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Alamosa Elementary School

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Posted April 16, 2014

School has all students arrive at the same time resulting in traffic jams that I have been stuck in for 20 mins. This results in excessive tardies for my daughter as well as several other parents that I have talked to. My daughter has been lost twice and forgotten outside once (1st grade). School needs to stagger start times or offer other drop off options.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 72% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%
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 72% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
34%
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 65% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%
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 Students70%
Female79%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)67%
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Reading

All Students70%
Female78%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligible74%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)47%
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%

Writing

All Students37%
Female48%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligible37%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%
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 Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)62%
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)38%
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Writing

All Students48%
Female54%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%
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 Students56%
Female59%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)30%
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Reading

All Students59%
Female61%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)35%
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Science

All Students30%
Female29%
Male32%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligible52%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English32%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant31%

Writing

All Students45%
Female52%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%
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

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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 67% 32%
White 30% 56%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1709 West 10th St
Alamosa, CO 81101
Phone: (719) 587-1600

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