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Turner Middle School

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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Posted May 15, 2014

Such a positive environment, and some really passionate teachers. High parental involvement (as all Berthoud Schools) and the teachers genuinely care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

As a parent of a 6th grader who just started middle school this year, I found our transition into Turner Middle school smooth and easy. We were worried about the change, but the teachers and students were extremely welcoming. As the year has progressed, our son is doing very well. He loves his classes, especially the new technology he's able to learn. The electives he's offered are top notch and giving him real world knowledge. Everyday he comes home excited to tell us what he has learned. Core subjects like science and math have inspired him to want to learn more! This is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2013

As a parent of students that have attended this school I would advise you not to being your children here. Although the small atmosphere and the small town education might seem appealing, the other troubles that come with this environment is not worth it. Lots of bullying and a blind eye is always taken not only with administrators but also the parents. Lots of cliches within the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

Great, supportive, involved teachers at Turner. As in every school, there are a couple who shouldn't be teaching, but 98% of them are top notch. The counselors are the best around. The prinicipal is another story. No support given. Jumps to conclusions. Not proficient in explaining things. Do not participate in wrestling at Turner as long as Bennett and Fuller are involved. They do not provide supervision or support to the team, and do not stand up for their wrestlers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

The teachers really care about helping my daughter succeed, and the administration works hard to create a great learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Its the extra mile that everyone there goes.....Counselors are very involved and so caring for everyone...The whole family !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Turner Middle School is my choice for great schools, the teachers, the administration I can't just say enough. This year, a young man from this school who was deeply respected, passed away at an early age. The whole school, 6th through 8th embraced this young man. His class of 8th graders presented his parents with love, kindness and the most respect an 8th grade could imagine. Best of all this eighth grade found love, respect, and caring for each other that will last them a lifetime I guarantee, for they lost a loved one to a most horrible, horrific and as their fallen classmate would state 'Cancer Sucks'. May God bless these children always!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Turner Middle School in Berthoud is the best school anybody can attend. I am a parent of student that attended this school for 2.5 year, he past away March 24 this year. The support my son got during his absence due to cancer treatment and the support that the students and my family got after he became an Angel was outstanding. The students are very respectful to each other, teachers and their community; they always step up when needed. All faculty members at this school are very devoted to students and their community. The consoling system, student motivational, afterschool and sport programs this school develop is excellent, the time they devoted to their students is exceptional. This is the school that I was proud sending my child to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2005

My daughter attended Turner for her middle school years. I have nothing but good to say about it. Academic programs are excellent, teachers are great. I love that it's a small town school. Staff is familiar with all students. Music, Arts and Sports are available. Parents are very involved if want to be. Safety is a big concern and in a small school like this, if anything is going on everyone knows about it and it is addressed. Kids will be kids no matter what school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2004

The teachers and administrators are great people who really care about the students. However, the principal is too focused on making everyone on the board happy, when she should be more focused on the well being of the students.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%
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 Students76%
Female86%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Reading

All Students86%
Female96%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Writing

All Students74%
Female88%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%
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 Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Reading

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Writing

All Students75%
Female88%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%
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 Students59%
Female64%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%

Reading

All Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Science

All Students56%
Female54%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Writing

All Students56%
Female62%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%
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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Math growth at this school

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
White 85% 56%
Hispanic 10% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 23%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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950 Massachusetts Ave
Berthoud, CO 80513
Phone: (970) 613-7400

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