School Details

Cowell Elementary School

4540 West 10th Ave, Denver, CO 80204
(720) 424-8300
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 523 students 17 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

50%
59%
72%
58%
61%
73%
28%
40%
51%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
48%
51%
70%
49%
56%
73%
29%
36%
51%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
58%
72%
40%
52%
68%
32%
42%
53%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
28%
53%
71%
23%
44%
65%
20%
38%
56%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
52%
65%
39%
55%
70%
17%
31%
49%
30%
45%
57%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
43%
51%
66%
44%
49%
69%
8%
25%
47%
33%
45%
60%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cowell Elementary School is a public elementary school in Denver. The principal of Cowell Elementary School is Thomas Elliott and can be contacted at thomas_elliott@dpsk12.org. 523 students attend Cowell Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and White, non-Hispanic. 96% of the 523 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cowell Elementary School is 17:1. Colfax Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 90% 56%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 23%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 17%
Asian 0.6% %
Multiracial 0.4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Very nice staff great teachers very safe enviroment!! The speech therapy class is amazing. I recommend this school to all the new parents in the area

  • (3 years ago)

    Cowell was just named a Center of Educational Excellence by the State of Colorado for the 2nd year in a row due to high student growth on state assessments.

  • (5 years ago)

    Cowell is a wonderful caring community dedicated to a sound education for it's students.

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Overall score

(based on 3 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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