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Discovery Canyon Campus School

Public | PK-12

 
 

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3 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 12, 2010

It is a sad day after reading the reviews and beginning to a investigation. Into the administration this school is not interested In teaching our the basics after seeing the report on the news and the criticism on the csap I don't this school really cares about teaching the basics they only teach to get higher csap scores and not the fundamental. Which I see why parents are complaining.they need to do better
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

I can't believe how ingnorant this school is, and how the adminstrative staff acts around kids. The old adage about if you can't make it in the real world then you should teach.applies to this school. And I would suggest to any parent that doesn't see that then they really don't care about there kids enough to be involved. this school is horrible, the iep plans are a joke and rarely acted apon.The parking lot is horrible and the teachers are so inept at controlling the traffic how can they possibly teach. what makes our society great is the abilitiy to identify problem areas with in an institution. Running away from a problem doesnt solve anything. So i encourage feedback from parents so things get fixed. People who say take your kids away from it if you don't like it are foolish. These are our kids and deal with the criticism
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

I am always amazed to read the posts of people in regards to how a school performs. Parents will often moan and groan about the happenings in the classroom or administration. I've got a great idea! Let's have the complaining parents enter the classroom and teach or be the principal and deal with all the crap dealt to them. Our society is very good about complaining when they are not satisfied. Not everyone can be pleased all the time. This is a stellar school. If you don't like it, then leave. Those that complain are never satisfied. The complainers should take their kids to the failing schools and then compare. I bet then you won't complain!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Parents watch out for your childen here. I have had several issues with the teachers and counslers here from not reporting incendents and inappropriate comments to my 9 years old daughter. I have several emails where I have asked them to send action plans for my children and haven't recieved them. to leaving messages on my phone that for a meeting which I was on time but they 'messed up' and marked the wrong time down. My daughter has a syndrome and since going to this school she has gone down in performance. When you are critical of the staff they become very defensive and counslers harass your children. Don't take your kids here you will be sorry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

Our son attends the high school. With the exception of two great teachers, the rest of the school bites. The administration is very removed and non-responsive to parental concerns. The principal regularly fails to show up for IEP meetings. The school has some ideas that on the surface appear to be innovative, but the execution is inept and misguided and ultimately take away from the nuts and bolts of education. The online school portal is difficult to interact with, and they rely heavily on it for wide range of day-to-day stuff. The general culture of the teachers and the parent organization is very pretentious. Access to the school is a nightmare, which somebody decided to 'improve' by further limiting access by blocking of parking lot entrances and setting up an obstacle course of traffic cones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

I am a 10th grader here at DCC, and I love it. The teachers are extremely nice, and help you when you need it. The theatre program is amazing and so is Mrs. Keating. She is a great teacher for both theatre classes and tech classes. All the productions are amazing because of her. I love being involved and we theatre folk are one big family. The foreign languages are also very good. I am in french 3 and I have learned so much. Mme Kurbegov has taught me so much about the language and the culture. She is a native speaker, and explains and answers every question I have relating to the language. I would not trade this school for any other!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2009

This school is a huge disappointment. The middle school is wonderful but the high school is a disaster. The administrators have no clue how to appropriately deal with student issues and clearly do not have the breadth and depth of adolescent developmental knowledge to be effective with this population. The teachers are very good but without the proper administrative support this school is nothing more than a show piece. This is by far the worst high school in the district in terms of administration and commitment to student success. Thankfully, it only took us a few months to realize this and we promptly moved our daughter to Pine Creek High School. Thankfully, schools in this district are schools of choice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2009

Our 3 kids are starting their 4th year at DCC, and we have been thrilled. For a new school that started several in depth programs, all at opening, it is amazing that everything has gone so well. We love that the school is one of the first K-12 IB Schools in America, and that they have a great system to improve their teaching methods with the TAP program. There are comments about the academics at the school, I would just say look at the state tests, and DCC was one of the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

We just moved from arizona and are thrilled with the schooling our first grader and preschooler are getting. The teachers are all great and the curriculum is fantastic. Hoping to stay in the district for 12 years! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

Our Twins have had a great experience at Discovery Canyon, looking forward to another great school year. The teachers are some of the best in the area. They keep you informed at all times on how your kids are progressing. We couldn't ask for anything more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2009

DCC is outstanding. Excellent teachers and staff. The sports programs and coaches are great, well trained and experienced. Every individual that I have had discussion with is truly concerned with the students academic and social welfare.


