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Foundations Academy

Charter | K-5 | 430 students

 
 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted October 25, 2013

The Teachers at Foundations are extraordinary! They are committed to the students and learning. The staff is wonderful, very helpful and polite. All of this I would say comes from great leadership from Mr. Hammond and NHA. We could not be happier with the education our children are receiving from Foundations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2013

foundations is awesome especially our tech teacher check out our school to find out who he is -jonah s. clark


Posted May 20, 2013

The principal, Mr. Hammond, has put together such a great group of teachers and support staff. As a parent in the school a lot, I see how teachers work to meet the needs of all students, at every ability level. The kids are challenged and encouraged every day. Beyond academics, I love the moral focus virtues that are part of the culture of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2013

We started taking our son to school at Foundations as soon as it opened in 2010. We are so happy that we did! I couldn't be happier with the decision to have my (now 3rd grader) switch to Foundations. The entire school sets high standards for the kids and expects the student to follow and live up to them as well. The parent involvement, teacher quality and principal leadership are top notch! I would highly recommend Foundations to anyone who wants their child to be pushed to the best of their ability,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2013

I don't even know where to start! The janitors, front office staff, teachers, principal and parents all work together to make our school fantastic and a place my children love to go. Teachers truly care about our children's success, staying late to tutor, mentor and provide ideas to work on at home. Teachers go above and beyond to provide summer learning activities (art, music, physical education, technology and educational assignments to prohibit summer learning loss). Our principal is by far what motivates teachers, staff and parents be the best we can be to help our children succeed with their education and achieve their own personal goals. Parent involvement is huge at our school! We have a strong fluency program with parents who help our children weekly. The Watchdog program gets Dad's at our school to volunteer their time in the classrooms. We are lucky, thankful and grateful to have Foundations Academy in our district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2013

I've never come across a school that cares so much about each individual student, from deans, principle, teachers, all the way down to parent volunteers. They all work so hard to push the children to strive to be THEIR best!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2013

This school was a blessing to our family. The teachers go above and beyond their duty. They attend after school functions to watch their kids in sports and other activities. They take out extra time in the day to problem solve situations to make sure the kids receive the best. Some people might think that some of Mr. Hammond s ideas are old fashioned, and some might think his ideas are innovative. If there is ever a problem the teachers, deans and principal is willing to sit down and discuss it. If people are not willing to state what is wrong then nothing can be solved. My only disappointment in this school is having to move away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2012

Excellent! I am completely satisfied with this school. Dedicated teachers, wonderful principle, and caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2012

I couldn't ask for a better school and Joe is the best principal I have seen and really cares about the teachers and the children. As for the teachers, hats off to them. They are truly dedicated to teaching and deserve major kudos. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Any child that attends this school I have no doubt will be college bound and very successful in all things. Thank you Foundations!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2011

We love Foundations! I have a kindergartner who loves school and I give credit to his awesome teacher, Mr. Hammond (the principle) and the whole staff. They are so focused on the students and there ability to achieve. They have a moral focus that they talk about every day and a great college focus. I volunteer 3 days a week and feel so welcome and needed to help the school succeed. Foundations is by far the best school in Brighton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2011

This is a wonderful school. I am still amazed at the progress my son made - he went from reading 18 words a minute at the beginning of 1st grade to grade level by Christmas. The teachers really care about the students and work with all of them to ensure they do their best. I am so glad my children will be able to attend through middle school and I took the chance on a first year school. It is by far the best school in the Brighton area. Thank you Mr. Hammond and your staff for a great school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2011

Outstanding teachers and staff. I have never had my kids in a better school! Our kids have grown in every way with the help of Foundations. We feel so lucky to have had Foundations in our community as well because not only do they teach our children in the classroom they also teach our children to give back to the community with food and clothing drives, I love all that you to Foundations!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2011

Amazing school! I am so sad that we will be moving out of state next year. My son was behind when he started this year and he has more than caught up. We will miss our Foundations family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

Amazing school, teachers, staff and principal! My children FINALLY have an academic chance to excel and prep for college. Best school in Brighton!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2011

My students are excelling at this school. Although a first year school, I have already seen excellent results in their academic progress, proven by both their grades and the standardized evaluations which they complete. The staff is involved, knowledgable and happy. I look forward to seeing this school grow!
—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.

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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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 65% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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

All Students83%
Female89%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%

Reading

All Students79%
Female87%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Writing

All Students52%
Female67%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%
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 Students80%
Female87%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Reading

All Students73%
Female84%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Writing

All Students61%
Female81%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
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 Students75%
Female80%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Reading

All Students81%
Female96%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Science

All Students58%
Female64%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Writing

All Students68%
Female76%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
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 English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%
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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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
White 76% 57%
Hispanic 20% 32%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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