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Timberline Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 666 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted June 24, 2014

The new principal has made such a difference in the moral of the students and teachers. Yes issues still happen at school, but the way they handle them is very good for the children. The teachers have the best attitude buidling programs for each child. The improvemnt I have seen in my children over the past year has been a huge leap! We love our Timberline school and know that our kids will be prepared for middle school when that day comes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2014

Timberline has improved so much since the new principal came in August. He has improved things not only in the school itself (staff and students) but he cares about how the school looks from the outside. He came from schools that were I guess you could compare them to really bad inner city schools here in CO. He has this thing about suspensions every time there is some kind of infraction. He has stopped the gossiping of the staff. They are so much happier and calmer than in years previous. But it seems he spends a lot of time outside of the building with meetings. I thought that job would concentrate on the principal being there all the time. We also need mental health staff there all the time instead of sharing their time between other schools. This new Common Core stinks. The staff doesn't have proper educational materials to teach it nor the books or whatever learning tools are needed. Much more improvement is needed to get a 10 rating. But he is trying. Love the way he supports the PTO and other school fundraisers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2014

A whole different school since we were FINALLY blessed with a first rate principal! Mr. Todd Wynne is amazing, the attitude of the teachers, students and parents has improved 10 fold with his arrival! Just read the 2013-2014 reviews and you will see what a difference this man has made for Timberline Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

So glad that we have a new principal this year. Todd Wynne is great. The kids love him and there have been some great new changes to the school. The fun is back at school! Looking forward to a great new year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

Wow! Timberline Elementary is a whole different school now that we have our new principal Mr. Wynne!! Mr. Wynne has people and communication skills as well as the ability to handle issues as they surface be it bullying, racial, or other. He attacks problems head on and handles things well thus far. For 7 years we have had to put up with a principal with no communication skills what so ever. What a refreshing change and so sad for all the families that for years had all issues swept under the rug and not dealt with at all. Better late than never thank you Mr. Wynne!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

This year is like a breathe of fresh air! New principal, new positive attitudes, new paint. Its wonderful this year. We have an amazing staff that work very hard for our kids and always go above and beyond to make sure each child gets what they need to be set up for success. Mr. Wynne is fully engaged with his staff and students. He's just what this school needed! I am so much happier this year, and so are both of my kids. Thank you Mr. Wynne!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2012

Not sure who is being addresssed in the post "..we met at the pool". And not sure who had what worked out, leading to "confusion". My guess is that this website isn't going to be an adequate forum to address this issue (bullying). How about some ideas? Lets brainstorm a bit (this means we build on one another's ideas, not tear them down, right? - Start a Closed Group in Facebook and send people there from here? - Start an anti-bullying group for Timberline. - Come up with a short list of lawyers to obtain legal advice. - Begin a names list of Parents who wish to work together to support one another AND do what we can to beat the system. - Add your own ideas please...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2012

The teachers especially the ILC staff are awesome! The principal doesn't care and so bulling has become a problem! I am in agreement about how many complants are needed to get something done!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2011

Please don't send your kids to this school. The Principal is horrific and the system fails. Bullyies are not dealt with and your child will suffer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

We love this school and have had wonderful teachers. The only thing I would like to see change is the principal, she is not at all friendly, makes me wonder why she would want to work at an Elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2008

We could'nt be happier! Our son has received a solid education here. The faculty has provided us with continuos feedback and have made themselves readily availavle whenever we have had questions for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

i went to timberline last year and i thought it was an amazingly good school.. The teachers there are very kind to me an help me learn stuff that i never learned before...That school should b a 10 in my opinion:]]
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2008

We love this school. I have two girls and they both love going to school. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. They really make learning fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2005

This is a wonderful school. They are well advanced in Math as well as other academics. The teachers and staff are friendly and they welcome parent involvement. My son loves the art program there. He never talks about school but he tells me all about art. There are plenty of other extracurricular activities.
—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

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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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

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

All Students76%
Female76%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Writing

All Students60%
Female67%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%
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%
Female86%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Reading

All Students80%
Female88%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Writing

All Students62%
Female75%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%
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 Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
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 lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Reading

All Students78%
Female76%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
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 lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Science

All Students62%
Female62%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%

Writing

All Students48%
Female50%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%
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

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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 66% 56%
Hispanic 15% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black 6% 5%
Two or more races 6% 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 18%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5500 South Killarney St
Centennial, CO 80015
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