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Glacier Peak Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 578 students

 
 

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Posted September 27, 2013

My school is the BEST! We moved into the neighborhood in January, 2013 and went over to the school to meet everyone as my children would be attending their school in the fall. Everyone greeted us with open arms and the amazing thing is that when we went to open house this year, the office staff remembered us. What a great feeling! Summer had come and gone and they knew who we were. I am ecstatic with the way things are at Glacier Peak!!


Posted October 28, 2012

Last year was not a good start with us at Glacier Peak BUT this year has been MUCH better. I think a lot of my frustration was because of the teacher my daughter had and not a true reflection of the school. My daughter now has a fabulous teacher who truly cares about each of her stuudents. I'm still not happy with the way they do field day (at the beginning of the year and make it a fund raising event) but the overall learning experience and day to day activities have been great this year. My son just started kindergarten and its is going good as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2012

We have two children (3rd and 5th grade) who have gone to GlacierPeak their entire academic career and we have had nothing but positive experiences here. The Principal is very attentive to the student s and their parent s needs while still being a strong leader. The teachers are great and the ones who are not, are weeded out. The office staff is always courteous and professional. Academically, both are children are at or above grade level in every category. When our daughter fell below grade level, the teacher took the extra time to work with her and get her up to speed. I believe GlacierPeak offers a positive learning environment and makes special accommodations to those who need it. As an advocate for anti-bullying in schools, I am happy to report that GlacierPeak also takes this issue seriously. We have not had any issues go unresolved when it comes to bullying in school. The school s communication to the parents is above average. They utilize auto-dialers, flyers and website to disseminate information. The school staff is also very responsive to concerns parents may have through email, notes, phone calls and face-to-face meetings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2012

Glacier Peak is widely recognized as one of the most outstanding schools in Adams 12 by teachers and community members throughout the area. The teaching talent improves every year, the office staff is first-rate, the principal is a tremendous leader and the facility is immaculate. The two recent reviews of this school are totally off-base and without merit. This is a school focused on sustainable academic growth and achievement. They're building students who will thrive as adults. If you're worried about fun and parties, you should try home-schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2012

This is school is a joke. They do not have resources to help children who have learning difficulties. My child has had nothing but issues there. My child was pushed through the grades and bullied there by both staff and students and nothing was done. The staff does not take responsibility for their actions and short comings, but instead blames the child and the parents, especially when the parents are active. The staff tells parents one thing and does the total opposite when parents are not around. The Principle goes to great lengths to disregard parents inputs and concerns. I do not recommend this school for anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2011

The staff at the school is AMAZING! I have 2 children that have attended over the last several years. The staff is always willing to take extra steps to ensure my children are getting the best education. The principal is wonderful; he cares about his students and his staff. Even with all the budget cuts he is able to make this school better and better every year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2011

This is a fantastic school. I have had children going to Glacier Peak for 4 years now. The staff is fantastic and the learnig environment is very positive and encouraging. I can't imagine finding a better grade school for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2011

You can't find a better school in the district! The leadership is outstanding, the staff collaborative, hardworking, and student centered. My own children love learning here. They come home happy and I couldn't be more pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

This school has taken CURSIVE WRITING off their requirements. It's OPTIONAL. How can this be? My son is getting A's and B's and he's really 2 years behind. Now I find out that he's not required to complete cursive writing. Your child will be behind if you send them to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2006

Both of my children have attended Glacier Peak. It is an excellent school with dedicated teachers. My son ended K reading at a 1st grade level and ended 1st grade reading at a 6th grade level. I wouldn't send my children anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

My son has attended this school for 3 years, and we are delighted with the staff and the programs that allow parents to join in activities with the students (e.g., Trick or Trunk and Field Day) as well as the curriculum. Our son is learning a lot of math skills with Everyday Math, and we are happy with the progress he has made with the reading programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2005

I believe the school has alot of problems, starting at the principal all the way down to some of the teachers. The principal doesn't back the parents in any situation, and will always side with her friends of 25 yrs that teach there. Makes for a very unhappy, sad enviroment. Alot of the children are afraid of some of these teachers, and know there is nothing we as parents can do about it, because 'open enrollment' is blocked at other schools when we try to remove our children from that school. The principal doesn't do anything to help the Pta (peak partnership) and critisizes all they do. I would never recommend puting any child in this school, and have placed my house for sale just to move away from it. I know my children will have a better future somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 72% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
60%
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%
Female79%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Reading

All Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Writing

All Students58%
Female64%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%
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 Students81%
Female87%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Reading

All Students72%
Female78%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Writing

All Students63%
Female74%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%
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 Students69%
Female77%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Reading

All Students64%
Female74%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Science

All Students34%
Female41%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Free lunch eligible27%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English35%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

Writing

All Students47%
Female67%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%
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?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

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
White 55% 56%
Hispanic 36% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 5%
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 34%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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