Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Axl Academy

Charter | PK-8 | 352 students

We are best known for Revolution in Learning.

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
Based on 6 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 6 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

53 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 21, 2014

First year at AXL with elementary and middle students.Wish I read the comments before I enrolled. Curriculum OUTSTANDING. Faculty HORRIBLE. Nice but their lack of competency is so bad it out ways the great curriculum. Teachers, counselors, directors and principle make up rules as they go. Unwritten rules are unfair to the kids. When caught in a lie make every excuse possible, more concerned with justifying their wrong than fixing their mistake. Do exactly what they tell kids not to do; no integrity or ownership. Lost great teacher this year. STEP program is a joke; it s not fair and not effective at all. Scholar dollars program wonderful concept but terribly managed by some. No gym. The playground is a parking lot. Young inexperienced teachers w/ no kids themselves coupled with overcrowded classes spells disaster. Need more parent/grandparent teachers? My kids perform well academically. Feel sorry for kids with any challenges because this school is EXTREMELY petty. My standards are too high for this AXL faculty and it starts at the top (principle - teachers), it is so bad you really wish someone from Candid Camera came out and relived you of this bad joke. Retraining required.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2014

One word. Joke - Poor location, inadequate teachers and staff and ready to pull after this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

Great PK-8 school for kids in Aurora. Excellent teachers. All really care about our kids. So much better than our local elementary school and middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2014

Love this place! My kid is flourishing here! Great teachers and an awesome program. Love our teacher and the kids in our class. We have become great friends with parents of kids in our class. We are extremely happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

Axl has an expeditionary way of learning, which is great for most kiddos. They have uniforms which is great to be seen as the person not brand names of clothing. Healthy eating strongly encouraged however the hot lunches are something to be desired taste and cost wise. They have small classes from preschool to 8th that helps so much with the one on one attention they need. Not a whole lot of coed classes so therefore they can concentrate on school work. I Dislike that there is no music, nor field for kids to play, nor gym classes but with clubs hoping the students get what they need there. Come the end of the year the lack of staff retention, hoping the glitch there gets worked out because there have been some pretty awesome teachers in there that have left after only a year some not even lasting that long.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2013

This school has been a gift to the community. We are blessed to be members of this magical community. Our class and our teacher are warm, kind and we love being a part of the AXL family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2013

This school is changing kids' lives in a very meaningful way through education, healthy living, excellent mentoring and modeling from teachers. It is the best we have found. I don't understand what the negative comments are even about. Smart staff, underserved kids, grateful parents and lots of love and hard work fills the place to move us all forward.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

Axl has a wonderful way of learning. Love the uniforms, healthy eating strongly encouraged, pre k-8, small classes, and no coed classes. Dislike that there is no music, art, nor field for kids to play, nor gym classes and lack of staff retention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

My daughter has attended this school for the past two years and I couldn't be more happier with all of the developing and growing she has done. My son has to go to another APS school because he is in Special Ed and I have seen the comparrison first hand between schools. Axl blows the other school out of the water! My daughter has teachers who truly care about her and her achievements. They don't think of teaching as just a job, I see the passion they have for teaching. The front office and paras are always smiling and welcoming, I always feel included in her education. She wouldn't want to go anywhere else even if I gave her the choice. I feel like they are challenged academically and I think it is great that they learn to speak spanish at an early age.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2013

Horrible school. Never put your kids there. Poor education. Teachers change all the time. Kids have to struggle with unprofessional substitute teachers all year. What kind of education kids can receive? All 2013 school year kids never had ELD teacher. Instead of that they force to learn Spanish. Principal is selfish. She never think about kids first
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2012

My child is doing great at this school academically. and I am very pleased with her accomplishments. However, I'm disappointed in the administration of the school. My main concerns is the children and preached integrity and ethics, yet the administration does not act with integrity or ethics. The head of school seems to be under the impression she is a queen and this is her throne. Does the head of school not understand she would not have a school or her salary if it wasn't for the scholars? In a financial crisis for schools, her decision is to hire her a personal assistance over a math tutor or an art teacher, or someone who would benefit the children. Afterall, the school is about children, not the head of school...or so I always thought. This decision is very selfish. And then there is the director of operations, who has no children and has never worked in a school, yet in charge of how the school operates. The director of Ops never smiles, doesn't talk to the kids, and hides in her office. We need a friendly face in the school not an angry person who barks demands. Until the school administration starts putting the children first, the school will continue to struggle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2012

I have a Kindergartener and a Second grader. This is their first year at AXL Academy and I could not be more pleased! I have not seen a group of teachers care more about their students than the teachers here. My children are greeted everyday by at least 3 happy - smiling adults. I feel so good knowing that the entire staff loves these children and truly wants the best for them. AXL's style of learning is much different than other public schools. They teach the students important content in an enriching "hands on" fashion. My students are learning how to learn and how to think for themselves, which is a really important skill to have in the 21st century. I am thankful that the Administration deals quickly and abruptly with disciplinary actions. There can be a lot of chaos in today's classroom, but this school tries to "nip it in the bud" So far, I am very happy with this school and the caring teachers and staff. I think AXL has come a long way from the opening of the school until now. This is a great place for your children! P.S. I love that my students are already starting to speak Spanish every chance they get! Too Cool!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2011

Can't understand why parents are saying this is such a great school! My kids went to this school for two years. Rev foods may be healthy, but the kids don't like them & they are too expensive. The CSAP scores are WAY BELOW the state average, and only getting worse as the grades go up. Parents, look under test scores and compare the csap scores to other public schools, even other charter schools. The school can't even fill up their older grades, like 7th & 8th, cuz by this time, parents have realized how far behind their children are that they are taking their kids out. When my kids went back to public school, they were soo far BEHIND, that it has taken one of my children nearly two years to catch back up. My other child is an honors student & was behind also. It looks like the students are doing well, but not when you compare them to other schools. AXL also spends less per student than other schools. Look at the financials, the school is not doing well. The principal increases her salary and tries to get away with cutting all other teachers & support staff salaries. Plus having the cost of uniforms & than regular clothes for when your child is out of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2011

