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Eagle Ridge Academy

Charter | 9-12 | 302 students

 
 

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Posted May 30, 2013

Eagle Ridge Academy isn't the school that everyone claims it is. I attended this school for a year and I've got to say it isn't bad,but not great either. Most of the kids that attend this school are extremely arrogant and have high ego's of themselves. Blatantly speaking of their personality in the most snobby way possible. Education wise,this school puts most kids in an unfair academic level. When I went to apply to this school,they claimed that my credits were insufficient to get into this school.Meanwhile,there are other kids with worse grades than myself who somehow surprisingly go into this school with no problem. They also offer some students with higher advantages in education than others. By offering college classes and these kids get off periods,while others struggle in the normal classes. If you enjoy a school with mediocre teaching that you would expect from a public school,while offering very few selective students a better advantage than others, and being around kids who are snobby and arrogant.Then this school is for you. Brighton or Prairie view offer more options than this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2012

Eagle Ridge has really given me an academic challenge. I've always been an honor student and have gotten by going through average schools (if you want to call them that) without having to do much outside of school and I still received As. I found myself always teaching myself things that my other schools couldn't. Eagle Ridge is another story though. Since they do assign daily homework, I do that, but the homeworks expand on ideas we've been introduced to in the classroom. Not only this, but since the school is small, it's really welcoming to freshmen or new students due to the fact that you can easily become friends with most if not all students here. All the teachers here aren't tied up with a lot of regulations since we're a public/charter school. The teachers here want to work and could've easily have gotten higher paying jobs elsewhere, but they're passionate about teaching and it really does show! What ultimately attracted me was the fact that one can take college courses and as a pose to having to pay to take the AP test and receiving college credit that might transfer, the courses here are worth college credit, and are guaranteed to transfer to any university in Colorado.
—Submitted by a student


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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 39% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%
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 34% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%
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 Students49%
Female43%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%

Reading

All Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Writing

All Students67%
Female71%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%
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 Students31%
Female23%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)34%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant31%

Reading

All Students73%
Female82%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Science

All Students48%
Female43%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

Writing

All Students56%
Female61%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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ACT participation

88%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

78%


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.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 56%
Hispanic 34% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 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 26%N/A41%
Male 43%N/A51%
Female 57%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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