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Mary E Pennock Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 712 students

 
 

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Posted September 4, 2012

I was a little apprehension aboult my son starting a new school, I could not be happier with Pennock and their staff. Everyone is very professional and keep student/ families informed. My son is eager to go to school and is comming along great with reading and math. I feel confident in Pennock and really want to get and stay involoved with activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2012

All three of my children have attended Pennock, and I love the school. Teachers are great, and so are the administrars. They don't get to pick and choose who attends so you can have a wide range of levels in each class. The teachers do a great job meeting everyone s needs at all levels. Pennock also have so much community support and involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2010

We have 2 children at this school. The teachers communicate openly and honestly. We are pleased..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

I have had my daughter at Pennock since it first opened it's doors. She was in the original kindergarten class when the school opened. We have been pleased with every teacher she has had. The classes can be tough but we like that the kids are challenged. I now have my son in kindergarten there. My only negative is that it has turned into a K-5 school. I wish my daughter could have continued there through 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

We switched our daughter from private school to Mary E Pennock due to a number of reasons. Since she has been at this school we have been so very pleased. The teachers work to meet each student where they are and to challenge them. We are so lucky to have this school in our neighborhood. We also have our recently adopted son in this school. The special education services are incredible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2007

We just moved here from Texas and this school is outstanding so far. The teachers are all very good and they seem to know how to actually teach. The principal and vice principal are great and know how to deal with children on a level they can understand. The parents seem very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

I have worked with young children for over ten years and have a Master's degree in education, I also have a child who attends Pennock and I feel qualified enough to say I know a great school when I step foot in one! I have worked in several elementary schools and worked with a variety of staff, and the staff at this school is of the highest quality around. The teacher, administrator, parent relationship at Pennock fosters an educational environment full of enthusiasm, respect, and overall fun! I could not be more delighted with my child's educational experiences thus far. Together with competent staff and active parent involvement, Pennock has nurtured a place where students can truly grow into happy, confident children, who enjoy going to school every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2007

General ed kids can thrive, however children with an IEP or a 504 plan get left in the dust!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

This school is excellet for any 'normal' child. It is does not know how to meet the needs of a special ed student.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

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

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
61%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)72%
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)61%
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Writing

All Students61%
Female70%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)39%
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%
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 Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Reading

All Students64%
Female74%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Writing

All Students58%
Female69%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%
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 Students60%
Female71%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Reading

All Students62%
Female73%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%

Science

All Students34%
Female40%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Free lunch eligible16%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant34%

Writing

All Students57%
Female67%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%
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 Students44%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
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 immigrant44%

Reading

All Students44%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
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 immigrant44%

Writing

All Students44%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
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 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

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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

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 49% 56%
Hispanic 44% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 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 41%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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