We are in our first year at AXL as our daugher is only in preschool. So far we have nothing but rave reviews. We have seen a tremendous growth in knowledge. We love that they are teaching 6 principles of character as well as academics, and really guiding the children into becoming productive, and efficient members of society. The preschool teachers are currently wonderful, our daughter who does not easily warm up to people insists on giving them hugs before she leaves every day, and asked about them repeatedly during fall break. I have also been impressed by the second grade girls teacher, who teaches my niece. Overall, we are planning on having both of our girls stay here through 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2011

This is our 1styear at Axl Academy. I have 3 kids who previously attended regular public school. Axl has surpassed my every expectation from quality of the teaching and teachers to communication with parents & safety of my children. I have seen incredible growth in my children in the past 2 months academically, socially, & culturally. The best feeling as a parent is to see & feel the teachers &staff's desire to connect with each individual student & go above & far beyond their call of duty as educators to help my child grow, teaching them to be great learners and people of character. My kids love it too!, to the point that missing one day of school makes them very unhappy. Instead of my kids "just getting through school," they are building the basis of a lifetime of learning. Any issues or concerns I have had have been dealt with by the Axl leadership &staff with complete appropriateness & priority. Communication is not strained, noone gets on the defensive, & they do their best to relate & take appropriate actions to resolve the littliest of concern. They take their role as educators seriously on every level. Never before have I experienced this level of excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2011

This is our second year with Axl Academy, to say I'm pleased with my child's progress so far would be a gross understatement. She has excelled in many different subjects. Last year her teachers were amazing. Her teacher from last year rotated up with her. Which I think is wonderful. Not only do I love this school, my friends who have children around the same age do as well. One friend was able to get her child enrolled and other's are on the waiting list. There is definitely a difference between Axl and regular public schools, you can see that in how well the classrooms and hallways are monitored/controlled and in the children's behavior. My child's class had 16 students last year, 21 now. You can't find that in public schools. Some parents previous comments state that improvements need to be made regarding the office staff and how they respond to issues... However, I have yet to have an issue with the staff, all of my concerns have been addressed and solved in a timely fashion, my child's safety is not a concern. I only feel that Axl lacks a music program, other than that I wouldn't change a thing! I can't wait to see how all the plans they have to grow and get better turn out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2011

My granddaughter attends AXL Academy and has been there for the past 3 years. She previously attended a Christian Elementary school starting in Pre-K I believe enrolling her into this school was probably one of the best choices her parents have ever made. Her attitude and awareness is so much more developed than the majority of the kids in our neighborhood of the same age. One of the things that has greatly impressed me is the maturity of the students. I pick her up from school very day and she is walked to my car by one of the teachers even though they know who I am. It just makes me feel that her safety is very important to them. I truly hope that they are able to continue adding grades so that she can further her education with them. Just sign me. "Gramma" They all know me


Posted February 7, 2011

I feel so fortunate to have my child go to this school. The amount of attention my daughter receives from her teachers is priceless! I have another child that attends a different public school and the difference is very apparent.... Not only in the school work but the behavior of the students when they're walking in the hallway or doing activities! Love the school schedule, love the instructors, love the dress code.... Highly reccomend it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2010

Axl Academy is an absolutely wonderful school. The teachers are fantastic. They are dedicated, passionate, and care about my child and her success. The school is managed well. There is structure and high goals in place. My child is developing in all areas and most importantly loves going to school and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

As stated below, this school is only getting better as time goes on. Just like any growing organization, there have been growing pains. With the restructure of administration into an actual leadership team and the hiring of additional staff, AXL now has the support and resources to improve support for teachers and in turn improve classroom performance. As this school grows, so will the AXL scholars. I'll sum up my experience with a conversation I had with a 5th grade scholar recently... "I want to go to college" I asked : why's that? "Because my teacher told me I could"
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
42%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
25%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Reading

All Students69%
Female69%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Writing

All Students32%
Female54%
Male0%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students56%
Female69%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Reading

All Students63%
Female69%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Writing

All Students35%
Female46%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%
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%
Female12%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)32%
Free lunch eligible10%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities21%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English23%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant20%

Reading

All Students45%
Female60%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Science

All Students15%
Female12%
Male18%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)26%
Free lunch eligible5%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities16%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English17%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant15%

Writing

All Students26%
Female32%
Male18%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Free lunch eligible14%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities28%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English29%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant26%
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 Students45%
Female36%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%

Reading

All Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Writing

All Students49%
Female56%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%
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%
Female29%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English30%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant34%

Reading

All Students57%
Female54%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%
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 Students14%
Femalen/a
Male17%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch6%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities13%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English19%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant14%

Reading

All Students41%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%

Science

All Students38%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Writing

All Students31%
Femalen/a
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English29%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant31%
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.

 
Average

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.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

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.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

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
Black 32% 5%
Hispanic 30% 32%
White 29% 56%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 55%N/A41%
Male 51%N/A51%
Female 49%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by school officials and community members.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Audra Philippon
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (303) 597-1547

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Playground
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Key features of AXL’s revolutionary approach include: College Preparation, Active Teaching & Learning, Strong School Culture, Extended Opportunities for Learning, and Meaningful Relationships. See our website for more information.
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

14100 East Jewell Ave
Aurora, CO 80012
Website: Click here
Phone: (303) 377-0758

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT