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Broadmoor Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 318 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 15, 2014

We have been very pleased with this school in terms of how interested the teachers are in my sons accademics. The health aide on staff is absolutely wonderful. The school has a sense of community with a lot of parental involvement and parent volunteers. The new principal, Mrs. Henderson is very nice, and is outside daily greeting parents and students and helping with directing traffic. I'm sad to leave this school, I was looking forward to sending all my children there. I just hope I find a school with such a community feel out of state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2013

We love this school! Our children have been attending the last 6 years and we have seen so many improvements within the school over the years. I love a lot of the programs provided. We also have a community garden that the students are able to work in and eat their harvest. I really love being involved with the PTO. It is a great way to be involved and you really know what's happening in the school and really we get to make decisions on where our fundraising money goes. We have updated technology, teacher grants, AR tests, etc. We love all of the teachers our kids have had or have. We love our retired principal and we love our new principal. She has brought fresh ideas to the table. She has implemented before and after school procedures I think will be better for our school. Each of the children stand behind colored flags. You drive up with your last name on the same color as your child's flag, get your kid(s) and leave. If you have more than one child the oldest waits with the youngest. All of the teachers are on duty now. Overall we love our school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2012

The former controversial principal has retired, and the new principal is outstanding! This is a great little school with caring teachers and students. The Band program is amazing! The fifth grade teachers in particular are top notch. The kids spend a lot of time outdoors here. Love the picnic tables!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2012

The Principal at this school leaves something to be desired. I don't know about the other grades, but the grade my child attended there has teachers that also leave something to be desired. The curriculum was mediocre at best. My child could hear the other teacher screaming at her kids from the other side of the hall. At the time that teacher was pregnant, but that behavior is absolutely unacceptable. Not to mention the school counselor, who almost cursed in front of the children while speaking to them in their classroom. He caught himself in the middle of the worst 4 letter word, and then chastised the children for calling him out on it. All in all, this school is one of the worst my child has ever attended, and with moving my child to a private school test scores and grades improved by leaps and bounds. A good part of the staff would need to be removed in order to improve this environment. I would venture to say the 5 star ratings are from people whose children have never attended another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2012

Think twice about sending your kids to this school. The staff and Principal are terrible. They want you to think that they care about your kids, but they don't. Their pick up/drop off policy is ridiculous. Kids run out of the school, most of the time before the last bell even rings. It's mass chaos and the teachers do not supervise the children leaving the school. My child was left out in front of the school for 45 minutes when he was supposed to be in an after school program. The Principal blamed it on him for not coming inside to ask for help, he's six years old! My son was not helped by his teacher when he needed help or didn't understand something and numerous attempts to talk to his teacher and get assistance didn't help. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2011

I absolutely LOVE this school! Broadmoor Elementary is a terrific school! My children are happy here! The school is small enough to where the kids and staff create a close knit community. The teachers are all excellent! The staff is excellent! Mrs Jackson is an excellent principal who cares about the children and the school. There are plenty of afterschool activities. Band starts at 4th grade and is excellent! The curriculum is probably the best I have ever seen. The only problem I have is finding another school like Broadmoor Elementary when we move! If you are reading this, send your kids to this school. You will not be disappointed. I guarantee you that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

My child was new to the school this year and I was a little worried about the transition from private school to public. I must say, this was the best decision I have ever made. My child is happy there and fit it nicely. The only problem, as with other schools, is the drop off and pick up process, some parents are oblivious and thoughtless to the rules and safety of others in the area. Other then that, we as a family are very happy with Broadmoor Elementary and the staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2011

My two children go to Broadmoor elementary and it is absolutely wonderful! The staff is amazing!!!!! My only complaint is that if we move we will never be able to find a school as amazing! They raised the bar!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2010

I love this school. I am going there right now and it is amazing. The math scores are the best in the county! Go there.


Posted June 4, 2008

My daughter went to school broadmoor. The teachers are very nice and very thoughtful towards the children. The only problem about this school is the principal. Cancelling recess is dispicable. Children need their fresh air. Staying in class learning all the time is not okay. The most favorite teacher at Broadmoor is Mrs. Young. She is a very good math teacher. Everything about the school is great except for the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

Broadmoor is a fantastic neighborhood school with a high level of parental involvement. Last year Broadmoor got an excellent new principal who has made many positive changes at the shcool. There isis an emphasis on differentiated instruction for all students and a great Math Olympiad program and G&T program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2004

Broadmoor Elementary is a wonderful school. Very welcoming for new students, offers the greatest support for military families, as well as students who remain longer in the district. Small in size with 2 classes for each grade, students get individual attention, from teachers, counselors and all faculty. I wish I could clone this school everywhere we go.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%
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%
Female91%
Male88%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant89%

Reading

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Writing

All Students68%
Female64%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant93%

Reading

All Students88%
Female94%
Male84%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Writing

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
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 disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students87%
Female92%
Male81%
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 disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Reading

All Students89%
Female96%
Male80%
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 lunch92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant89%

Science

All Students70%
Female77%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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 lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Writing

All Students83%
Female89%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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 lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%
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 Students88%
Female94%
Male84%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Reading

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant96%

Writing

All Students90%
Female94%
Male88%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%
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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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

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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 80% 56%
Hispanic 12% 32%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
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 13%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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440 West Cheyenne Mountain Blv
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Phone: (719) 475-6130

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