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Rocky Mountain Classical Academy

Charter | K-8

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 7 ratings
2013:
Based on 10 ratings
2012:
Based on 12 ratings
2011:
Based on 12 ratings

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Posted April 7, 2014

Rocky Mountain Classical A is such a great place to work! I love coming to work each and everyday because I work with best students, teachers, and parents around! My Principal is topnotch and does whatever is needed to support her school! I love RMCA!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 4, 2014

We are finishing up our 5th year here at RMCA and it was the best decision we could have made. I could not ask for a better community to teach my children. The staff is top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2014

RMCA is academically challenging. The staff really cares about the students. I have no doubt this is the best school in town for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2014

Great school. High standards in education. My kindergarten child was reading after a few months and is not at a 1st grade level. My first grader is enthusiastic about going to school and is excited to tell me what he learned that day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2014

My children go to RMCA in August 2013. I learn that RMCA is a great school with many great teachers and staffs. They help students with learning and behavior difficulties. Some parents volunteer at school or donating goods for the school. School communications are really good with options through emails, facebook, websites and infinite campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

Rocky Mountain Classical Academy is a wonderful school! The teachers are very caring and very skilled. We love all the activities and the way they teach the my kiddos. This is more than a school, it is a family! So many of the families have such strong values and faith and it carries through and is re-enforced with the strong character education. The PTO is strong and the parents are very active here. I am proud to have my kids at this school and look forward to the years ahead! PS... the specials teachers (art, pe, music and library) are FANTASTIC and very gifted!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

I am a very happy parent of RMCA. My children thrive here. I can't thank the administration enough for taking a strong stance to not allow a few badly behaved students terrorize the others. All students are respected and cared for. The teachers lead with compassion and the director has hired an administration that go beyond for students. Before we came to RMCA we were so frustrated not getting the services we needed for our kids. The principal and assistant principal have done so much for us and their teachers are so great at making learning something my kids don't want to miss school for. I don't like seeing negative reviews here when we are so thankful for this school! THank you!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

The staff seems very disorganized and unprofessional. They made excuses for not completing a request instead of taking responsibility. This makes me question the ability of staff to lead by example.


Posted September 9, 2013

I LOVE working here. The admin at the elementary campus is amazing. I feel appreciated by the staff, parents and students. I can't wait to get to work everyday. I have a love hate relationship with most charter schools but this one really does live up to their mission statement. After over 8 years if looking for my forever home as a teacher, I have finally found it at RMCA
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 14, 2013

I love how the school works with your child's learning ability. I've noticed such a huge improvement in the two years my child has attended RMCA. All of my child's tests reflects that. I plan on sending her through middle school. I'm not 100% sure if they have a high school campus. If they do I will be sending my child to RMCA until she completes high school. Also, I love their zero toleration towards bullying. I don't believe any school is perfect so to be fair I do have a few things that I feel need attention... I would like to see the teachers get more help and there be more parent involvement. I know most of this is because of their huge growth spurt and understand that. To me.. communication is key... Overall, I would highly recommend this school. I'm thankful for the parent that introduced me to RMCA. If I would have listened to some of the nasty reviews my child would have missed out on a great education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2013

Though there has been changes at RMCA, the teachers and staff continue to be excellent! My children have attended for three years now and without a doubt there is stability, purpose andba strong vision for education. My children love it and the students in general are great kids! No school is perfect, no teacher is perfect, but RMCA is the perfect place for my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

My son went to RMCA and all we got were empty promises and no follow through on things they said would be done for my child. Teachers and front office were cold and unfriendly. With no real oversight teachers could do whatever they wanted and when it was brought to the attention of the principal and the board nothing was done. BEWARE!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2013

My family just wrapped up our first year at RMCA and we were very pleased. The administration is great and they allow the kids to have fun. They offered many occasions for "free dress" which the kids love. The curriculum is challenging but the teachers are creative and find ways to make it enjoyable for the students. It's a very friendly school from the staff to the students. Class size is excellent! One of my children had 18 in her class and my other child had 15. That is terrific compared to class sizes you'll find at other schools. Overall we were extremely satisfied and we look forward to returning in August.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2013

