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Virginia Court Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 511 students

 

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Posted May 12, 2014

Both my kids have gone to this school since kindergarten and I have no complaints as far as the teachers go, they are truly great individuals looking for fun and new ways to get kids interested in learning. However the main office has a ridiculously rude Secretary who can easily be confused with a drill sargent, this "Secretary" seems to believe she owens the school and most perent have had uncomfortable encounters with this woman names Romy. I have no idea why this woman was put in the main office. She is the first person you have to see walking in and you'll sure to regret it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2011

My son is in first grade at this school. He has a fantastic teacher who is really in touch with the needs of each of her students, and deals well with classroom management. I would say that his teacher last year was also a good teacher. The school's PTO is depressingly disorganized, however. We also have gotten several requests to update paperwork which they already have (or should, anyway), and the district policy on needing to actually travel to a building to update your address, phone number, or e-mail address is ridiculous. Overall, we've been content with the classroom parts, but the district and the PTO/parent involvement leave a lot to be desired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2010

Unfortunately not everyone has a choice when it comes to which schools to send their children. If you do, or you can make it happen, think twice about sending your child here. It is a school run as a dictatorship whose primary goal is to raise test scores at all cost, i.e., sacrificing the students' love and passion for life-long learning. Behind the scenes students are discussed as numbers and rarely are child's needs put before the needs of the 'face of the school". There are certainly teachers who care deeply about students and their needs, but sadly the administration s need for power prevents the true art of teaching and learning to take place. The state of public education across the nation is dismal and Virginia Court Elementary is leading the way.


Posted May 6, 2004

My son has suffered from ADHD for his school experience. While the school has helped him with some of his behavioral difficulties, they have inadequately helped him focus his attention. He has difficulty spelling and understanding what he reads. We are currently struggling to get him up to 4th grade level and are receiving very little constructive help from his teacher's and the other professionals at his school. We recently had him tested for attendance at Peace with Christ Lutheran school. He tested below grade level in most of the subject areas. My wife and I feel that public education has generally failed our son and that if given the chance, they would just promote him to the next grade even if he has not maintained the ability to understand the subjects at his current grade level.
—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 72% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
22%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
6%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
23%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
59%
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 Students29%
Female37%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
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 disabilities33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)43%
Proficient in English19%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant29%

Reading

All Students38%
Female43%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible31%
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)37%
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%

Writing

All Students24%
Female37%
Male15%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)32%
Proficient in English19%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant25%
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 Students25%
Female31%
Male19%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
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 disabilities25%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)22%
Proficient in English27%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant25%

Reading

All Students23%
Female35%
Male11%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
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 disabilities25%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English26%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant23%

Writing

All Students14%
Female22%
Male6%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible10%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English11%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant14%
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 Students42%
Female48%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
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 disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)42%
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%

Reading

All Students38%
Female42%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)39%
Proficient in English35%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%

Science

All Students10%
Female7%
Male13%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
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 lunch13%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities10%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English20%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant10%

Writing

All Students38%
Female55%
Male25%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)36%
Proficient in English40%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%
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?

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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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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.

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Math growth at this school

Above 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 67% 32%
Black 16% 5%
White 8% 56%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 80%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Aurora, CO 80012
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