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Rocky Mountain Classical Academy

Charter | K-8 | 1000 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 12 ratings
2011:
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Posted today

I think this community of people are great! I'm not one of those parents that expects perfection, because we all know you'll never find that. And if you're looking for perfection, JUST MOVE ON, keep being miserable, don't leave negative comments with skewed or fabricated stories. What I see at RMCA is when we as parents have an issue its handled in a professional manner. They care for my kids! My kids have great self confidence, in part because the good people that are around them all day long, teachers and students! A couple of reviews below this one, a parent says RMCA called another school to dis-enroll your kids. COME ON you expect us to believe that? The other school would never allow that, you're just trying to hurt a good school. Lets all try to be adults here, be reasonable and don't lie!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted yesterday

We are in our fourth year with RMCA. We have been very pleased and we're excited for the new building. The negative reviews are upsetting as this is our kids' school and I don't see any of the negatives posted below with admin. The teachers are great and I have happy kids. It's a school of choice so no one has to stay. Some people are just impossible to please.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2014

Hello, I am the Headmaster of RMCA. We are building and opening a spectacular new school facility this year. Because of this we opened one class per grade level for this school year and had a huge response with new student enrollment over the summer. We have a close community and are a school of character and high academics, and have been growing. Some classes are full and some have some openings left but once they are filled we will not have the ability to open additional classes. I invite everyone to take a tour to see our program in action. I would like to apologize to the parent who had trouble with enrollment. We had a registrar resign mid summer exactly during the time we were transferring our system to the district's central enrollment. I am very sorry to learn of your trouble and assure you that our new registrar is responsive and very efficient. If there is any way that I can be of assistance, please contact me directly at (719)550- 5329. Best wishes to you and your family.


Posted August 15, 2014

horrible administration - I tried to dis- enroll our son 3 months (!) before school starts - left messages, wrote a letter and e-mail - we still received a school e-mail 2 months later - again - e-mailed the school - they said they will take care of the dis -enrollment - classroom teacher calls the house on the first day of school for absence - again I insist that they dis- enroll us ( for the 5th time !) - on the first day of school in my son's current public school we found out that RMCA had told them to dis-enroll my child - can you imagine my sons panic when his name was on none of the class lists? What is going on? I have contacted RMCA MANY times - how hard is it to dis- enroll a child? I am thankful to our awesome public elementary who was able to work with us and fix the issue - thanks RMCA for scaring my son to death and making his meet the teacher in his school a nightmare! Glad we will not be attending RMCA !!! We had nothing but horrible experiences with their admins !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2014

I have two students that are enrolled in RMCA and they finished second and forth grade. My daughter came from another school where she had a tough time reading and did not get the help she needed. My wife and I looked at a number of schools and found RMCA. After enrolling her, her reading scores started to go up and she was able to get the help she needed to succeed in school. I have been very happy with RMCA and on my days off I have lunch with my daughter and son at the school. I have experience a very health school setting for both my son and daughter in academics and socially. The teachers at the school have really cared for my kids, which has made me feel better and in return our home life is better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2014

this school has the most dis-organized administration! Very hard to speak with anyone in person. We were very disappointed in this school - we had high hopes last year when we enrolled both of our children. What we experienced was a sub par school - worse than the public schools in the district. Read the test scores and compare them with others in the district - their middle school scores are horrendous. They claim to emphasize core values but reading is average at best, math below average in many grades - so where are those core values? Instead there is focus on the correct uniforms, dress codes and such while teachers and secretaries play pranks on each other at the end of the year and walk around in tank tops and flip flops ( now what kind od example does that set for the kids). Both of my kids - who had loved public school hated RMCA and begged me to be able to go back to public school - they are both good students - with stellar report cards - they went from loving school to dreading school every day! There is also a lot of bullying and nobody seems to care. Not only did my children not enjoy their time at RMCA but they are now behind academically as well - stay away !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

We just finished our 4th year with RMCA and it is a great school! Both of our students are excelling at reading and math and they love to go to school. All of the staff and teachers are helpful, friendly and passionate about the students. The teachers email out weekly newsletters, which are very helpful. The principal also communicates often. Great school all around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2014

We loved this school for our kindergartener! A great blend of play with education. Our son left reading and doing first grade math!!! Love his teacher, Mrs. Rolater; she was patient and efficient!
—Submitted by a parent


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


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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.

 
Average

Test score rating
Student growth rating

1-3 Below Average

4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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 20132What's this?

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
Gender
  • Coed

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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

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