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Warder Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 340 students

 
 

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Posted August 11, 2014

Looking forward to seeing all of the changes that have taken place since 2012. Sounds like Warder has really turned itself around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

New principal rocks! All the staff I've had the pleasure of knowing are committed to student excellence, collaborative with parents, and very responsive. The front office staff are fantastic - super kind and always helpful. Aside from the core curriculum, the kids are taught problem solving techniques and character education. The PTA is great and committed to the continuous improvement of the school and the community. My children love this school...I feel fortunate to have found it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

While the teachers , staff, and principal are very caring and responsive, the academics do not provide enough challenge for bright students. There is virtually no homework, no spelling tests, no enrichment activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

We have been so pleased with the staff at Warder. They are welcoming, professional dedicated and caring. The principal is excellent. She goes the extra mile to listen to parents and address needs of the kids. She expects good behavior and respect from the students for their peers and the staff, as well as respect for the school property. She focuses on addressing positive behavior when she sees it. The staff are receptive to input and communicate well with parents. Our son has had behavior issues which have been addressed in a proper manner at school, and the staff has provided him the support he needs to succeed. The teachers and support staff volunteer their time to create extra programs for the kids, outside of school hours. The PTA is strong, active and committed to continually improving the school environment. Warder is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

I love Warder Elementary because it is a place where all of my children feel comfortable and cozy. There is a great sense of family when you walk in knowing all of the teachers. The academics are taught in a way that interests childrem from many different learning levels. I couldn't speak higher about Becky Nelson, the principal and staff. They can name any child by name and family and show interest to make families and children want to recommend and continue going to this wonderful school. This is more that I could say,but this could go on forever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2009

As an involved but not local grandparent, I recently spent two days at Warder Elementary visiting the classrooms of my two grandsons who attend K and 4th grade at Warder Elementary School. I was treated with great respect and warmth by everyone - administrators, teachers, staff and students! What a gratifying experience you will have visiting at Warder; I highly recommend it!


Posted September 5, 2008

Warder is a good school for students who are average. They are not equipt nor effective for any student with learning needs 'out ofthe box' - whether is be LD or G/T.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2007

Warder has an outstanding and totally committed PTA. The recent Career Fair, organized and presented by the PTA, was stellar, with 29 speakers from interesting professions giving the kids a look into what could be in their futures. The Warder PTA put forth a monumental effort to make this really wonderful event day happen. As with many PTAs, however, they struggle to get parent participation in much needed fundraisers. The kids are into it, the teachers and principal are into it, and the PTA works tirelessly at it - now the parents need to step up to the plate to support the effort and make things happen for this terrific school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

Fantastic principal and teaching staff - unbelievably committed, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and personal. I have two kids at this school who were both identified as gifted in kindergarden without any clue from us. While more available services for them (ie: more accelerated learning tracks) would be nice, their teachers have spontaneously tried to meet their needs with a degree of effort and enthusiasm that is just astounding to me. These people care. And the school's behavioral programs are just top-notch. If your kids get to go to Warder, you're lucky. I'm certainly grateful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

Warder Elementary staff has taken to heart the phrase 'No child left behind'. My oldest child is in the Gifted and Talented track at the Middle School because of the dedication the staff has provided with education. If parents of special needs kids could see the extra effort staff is providing for their children as well. I don't believe they could help but be glad that the educators care about their kids as much or unfortunately at times more. An A+ school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2005

Warder is fine for an average, well behaved student. It severly lacks the resources to help either a gifted or learning disabled student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

My son has attended Warder for the past 4 years.I have found that Warder has provided an awesome learning experience for my son. The teachers are top notch in their field. The leadership provided by the Principal is priceless. The sense of family is everywhere in this school and I am very grateful I found this home for my son's elementary education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2004

This is a very friendly school. The kids are nice, and so are the teachers. It's just an ordinary, middle-class sort of school, not terribly fancy, but a happy and calm place. The playground and field next to it are very large. My son really enjoyed his recesses there, with all that room to play. The principal is a very nice lady, and the office staff are helpful and kind. My son has learning disabilities and needed speech therapy, and this school is really set up for that. They have wonderful teachers, especially for those with Special Ed needs. We really had a good experience with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 72% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
50%
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 62% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%
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%
Female68%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Reading

All Students73%
Female71%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Writing

All Students48%
Female45%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
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 Students76%
Female83%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Writing

All Students80%
Female88%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%
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 Students76%
Female86%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Science

All Students64%
Female77%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Writing

All Students64%
Female82%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Reading

All Students82%
Female91%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant82%

Writing

All Students61%
Female86%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%
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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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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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
White 63% 56%
Hispanic 31% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 41%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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