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Overland Trail Middle School

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Posted April 8, 2014

1 word POOR. This school can only afford tissues till december. Also the have limted soap. Former Stuudent


Posted August 18, 2008

My daughter is succeeding in your programs. I feel that it is easy to communicate with the teachers about my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

My son is a A, B student here at Overland. I love this school. The teachers work with the students to help them with the understanding of the work. Keep up the wonderful Job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2008

I love my school! The teachers are great and our principal is ever better. We are encouraged to 'get our 1% ' every day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2008

This school does so much for the kids- especially about encouraging them to succeed academically and pursue college. The principal is great and isn't afraid 'to get dirty' and really make things happen- I don't think I ever saw him get a minute to rest the whole time I was there! I had the privilege to observe and work with several teachers during my first semester in my Master's Plus Teaching License program and I loved it! -


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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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

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 Students60%
Female63%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%

Reading

All Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligible72%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Writing

All Students45%
Female49%
Male40%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligible33%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English47%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%
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 Students46%
Female44%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligible52%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Reading

All Students58%
Female63%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Writing

All Students51%
Female62%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%
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%
Female44%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligible39%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Proficient in English49%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligible45%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%

Science

All Students35%
Female38%
Male32%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligible33%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)7%
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%

Writing

All Students38%
Female49%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligible33%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English45%
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

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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
Hispanic 55% 32%
White 41% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 49%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Brighton, CO 80601
Phone: (303) 655-4000

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