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Mrachek Middle School

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Posted February 20, 2007

Compared to the school my son went to in Texas, Mrachek is 100% improvement! He had a problem with bullies in both schools, but Mrachek was the one that clamped down on the problem with no urging from me. Any academic problems have more to do with the low economic make up of a large portion of the kids than anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

I am not impressed with this school. We just got the statistics in for mrachek in the mail, and it is low and expected to decline (the school's own words, not mine!). This school is not up to par academically, and it doesn't offer a lot of choices for extracurricular activities either--they claim that your child can be well rounded when they enter high school. Plus there is a tremendous gang influence at this school and bullying problems. The counselors and administration are also slow to notify the parents if there is a problem with the child, and it takes a lot of effort on the parent's part to even get a live person to call back!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

This is the best school. Good quilities.Neat. Kind. I would tell 5 graders about this school to ask there parents to send them to this school.The academic programs are very challenging and well thought of.The sports and clubs are so fantastic ,the school deserves a really good commet so I hope you will think so to.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 1, 2005

Not a good school. Morale low amongst teachers and high teacher turnover all contribute to less focus on providing quality instruction to kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2005

I think Mrachek Middle School is the best. There is much of a diversity there unlike cloumbia that is all white. You learn a lot in this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2005

Teachers do not provide responses to questions via email in a timely manner. They are busy, but they don't seem to care about interacting with the parent unless they are forced to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2005

'As a parent of a student going to Mrachek Middle School, i think Mrachek Middle School has definitly improved sience a very long time this school is now safe for my kids to go to and the education is up 100%.Parents who think Mrachek Middle School is a bad influence for there kids them they might not be thinking very much, i would not change my daughter to Columbia becaues everyday she comes home telling me about what she has learned in school, and i'am so pround of her.she is getting good grades in school and i would change that school for nothing.Mrachek has definetly changed since a very long time and i would not change my daughter from that middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

Mrachek Middle School is not a recomended school. My daughter went for 6th grade at Mrachek and I couldn't resist taking her out of that school. The curiculum used in the classroms seemed unsufficient. I did not feel that she was learning enough during the course of the year. In addition, she recieved a Partially Proficient on all three CSAP test is sixth grade which is a big drop from when she scored Advanced in all three CSAP areas in 5th grade. I also didn't care for the environment of students that she was in. She came home everyday tellnig me about the number of fights that occured each week. Now her and her little brother will be attending Columbia in hopes for a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2004

I would be embarrased to be a student at Mrachek Middle School. Mrachek is a school of violence and unsafety. I have witnessed several gangs, fights, and so on, occur at this school at times when I go upthere. Aurora Public Schools really needs to take a close watch on this school. It has barely any academic success and does not give a good education to the students. I recomend that you transfer your child to Columbia so that they may go into high school fully prepared.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2004

I would not recommend this school. I question the material presented in class. Some of the material was more for an early elementary student as opposed to a sixth grader. It doesn't seem like they are requiring the students to live up to a very high potential, instead they are taking the lower group of students and asking them to just keep working at their level, while the students who are on a higher level are relearning things they already learned in 4th and 5th grade. I intend to switch my kids over to Columbia or to try to get them into CC school before they enter high school and find out if they are behind. In addition, there is a lot of violence at the school. My kids tell me about fights that happen there on a regular basis and make the comment that the teachers don't do anything.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
34%
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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
36%
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 Students44%
Female45%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial38%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligible49%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)22%
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%

Reading

All Students58%
Female65%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial63%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)26%
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Writing

All Students42%
Female53%
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligible64%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)9%
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%
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%
Female33%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)23%
Asian44%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligible34%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)7%
Proficient in English31%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant30%

Reading

All Students37%
Female46%
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)32%
Asian50%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligible45%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English40%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Writing

All Students44%
Female56%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)39%
Asian69%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligible52%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)20%
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%
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 Students32%
Female28%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracial24%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligible43%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%
Proficient in English32%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%

Reading

All Students37%
Female42%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracial18%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligible43%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)8%
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Science

All Students23%
Female18%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracial24%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Free lunch eligible18%
Reduced lunch eligible43%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities26%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in English22%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant24%

Writing

All Students32%
Female39%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracial41%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
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

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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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 41% 32%
Black 28% 5%
White 21% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 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 65%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
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  • Spanish

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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
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  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
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Boys sports
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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  • Orchestra
Performing arts
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Aurora, CO 80013
Phone: (303) 750-2836

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