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Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 624 students

 

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Posted November 22, 2010

CMJH has many expectations for their students, and their expectations are higher than most other public schools I have been to. If you're one of those students who struggles with more difficult classes, you might have some troubles with this school. If you're one of those students who are independently able to get great grades, you will do just fine at this school and will be prepared for High School. From my experiences, some of the children attending CMJH have harrassed and bullied others. Though, it is continually reminded throughout the school that bullying and harassing is not the right type of behavior. Theres also a program (first started by a student who was affected last year) that reminds 8th graders to stop bullying and harrassing 7th graders. I think it has worked very well so far. In addition, the principal was awarded a Principal of the Year award last year, which is pretty impressive since the award was out of all the Principals in the state. Theres also some pretty good classes for both 7th and 8th graders, especially the art classes. The teachers are cooperative most of the time, and the most of them are friendly and laid back. This school rocks.


Posted November 2, 2009

great school. amazing teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2009

I had an amazing time at CMJH, although some things were a little sketchy. The math program is satisfactory, the English is excellent, science is unsatisfactory, PE is above average, World Geography is average/below average, German was excellent, & Tech SWAMP was absolutely excellent. I wish I could go back to this school. There are some drug problems, but you can immediately tell who is best to be around, just by looks. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone for 7th grade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2008

I have had two children at the Junior High and it's been a frustrating and disappointing experience both times. The teachers seem to resist any parent interaction; I wasn't notified that my child may possibly have to repeat the year because she is failing an art class until 3 weeks before the end of the semester. The Principal is primarily concerned with the teachers and their well-being and was defensive rather than interested in my child's welfare in meetings. The counselors are helpful but can only do so much in the face of the adversity presented by the Administration. Be prepared to be your child's only advocate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

I keep my daughter in this school district because it is one of highest rated school districts and has the best programs of any school district in town. What I have found after having being in this district for 5 years is that most of the parents are older and/or stay at home and able focus on their child s progress 100%. Smart as my child may be she struggles at this school severely. They have no policy, special classes or communicate with parents to help struggling children. They are only allowed to fail one class a year or they will be held back. I would not suggest this school for anyone whose child is not an advanced independent learner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2006

I have a current student beginning 8th grade and an older sibling that also attended CMJH. Overall, this school does a good job of preparing the kids for high school. The math program is well structured with students grouped by skill level and classes rotated to different teachers every quarter or so. Students are able to advance at their own rate within this system and being exposed to different instructors and teaching styles appears to produce good results. The music program is excellent. There are 2 concert bands and a jazz band. Jazz band is extracurricular and meets outside of regular class hours. The director is dedicated to the program and the skill level of the students is exceptional. Overall, District 12 has produced a good educational experience for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

Our daughter has enjoyed Cheyenne Mountain Junior High very much. It has been easy for her to make many wonderful friends. Her teachers are for the most part smart, interesting, and dedicated to the students. The art program is great. The principal last year had been there for many years and was great! But he retired. The new principal seems overly strict, rigid, and a little unsure of herself. But perhaps with time, she will get better. Overall, I highly recomment the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

CMJHS claims finals count as 20 percent of your childs grade but the finals are not averaged into the GPA. They don't count for anything. If you happen to have a child that does well on finals-great it doesn't matter! Just do well on the quarter grade (before finals are taken) and don't sweat the final. The problem is that if your child does well on the final and gets a 4.0 for the semester grade- that won't put nessarily put them on the A Honoroll because semester grades don't count. The principal thinks this is fair because looking at the quarter grades without counting the finals, gives more kids a chance to get an A average, but try having a kid that really gets a 89.5% in one class and all A's otrherwise before finals and straight A's after finals, then not having it count!) How fair is that? NOT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2004

An excellent school, very friendly for new kids. Being military, we are so thankful for the high standards of education they keep here. My seventh grader is in pre-algebra. Well discilpined, great enviornment for boys and girls.
—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 55% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%
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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Reading

All Students84%
Female90%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Writing

All Students83%
Female93%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%
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 Students79%
Female77%
Male80%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Science

All Students76%
Female77%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Writing

All Students82%
Female86%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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52%
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24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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 81% 56%
Hispanic 11% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 11%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Softball

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1200 West Cheyenne Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
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