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Kohl Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 505 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 2, 2014

My son has attended Kohl Elementary School for 2.5 years and my wife and I have been very impressed with Kohl. It stood out in four ways and we open enrolled him here versus our assigned school, Aspen Creek K-8. First, the staff is friendly and helpful. When you call they don't try to pass you off immediately to someone else. They listen and try to find the right answers or person to help. You don't feel like a burden to them when you call with a question. Second, the principal has been in place for a while and provides strong, steady, solid leadership. She is very approachable and her faculty and staff respect and like her. Third, the teachers (all three with whom we have experience) have gone out of their way to ensure the success of each student. In other words, it is evident/demonstrated that they care deeply for the children. Fourth, there is some semblance of socioeconomic diversity at Kohl that is lacking in several other Broomfield BVSD schools. This exposure is key to a well-rounded education in our opinion. Overall, the school is a caring, friendly, but well-run school and my family has been very happy being a part of the Kohl community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

I'm now 21 and reading reviews debating where to place my son in school. If I lived near Kohl, he would go here, definitely. Looking back, every teacher I had was awesome. I can think of a small (single incident) that happened that I thought was unfair as a child.. Pretty good for many years of education here. It is a comfortable environment, with very caring teachers that care a lot about their students


Posted August 30, 2013

We moved to Broomfield and were able to get my daughter into Kohl. The nearest elementary school is Birch Elementary, and Kohl was rated much higher. What a joke. To begin with, Kindergarten is 2 hours and 45 minutes per day. No one else that I've talked to anywhere in the country has half a day of kindergarten, or is it day care? They certainly don't teach the kids anything. Now, in our second year, I learn that Kohl has no air conditioning anywhere except for the computer lab and of course THE OFFICE. Heaven forbid that the overpaid, underworked administrators suffer like our children. Kohl is a joke. My daughter learns nothing, they can't afford air conditioning, and kindergarten is half a day at best. Looking forward to changing schools. We left Fairfax County for THIS?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2013

We moved from out of state. I did a lot of research to find a good school. BVSD kept coming up as a great district. So far we have not been disappointed! My daughter has special needs (high functioning autism and transgender) that need to be handled in a sensitive manner. I was very nervous about finding a school that would respect her and support her needs. The principal is amazing. She is open, collaborative and really seems to care about her students, staff and the school. She is very involved. She immediately put our minds at ease about supporting our daughter and works with us to ensure her safety and success. We are very impressed with the quality and robustness of the Kohl curriculum and staff. Both of my kids' teachers (even specials!) are dedicated and easy to work with. Great parent involvement. Many opportunities: choir, unicycle club, student council, instrumental music, and other clubs! My kids are thriving! My daughter has made such progress with her reading intervention teacher and she is enjoying reading now! We are so pleased with Kohl! The only complaint I have is the high number of students per class. 2nd grade has 29 students in each class this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2011

Absolutely LOVE this school! The office staff is great and they really take the time to get to know the students and parents. I work so I'm not at the school much so probably after visiting the office maybe twice they remembered who I was and my child! That shows a lot. My son is only in 1st grade but so far have loved both his teachers. He has learned so much and I am anxious to see what progress he makes being there all day. I just wished they would get full day kindergarten before my daughter starts kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

My son attends Kohl. He attended last year for first grade and just started second grade there. I can't believe how quickly he has been learning! He loves school because the teachers make learning interesting and fun. We moved out of the district, but I will continue to open enroll my son through fifth grade to keep him at Kohl. His enthusiasm for learning is amazing! I attribute this to the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

LOVE this school. It is wonderful BECAUSE of the principal, teachers and staff. Don't know why the bad reviews of the principal. She is always available to talk on the phone or have a meeting about my son. She has worked to make school life for him a success. Hello people - the teachers are so great because the principal hires great teachers. She runs the school like a tight ship and some may not like it but it is a ship that will not sink and your child will get the BEST education here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

My children went to Kohl Elementary and loved it. They were highly encouraged and the education they received gave them a solid foundation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2010

I've had my kids at Kohl for 4 years and love it! The school is very well ran and the principal Cindy Kaier is absolutely amazing! She is very approachable and knows how to handle parents that think they should be the principal. The teachers are also amazing and I would reccomend this school to any looking in the Broomfield area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

One of the nicest faculty I have ever met. My son started at one school in this district and we moved into this school's district and he as grown academically every year due to the strong faculty present at Kohl Elementary. The Media staff is wonderful as well-always working hard to make sure the kids have the right reading materials to check out and works with the parents very well who come in to volunteer wiith them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

My children went to Kohl in the 1990's and we loved it. My grandchildren have been there for the past six years and I must say I do not like the principal, Cindy Kaier, who takes it upon herself to decide what the children can do and/or can not do. I'm not sure how she gets by with it. She won't listen to what the parents want. The teachers are all wonderful though.


Posted August 2, 2008

I have loved Kohl with the exception of the principal. Rather than trying to work with parents and explain why certain choices have been made, she is demeaning, defensive, condescending, and lacks communication skills. Generally, once a problem is worked out it appears the whole thing could have been avoided if the principal had just taken the time to properly communicate the issue with the parents and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2006

Kohl Elementary School is an excellent school where kids can be kids while at the same time there is a strong focus on academics. This combination has lead to high scores for Kohl in most test categories. Highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Kohl Elementary School is an excellent school. The principal is very approachable. Often, class sizes are a little more than I'd like, but overall, I feel my children get an education above par at Kohl.
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

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

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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 65% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%
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 Students84%
Female78%
Male89%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant85%

Writing

All Students51%
Female65%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
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 Students79%
Female84%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Reading

All Students86%
Female95%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Writing

All Students67%
Female82%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
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 Students75%
Female88%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Reading

All Students85%
Female91%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant85%

Science

All Students69%
Female75%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Writing

All Students69%
Female86%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%
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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52%
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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

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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 77% 57%
Hispanic 14% 32%
Asian 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 0% 5%
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 20%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Broomfield, CO 80020
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