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Canyon Creek Elementary School

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Posted October 6, 2010

The best school, best teachers, best parents! Great test scores and challenging curriculum. They focus on compassion and friendship as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

We have 3 children at Canyon Creek. We have really appreciated all the teachers our children have had. They help our oldest challenage herself and they give us lots of ideas to help our youngest two succeed. We love the principal and will miss her next year. There is a lot of areas for parent to get involved and lots of activities for the children to get involved in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

My family started at CC in 2008-09 school year when my daughter entered second grade. We were very apprehensive after a subpar experience in first grade at another local school, but Ms. Debbie Pearn made our 2nd grade year one to remember! When I realized what an outstanding teacher she was I quickly found myself volunteering in the classroom and more involved in the warm, welcoming organizations offered at CC. I think CC is extraordinary, too, in an area like SE Aurora because it is so diverse! We came from a school just across Arapahoe Road that had very little to a school that has several different cultures represented in EACH classroom! I love CC and recommend to anyone interested in a Cherry Creek school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

This is a wonderful school! I have a son who attended this school its opening year when he was in kindergarten. He was here through out his elementary 'career' and now is in the 6th grade at TRMS on the honor roll. I also have a daughter here now in the 2nd grade who is well on her way to following in her brothers footsteps! Couldn't be happier with all the teachers & staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

This is a great school, with a lot of high achievers. This is where I think this school is lacking. They need to start ability-grouping by the 3rd grade, maybe have a teacher teach one grade level higher to meet the needs of the high achievers and to alliviate the GT teacher to focus on other thing than math. I don't think they are using their GT resources appropriately. I think they need to involve more technology like, pod-casting, extended research with the internet, involving real life situations in the GT lessons, not just a extension to the regular classroom curriculum. I just think they could be doing a lot more with their GT students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

Excellent Teachers, Excellent Classrooms, Challenging Work and a Great Community Environment. I couldn't be more happy with how well my son has grown both socially and academically since he started going to school here in just 3 months.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

We love the teachers and administration. We have two kids that attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2007

I have been involved with my childs teacher and classroom throughout the year. I have been very impressed with all teachers and staff I have come in contact with. /
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

Both of my children attend Canyon Creek and I cannot say enough about the outstanding leadership and teachers there. Mrs Magro (1st grade) and Mrs Alden (5th grade) are both outstanding teachers as are the rest of the staff at Canyon Creek. I absolutely love this school and if you are moving into the area I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

I personally think this school is one in a million and I love it. Not only are the teachers good but the principal is great! She makes sure everyone is feeling comfortable and safe. Dr. O'Brien is a wonderful person in general and I am really going to miss her in the years to come. Another teacher that I love at this school is Ms. Tracy she is a great person who has great teaching techniques that my child and I loved. If you ever want a great school have you child attend this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2006

My children attended Canyon Creek for three years. The principle was very accessible to my children and myself. The teaching staff was outstanding. We have moved but my daughter still wants to keep in touch with her teachers. The first grade reading program and curriculum was wonderful. My daughters teacher in particular was the most amazing teacher and human being I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. There is also an outstanding kindergarten teacher there. This school makes a great effort to have extra curricular activities as well. My children loved science and gym here. If you are moving into this area strongly consider any homes in this schools area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2006

This is an amazing school full of good staff and very involved parents. My daughters are so fortunate to be a part of this body. Dr.O'Brien and Mrs. Sloan as well as the very friendly office staff have literally made us feel welcome and have become a part of our extended family; especially being from out of state. We love it here!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

Academic programs are very good. For the most part, the teachers are very good. Some better than others in relating and being flexible in teaching so that the child understands the lesson. All specials are at the school. Parent involvement is excellent. Parents bond with each other. The administration would fair better with more compassion for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2005

My experience with this school has been quite unfavorable. Parental involvement is only encouraged insofar as it means cutting, pasting or gluing. Parents who can think for themselves are politely belittled if they have non-traditional/liberal beliefs and are largely ignored by the administration. The administration seems unwilling to entertain the notion that times are changing, minds are opening and children need a little more than just the answer to 2+2. The administrators and teachers seem to all be of one mind, so introducing new ideas that will enrich the children's lives in novel ways - such as bringing 'humane education' into the classroom - will not be welcomed with open arms. Parents need to feel welcome in the school. Teachers and administrators need to be better role models and put into action themselves what they claim to be teaching the kids - respect for others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

Canyon Creek is one of the Coloardo has to offer the class ration is nice,new school, and most important the staff ( teachers,non teachers and the Principal) they are all an excelent combination which makes it so good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2004

Great School, brand new, excellent staff!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%
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 Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant85%

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Writing

All Students52%
Female63%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%
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 Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Reading

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Writing

All Students45%
Female53%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Free lunch eligible15%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Reading

All Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant82%

Science

All Students60%
Female57%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Writing

All Students62%
Female64%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%
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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23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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 15% 32%
Black 10% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Two or more races 4% 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 19%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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