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About This School

Moore K-8 School is a public middle school in Denver. The principal of Moore K-8 School is Joan Wamsley, whose e-mail is joan_wamsley@dpsk12.org. 465 students go to Moore K-8 School and identify primarily as Multiracial, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic. 78% of the 465 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Moore K-8 School is 17:1. Morey Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 38% 56%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 23%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 17%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 66%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Strong leadership strong staff and academic curriculum. Good diversity in student population. School has good relationship with surrounding community.

  • (1 year ago)

    Not only does this school have a significant place in Colorado history but the staff I have encountered have been absolutely amazing. I have a special needs child on the Autism Spectrum (high functioning) and even though we do not yet have an IEP established faculty is going out of their way to make sure she is thriving and learning. The first day we started (we transferred in from another district) we met with not just her teacher but all the first grade teachers all the special education staff AND the principal. They have gone way out of their way to make sure my children have a positive learning experience which is more than I can say for the Jeffco Schools we have experience with. I am also thoroughly impressed with the school nutrition program here. Not only is breakfast free of charge to ALL students regardless of income but lunch provides so many fresh ORGANIC produce selections and the menu is certainly an upgrade from what I was fed in DPS schools twenty-plus years ago as a kid. I am proud to have this school as our neighborhood learning institution!

  • (1 year ago)

    My child is also in Kindergarten here and we have had nothing but great experiences. No hitting bumping biting or any etc. The teachers are great and work hard. We will be coming back next year. As far as safety it is up to you to make sure your kids are safe before school starts and there have been no problems that I have heard of in that regard. The only reason this school rates lower is because all of parents that live around it put their kids in private schools if they saved their money and opted in to Dora the school would be as great as Bromwell.

  • (1 year ago)

    My Kindergartener goes here and he is continually involved in some type of violent activity with other students. The school nurse has called me like three times to report him being bitten bumped hit etc.. The school really has an amazing legacy but failing grades in the CSAP and TCAP scores. I want to switch to Bromwell next year if possible.. or Teller.. Oh and the place is not safe in the mornings inadequate staff on the playground.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love it at Dora Moore school. There is a new era of parent evolvement coupled with great administration and teaching. This is a great urban school.

  • (6 years ago)

    It is an average school since the old princple mr. Martinez left it just does not seem the same.

  • (8 years ago)

    Moore is an excellent school with amazing educators. The diversity celebrated at this school is what sets it apart from the rest.

  • (8 years ago)

    I was saddened by the lack of parental involvement and absence of a community feeling to this school. The middle school children add a dynamic that doesnt fit with the elemetary side of things. I wondered some days if I was doing more harm than good sending my child into that enviroment he came home very discouraged and deflated some days.

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