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Lotus School for Excellence

Charter | K-12 | 850 students

Focusing on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Education
 
 

 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
Based on 18 ratings
2012:
Based on 26 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted May 13, 2012

this school says a lot and shows a lot, but in reality it is not a very good school at all. the administration is not fair with all the kids & doesnt treat all the kids equally.The principal has very little invovlement with the elementary kids. Many of the teachers are unhappy and are treated poorly by adminstration with very little lack of appreciaition (ive been told by 4 teachers). The tests the kids take to measure the growth is not even colorado certified. over the last two years the good teachers have left the school becasue the admin does not recognize or appreciate or treat them fairly and the school is left with inexpeirenced and lazy teachers. this is why i am taking my children out of the school. i do not want teachers who arn't licensed or have very little experience in the field teaching my child. the school does not have a full sized gym, & the building has not been updated with things falling apart. this school does not have small class size either. 24-26 students is not small class size crammed in little rooms. the school and admin puts on a good show, but in reality they are not a true school with all staff truly focused on the children & academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2012

lotus school for excellence is a great school it give you a chance to b great in the future This school is unlike a regular school a public school doesn't work with you so you can pass your class they tell you if you want to pass do it yourself but lotus teachers work with you to pass your classes. lotus school for excellence is a great school to send your child to grow and learn to be a better adult in the future.


Posted May 9, 2012

Lotus School for Excellence is on the top of my list! My grandsons have attended this school, one since 6th grade (9th grade now). The educational structure of LSE is why my grandsons are intellectually seeking more knowledge from their teachers daily. They challenges to learn more about the world have made them both exceptional academic students. The faculty and staff of LSE care about the students, the parents, and enabling their student body to become future leaders of the community and America! I thank them daily for their commitment and dedication. Barb Whitfield
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2012

Lotus is an ever emerging school K-12 school. Certainly appreciate the emphasis in Math and Science. Since all of the students wear uniform shirts/blouses there is little to no peer pressure regarding dress. There is little to non-existent dicipline problems. Recommend this school for you child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2012

I am a student attending LSE, I've been at this school since it first opened back in 2005, I started in 6th grade and now I am in 11th, the school is actually really amazing, its multicultural and everyone is like family because of the small classroom sizes. The teachers are completely involved with students and even make time to help them afterschool, which is appriciated by many. Also because we have small classroom sizes (most being 24) each student gets individual help from teachers when it is needed. From the first year this school opened and til' now a lot of improvments have happened. We're getting sports teams, MESA, and have camps that students can go too, yearly talent shows that are a blast, bulling is absolutly not tolerated and every student feels welcomed. My whole class loves going to this school, we believe that it will be really good for our future. Thank you to all the teachers and staff at LSE, you're all appriciated. :)


Posted February 21, 2012

Lotus is a terrible school with mediocre staff and lousy teachers. There is rarely enough food for all the students at lunch and the administration abuses their power to punish students that they don't like. They even kept a teacher around that was accused multiple times of inappropriate behavior around students. They may say that they rise above other schools but that is just an illusion, they spend more money on advertising and bringing in new students then they do actually improving the school. You don't know what's happening to your kid there, so it would be a good idea to steer clear
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2012

Great educational opportunity awaits you! Math has a strong emphasis here, so go for it!


Posted January 4, 2012

I was a student at Lotus in 2006-07. I am now a sophomore in high school, I went to LSE of 6 months, and I loathed it. Nothing that i learned there I remembered, I had 4 hours of homework every night, (IN SIXTH GRADE!!! In high school i have barely and hour of homework a night if any) They do NOT have two gyms, Or a great kitchen, And the "cafeteria" is a Stage. If you value your child's happiness as well as their education, do not send them here.


Posted July 8, 2011

From what I can tell in the reviews before me, parents and students alike are not familiar with the more international approach to teaching that Lotus provides. Students may complain about the rules at first, but they do come around. I have been going to Lotus since I was in 8th grade, I am now a senior graduating with the inaugural class of Lotus School and I can easily say that my experience at Lotus has changed me. I went from being a troubled, misguided youth in 8th grade (I was frequently in the dean's office) to the valedictorian of my grade and example of the Lotus student molding process. If you child is a good student, not necessarily brilliant, but one who is willing to learn, Lotus is a good school. If your child shows inclination towards the academia and/or is very curious/precocious then Lotus is a good fit because the teachers can easily recognize their ability and adjust accordingly. Test scores and academic progress have been well noted in recent years at Lotus, and considering the United States recent drop among other well-known countries (in terms of education) this is a good sign for the future. All in all, Lotus is a unique and wonderful school.


Posted December 23, 2010

I like the school because Learning is promoted as the most important reason for attending the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2010

My Son went to this school and he loves it.I will asure you that you're child will love this school.The teachers are great and will let you know if you're child needs any help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

My daughter love Lotus, both her grades and behavior have greatly improved. She enjoys the after school clubs and the teachers are outstanding!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

I am a student at Lotus and I am in 7th grade. I like this school because it is a challenge. The teachers answer any questions we have, they offer free tutoring to help you succeed. There are lots of fun clubs and activities you can do. Not a bunch of kids to crowd the hallways. The teachers are nice and helpful.


