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Timberview Middle School

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Posted January 2, 2014

We love this school!! Absolutely fabulous. Amazing teachers and administrators. Both of my children are/we're very happy there. AVID rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2013

Love Love! My child requires extra help, and he always gets it. He loves his teachers. One thing that parents will sometimes complain about is that kids are placed in a cycle of specials classes fro 6th and 7th. My son is living proof that the school knows what they're doing. He freaked out to discover he had to take drama. Not only is it NOW his favorite class, he thinks he may want to pursue more. Really? We are so impressed with everything from the staff, cleanliness, safety, etc... even lunch. LOve this place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

All the students are very welcoming, and are surprisingly nice! The teachers (especially on Pack 743, 841, and 843) are all wonderful! NOTE: This school breaks each grade into 3 "packs" (depending on where you place in different classes and whether or not you're in AVID will determine which pack you're on) each pack has the same math, social studies, language arts, and science teacher, which helps teachers schedule tests and quizzes so that no one has more than 2 tests on the same day, and it also helps with planning curriculum to make sure you learn everything. The electives (exploratory classes) are all great, and all the teachers that I had (particularly the art teachers: Mrs. Pucci and Mrs. Klopfenstein) are really funny and understanding. The principal, Mr. Smith, is hilarious and helpful, and so are the counselors. I honestly wish I could have went longer, and I was actually really sad when school let out for the summer. It's definitely a school that you'll miss when you leave.


Posted November 11, 2012

I went to Timberview for all three years and it was very influential. The teachers really cared about excelling, there were no limits, if a student had was so advanced that they could be three grade levels ahead in math, it was possible to do. If a student was struggling, teachers were always there to help. In my experience, even teachers who weren't my teachers were eager to help. There are a wide range of "exploratories" to choose from and band is popular. Band is so much fun as is choir, art, PE, drama and the other extracurriculars. There is no better school even in the district that has the same community as TMS.


Posted May 10, 2012

This school is awful! While there are some great teachers there, the administration ruins everything. If your children do well and you don't have problems consider yourself lucky and give more credit where it's due....your child!!! They have so many principals on payroll they can't afford special ed services. Even teachers are unhappy there. I would not recomend them even though lots of people are happy there. No one advocates for your child there. They get out of everything they can with no respect for the education laws.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2008

My daughter has been at TMS for three years and has excelled academically as well as socially. The teachers are fantastic and so is the rest of the staff. She will be moving on to Liberty next year with a 4.0 average for all three years. She has always been able to ask her teachers questions, stay after school if needed and they have always been available to her. If you can choose a middle school Timberview should be your choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

My son is the happiest he has been in probably 2 years now that he is going to Timberview. He feels the teachers really care about him and he is holding a 4.0 adverage due to his excitment about learning. When I have written an e-mail to the teachers about questions they get back to me with in 12 hours and are very open to parents concerns. I have found this school to be one of the best in D20 and I'm so happy that my son loves school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

overcrowded school, unfriendly to parental involvement, satisfied with total mediochrity, unwilling to help students who are struggling, In D-20, it's all abou the state funding, not about the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

Timberview is one of the finest middle / junior schools I have known. The teachers are great, and really care about their students. The administration is wonderful. The facilities are among the best. The activities are at the 'top of their class'. Our older children were in other schools that did not come close in comparison to Timberview.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

Very Good School. One of the Best Schools in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2006

Timberview believes in educating the whole child. They have a large variety of exploratory classes so the student is able to find something that he/she excells at. Timberview also has a very stong academic program that incorporates vertical articulation with the high school in math. This enables students to go as far and as quickly as they are inclined to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

My niece has been on the honor roll and would like to stay. She does not want to go back to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2004

This was my daughters first experience in a public school (we lived in NC and she was in a Catholic school from K-5) and she loves it! Timberview is a wonderful school. I love the fact that the school provides well rounded classes and soical opertunities for all students. Not only do they get their basics, but Timberview offers, after school homework assistance with teachers available if there are any questions, art club, dances for ever grade, and many more. My daughter has been on the honor roll because she know if her grades drop she'll be back in a private 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.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%
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 Students69%
Female68%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligible52%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Reading

All Students79%
Female82%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible61%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Writing

All Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial55%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligible43%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%
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 Students67%
Female66%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible52%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Writing

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%
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 Students64%
Female72%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial68%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Science

All Students64%
Female67%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracial68%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligible40%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Writing

All Students67%
Female79%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracial77%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible42%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
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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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 74% 56%
Hispanic 13% 32%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Black 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
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 16%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • David Peak

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
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