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Aurora Quest K-8

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted Friday, September 12, 2014

The school is absolutely fantastic. My daughter loves it. It is challenging but so is the life!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2014

The overall school is good but it is too challenging the first time. We don't even start basic most times. It's always you are gifted you should know this now do it!


Posted August 1, 2014

An absolutely fantastic school! I've been going here since the building opened, and am heading into my first year of high school. It makes me sad to know I am leaving behind such wonderful and caring staff, students, and teachers. Middle School will probably be overwhelming at first, but the class grows so close together and no one is left behind. If you're thinking of enrolling your student here, please do. You won't regret it. -A student


Posted January 26, 2014

Middle school is supposed to be a time to grow and learn, to make friends and develop values. I cannot think of a better place to teach every single student that. I remember being so terrified that I wouldn't make friends in MS, that I would be bombarded with work. But Quest made me feel like I could trust everyone there. And I do. All of 8th grade is super close, and I can speak for other grades when I say that I trust most of the students and staff. I learn so much, it actually makes me feel like I have a chance. I have a lot of friends, and that's not because I'm "special" or extra smart. It's cause students here value personality over popularity, or excellency. I have an immense respect for my teachers, yet feel like I can joke around with them. Bullying is rare, and when it happens, it's taken care of. This school is anything but a white, smart, rich kid school. This school is diverse, and has rich and poor kids. Black and white kids. Book smart kids and street smart kids. If you are debating whether to apply to Quest, go for it. This is a place where it is amazing to learn, and just have fun.


Posted October 8, 2013

Aurora Quest is a great school, my son was admited here into 2nd grade this school year and, wow! What a difference. We love the way his teacher works with him anytime he Is he didn't understand a given class work. We have seen A big growth in his reading and math level Quest is like one big family, the stuff are are always ready To listen and help the students. Parent are not left out We all get involve in almost every area of the school We just love Quest .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

I like that the staff is aware of my child needs. They are willing to help in any way they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

We have been very pleased with Aurora Quest so far. The school has very transparent screening process. They hosted a meeting with the parents explaining how the test scores were given and what they mean. Not like other magnet schools who don't explain the test score well and leave the parents wonder ( not very happy about the Challenge School screening process). I am happy that the teachers at Aurora Quest are very motivated and dedicated. My kid loves going to school. The school also has many fun activities !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2013

Quest is an awesome school. I normally wouldn't have considered a public school for our son, but we have been nothing but impressed with Quest since day one. Quest staff and parents really are helping to build a community of responsible, respectful young citizens. I'm proud to say our son is a Quest Phoenix!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

We are a military family who fortunately found out in November 2012 that we would be moving to Aurora in summer 2013. We were able to make the application deadline and were fortunately accepted. We have twin first graders who attend Quest. I am so impressed with this school! One of the driving forces aside from great teachers, programs, facilities, administration is the 20 hour volunteer requirement. Involved parents lead to a successful atmosphere of the school. We feel very fortunate to be here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

It's the #1 school in the state for a reason. The principal is hands-on. You'll see his involvement in every aspect of the school. The students adore the teachers and staff. Teachers are encouraged to continue their learning as well. This is a school focused on gifted learners, but they are also expected to know how to respectful to others, which is so many children are lacking these days. Both my kids ask if they can stay longer at the end of the day, and tease each other that they are the lucky one when they get homework! My kids love school, and get to learn at their own pace and are challenged on a regular basis. We couldn't ask for more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

Aurora Quest is an outstanding school. This is my daughter's 2nd year with Quest and they are wonderful. The teachers work with each child's individual learning strengths and weaknesses and their communication with the parents is fantastic. The parent involvement at Quest is shocking. The Quest parents are always helping out with fundraisers, school events and PTA meetings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

we r so lucky found this school and yeeah so happy greeeat school love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2013

we are a new family in this school. I want to get more information.I love this school. It has been the best decision to go here. The teachers really do know how to teach you, and if you are confused you can always go to them for help. I get the education I need, which was not given to me at my other school because I was always a higher level here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2013

