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Posted April 10, 2013

I moved in the middle of the school year after researching this school and it has lived up to my expectations. The teachers and staff have been very solution oriented with any concerns I might have brought up concerning my child. The communication between teacher, student, and parent is very transparent. I feel secure with my child in this school. The students seem to have more manners and are friendlier than the other school my child attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2012

Now that my son is moving on to high school, I think we're going to really miss Jenkins Middle. Through 8th grade he had excellent teachers. Mr Kulbacki and Mr Pickering especially went above and beyond! Thanks and GO JAGS :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2011

Our family has been very pleased with Jenkins Middle School. I have a son who just finished and one who is about to start. Academically the school is top-notch. There are advanced classes in almost every subject and Pre-AP in the 8th grade. Double acceleration is available for math. I also know there is tutoring for students who need extra help. The teachers are very dedicated and top-notch as well. Mr. TerHorst, the principal, is wonderful. Very responsive to my concerns and at the school almost 24/7. The counselors are just as great. Mr. Janas is the best! Jenkins is also a very safe school. Safety of the kids is top priority, and that means physically and emotionally. Jenkins just won an award as a "school to watch" and I believe it is one of the best middle schools, if not the best, in the state of Colorado. There are clubs for every interest and our art teacher is super if that is your thing. You can't go wrong at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

J-E J-E-N J-E-N-K-I-N-S JENKINS JAGUARS this is the best school ever! the teachers are really easy to bond with, they all have great teaching methods, we go over so much without realising it, there are clubs for EVERYONE, and help is there when u need it. i love this school so much that i actually dont want summer to start.


Posted March 31, 2009

I'm very happy at our school. Me and my friends are on the Parrot team and we have had lots of learning and fun this year and we are like totally busy every day. Some days we have lots of homework but we still do lots of cool things. I really like Mr.E we all call him docter evil LOL. Ms.Biggs is the best to- we cut up a cow heart ew! but kewl! I really do love jenkins.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2009

I currently have a 7th grader at Jenkins. This is our first year in CO schools. I have loved our Jenkins experience. Have met with guidance counselors on a few occasions as well as his teaching team. They have all been very receptive to my ideas about his learning. Looking forward to my daughter attending next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2008

jenkins was the best school ever and still is and it was really fun they have really good food to and i made my best friends there jessica,haley,danielle,and some other people and i loved the teachera there especially mrs.yonker the art teacher she was cool and i had really good time there omg every one should go 2 jenkins but i ended up moving to texas but i still go there and visit ..i love jenkins the teachers are really cool and so are the people and the food yum so i think if you wanna go try it you will love it ....!!!!!!!! - laura w
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2008

Jenkins is the best middle school in Colorado Springs. The front office staff are excellent in all that they do, the teaching staff are constantly trying to improve... but most of all the technology supported by Mr. Moser is excellent. As the librarian there he is very willing to assist the teachers in the classrooms, the students with research and is always helping with technology in all the classrooms. What an asset.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2008

This is the best middle school in Colorado Springs. The Principal is the best & the kids love him! They are proud of their school & are constantly praised by the caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

This schools has some of the best teachers ever! In the 6th grade Ms. Biggs is a very passionate teacher In the 8th grade Mr. Roden teaches my child so well in Geometry. Also Miss Yeager is one of the most educated in science and is willing to help any students with needs> Overall a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2008

i was there when the 'bad' asst. principles i do admit it was not a good experince. But they are now in other schools and the new ones are really helpful I love this school. The extracirirulars are many and the opptions are bontiful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2007

I thought my experience at Jenkins last year was incredible. Mr. Eberhardt is the greatest teacher in the world for sure! I really like Mrs. Rich too. All in all, I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2005

I'm just enrolling my son and my first impression was a new large school very organized. They keep each grade on a seperate wing, and less socialization between the grades which discourages bullying etc. Very clean, very helpful staff and a wide array of different programs and extracurricular activities. Looks like a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

I defimetly agree with kimberly. Jenkins was my worst experience in school. I am now in 9 th grade and out of the district. At jenkins i was tortured by everyday office visits and prejudice acts. My problems were never solved and i was never able to talk to someone about my problems. In that case it led to bad grades. Now in high school and in a different district i am happy and have good grades. *danielle twitty
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 28, 2004

This was the worst experience of any school district we have ever enrolled in. The asst. principal is difficult and the teaching staff is not supported by the administration. After pulling my son from this school, he has excelled in his new school. He is in honors classes, where at Jenkins the AP math class had 47 students enrolled. As a child of 2 public school teachers and the product of public school, I have always been an advocate for the schools. I will never recommend this school to any of our friends relocating to Colorado Springs. District 11 is over crowded and underfunded - still, it was the administrative staff at Jenkins that works against the parents. They complain that parents don't get involved, but complain when a parent is involved. Horrible school experience.
—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.

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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.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

308 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 55% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

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

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students71%
Female71%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial65%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligible52%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial77%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%

Writing

All Students71%
Female77%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial65%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligible61%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%
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 Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible61%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial92%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Writing

All Students75%
Female86%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial79%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligible78%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%
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 Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial79%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligible52%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Reading

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial79%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible72%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Science

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial74%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligible48%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Writing

All Students73%
Female81%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial74%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible48%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities77%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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4-7 Average

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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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 67% 56%
Hispanic 17% 32%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Black 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Colorado Springs, CO 80923
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