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Castle Rock Middle School

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Posted March 17, 2014

Teachers are good but Castle Rock Middle School needs a new Admin. They are only concerned with their test scores and they tie their teachers hands with teaching methods that do not work.


Posted March 11, 2014

Castle Rock schools need a cleansing. Teachers are only concerned with their reviews. Student body is a reflection of the Castle Rock town. Poor standards start at home
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 26, 2014

Teachers are excellent! They really do love and care for their students. I would recommend this school to everyone!


Posted February 25, 2014

Could not agree anymore on the comment the parent made on feb 24 2014! Plz let's make a change for the safety and well being of all our children. Bullying, harassing and intimidation for the students who go to school to learn and respect others needs to be stopped immediately before more teen suicides or school shootings happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

Read the papers and ask around. Castle Rock in itself has become a nightmare for school children. With the troubling number of suicides and kids that are cutting themselves, you would think that the school system would be doing everything it can to provide a safe learning environment for the kids. Think again. They do absolutely nothing. Suicides and self harming are encouraged between students and the administration and faculty are useless. The counselors are not trained for this and turn tail and run when needed the most. Its astonishing the lack of concern in this school district (Castle Rock especially). Run to a private school or another school district as fast as you can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

Teachers are great! However, we had problems with bullying that I think the administration shrugged off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2012

Love this school! Leadership and teachers are excellent. Very good academic content and pace. The student body is a very nice group of kids. Could not be more happier with Castle Rock Middle!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2011

My daughter just transferred here from one of the feeder elementary schools. They made the transition really easy. She attended New Beginnings, and the 1st day was basically just hanging out, adjusting, and having fun. One thing that she doesn't like at all is team 7C/8A. The teachers are great, and she couldn't ask for better. But 7C is completely isolated from the rest of the 7th grade (different floors, different lunch, different teachers). The 8th graders do not pick on them, since they do NOT tolerate bullying. This school is wonderful, and she adjusted easily. I couldn't ask for any better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

We are new to the district and to CO this year and I think CRMS is an excellent school. My daughter has fit in and has done very well academically this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

My granddaughter was a new student at Castle Rock Middle in the fall of 2009. I have had the opportunity to visit the school several times for events my granddaughter was participating in. She has become very active in different activities at CRMS. It was easy for her to make friends and she is excelling academically.


Posted April 28, 2010

My granddaughter moved from Omaha to Castle Rock in 2009. She made friends right away in school. She had been sad about having to move, but has been very happy in Castle Rock Middle School. She is doing very well there and enjoying several activities.


Posted April 21, 2009

This school is not as bad as these parents state. There is not an immense drug problem. I made friends very easily, but cliques are present as they would be in any school. Most teachers are magnificent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2009

i am a student at CRMS but will be moving on to CVHS in the fall but i had a gret exerience at CRMS. the teachers are great and really wanna help u learn
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2008

My sons attended this school for a mere month and then I transfered them to a better school. The grading scale of 1-4 is to keep the kids from being hurt by an 'F'. But doesn't provide positive feedback for 'A' students. The administration does not welcome feedback. The principal is very hands-off! The district should be ashamed at the performance in math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

I have not been impressed by this school. The 1-4 grading system is bizarre. I'm used to schools where parent input is sought and welcomed, but that is not the case at CRMS. My daughter made friends easily, but I've heard from her as well as other parents that there's a pretty serious drug problem at this school. We're looking at transferring to another school for 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

I absolutely love going to Castle Rock Middle School! Everyone is very friendly, and it's so easy to make new friends!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2007

We moved to Castle Rock this past summer and have a daughter attending CRMS. Our daughter really enjoys the school and states the kids are very nice. She has had no problems finding new friends. Most of her teacher experiences have been very positive and I'm impressed by how much interaction there is between teacher and parent. I strongly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2007

I am a former student at CRMS, and I personally didn't enjoy my time there. Cliques are unbelievably cruel, and the teachers decide to go the 'kids will be kids' policy. I only saw the principal around in the halls occasionally, but I never heard him speak once the entire 2 years. While the classes were good, and I was well prepared for high school, the environment is not that great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2007

Great school, very welcoming and friendly.. 7B rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I loved the new student orientation program. This allowed all the new Kids to gothe day before school started to learn the school and bond. The majority of my kids friends came from that program. I was really impressed with that special touch. CSMS is a closeknit hands -a school where parents are always present. There is a club or activity for all kids to join. My kids were lucky to join their special cultural diversity club. I really like that most kids can ride their bikes to school. That is great!
—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 55% in 2013.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%
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 Students59%
Female64%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%

Reading

All Students75%
Female80%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Writing

All Students71%
Female79%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%
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%
Female63%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial62%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial85%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Science

All Students62%
Female64%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%

Writing

All Students64%
Female75%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial65%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%
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?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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8-10 Above Average

 

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

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 81% 56%
Hispanic 13% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
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 13%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

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  • Drama
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2575 Meadows Blvd
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: (303) 387-1300

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