School Details

Federal Heights Elementary School

2500 West 96th Ave, Denver, CO 80221
(720) 972-5360
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 651 students 18 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

36%
69%
71%
28%
66%
72%
6%
44%
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.
37%
70%
70%
34%
69%
73%
11%
44%
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
  • Adams 12 Five Star Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
72%
72%
28%
64%
67%
8%
48%
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.
60%
73%
71%
32%
60%
65%
32%
52%
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
  • Adams 12 Five Star Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
65%
66%
35%
65%
69%
16%
43%
47%
24%
56%
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.
40%
64%
65%
31%
68%
71%
20%
49%
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
  • Adams 12 Five Star Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Federal Heights Elementary School is a public elementary school in Federal Heights. 651 children attend Federal Heights Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 92% of the 651 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Federal Heights Elementary School is 18:1. Sunset Ridge Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 85% 33%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 58%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 5%
Multiracial 0.2% 1%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Do not send your children to this school and if you are a teacher looking for a job stay far away from this school it isn't worth what you will have to face. The teachers try their best and there are some wonderful teachers at this school but they are overburdened due to the unethical practices of the principal. You only have to look at the test scores to see that this is not a place for your child if you care about their education.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is horrible. The Principal doesn't know what he's doing and is honestly a little immature. The teachers do not look like they enjoy their jobs and it reflects onto the student. If you can choice enroll anywhere else do it. I feel bad for the students who have to go there. Their futures don't seem very bright.

  • (3 years ago)

    Both my children attended this school last year. Administration staff was mediocre. But my son's fifth grade teacher Mr. C was sensational at turning my son's attitude towards school around. It not the school but the wonderful teacher that has made a difference!!!!!"

  • (5 years ago)

    Do NOT send you child to this school. MY child has attended this school for the last 3 years k-2nd grade and is far below where she should be. I have written notes called and all but begged for communication with the staff. I get no response. We are very uninformed we get newslewtters AFTER events have taken place or with incorrect information. I am trying at this time to do everything possible to get my child out of this school this year. DON'T do it- we have a right to move our children out of low performing schools. I just found this out and I am going to see that it happens. This school should be closed.... it is shameful

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter goes to this school. Federal hights Elem. is the reason why people put there children in private school!! Her tearch is great but the administration is lacking. They take no responsible actions in the safty or in communcation to the parents of problems that arize. We live in state were a great tragidy happen. Saftey should be at the top of every schools list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I like this school. My son comes home from school with daily homework and happily talks about his day. The school does not only focus on academics but community involvement as well. The staff and faculty are great with the students.

  • (9 years ago)

    I.ve had 2 children attend FHE. We have always had great teachers they have always informed me on what's going on. My husband and myself have attended field trips we've always had behave children. I would give all the staff at FHE an A++

  • (9 years ago)

    We absolutly love FHE they have a wonderful academic program and the teachers are very patient understanding and have a passion for what they are doing. Our son loves the music classes as well as the art programs.

  • (11 years ago)

    It has been my experience that many of the teachers have lost their interest in the development of children. It seems that they have a fair amount of older teachers with little or no patience with the students. Frustration levels are high and the focus is not so much on academics as it is each child's personality traits. Maybe this would account for such low academic scores.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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