School Details

Traylor Elementary School

2900 South Ivan Way, Denver, CO 80227
(720) 424-3480
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 597 students 20 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

66%
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72%
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51%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means 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. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.
60%
51%
70%
79%
56%
73%
58%
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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 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. The CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
  • This school in 2011
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
60%
72%
73%
51%
67%
60%
41%
52%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means 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. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.
68%
53%
71%
60%
44%
65%
55%
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 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. The CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
  • This school in 2011
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
51%
66%
55%
49%
69%
26%
25%
47%
59%
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 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. The CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
62%
53%
65%
67%
57%
71%
53%
47%
55%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means 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. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.
  • This school in 2011
  • Denver Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Traylor Elementary School is a public elementary school in Denver. The principal of Traylor Elementary School is Patricia Castro, who can be contacted at patricia_castro@dpsk12.org. 597 students attend Traylor Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 66% of the 597 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Traylor Elementary School is 20:1. Colorado Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 69% 58%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Asian 6% %
Multiracial 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 14%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 72%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I have four kids that go to this school all ranging from pre-k to 3rd grade. After reading the last comment I am taken back that someone would compare this school to a "glorified day care". This school is anything but that. My kids do not spend the majority of their time watching movies it is optional on snow days during recess. Or they go to the gym. My kids are progressing above the standard of the state and it is because if the teachers and community of this school. Not to mention I also continue to help my children with their studying at home. Which is extremely critical for children of this age. As for the children that do not speak English and are learning to they are in separate classrooms or they have an extra teacher for those children in the rooms. Traylor is a wonderful school! They have many fun activities for the kids during the fall winter and spring. Along with after school learning program's. The teachers care a great deal for these children and their families enough to do home visits twice a year! I would highly recommend this school!! Everyone is friendly and kind. Traylor has provided a Whole Child education for my kids!

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter went to Traylor in preschool while Mrs. Marker was a great kindergarten teacher it was soon obvious that she was an abnormality in an otherwise abysmal school. This school caters to the lowest common denominator of learning. Most kids are Spanish speaking with little to no English so the teachers' time is spent on these kids while average/above average kids suffer. Elementary education is critical for kids- and should be full of learning and challenges. They have dumbed down this school so much that it is useless for English speaking average intelligence kids. We took our child out and put her in Littleton Preparatory Charter School. It is a day and night difference. I would strongly suggest staying away from this school. It is no better than glorified day care - my daughter watched more movies here than at home!

  • (9 years ago)

    Traylor has the feel of a small community school with certain benefits that come from being part of a large public school system. The parent and community support of this school along with the fabulous staff are what makes it the jewell of DPS. It is a fundamental academy so not for everyone but all students receive a good solid education. There is music and library 2x per week art P.E. everyday plus many optional programs including choir band/orchestra and various clubs. The parent involvement at Traylor (Traylor Academy Boosters - TABs) make a very good school phenominal!

  • (10 years ago)

    This is an Excellent DPS School. We landed Denver on a temporary basis for 1 year. My son attended 3rd grade at Traylor. Enforcement of discipline and responsibilty created a fun learning enviroment for our son. Reinforcement is strong and supports the schools philosophy. My son learned subjects taught in traditional ways with strict standards. The parents and children are informed well about what is expected and the disipline latter that will be enforced. The code of honor was written and followed which gave my son the opportunity to learn and grow. Traylor is filled with a wonderful and caring staff that just gets the job done!!! Tralyor also has great parent participation and a wonderful boosters program TABS! The principle is heavily involved and she was always present with an open door. State Accountability is high and above average. My sons teacher Exceeded Excellence! Thumbs up!

  • (10 years ago)

    Traylor focuses on the individual child's education. This school works well with parents in determining the needs of the child and what needs to be done to assist this child in learning the most. There is something to be said about schools where children have a name and they are not just a number. This is a well-run school and the principal is a very caring and child-oriented individual. She works well with teachers and parents so that everyone involved is focused on getting the child the education that he or she needs and deserves. The community surrounding this school is extremely supportive. The parents know each other well and provide a positive learning and community enviornment for these children. The level of parent involvement in this school increases the safety factor of the school. Everyone looks out for each other.

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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