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Falcon Creek Middle School

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Posted July 23, 2014

My daughter was bullied everyday! She would come home upset, teachers would not do anything to discipline bullies. Some teachers bullied kids, embarrassing them in front of their fellow classmates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

This is my second year with a child at this school, and we have been very happy with Falcon Creek. I love the overall philosophy of the school--they have really opened my eyes to the concept of caring for the "whole child" rather than just test scores. Teachers encourage kids to be responsible for themselves--keeping track of and turning in assignments--totally preparing them for high school and college. The rigorous AIM program is great for academically advanced kids, and the school has worked with us when even more was needed. When I've initiated contact with teachers or administrators I have always gotten a prompt response and a solution I can live with. The comments I've heard from teachers during conferences show me that the teachers really know and understand my kid. Most importantly, my son is happy here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2014

This is our first year at this school and I have not been very pleased. The reliance on Power School to find and print or submit assignments is much like taking an on - line college course and it has been confusing for both my child and me. The teachers are too hard on the children and expect too much independence, even to the point where teachers refuse to communicate directly with me because they expect my child to handle it?!?! It honestly feels like more effort is going into hurting my child's success then helping :( The thought of two more years of this is terrifying! !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2013

The AIM program is great!! The teachers are caring and available to help kids. Most of the teachers my daughter has experienced are available either before or after school to help kids, in addition to the scheduled tutoring most days of the week. The new drama teacher is AWESOME. She really loves teaching kids, and puts her all into classes and afterschool. I only wish there would be more plays. My daughter has had a great 6th grade and 7th grade experience with Falcon Creek. Both counselors have also been great. They are caring and available to parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2013

My kids are attending falcon creek middle school.Both my kids and I have experienced some kind of racism with some of the student and teachers.Ive addressed this issue with Counselors and Deans and they ignore the problem. No stars for ignoring this issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2012

Falcon Creek is the school of choice for my daughter when she joined 6th grade. I am glad that our decision was right and my daughter is doing good in her AIM classes. AIM is a challenging academic program and sometimes my daughter struggles and she has a lot to work when she comes home. It looks like they are trainig the kids to go to college. I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2012

I don"t like how things are done . Some students over looked and pushed along. Very disappointing to me .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2012

Like the review back in 9/5/2009, I too feel that the teachers and the administrators in this school do not properly work with the parents at all. The teachers and the administrators have not responded to any of my emails to request to meet to discuss my daughter's shortcomings. Also, during PTC days, every teacher was gone by noon, which I found it baffling. My regret is not sending my daughter to Challenge school like I did with my oldest son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2010

I love Falcon Creek it is a no bully zone so far. Every one is nice, they help you with HW and there is always laughter in the school and happiness. But some times there's a time when your having a bad day, like I did once and my friends tried to cheer me up, and at the end of the day, I walked out of the school with a smile on my face.


Posted March 8, 2010

FCMS is a awesome school and I love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2009

This is my second year as a student at Falcon, I love everything about this school. Most kids don't want to go to school, but most students at Falcon really enjoy the fun days we spend in school. I have to say that the AIM program is amazing i love all the teachers in this program so far. I Can't wait tell 8th grade and highschool, because i know that i will be prepared.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

As an eighth grader I feel that this school is very advanced the teachers are great and awesome. I am very excited to see what the future holds at Grandview
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Caring teachers, staff and principal. Safe enviroment. Everyone shows that this is just not a job it's about the children wanting to learn and open their minds about diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

My son attended Falcon as a school of choice. We made the right decision on sending him there. He had a positive experience academically, socially and with extracurricular activities. The school is well maintained and the administration has a tight handle on behavior, compared to what we have heard about other schools in the district. The only challenge that we faced during his time there was one of the math teachers. He had her two out of three years and struggled to understand the subject matter. I wish we would have moved him to another class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

The worst! My son took spanish and advanced math there and can't understand one word of spanish and his math test scores had a major drop!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

This school is the worst! I am a teacher in the same district as Falcon Creek and I have never been more frustrated with a school. The teachers don't communicate (3 times I emailed and never got a response) and the principal is rude (when I emailed him about the communication problem I received a snotty email from him). Every time I asked for help for my son I was given the run around. My sons test scores dropped significantly while he was at Falcon Creek. I have transfered him to another school and could not be happier! Don't send your student to Falcon Creek--they are horrible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

My daughter was new to public schools at Falcon Creek in 6th grade. Not only did she have a fantastic year, but she made honor roll, she loved her teachers and I continue to feel comfortable and impressed not only with the education she has received, but also with the teachers and their willingness to be available to the children. She started 7th grade this year and, again, she really likes her classes, loves her teachers and is excited to go to school every day. We are huge Falcon Creek fans. Thank you, Mr. Kennedy, for hiring top-notch individuals. Thank you, Falcon Creek Staff, (inclusive of Security) for showing interest and care to our kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

Most of the staff are wonderful, helpful individuals. But, as with any place, there are some bad apples.Make sure that you don't have to see the Deans, VPs and Principle for anything other then a good reason (maybe questionable even then). They (CYA)stick togather. Bad experience with my 2 children while there. Will be heading for Liberty with my 3rd. A word of caution is advised, when dealing with higher staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

When I went to Falcon Creek Middle School I felt as if middle school was my home. when you walk through those doors all you can feel is warmth and love. And you can tell that the kids are getting the education they need to get into a great college. Falcon Creek also has GREAT athletics for kids to get involved in. When I went to Falcon Creek I had a locker that worked to my every needs. The combination might have been hard the first couple of days but by the end of the week i was twisting the combination face like ... THAT!! Not only was I able to see my best friends that I've known since kindergarten and friends that I made that year, but we had 5 whole minutes to stop talk to friends for a minute and then get to our class on time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2008

We have been very happy with the teachers and programs at this school.
—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.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%
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 Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)44%
Asian93%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial74%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Reading

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)47%
Asian96%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial84%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Writing

All Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)38%
Asian78%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial79%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%
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 Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)43%
Asian93%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial74%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)65%
Asian96%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial87%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligible64%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant82%

Writing

All Students74%
Female84%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)57%
Asian93%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%
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 Students55%
Female59%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)18%
Asian79%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligible43%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Reading

All Students76%
Female85%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)55%
Asian88%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligible68%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Science

All Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)33%
Asian76%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Writing

All Students71%
Female79%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)52%
Asian82%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligible61%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 56%
Hispanic 17% 32%
Black 10% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 22%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Lisa Ruiz

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
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  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Diving
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
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  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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