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Fulton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 460 students

 

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Posted October 7, 2013

While the teachers at this school are caring, passionate, and truly care about their students, I would certainly not recommend this school to parents. First of all, TCAP scores are awful. This is probably because every year from 2nd grade-5th grade, my child was in a class of 27 to 30 children with NO para support that I ever saw. I feel that the teachers were so overwhelmed dealing with these huge classes that students who were near grade level/above grade level were left behind and ended up regressing. The "Director of Instruction" (principal) seemed like she didn't care about the overwhelmed staff or the children sitting in these HUGE classes and didn't do anything to change the situation. Because class sizes were so big, I would always hear stories from my child about really serious behavioral issues (kids that were out of control and possibly a danger to other students). I feel that these students were never properly disciplined by the principal, as I would hear stories about the SAME kid everyday. Finally, the turnover rate is also awful, the staff is brand new almost every year, so teachers who get to know your child one year are gone for the next school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

Hi, I use to be a student in Fulton for a year. I'm giving this school one star because they teached me good but now that I'm going to a other school I'm really behind. I'm having trouble because Fulton is really behind.


Posted May 4, 2013

Dear Principal - Please give your 2nd Grade teacher that used the clear tape on the students mouths a big congratulations for coming up with an EXCELLENT 'object lesson' that the students at the age of 7 or 8 will NOT forget!. That teacher should be thanked for having a lasting influence on the students. Of course if anything about the exercise is abusive, that is not right. However, I have never heard anything negative about Fulton Academy School. Please share my enthusiastic support of your professional teacher. Sincerely, Alan Favre, CFP Executive V.P. CIM Securities,LLC 303-907-3110


Posted November 8, 2009

My daughter and son attend Fulton. Both my kids enjoy the safety environment as well as the friendly staff there. As a parent my concern is always how my kids are progressing, I can perasonally tell everyone that Fulton's staff always has communication with the parent inregards to their student. Overall Fulton is a great school with an awesome staff!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

I think that Fulton is a great school. My son has been there for 3 years now and he loves the school. The Teachers are very nice and they have good academic programs. For the school to only be a K through 5th grade school they are limited on sports but the art and music classes are nice. The only thing i really have a problem with is when your child is being given an award for any reason i think that the School should notify the childs parent ahead of time so that arrangments can be made to attend the assembly. My son gets awards all the time and i have yet to be able to attend because of such late notice. Is this something that could be fixed? Overall it's a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
20%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
27%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
39%
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 Students42%
Female52%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)63%
Proficient in English33%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%

Reading

All Students43%
Female58%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)54%
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%

Writing

All Students21%
Female39%
Male9%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities23%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)32%
Proficient in English12%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant21%
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 Students40%
Female52%
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)41%
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%

Reading

All Students27%
Female39%
Male16%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)22%
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant29%

Writing

All Students26%
Female39%
Male14%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%
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%
Female48%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)34%
Proficient in English31%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%

Reading

All Students36%
Female55%
Male21%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)34%
Proficient in English31%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

Science

All Students11%
Female19%
Male5%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible11%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities13%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English13%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant11%

Writing

All Students36%
Female55%
Male21%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)32%
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%
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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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

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 72% 32%
Black 11% 5%
White 7% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 89%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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755 Fulton St
Aurora, CO 80010
Phone: (303) 364-8078

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