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Akron High School

Public | 9-12 | 121 students

 
 

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Posted July 5, 2011

I think Akron is to hung up on sports. In Akron you basically have to be in a sport or you are nothing. They do care about the academics to a point but the classes are to easy for the grades people get. When i moved here i was already a year ahead of my grade. I just think that the students get away with to much and don't try hard to get their grades because they are just handed to them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2011

We left the big city (Dallas) and moved to small town, USA (Akron) specifically looking for small schools. My son graduates this year from Akron HS. My daughter is in 3rd grade. I cannot say enough great things about Akron schools. Teacher/student ratios can't be beat. Not only are the class sizes small but, with very few exceptions (Mr. Baldwin,) the teachers, coaches and staff truly care about these kids. I could not even image going back to the city and putting my kids in schools where they would be swallowed up. These kids are given praise when they deserve it, direction when they lose it, and encouragement when they need it. The sports programs or increadible. These kids play hard and win or lose they are great sports! (Not to mention in vast community support for athletics) Akron is a rural area. The schools cannot and do not offer a large variety of available electives. They do however offer unbeatable opportunities for concurrent enrollment in high school and college. For a solid education that also includes lessons in community involvement, sportsmanship, and the often overlooked common sense, Akron is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2009

as a former student Akron has an excellent sports program and a great student teacher relationship witch helps with better grades


Posted April 12, 2007

As a teacher, and a parent in the Akron Community, I have been pleased with the school district. My children are constantly challenged with visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning experiences that are technology driven and state- standards based. The work ethic and standards for learning proficiency and student accountability are high. Compared to other schools I've worked at along the front range, Akron is wonderful. We have good students, and invested teachers who don't let kids fall through the cracks. The administration is supportive and community oriented. Yes, while some might argue the athletic programs are a big deal; we also have Academic Decathlon, National Honor Society, Thespians, FBLA, FCCLA, and FFA for more academically motivated students. Akron has fewer drug problems or instances of student misbehavior than any other school in the area. Akron is a great school district to work in and send your children to.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 10, 2007

The first time I went to Akron Highschool I was absolutly amazed at how different it was from all of the many other schools that I had been to. There are not enough electives outside of sports which does not give students more interested in academics to be involved in the things that they enjoy. Also, the teachers do not do a very good job in the highschool. There is not much learned in the classroom. It is not a bad school, it just has a few problems.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 20, 2005

The overall quality of Akron Schools is great! Although there are some problems with students not progressing as well as possible, the schools are a wonderful stepping stone for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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29%

2012

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 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.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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24%

2012

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 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.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students29%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant29%

Reading

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Writing

All Students54%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students24%
Female35%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English24%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant24%

Reading

All Students72%
Female80%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Science

All Students41%
Female40%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%

Writing

All Students52%
Female55%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

96%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

97%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 57%
Hispanic 12% 32%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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600 Elm
Akron, CO 80720
Phone: (970) 345-2268

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