McElwain Elementary School

School Stats
Student Enrollment: 
443
White: 
11.74%
Hispanic: 
78.1%
African American: 
5.42%
Asian: 
0.45%
Native American: 
1.81%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 
0%
Two or More Ethnicities: 
2.48%
Percent of Students on free and reduced lunch: 
91.87%
Percent of teachers with advanced degrees: 
68%
Average years teaching experience: 
10
2013 October Count
Contact Information
Address: 
1020 Dawson Dr.
Denver, CO 80229-4909 US
Office Phone: 
720-972-5500
Attendance Phone: 
720-972-5518
Fax: 
720-972-5519
School Hours
School Hours: 
7:45 am - 2:30 pm
Early Release Day: 
Wednesday
Early Release Time: 
1:15 pm
Enrollment
Kindergarten Enrollment: 

2014-15 School Year

Title Full-Day Enrollment
January 27 - First school day in August

Please contact the school for further enrollment information.

General Enrollment: 

Here's how the enrollment process for the Five Star District works:

  • Step 1: Check your address on our boundary locator to determine which school your student will attend. Our locator is online at
    http://www.adams12.org/en/boundary_locator.
  • Step 2: Pick up an enrollment packet at one of our school locations or download the forms from our website. You will need only one Household Information Packet and individual Student Information Packets for each student.
  • Step 3: Complete your forms and gather the necessary documentation. Documentation includes: Parent/Guardian Photo ID; Child’s Birth Certificate; Proof of Residency; Immunization Records; and prior school records.
  • Step 4: Take your completed enrollment forms and all required documentation to your student’s school.

For additional information on our enrollment process, click here.

School Resources
Boundary Map: 
SchoolVIEW: 
The Colorado Department of Education's new Web site enables users to gauge school performance, access student data and learn about student achievement efforts.
Principal
Principal: 
Ardell Rivera-Francis
Assistant Principal: 
Ryan Stadler
2008 Bond & Mill Info
Original Construction Date: 
1987
Total Gross Square Footage: 
60,304sq. ft.
Student Enrollment: 
483
School Construction Budget: 
$169,289
Estimated Timeframe for Completion: 
08/2013
Enrollment As Of: 
2007
School Repairs: 
Replace selected interior finishes that have exceeded their useful life.
Student Safety: 
Install electronic card access control. Install automatic lockout system for emergencies. Provide visitor and volunteer tracking software. Install security cameras and digital video recorder.
Classroom Technology: 
Replace obsolete computer systems and upgrade network infrastructure as necessary.
2004 Bond Info
Original Construction Date: 
1957
Total Gross Square Footage: 
49,678sq. ft.
Student Enrollment: 
362
Total Investment: 
$326,201
Project Status: 

McElwain Elementary School was opened in the fall of 2004 with an addition, and has been scheduled for renovation work at the end of the bond cycle. Renovations for this school are scheduled for the summer of 2009.

Work Planned: 

Playgrounds:
Improve playgrounds, eliminating worn-out or hazardous equipment, and providing access to students with disabilities.

Improve Classrooms and Interior Space:
Paint drywall/trim in all instructional areas, corridors, and office spaces. Replace ceiling tile throughout which is stained mismatched or damaged. Repair or replace old cabinets, countertops, room doors and hardware as necessary. Renovate restrooms. Refinish floor in gym. Provide new tack strips, boards and white boards as needed.

Information Technology:
Upgrade network wiring for computers, as necessary. Replace obsolete networking equipment.

Exterior Site Work and Repair:
All exterior sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and other paved areas will be repaired as necessary.