We transferred to this school from a local public elementary school. We left because I was dissatisfied with the curriculum. RMCA gave us what we were looking for; a loving and challenging environment where our 3 children could learn and excel. We appreciate all the hat work the teachers put into teaching and leading our children. We have had children at the elementary, middle and homeschool campuses. Each campus had a loving and knowledgable staff and a safe and challenging environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

Unfortunately, the elementary school is on the decline. Against the advice of the previous interim principal, they hired a leadership team with very little classroom or leadership experience. The character development aspect of the school, once a real strength, has been undermined by an administrative staff that fails to model the very traits that the school teaches the children. Compared to several years ago, parental involvement has waned. The school board's focus has increasingly leaned toward the middle school. The teachers I talk to are discouraged by the lack of professionalism and the apparent lack of accountability for administrators who are sadly and obviously over their head. Hopefully the board and director will pay attention to all the warning signs that point to a future exodus of many beloved teachers and the families/students that will miss them. The handwriting is on the wall. Only time will tell if the RMCA elementary campus will live up to its potential or settle for mediocrity.


Posted March 7, 2013

This is a fantastic school. The administration is awesome and Mrs. Divitto, the elementary school principal is very loving, caring and extremely punctual when it comes to communicating with parents. I would give the school a 5 if the building was newer and from what I understand they are in the process of building a new one now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2013

Our family feels so blessed to have found such a wonderful school for our children! Our kids started in the fall of 2011 and we can't say enough good things. We transferred from another stellar Charter school and were nervous about the change. We are so much happier here. They teach Saxon Math and use Core Knowlege Curriculum in a hands on atmosphere! The teachers and staff and PTO are very caring. We are also in the process of building a new school, which will be great since the Elementary Campus are in modulars (ugly ones) currently. I highly recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2012

Sadly RMCA is not what it advertises to be. We were very excited when Mr. Izzy took over as principle at the middle school. He is very attentive, appears to care about the students and has a good balance of nurturing and discipline. Unfortunately, a few families, in particular families of board members and their closest friends are given preferential treatment and show a lack of moral character. Their children run the school. Most of the teachers are good but there are a few that are really rude to students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2012

Our school is the BEST it has ever been!! We have some fantastic new teachers and staff morale is up. Our administration is far from cold(as stated in a previous review), it is the best administration I have ever worked for. This school is getting ready to build a new building and that will further the school in many ways. I was able to look past the current building and did not judge a book by it's cover and I could not be happier!! This school is a family that cares about each and every student and their family that attends. RMCA has my vote for 5 stars. I hope to be teaching here a long time from now. Sincerely, a staff member and a very happy parent
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 28, 2012

We were with RMCA for 4 yrs and it used to be a great place. I was involved ALL the time, so I know things. The majority of teachers, specifically those that have been there since the beginning are wonderful. But, I am sad to say that we decided to pull our child due to the change of leadership at the Elementary school. The current administration doesn't demonstrate the character qualities that the school promotes. I have seen a negative effect toward the parents and the teachers. I would say that this school has gone from a warm friendly atmosphere to a cold and non-friendly atmosphere. RMCA feels more like a corporation focused on numbers and succeeding, versus loving the kids and trying to help them be the best human beings they can be. RMCA has drifted away from their original vision and are on a road we do not want to be a part of anymore. Those of you who think it is great, GET INVOLVED and ask questions...see what is going on "behind the scenes", you will see for yourself what is really happening with the administration.
—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 72% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
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 lunch93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant89%

Reading

All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Writing

All Students55%
Female58%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%
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 Students77%
Female73%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Writing

All Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
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 Students73%
Female57%
Male86%
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 lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Reading

All Students86%
Female81%
Male89%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Science

All Students61%
Female52%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%

Writing

All Students63%
Female57%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
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 Students68%
Female72%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Writing

All Students74%
Female85%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%
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 Students48%
Female55%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Writing

All Students57%
Female66%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%
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 Students52%
Female62%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Reading

All Students77%
Female86%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Science

All Students55%
Female62%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Writing

All Students67%
Female83%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
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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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 72% 56%
Hispanic 15% 32%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Black 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 12%N/A41%
Male 47%N/A51%
Female 53%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1710 Piros Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Phone: (719) 622-8000

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