Posted August 31, 2010

very bad for childern students are not allow to go during class in there first four periods and if they do leave classroom then they get in trouble school needs to learn how not to abuse the rules


Posted July 6, 2010

I am a student of this school and you may not care what i have to say because the child going to a school is always complaining about it but PLEASE listen to a students words because parents drop their kid off and don't know what torture they go through but a student in the school knows what is going on form the INSIDE. From my point of view when you first hear of this school they will try to win you over with all the things like computers a tv in the front of the school and let me be the first to tell you that they are feeding you lies about them caring about the education of their students. To keep you from dissapointment from this school PLEAS STAY AWAY! Take my work for it.


Posted February 25, 2010

The school is one of the safest school in the neighborhood. It has been a great experience for us. After-school and weekend tutoring are very good opportunity in order to get extra help for missing class-work. They recently started their ACT/SAT classes at the weekends. In addition to these, class size is small so every child gets enough attention he/she needs during the class time. I would strongly recommend the school to everyone as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

I am a parent of the Lotus School for Excellence`s student. Our mother language is Turkish. We have been in USA for only one year. My son got the advanced levels of English and science and math in the Lotus. Thank you so much the school administration and teachers of Lotus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2010

If you like a safe, small, and disciplined school with dedicated teachers, this is the school to choose. Higly recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2010

The school has been a great experience for my child. School goes above and beyond to help students. Free tutoring is amazing. Teachers spend so much time with kids outside of their class time. Math placement gives my child great opportunity to be challenged appropriately. They recently started their ACT/SAT classes at the weekends. Class size is very small so my child get the attention he needs. I would recommend the school to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2010

For middle school this school may be alright but for high school students it is not a good way to go. It does not offer extra activities to keep someone interested and the ones they do offer they expect 15 year olds to hang with 11 year olds not a good combination.Athletic minded students this is also not the place to be. Also some of the teachers were not accessable to me when I needed help and were not clear. Lunch was expensive and also not so good as they changed the program last year and next year they are going to add elementary kids which is amazing when they can not handle what they have got. Not a good idea and would not recomend this school.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
32%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
21%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

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 55% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%
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 Students65%
Female75%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)74%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Reading

All Students52%
Female61%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
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)52%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Writing

All Students26%
Female32%
Male17%
Black (not Hispanic)35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible27%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities26%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)22%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
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 Students47%
Female49%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)33%
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Reading

All Students47%
Female54%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Writing

All Students22%
Female27%
Male18%
Black (not Hispanic)21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities23%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English35%
Immigrantn/a
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 Students34%
Female46%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
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 lunch39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)9%
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant34%

Reading

All Students37%
Female42%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%

Science

All Students16%
Female21%
Male13%
Black (not Hispanic)13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible10%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant16%

Writing

All Students23%
Female38%
Male15%
Black (not Hispanic)26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible15%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities23%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant23%
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 Students38%
Female31%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
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 lunch32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)22%
Proficient in English31%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Reading

All Students57%
Female57%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students40%
Female41%
Male40%
Black (not Hispanic)56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
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 lunch42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English42%
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 Students19%
Female26%
Male12%
Black (not Hispanic)14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
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 lunch15%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities20%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English22%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant19%

Reading

All Students56%
Female62%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)21%
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students56%
Female62%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)21%
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%
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 Students43%
Female50%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%

Reading

All Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Science

All Students57%
Female44%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students61%
Female72%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
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

Math

All Students30%
Female14%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
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 lunch28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant30%

Reading

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)33%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Writing

All Students54%
Female49%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
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 lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%
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 Students31%
Female19%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
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 lunch32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English35%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%

Reading

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Science

All Students53%
Female41%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Writing

All Students39%
Female41%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
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

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23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
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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?

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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ACT participation

91%

Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

80%


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 40% 32%
Black 30% 5%
White 23% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 2% 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 63%N/A41%
Male 52%N/A51%
Female 48%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school District Schools
Home School
Private Schools
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 30% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 60% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation CU Boulder
CU Denver
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
French
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Governor's distinguishing growth Award (2010)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • Engineering
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish, French, Turkish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:20 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Eray Idil
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (303) 360-0071

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Individually guided instruction
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Engineering
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • Engineering

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
  • competitive clubs
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Colorado League of Charter Schools
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • FLL (Lego Robotics)
  • FTC (High School Robotics)
  • Foreign language club: Spanish, French, Turkish
  • MESA
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
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Photos

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • We are a STEAM focus college prep K-12 school.
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What are your chances?


2 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
180
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
1000
Students typically come from these schools
District Schools
Home School
Private Schools

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
CU Boulder
CU Denver
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 30%
4 year college - 60%
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11001a East Alameda Ave
Aurora, CO 80012
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Phone: (303) 360-0052

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