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Springs Ranch Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 676 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 7 ratings

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Posted October 9, 2013

Absolutely loved this school. My child has left this school and we still support it as it is in our home neighborhood. Love the staff. Great administration and wonderful teachers. A great group of people who really care about the children and their education. My son says his all time favorite teacher was Mr. Levi and he is on the staff. The principal is awesome! Will remain a supporter of the school enen if my kid has outgrown it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2013

As a parent of 4 kids, and a volunteer at our school, I am a champion for Springs Ranch! Our staff cares about our kids and understands that education is a cooperative effort between parents and teachers. Years ago, our son attended 2nd grade at SRES and now our daughter has the same teacher. She is a professional who takes her responsibility seriously. I work in the classroom regularly and I am amazed at the concern and patience that this teacher exhibits with each student. Because I am in the classroom, I am aware of the needs and situations of some of her students', but this teacher always remains confidential, never speaking a negative word about student or parent to me. I also see that some of the kids don't get a lot of support at home and I watch her try to fill in the gaps for these kids--because she cares about them as students, but also as people. Our teachers and our kids need parental support. Those that have negative things to say about SRES should spent less time blaming the staff and more time in the class; I guarantee they will come away with a different perspective. It takes a "village to raise a child" and I am thankful for the "village" of Springs Ranch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2013

I am a proud parent and volunteer of Springs Ranch Elementary School. It is a fantastic school with great staff all around! I have been a part of this school since it opened in 2002, and my last child is now in 2nd grade there. I am very fortunate to have Mrs. Bedell as my daughter's teacher. This is my second child with Mrs. Bedell, and I couldn't be happier. She is very dedicated and a wonderful teacher. She is very organized and sends out newsletters that are stock full of information on events, important dates and what the children are learning. She challenges the kids as well as helps those that are struggling. Not only does she care about them academically, but she also cares about their character, teaching them to be kind, respectful and have good manners. I absolutely love the way she greats each child in the morning! I have found the staff and the administration at SRES exceptional! I will be saddened when the time comes to move on from SRES. This has been a great learning place for all of my children! I would recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2013

My daughter has been here since Kindergarten and is now in 2nd. So not much to go on yet. First two years were great, this year not so much. Teacher has maybe a 40% grade on communication with parents and what is going on in class, no announcements of what is being studied, tests, or anything else. Teacher uses meetings and student folders to advertise her and her husbands photography business. Not impressed with administration either. The attitude seems to be "holier than thou" and that the parents and students come secondary to the adminstration and staff. Seriously considering leaving. I am just one parent, but I talk with others and there are on-going problems in this teachers class for them as well. Seems however to be a new issue as previous year parents thought it was great in that teacher's classroom. Administration is not taking anything prsented to them seriously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2012

All four of my kids have attended this school. Three of them are still attending. Everyone from the principal to the secretary to all the teachers are so welcoming and supportive. They take bullying serious here and nip it in the bud immediately! Would recommend this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

Verbatim from the D49 official Falcon Flyer received 8/30/2011: "Overcrowding has been a hot topic in District 49. Falcon continues to be one of the fastest growing districts in the state. We currently serve about 14,000 students. This is perhaps the first year that our overall student population has not increased, but that does not change the fact that overcrowding continues to plague our district. Eight schools in District 49 are currently over-capacity. They include Woodmen Hills Elementary, Falcon Middle School,Falcon High School, Evans International Elementary, Springs Ranch Elementary, Odyssey Elementary, Ridgeview Elementary, and Skyview Middle School. Of the remaining schools, not a single one of them is less than 75% full...Teachers struggle when thirty or more students outnumber them..."


Posted May 25, 2011

fantastic psychology teaching! My family has had a hard time, going through a divorce and so forth but i feel that the school has really helped my children. My girls have revived fantastic support from teachers and classmates and are now strong independent girls who can take on any man the come across in life, just as one of the teachers did- she proved she could take care of several men at the same time, and this is a lesson i want my girls to know!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

Great study of psychology here. After certain family issues my son had problems with schoolwork and was falling behind on his workload. He blew her away with how big his load was but she took his load very seriously. Great school 10/10
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2011

The review below was referring to Rachel Wonner, sorry about that. I wasnt paying attention when I was posting :/
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

This is a great school to work at! The administrators are very supportive of teachers, students, and parents. The school-wide behavior plans and rules help keep the students organized and the teachers consistent.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 3, 2011

Absolutely loved this school. Minus some of the advanced technology (smartboards, computers for each child in classroom) we had at our previous private school; SRES was right on for education. Given the fact that teacher pay is low, the teacher's here still give 110% towards your kids education and they really care. We loved the principal, Mrs. Jones; she was awesome!! Mr. Levi is the absolute best teacher no matter what grade he teachs. The PTO and the rest of the staff really care about their school and it is like a family. We are going to miss SRES as the military moves us away, but we highly recommend it for any new families looking at attending!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

i came here for 1st - 3rd grades, and I am now a freshman in high school. When I was here, it was an amazing school and I miss it so much. It is much better than any other school I've gone to, and I'm so glad I went there. I hope they are staying strong and teaching the little kids well!


Posted November 11, 2009

we love Springs Ranch the teachers and principals are awesome aswell as the secretaries who do a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

Love the teachers! My children love it here. It has been a very wonderful experience for my whole family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2008

SRES has impressed me so much. Moving from AZ where my children were almost 2 grades behind, the teachers and staff at SRES stepped up and I am forever grateful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2008

This school is one of the top schools in D49 testwise, unlike what some parent reported. The teachers really care and Mr Ingram, the PE teacher is absolutely the best. There are over 600 students and he greets each by name. The school takes part in the Landsharks running club and district basketball and they offer a Science club and Speed stacking as well as many other extras. We have been here 3 years with 2 kids and haven't had a bad teacher yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

We have been incredibly impressed with the teachers at SRES. Our son has done well in his first 2 years of school and I'm sad that we'll be leaving before his sisters have the opportunity to experience this school. I believe that our son has a great foundation to build on as we move this summer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2007

My son went to SRES for 5 years. He is wonderfully prepared for middle school. I highly recommend SRES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2007

Prior to Springs Ranch, my kids attended a private school as well as one District 11. Our experience at Springs Ranch elementary was the VERY BEST! The administration was wonderful, all but 1 of our teachers were terrific, the PE teacher, Mr. Ingram, inspired a love of sports in my daughter and taught both my kids good sportsmanship. I am heartbroken to leave. Annie Hiritz was the greatest principal we ever experienced and I hope the next principal will be as good. Both my kids attended SRES from the opening of the school until 2007 when my youngest finished 5th grade. The respectful way the administration treated the children brought out the best in them. Even the janitors were friendly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

This school is just fantastic in all its way, the teachers are doing wonderful job, my kid she loves all her teachers and loves to go to school... They are doing a very good job with respect to sports, extracurricular activities and attention to each kid...
—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 72% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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 72% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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

All Students87%
Female96%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
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 Students69%
Female76%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
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 English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Writing

All Students58%
Female62%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
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 Students71%
Female70%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%

Reading

All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Science

All Students60%
Female61%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Writing

All Students66%
Female74%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 61% 57%
Hispanic 18% 32%
Black 9% 5%
Asian 6% 3%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 19%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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