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North Middle School Health Sciences And Technology

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Posted September 16, 2009

This school is full of the most amazing kids who happen to live in a low income district and go to a low income school. In that past year I have watched their music and art taken away from them. It's tragic.


Posted April 4, 2009

I love this school so much I dont want to leave. this school and the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2005

Aurora North Middle School is a good school. It has some good teachers and a great Administrative support team. It however, focus's too much time and energy on Spanish/English translation and needs to set up programs for each language. I have had 3 students go here and am a little concerned over CSAP results with majority being hispanic and the results don't take that into consideration when doing assessments. However, all of my children enjoyed the school, teachers and academics.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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

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

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
30%
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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

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

All Students41%
Female47%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%

Reading

All Students50%
Female60%
Male40%
Black (not Hispanic)48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligible53%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)31%
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Writing

All Students36%
Female46%
Male25%
Black (not Hispanic)33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)22%
Proficient in English32%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%
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 Students28%
Female27%
Male29%
Black (not Hispanic)14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in English22%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant28%

Reading

All Students47%
Female49%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligible84%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)22%
Proficient in English47%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

Writing

All Students40%
Female44%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligible68%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%
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 Students29%
Female32%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligible58%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English25%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant29%

Reading

All Students52%
Female55%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)23%
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Science

All Students31%
Female32%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligible42%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English31%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%

Writing

All Students43%
Female47%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible58%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%
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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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

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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 71% 32%
Black 17% 5%
White 6% 56%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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 88%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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12095 Montview Blvd
Aurora, CO 80010
Phone: (303) 364-7411

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