School Details

McMeen Elementary School

1000 South Holly St, Denver, CO 80246
(720) 424-5520
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 600 students 17 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

48%
59%
72%
54%
61%
73%
30%
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.
52%
51%
70%
56%
56%
73%
46%
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 2011
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
58%
72%
60%
52%
68%
48%
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.
68%
53%
71%
55%
44%
65%
52%
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 2011
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
52%
65%
69%
55%
70%
28%
31%
49%
61%
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.
55%
51%
66%
57%
49%
69%
24%
25%
47%
57%
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 2011
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

McMeen Elementary School is a public elementary school in Denver. The principal of McMeen Elementary School is Adam Volek, who can be contacted at adam_volek@dpsk12.org. 600 children attend McMeen Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Multiracial. 88% of the 600 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at McMeen Elementary School is 17:1. Montessori School of Denver is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 42% 58%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 14%
White, non-Hispanic 23% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 72%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    McMeen is an awesome school. The leadership is very proactive in avoiding behavior problems in the students. I sub in many DPS schools and this is the quietest yet happiest school I go to in any given week. The diversity is unmatched at other area schools and this adds to every child's educational experience.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have 2 kids on McMeen.. and I am very happy with the work of the teachers... They usually works many extra hours they support my kids a lot and my kids are very happy and they are learning many new stuff. Thanks for your effort! Thanks to principal staff and all voulunteer parents for all the great effort and activities!

  • (1 year ago)

    I think this school is awesome. There is amazing diversity and they are doing a great job growing the kids academically. There is a reason this is one of DPS' 15 distinguished schools. They are working hard to involve all parents as well.

  • (1 year ago)

    All change starts with-in and that is true at McMeen. Mr. Volek the school principal has created a school culture of open communication kindness and high educational standards. We came into the public school system from a small private school and had some growing pains to start but are very happy with how the school handled all of our concerns quickly and thoughtfully. I do wish they had an accelerated program but our teacher has been great at providing more challenging work for us to do at home. The school is highly diverse which will give my boys lessons in culture and acceptance that they could never get from a book. We have been very happy with our experience at McMeen.

  • (1 year ago)

    McMeen is an amazing school. The principal is a great leader. The teachers are all well educated continually trained caring and compassionate. Ive never seen a school with so much parental involvement either!

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers are top notch; the administration is engaged and driven. Student performance continues to improve by great strides!

  • (2 years ago)

    This is the most horrible school year ever. 1st they lost my son for 45 minutes. When I called DPS they never called me back. I am still waiting and it has been almost 3 months. 2nd the teacher told him to put water on hives after being exposed to peanuts my child is allergic. Then they fed him rotten pears and he threw up 3 times when I asked them what happen after I confirmed with the nurse why he threw up the principle assured me that he didn't get any rotten fruit. Advised he could have gotten a stomach virus. I kept him out of school for a day just in case he did have something outside of bad fruit and he never showed any signs of a stomach virus in fact he ate and ate and ate the entire day and never once got sick. I have called DPS 3 times I asked them to change his teacher and when I pull him out of the school now they are concerned and want to transfer him to Ellis another school that is run down. McMeen was on the excellence list last year and Ellis wasn't . I am choosing an online program for his education. If I change his school give me the option to pick what school I want my son in. My son has been in the nurses office more times this year than last year

  • (4 years ago)

    McMeen is a good school with best faculty.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter absolutely loves this school..last year she went to another school in the district and hated it...The prinicpal the teacher everyone on the staff has made this a successful and memorable 3rd grade year...

  • (5 years ago)

    Unfortuntely I cant agree with the parents who had positive thing to say about this school. It seemed as though my son was learning the same things he did in the first grade at another school. It worries me this school was only rated a 3 when I would have to agree. The teachers are great very involved and I loved the shows they would have the kids preform. But education...seemed to be lacking I had my son transfer to Cherry Creek schools this year and will probably continue to keep him there since they seem to be a bit more challenging to what my kid needs. Theres something seriously wrong when your child goes from loving school to absolutely hating it. He cant wait to start his new adventure.

  • (6 years ago)

    McMeen is a good school that could be even better. It would be great to see more parents get involved. It would also be great to see more male teachers on staff and maybe have some curriculum for gifted and/or advanced students added. McMeen does do a good job at acknowledging positive performance both in the classroom and in the community.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have seen a devoted core of parents who one can count on seeing staffing the booths and tables at the many extra curricular activities held each year but I also see parents from ALL demographics attending. Students of every ethnicity and race from all over the world make this school a priceless experience. Children learn what they live and at McMeen they learn to judge others by the content of their character. There are a few discipline problems but lets put most of the blame where it belongs; on the PARENTS and the school district. Dr DeGuire is still the principal and yes he still does an AWESOME job. Many fine teachers too!

  • (8 years ago)

    In our experience McMeen has excellent grade 4 and 5 teachers (both of my sons have been lucky to have Mr Reynolds over the past 2 years). Mr Reynolds is a dynamic 'strict-when-needed' teacher who displays a great sense of humour to kids and parents alike. The principal Dr De Guire is a great man who treats all students with resepct and kindenss. The school has a diverse student base which we like. Basketball is offered for grade 4 and 5 students (who have to do their homework in order to reamin on the team). They have a gifted and talented academic program.

  • (8 years ago)

    Principal Dr. DeGuire was great but not sure if he's there anymore. MOst of the teachers were pretty good but discipline problems are many so it interferes with kids who are high achievers and teachers have to deal with policing as much as academics. Nearly Zero parent involvement and many of the fundraisers resulted in bounced checks from parents. We transferred to Cory Elementary after trying McMeen for 2 years. My guess is they will be a Charter School soon.

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