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Northeast Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 587 students

 

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Posted August 26, 2014

Northeast Elementary is a wonderful school with dedicated teachers. I appreciate that my son had the pleasure to be in preschool with Mrs. Cora Lou, Van Duyne and Navarro. These teachers interacted with the parents daily and my son absolutely loved going to school, that's important. It is a positive environment for the kids and has a great staff and the Principal is very involved with the students and parents on a daily basis. Recommend you try it out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2014

I have to say I was nervous about moving to Brighton mid year and seeing Northeast was the assigned school ( with the school grade ratings and test scores). That being said my child had a wonderful time there ,continued learning and growing and will be attending the school next year. The teacher was a wonderful new teacher and the principle seems dedicated to change the school for the better. They can't help the demographics and the fact that the large majority of new more middle class kids that are assigned to this school are actually going to charters. There focus is IB and the only reason that I would consider changing schools is if a STEM focused school came into Brighton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

I am a teacher at Northeast Elementary and the parent of a Kindergartner. I have been a teacher in this school for ten years. I know that we have not always had the best reputation and quite honestly this is probably what we deserved. However, in the past four years, there has been an incredible change in our school. A new principal, many new staff members and a new philosophy have allowed us to grow in every possible way. One of the most exciting changes is the addition of IB, which has put a fresh and invigorating spin on the way we teach. The most beneficial part of being in a school that is growing is the passion and energy that flows around the teaching and learning. My son has learned even more than I hoped he would and he loves his school. He feels safe, happy and cherished every day. I am honored to be a part of the growth that has taken place around me and I can now say that I work in a place that I am proud to bring my child for his education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 18, 2014

I have watched my 4th grader grow up at Northeast since he was in Kindergarten and over the last couple years, with the implementation of the IB curriculum, I have seen tremendous growth in him, the school and, in particular the staff. I am honored to have my children taught by such dedicated, energized and passionate individuals. In the past it felt like all the teachers worked individually to achieve their goals and now I see staff working as teams at each grade level, pouring their hearts and souls into teaching to achieve a common goal. What a difference the IB program has made!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2014

Our daughter is attending pre-K at Northeast this year. She loves going to school and is learning so much. I really feel like she will be prepared for kindergarten in the fall....not to mention, she can't wait! The fact that the IB program is offered to preschoolers is one of the big reasons we chose this school. As the only IB school in the Brighton 27J school district, the choice was easy. I'm looking forward to the rest of her elementary education at Northeast. It's a great school with very caring, involved teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2014

We have had the privilege of being at Northeast for the last 3 years. I believe being an involved parent will help our children in the long run. They love to see mommy in the halls and helping out in the classroom. Parents are always welcome. Mr. Clow is a big proponent of community and parent involvement. And in that spirit, I have been on hiring teams. We have interviewed great candidates and hired stellar teachers. How is that for parents having a voice in their students school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

I drive an hour to be a staff member at this amazing school! Everyday I get to experience innovative teachers pushing kids to be critical thinkers. The teachers in our building care about each individual student's academic and social growth. I am proud to work with an amazing group of professionals that drive student learning every single day!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2013

I couldn't be more pleased to have my 2 kids attending this school. The staff is great and Mr. Clow has this school in order. The students always come home excited about their day and the BEEPS rewards keep them motivated. I truly feel that Northeast has set an academic standard that is above what I expected. The parent involvement is also great! We have a group of parents that believe in this school and are willing to help in anyway needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

School is fantastic! Community feel. Lots of parent involment great principle, great teachers great school in general.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

Northeast has been our school for the last 6 years. I feel it is a very warm, inviting school. The teachers are so supportive and caring. The principal is very involved and caring as well. I would not have my kids in any other school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2013

What a great school and it has a wonderful new IB program. The teachers are caring and great and the principal is very welcoming. I'm so glad my daughter goes here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2012

I have many years experience teaching K-2 levels in various states. Northeast Elementary leadership and staff have a high level commitment to challenging students, student safety and building community. We have programs to address the needs of our diverse student population - Advanced Learning Teams and academic interventions. Our school was recently accepted as a International Baccalaureate Candidate School. The school discipline plan focuses on positive behaviors and includes class meetings and assemblies. Our PTO is a tremendous support to our teachers and families, planning fundraisers and school events. Our Back to School Bash this year was amazing - tricycle races, bouncy houses and hotdogs!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 21, 2012

My daughter is in 5th grade now, and she has gone to Northeast Elementary since Kindergarten. I have to admit that my review of Northeast back then would not be the same as it is now. I have seen so many positive changes in Northeast in the last few years such as leadership, teacher quality, discipline, safety, and academic rigor. Northeast has become a school that I am proud to have my daughter going to, and I will send my son to in a few years, even though we do not live in the attendance area. Great things are happening at Northeast Elementary, and I am completely confident that great scores are to follow. It takes time to make changes this vast in a school, but Northeast is on the right track. If you don't believe me, go in for a tour and see for yourself what's going on there. I think you and your kids will fall in love with Northeast just like we did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

I placed my daughter here after having her first year of preschool at a private school. Worst mistake. Everything my daughter learned her first year of school she seemed to forget this year while at Northeast. This is a HUGE disappointment as this is the school I attended. The concern is more of the curriculum and what you expect your child to lean on a daily basis. I have not had any concerns with teachers or much interaction with the principal but the majority of my concern was the curriculum. I would expect learning about numbers to be a basic in preschool. I was surprised to find out that it was not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

My grandson and my great-nephew both attend this school and they are both thriving! My grandson looks forward to going to school (he's in Kindergarten) and he even loves doing homework!


Posted November 30, 2007

The kids and staff are amazing at this school. There is such a feeling of family connection both from the children's home and in the school!


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
32%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%
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 62% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
47%
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 Students60%
Female71%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Reading

All Students71%
Female84%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%

Writing

All Students44%
Female55%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Reading

All Students65%
Female75%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Writing

All Students53%
Female72%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%
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 Students47%
Female46%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)36%
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%

Reading

All Students58%
Female61%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)64%
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Science

All Students28%
Female30%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Free lunch eligible13%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%
Proficient in English33%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant28%

Writing

All Students40%
Female57%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)44%
Proficient in English38%
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

Math

All Students24%
Female24%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible6%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant25%

Reading

All Students44%
Female47%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Writing

All Students36%
Female47%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%
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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Reading growth at this school

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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 63% 32%
White 34% 56%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
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 61%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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