School does have a great facility. tear her have been changing recently including the principle and dean, and vice,seems like everyone running from the boat, we don't know why. The curriculum especially in math is weak I agree, most of the kids came to kindergarten with 1st or 2nd grade knowledge, and the teachers did not create any special groups for them, but placed everyone at the beginning starting with counting objects and dots, putting responsibilities on parents to keep previously obtained knowledge alive and practice at home. Hardly any homework, poor communication with parents, one may be two parent teacher conferences a year, one is a must, second is optional, no grading on work done at school that comes home only at the end of the week, keeps parents pretty much unaware of how the kids are performing poorly or not. The report card does not reflect much either since the letter P means everything from C+ to A. Good part we liked so far are reading groups, so the kids can read exactly at the level they are, they are getting tested at least three times a year, but again if the parent doesn't ask the teachers about the scores, they don't volunteer that information. P
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2013

Quest is supposed to be a magnet school for the gifted and talented. Parents choose this school so their children will be surrounded by like-minded peers and will be challenged in academics. It is a privilege to be enrolled in this school and that privilege should be revoked if students are not behaving appropriately. Bullying and classroom disruptions are found across the grade levels and nothing is being done (other than sweeping every incident under the rug). Unfortunately, Quest is failing ALL students by not asking problematic students to return to their original schools and opening those slots to other deserving kids. Quest is also failing ALL students in other matters: Spending 20 minutes every day on "RISE" (their guiding principles) is a waste of academic instructional time. The strict adherence to an inferior math "curriculum" that does not teach algorithms is absurd. Research has proven the inferiority of "Investigations" and even the Colorado State Standards require that algorithms be taught. Students are not being challenged in math! So sad!!! Making the "numbers" look good is the priority at this school, not the education of the gifted and talented.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2012

So sad that we had to move. My boys both went here and loved it. My oldest went here for 3-5th grade and still talks about it. (He's in 7th grade now). My youngest son only go to go for one year (kindergarten) and Ms. Neff, now Mrs. Garcia I believe was absolutely fantastic. They both excelled here and thankfully I was able to find a school where we live now that is almost equally as great. If we weren't so far I would never have taken them out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2012

I love quest I've gone here since I was in second grade and now I'm in sixth. Quest is my pace and that is advanced. If I ever had to switch schools that would only be in high school. My parents love my school and so do I so go QUEST!!!!!


Posted April 10, 2012

We felt very blessed to have our daughter attend quest from her 5th through 8th grade years. The Aurora Public School district has such poor middle schools so we were so relieved to get her in Quest for those important years. My daughter was doing 7th grade math that I had done in college! She learned everything about technology and computers. The only think I would say was lacking was Geography (something very important in my day). She couldn't tell me the states and capitals, etc. Luckily this is something I can easily teach her myself. Sadly my son has not tested gifted so we haven't been able to get him in Quest and are having to try one of the "regular" APS middle schools. We hope for the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2012

Yes, this school is better than many in Aurora but I felt they spent an inordinate amount of time teaching to the CSAP test. Of course their scores are high when the students spend a great deal of time "practicing" for the test! This preparation ensures high scores but takes away from learning. There are some good teachers at this school but with close to 40 kids in my son's middle school math class, a lot of time is spent on "classroom management" and not as much time is spent on learning. There were many group projects in most classes and the good kids were almost always paired up with the troublemakers. Sure, it's a great life lesson on conflict resolution (or not, since some kids truly didn't care) but these are formative years for education. I was not willing to let my kid babysit at the expense of his education. He attends an online school now and is thriving. I love the concept of Quest but they suffer from lack of funding as most schools do. Too many students per class, too much emphasis on the CSAP, and too much focus on the kids who need discipline while the good kids often slip through the cracks because they don't demand immediate and constant attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

It's great to have my kid at Quest, where so many parents are actively involved and supportive. Of course there might be a bad apple (apparently there is, although I haven't seen it myself) but I can say that I have found the parents I have met take responsibility for their kids and their education, and that is just one of the many absolutely wonderful things about the school.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%
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

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Writing

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Proficient in English91%
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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

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Reading

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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

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Reading

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Writing

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Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant95%
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

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Reading

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Writing

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Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant95%
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

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Reading

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Writing

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Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
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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

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Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant95%

Reading

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black (not Hispanic)100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant98%

Science

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black (not Hispanic)95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant95%

Writing

All Students91%
Female98%
Male84%
Black (not Hispanic)95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant91%
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?

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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Test score rating
Student growth rating

1-3 Below Average

4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

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 51% 56%
Hispanic 18% 32%
Black 11% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 3%
Two or more races 7% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Improv

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Diving
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Improv
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer time after school
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17315 E. 2nd Ave.
Aurora, CO 80012
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