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Aurora West College Preparatory Academy

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Posted October 17, 2013

this school is just great plus they care about you and motivate you to go to collage
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2013

It is a awesome school. The teachers actually care about your future and encourage you to go to college. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2011

This is the best School I've ever been to! Since August 7, 2010, I have been a student here. My experience, so far, was Outstanding! The councling there is great! The teachers care a lot about your education and transition to college. This is also the first 6-12 school I've ever been in and the largest! My grades have greatly gotten better since I went to this school. Before I came here, my GPA was 2.0. Right now it is 2.7. I'm kind of sad that I will be leaving the school very shortly. Thank you for reading.


Posted August 2, 2009

West is a really cool school the teacher really care about you and you doing your best and you do REALLy LEARN the kids there are nice and really cool if your nice then they will be nice to and make you feel really good!!!! One of the best schools i have ever been to!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2008

West Middle School is the best school I have ever seen! Its better than thoses of Cherry Creek! It has some great oppertunities for kids to learn and it encourages the kids to do better at school. Its not true that the kids are mean. They are only mean if your mean. All the teachers are nice and respect the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2007

I thought the school was a terrible experience. I'm a former student and had to trasnfer to another middle school. The kids there are some of the meanest people I had ever encountered, the teachers aren't very commited to they're teaching, and the electives are not very good either.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 12, 2004

West is a middle school that is academically falling. This school is diverse. Many classes are offered in spanish while only some classes are offered for English speaking students.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 62% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%
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 55% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
38%
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 52% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
15%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
19%
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 39% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%
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 Students28%
Female31%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)16%
Asian10%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Proficient in English27%
Immigrant5%
Neither migrant nor immigrant30%

Reading

All Students36%
Female45%
Male25%
Black (not Hispanic)22%
Asian10%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%
Proficient in English45%
Immigrant0%
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%

Writing

All Students31%
Female42%
Male17%
Black (not Hispanic)19%
Asian14%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English32%
Immigrant0%
Neither migrant nor immigrant34%
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 Students13%
Female16%
Male10%
Black (not Hispanic)12%
Asian4%
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible13%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities14%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English14%
Immigrant4%
Neither migrant nor immigrant14%

Reading

All Students25%
Female29%
Male20%
Black (not Hispanic)32%
Asian4%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English37%
Immigrant4%
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%

Writing

All Students23%
Female29%
Male15%
Black (not Hispanic)32%
Asian4%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities25%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%
Proficient in English26%
Immigrant4%
Neither migrant nor immigrant24%
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 Students17%
Female16%
Male17%
Black (not Hispanic)16%
Asian4%
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible15%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)2%
Proficient in English19%
Immigrant5%
Neither migrant nor immigrant18%

Reading

All Students33%
Female39%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)20%
Asian4%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)9%
Proficient in English48%
Immigrant5%
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%

Science

All Students17%
Female15%
Male19%
Black (not Hispanic)8%
Asian4%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible14%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English17%
Immigrant5%
Neither migrant nor immigrant18%

Writing

All Students31%
Female35%
Male25%
Black (not Hispanic)24%
Asian0%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in English32%
Immigrant10%
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%
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 Students17%
Female23%
Male10%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible13%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant17%

Reading

All Students50%
Female58%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)22%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Writing

All Students40%
Female52%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)9%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%
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 Students34%
Female41%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

Reading

All Students76%
Female94%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Science

All Students30%
Female37%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible26%
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)0%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant31%

Writing

All Students48%
Female61%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in Englishn/a
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

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Reading growth at this school

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ACT participation

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Average ACT score

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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
Hispanic 77% 32%
Black 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
White 5% 56%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 95%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10100 East 13th Ave
Aurora, CO 80010
Phone: (303) 366-2671

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