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Mesa Middle School

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Posted June 9, 2014

I would be very cautious when choosing this middle school. The teachers are average at best and the administration is changing again. We have to give our kids extra work at home because there is hardly any homework given out to help the kids learn their subjects better. The grades do not reflect the education. The standardized test scores do.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 55% in 2013.

509 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

509 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

509 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%
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 52% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%
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 Students61%
Female64%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial65%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligible45%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%

Reading

All Students75%
Female83%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligible59%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Writing

All Students68%
Female80%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial53%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
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

Math

All Students59%
Female61%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial61%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligible43%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%

Reading

All Students77%
Female87%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial87%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligible72%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Science

All Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligible54%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Writing

All Students65%
Female76%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%
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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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

Below Average

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 79% 56%
Hispanic 14% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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 18%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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365 Mitchell St
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: (303) 387-1169

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