Posted January 9, 2009

I had 2 children at DCC for three years. Academics and teachers were good but the executive pricipal does not support many groups such as scouts, serteens or service to mankind, and Youth Symphony. We cannot figure out why!! We left and are thrilled with our new middle school which is Creekside. Discipline is much better too!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

This school far surpassed my expectations for the education of our daughter. The teachers and staff are not only helpful and caring, but know what they are doing. The campus is amazing and promotes an atmosphere of learning in everything they do. Even PE and recess become a learning experience at this school. I could not imagine having my child at a better place than DCC.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

I think this school is beyond what I could have imagined for our kids. We came from a different state where we did not have this. Would not leave the school for anything! They are fabulous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

I just spent one year as an 8th grader here at DCC and I have to say that it is just amazing. It is very understandable with allergies, the teachers and administrative staff is very nice, and the students here are also great. My family is military so we have moved around a lot. I have attended 5 schools and so far DCC has been the best regarding allergies. They are extremely understanding and will do whatever it takes to make you feel safe here. The teachers and administrative staff at DCC are the best. They make sure that everyone is safe, happy, learning, following the rules , and doing their best. And on top of all of that they communicate very well with parents. School is not only about learning, you make friends as well and at DCC there isn't one single person who isn't friendly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2008

As a parent volunteer and substitute teacher at DCC, I have to say I am delighted with their MS and HS programs (I have no Elementary students). The teachers are organized, knowledgeable and caring. The HS is new this year and though there are fewer electives than at other high schools, they are doing a wonderful job at addressing all the creative needs of most students. It is hard to compare a brand new school to some of the ones that have been open for decades, but they have made a fabulous start, and their future plans are extraordinary! Their math and science emphasis will certainly be a great resource for an area that is geared toward aeronautics and other scsciences. I agree that the administration could do a better job and quit micromanaging each other and the staff, but these things take time to sort themselves out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2007

I am a student at DCC and to be truly honest the school is wonderfull. The teeachers really do care about you and in the high school their are really no clicks at all. Everyone is friendly and the school staff really emphasize the need to be responsible. One of the best things about the school is the I.B. Curriculm. Colleges really look at I.B. and it gives us the chance to help others with community service. You would be amazed with how much we learn. If your thinking about putting your child in this scool you would make a great Choice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2007

This is one of the worst middle schools in Colorado. The teachers here are pretty good, but the principals are terrible. They do not know how to diciplin students, and takeeverything to extreme. They give special atention to the students they like more than others. The students get sick of relating every single thing to IB. Even though it is not required they make it seem like it is. They make the kids feel like they know everything about them by telling them they need to do more service for others or they will be hobo's, even though most of the students already help out with a lot of things and do plenty of service. For at least the middle school i would not recomentd it to anyone. The only plus is a couple of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2007

this is the worst school in D20 with an executive prinicipal that should have retired years ago. He micro manages his staff causing staff and administrators in 2006 to seek better jobs. Students are at risk academically at this school. If the executive prinicipal retires, this would be a much better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2007

I am a student at DCC (Discovery Canyon Campus). I have to say that it is a truly phenominal school. The education is wonderful and it seems to really draw us in. Our relationships with our teachers and other authorities stand strong and I have great regards for all the staff. At DCC you are constantly surounded with great people. It is an awesome place to be. I am so happy to be going there!! I highly suggest it.
—Submitted by a student


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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%
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 62% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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 39% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%
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 34% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male88%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant93%

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant89%

Writing

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch73%
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 Students94%
Female97%
Male93%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant94%

Reading

All Students88%
Female100%
Male82%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Writing

All Students72%
Female90%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%
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 Students82%
Female90%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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 lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant82%

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Science

All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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 lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Writing

All Students75%
Female90%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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 lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students84%
Female79%
Male90%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial81%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant92%

Writing

All Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%
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 Students72%
Female68%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%

Writing

All Students75%
Female81%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities81%
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 Students68%
Female66%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial43%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Reading

All Students88%
Female96%
Male80%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracial76%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Science

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Writing

All Students78%
Female85%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial76%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%
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 Students53%
Female50%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible13%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Writing

All Students75%
Female78%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
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 Students50%
Female42%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracial56%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male83%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant89%

Science

All Students79%
Female78%
Male80%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial69%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Writing

All Students72%
Female79%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial71%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%
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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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ACT participation

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Average ACT score

23

Graduation rate

92%


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.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 56%
Hispanic 10% 32%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 2% 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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Colorado Springs, CO 80921
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