914 2.7%
2017 7.42 913th 929 1.7%
2018 6.11 911th 917 0.7%
2019 10.05 915th 965 5.2%
2021 4.54 703rd 703 0.0%

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

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by a teacher
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Open Quote A little history: This school has had a revolving door of administrators for nearly a decade, most of whom did nothing towards improving the morale or efficacy of the staff much less made any serious attempts to provide opportunities for students to be successful.

Fast forward to 3 years ago, when the current administration team was put in place. Since that time, the following changes have taken place at FHE: content specialized instruction for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade, which has benefitted both teachers ( by allowing them to focus on teaching and planning to their areas of strength) and students, an increase in the free and reduced lunch designation which basically guarantees that benefit for all students, breakfast in the classroom and fresh fruit/vegetables daily for all students, two fully operational computer labs running 60 total computers which is available to teachers, students and the community, an operational and growing PTO ( for the first time in the school's history), several community outreach events throughout the school year ( including free breakfasts and barbecues), a mobile iPad lab, a variety of after school tutoring and club opportunities for students, summer lunches and literacy classes...

My point is simple: schools like FHE do not change overnight, but this administration at least has some vision and a high level of staff support to turn the ship around. There have been pockets of resistance to some of the changes, but these are growing smaller every year. Bad experiences still happen, but everyone at FHE is committed to doing what's best for our students. Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Saturday, May 25, 2013

Open Quote The VERY LOW test scores reflect the Administration of this school. If you have poor leaders the school will follow. The Principal is terrible and has no interest in improving the quality of this school which oviously means the District does not either by keeping him around. My kids have since left this school (thank God for choice enrollment) and their grades have soared. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Federal Heights Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 571 2 2 112 8 n/a n/a 0 695
1989 594 7 3 110 8 n/a n/a 0 722
1990 585 9 1 85 7 n/a n/a 0 687
1991 506 11 2 99 15 n/a n/a 0 633
1992 542 15 3 107 13 n/a n/a 0 680
1993 524 14 6 102 9 n/a n/a 0 655
1994 517 17 6 94 7 n/a n/a 0 641
1995 456 7 4 80 12 n/a n/a 0 559
1996 456 7 4 80 12 n/a n/a 0 559
1997 479 12 4 114 12 n/a n/a 0 621
1998 455 12 2 122 15 n/a n/a 0 606
1999 429 7 6 123 13 n/a n/a 0 578
2000 446 9 4 134 19 n/a n/a 0 612
2001 409 7 4 144 10 n/a n/a 0 574
2002 360 18 13 169 4 n/a n/a 0 564
2003 360 18 13 169 4 n/a n/a 0 564
2004 290 13 12 177 5 n/a n/a 0 497
2005 249 11 8 197 6 n/a n/a 0 471
2006 231 16 9 209 6 n/a n/a 0 471
2007 211 10 9 296 6 n/a n/a 0 532
2008 171 8 10 421 4 n/a n/a 0 614
2009 151 3 10 511 2 n/a n/a 0 677
2010 126 3 4 577 3 n/a n/a 0 713
2011 104 2 0 527 1 0 3 0 637
2012 94 2 1 551 2 0 1 0 651
2013 69 0 0 501 4 0 1 0 575
2014 73 0 2 504 2 0 0 0 581
2015 65 1 0 537 4 0 1 0 608
2016 53 1 0 505 2 0 0 0 561
2017 44 1 0 498 1 0 1 0 545
2018 40 0 1 557 2 0 5 0 605
2019 32 0 3 548 2 0 3 0 588
2020 28 0 4 468 0 0 2 0 502

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 Federal Heights Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 695 41.4 16.7 n/a
1989 722 41.6 17.3 26.9
1990 687 38.7 17.7 34.2
1991 633 37.8 16.7 39.8
1992 680 37.5 18.1 49.7
1993 655 38.2 17.1 45.5
1994 641 38.0 16.9 46.8
1995 559 30.5 18.3 45.6
1996 559 30.5 18.3 45.6
1997 621 31.0 20.0 43
1998 606 33.1 18.3 41.4
1999 578 33.3 17.4 34.9
2000 612 32.5 18.8 52.1
2001 574 32.5 17.7 50.7
2002 564 32.0 17.6 51.4
2003 564 32.0 17.6 51.4
2004 497 29.3 17.0 58.4
2005 471 31.7 14.9 66
2006 471 28.7 16.4 75.8
2007 532 30.3 17.6 77.6
2008 614 33.5 18.3 84.9
2009 677 37.1 18.2 90.8
2010 713 39.5 18.0 93.5
2011 637 41.0 15.5 96.1
2012 651 32.0 20.3 92
2013 575 31.5 18.2 93.7
2014 581 32.5 17.8 94.3
2015 608 34.0 17.8 86
2016 561 33.0 17.0 89.7
2017 545 31.0 17.5 91.7
2018 605 33.0 18.3 85.3
2019 588 35.7 16.4 79.3
2020 502 30.7 16.3 87.5

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 Federal Heights Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 695 41.4 16.7 n/a
1989 722 41.6 17.3 26.9
1990 687 38.7 17.7 34.2
1991 633 37.8 16.7 39.8
1992 680 37.5 18.1 49.7
1993 655 38.2 17.1 45.5
1994 641 38.0 16.9 46.8
1995 559 30.5 18.3 45.6
1996 559 30.5 18.3 45.6
1997 621 31.0 20.0 43
1998 606 33.1 18.3 41.4
1999 578 33.3 17.4 34.9
2000 612 32.5 18.8 52.1
2001 574 32.5 17.7 50.7
2002 564 32.0 17.6 51.4
2003 564 32.0 17.6 51.4
2004 497 29.3 17.0 58.4
2005 471 31.7 14.9 66
2006 471 28.7 16.4 75.8
2007 532 30.3 17.6 77.6
2008 614 33.5 18.3 84.9
2009 677 37.1 18.2 90.8
2010 713 39.5 18.0 93.5
2011 637 41.0 15.5 96.1
2012 651 32.0 20.3 92
2013 575 31.5 18.2 93.7
2014 581 32.5 17.8 94.3
2015 608 34.0 17.8 86
2016 561 33.0 17.0 89.7
2017 545 31.0 17.5 91.7
2018 605 33.0 18.3 85.3
2019 588 35.7 16.4 79.3
2020 502 30.7 16.3 87.5

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 Federal Heights Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $489 (4.7%) $9,957 (95.3%) $10,446

Data source: Colorado Department of Education




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