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Antelope Trails Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted August 18, 2014

Used to be a great school when Roy Getchell was Principal. New Principal is refused to communicate with parents. Test scores are way down and the kids are not learning. 12 staff members left over the summer 2014.


Posted December 9, 2013

My kids have been attending this school for many years and I am disappointed in the latest state assessment scores. The school changed the homework format several years ago and when many of the veteran parents heard, we told them it would affect the scores. And we were right. The 3rd graders scored so poorly, that the district has stepped in to tell the school how to make it right. Last years score for 3rd graders Math 87, up from 82. Reading 79 down from 87 and writing 57 down from 64. Though the kids are doing well in math, when they get to Middle school they are confused and completely clueless, because the middle school and high school use a different math program and all the kids have to be retaught their way. The teachers overall are good, though we have one particular upper level grade team that is weak. Communication is average. There could be improvement, especially with new families. The school is not at the level that is used to be at and hopefully they will improve. It will however take many years to do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2013

My son started attending Antelope Trails at the age of 3 in the preschool program. He was behind in speech so was given extra attention and care to get him up to speed. He was on an IEP (Individual education plan) for a few years which was monumental in his progress. The teachers and aides are fantastic and were always in communication with me on his progress! Now he is in 4th grade and is testing at grade level in all areas thanks to their early efforts and extra care. They have a "No child left behind" philosophy and it is evident in the principal, teachers, aides and students. I couldn't be happier and I tell everyone I know to go with District 20 and Antelope Trails especially! Now my daughter is attending 1st grade there and like before- they are just amazing with her. Her teacher is great about communicating and my daughter just loves school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

This school is second to none. I've had kids in another school in this district and this is not even comparable to the other. The teachers are genuine and sincere and actually love their jobs. The administration is visible and approachable. This is a top performing school but there isn't a feeling of stress or teaching to the test. It's very comfortable and friendly and I feel so lucky to have choiced my child into Antelope Trails! Thanks you ATE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2011

Best School in the neighborhood. My first grader has progressed leaps and bounds since she is in this school. Excellent English and Math programs. Heard about the TAG and IB curriculum being Outstanding. I wish i could give it a 6 Star :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

This is an outstanding school in a community with very high standards. I have never had a bad experience as the entire staff seems to care deeply about every student. There is not a better school in America, top to bottom, than this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2011

Unfortunately there are teachers here, tenured, that are just not up to any kind of academic standard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2010

After 6 years with children at Antelope Trails, I have never had a bad experience. Excellent communication with teachers and staff, they are very very responsive. Good sense of community. I am very thankful to have my children there, I do not worry about this first step of their education at all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

I have three children in attendance. We love the teachers, the staff and the warm sense of community that our school offers. My children are thriving here. Thanks, ATE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

Lack of communication from the teachers and the office staff. Teachers texting in class and not teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2010

Lacking in communication. Some teachers are not very disciplined or are lacking teaching skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

The most amazing school for our kids. We have been nothing but thrilled from the preschool program up. The administration, teachers and support staff are top notch and very aware of students and their needs. We have 4 children who have attened and one on an IEP. We have heard complaints from parents whose kids attend other district 20 schools, that is not the case for ATE!! Best education for your kids, no matter what their needs are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

We absolutely love this school. The teachers and administration are all very friendly and very open to parental involvement. It has been a great experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

We moved here from CA and have found this school to be friendly, helpful and accomodating. The Principal is wonderful, caring and truly there for the kids. The staff has done nothing but be positive. If you are looking for a great school of learning and wonderful atmosphere for your child, this is it! Everyone should have the opportunity to send their child to a school like this. Our son has never been happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2007

This an an A+ school in an outstanding school district. Teachers work hard to meet the needs of the 'whole child.' Very academic, but not test driven. Safe and nurturing environment. Your kids will not find a better school than this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2006

Antelope Trails is an incredible neighborhood school. The staff, parents and students are among the best in the nation. The staff is committed to providing the best education to students by researching, learning and delivering instructional strategies to students that best work for the individual child. The students are well rounded kids that are eager to learn and have a lot of entusiasm. The parents are just plain terrific. The volunteer hours put in by the parents are amazing. There is a true home/school/community connections. Antelope Trails is a superior elementary school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

Great School, and teachers good parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

Very good neighborhood school. Class sizes are a bit large 25/26+ students. Very good TAG program and IB track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

This is a very nice school, very concerned with children safety and with good academics. I would recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

My daughter has attended this school since K and now she'll be in 3rd grade this year. All of her teachers have been wonderful, attentive, and caring. The education is unsurpassed. The principal and assistant principal are just really great, open people to talk to. Parent involvement here is just incredible--the support is wonderful. There is also on-campus before and after school childcare and this program is great too. It is in a very quiet neighborhood and there is a bus system if you need it. I would highly recommend this school for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Writing

All Students58%
Female74%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant92%

Reading

All Students84%
Female94%
Male77%
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 lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Writing

All Students73%
Female84%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%
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 Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Reading

All Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Science

All Students74%
Female66%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Writing

All Students73%
Female77%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%
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 82% 56%
Hispanic 12% 32%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 8%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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