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Watson Junior High School

Public | 6-8 | 622 students

 
 

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted July 8, 2013

It's a good school that does it's very best to meet the needs of its students with GREAT teachers that love their students. A bit of a problem with bullying though. -Student


Posted September 24, 2008

Its not the best, but it has a great athletic team & wonderful teachers who work one on one with us students
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2008

Im a watson student and i love it here, because they put fun into our learning!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2007

I love the school spirit, staff, and the learning atmosphere! Its an amazing school. My son has had an awesome Jr. High experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2007

Amazing. Great and dedicated teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 28, 2005

Watson is a great school. I go there and am very happy with it. The teachers teach very well, and teach the curriculum that we should be learning. They also have great extra-curricular activities. Everyone has great school spirit so it's just an all around great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2005

My child went to Watson and she suffered numerous discriminations from her teachers and fellow students. She is behind all the kids at her current charter school. Never let your child attend this hellish school.
—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 62% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%
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 55% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%
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 Students52%
Female52%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible51%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Reading

All Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial56%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible66%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Writing

All Students42%
Female49%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial39%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%
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 Students57%
Female65%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial44%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial38%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students46%
Female57%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial31%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligible32%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities53%
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 Students58%
Female64%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Reading

All Students61%
Female70%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligible62%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%

Science

All Students50%
Female56%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligible54%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Writing

All Students46%
Female60%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%
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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4-7 Average

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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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 54% 56%
Hispanic 25% 32%
Black 10% 5%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Colorado Springs, CO 80911
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