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Ute Pass Elementary School

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Posted October 24, 2013

I cannot think of anything to improve this school. It is a parent's dream to have a school that cares about not only the student but the family as well. The instruction by the staff helps build not only a good educational base, but also a caring and responsible person as well. Principal involvement is high, with the principal monitoring recess outdoors. I have never heard of another school in which the principal helps supervise recess. There are tons of afterschool activities that cost little or nothing, with scholarships available so that no student is left out. I highly recommend this school to anyone!


Posted October 24, 2013

My child's school is the best my children have been in, and I have worked with 6 other schools over the years. This school is concerned with the child, the family and the community. The involvement in the student's lives is unbelievable. They are caring, helpful, nurturing, appreciative of family/parental involvement including attending parent/teacher conferences. I was thanked by the principal for attending. Wish my child could have started at this school from pre-school!! I would highly recommend this school to anyone!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

My son attends this school and comes home smiling every day!! This was not the case at his last school. I loves school so much, homework is never an issue anymore. He sits down to do it without being told! The staff is amazing, caring, appreciative, nurturing in every respect, no only to the students, but the families as well. I am so amazed at this school, I wish my son could have started in pre-school. I highly recommend this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

It's a relatively small school with great parent and community involvement.


Posted October 29, 2009

Everyone knows and looks out for one another. Students, parents, staff, community memebers all care deeply for each child's success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

I am an 'alumni' of Ute Pass Elementary. The foundation for all of my education was established there - where I acquired, and came to love, the discipline of learning itself.


Posted October 7, 2009

I love the small class sizes. The 5th graders know the preschoolers and everyone looks out for each other. We are a true community school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

This school is a small, caring elementary school with a fantastic principal and a great staff.


Posted October 7, 2009

Ute Pass Elementary has great teachers and a low student-teacher ratio. This year is its 40th anniversary, and the school held an alumni-sponsored celebration of the event. That shows how much people love the school! I went to Ute Pass Elementary the first year it opened as a 5th grader. My daughter attended Ute Pass Elementary, and my son is currently in second grade there. We love our teachers and are proud of our school's success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

UPE provides our children with a great learning environment, the teachers and staff are awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Our school is in a small, rural area with little local resources to assist parents and students outside of the school environment. Knowing this, the school is very proactive in offering after school programs that successfully add to the overall education of the student. Appreciation of our beautiful mountain community is just one of the many ways the school effectively teaches our students about the importance of individual stewardship towards people and the environment in which we live.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great teachers, great staff, a vital part of the community. I love the place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2008

I have had three children complete study at Ute Pass Elementary School and very successfully move on to Manitou Middle School. From my perspective, Ute Pass Elementary is unique in two main perspectives: 1) extra support provided to the students, and 2) parental involvement. This is a fairly small school, and the teachers, principal and administrators are extremely involved in providing additional help to each student, as well as a fantastic after school program. Each week there are after school hours set aside on specific days for assistance with homework. The After School Program (known as TAP) also provides elective classes ranging from swimming lessons (at the local Manitou Springs Pool) to art, to hiking, to fun areas focused on specialized needs (math, etc). TAP has high educator involvement, high parent involvement and high student involvement. Parent involvement comes in many forms at Ute Pass Elementary and is encouraged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2005

I am new to the school, so I am writing this review based on just about three weeks of observations. Some excellent things I have seen include the following: small class sizes, teachers and staff know most everyone by name, cozy atmosphere, clean & bright building, good offering of 'specials' classes and an afterschool program; high level of parental involvement and presence before, after & during the school day; Friday folders where student work, school events, and classroom news are shared. Classrooms seem to have a variety of resources. Teachers seem to be able to address standards of learning and expectations. Individual needs of children are addressed. Volunteering in the classroom is welcomed and encouraged. Principal is present and accessible.
—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 72% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

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

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Reading

All Students76%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Writing

All Students45%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%
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 Students90%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%

Reading

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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 lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Writing

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
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

Math

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%

Reading

All Students83%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%

Science

All Students54%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Writing

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%
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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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

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 92% 57%
Hispanic 4% 32%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
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 28%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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