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Centennial Elementary School

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Posted June 20, 2011

My daughter went to kindergarten here and had a great red headed teacher. I was very impressed with her teacher. She really enjoyed going to school and learning. She is no longer afraid of going to the next grade because she thinks all of her teachers will be like her. The staff there has been great. We had some issues with one staff memeber but it was handeled right away, effectively. We are very happy with this school and the academics. Strongly recommeded for a choice school, as it was ours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2011

My child attended Centennial from kindergarten through 5th grade. During that time, she consistently had great teachers that effectively addressed her learning needs, both in areas in which she needed extra help as well as areas in which she excelled. Whereas the actual building may be one of the older schools in the area, lacking the bells and whistles of some surrounding schools, the teachers are fantastic, caring and highly collaborative, working hard together to educate the whole child. Classroom subject areas are effectively integrated into other areas such as art, the media center resources and technology. This is a school that cares about their kids and you can feel it as soon as you walk in the door. The halls are adorned with some of the most amazing child art work that you will ever see. I highly recommend Centennial Elementary School. At a time when all schools are being faced with more and more budget cuts, these teachers are still striving to meet the needs of each and every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2011

I literally chose to buy a house in the Westlake community in order for my children to attend Centennial Elementary School. Upon visiting a friend and seeing her child's artwork, I was blown away at how sophisticated the work was for elementary children. I knew immediately that that was where I wanted my children to go to school and have never regretted my decision. Having 2 very different children with very different needs pass through grades k - 5. My son, unfortunately, had many learning problems. That did not mean however that my son fell through the cracks by any means. He received special adapted teaching strategies including pull out assistance with building specialists in order for the gaps in his understanding and processing to be filled and for him to be successful. Whereas they were not able to completely eliminate all the learning obstacles that my son faced then and continues to face, they dealt with his needs with kindness and compassion in order to effectively maintain his academic standing. My son just graduated high school this past year and I credit the teachers at Centennial for guiding his steps in the right direction so many years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2011

My son has attended Centennial since k-2nd grade. Most of the teachers are very patient and understanding with the students. The Parent and student involvment is great lots of after school activities. Principal is new and she seems to be doing wonderful. The one thing the school is lacking is help for students who are struggling and are behind. The seem to be pushed to the back burner or back of the class with no additional help. To the point that we will b looking for a new school next year for our children. Which is to bad cause it they were to offer the extra help my son needs I would of had to give them 5 stars.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
26%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
24%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

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

All Students66%
Female66%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)42%
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Reading

All Students67%
Female69%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)37%
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Writing

All Students32%
Female38%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Free lunch eligible12%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%
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 Students52%
Female58%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)27%
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Reading

All Students45%
Female60%
Male29%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)23%
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%

Writing

All Students22%
Female27%
Male17%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Free lunch eligible9%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities25%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)9%
Proficient in English28%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant22%
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 Students53%
Female54%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Science

All Students30%
Female34%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Free lunch eligible6%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant30%

Writing

All Students26%
Female40%
Male11%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Free lunch eligible6%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English36%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant26%
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

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Reading growth at this school

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 51% 56%
Hispanic 41% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 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 55%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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13200 Westlake Dr
Broomfield, CO 80020
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