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Fremont Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 416 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted November 5, 2012

My son is in 2nd grade and is also in speech. I think his speech teacher is fantastic!!! The PE teacher is great and the Art teacher is VERY talented!! I think having a new principal with experience this year (2012-2013) will be a positive step forward for the school. His teacher this year is Mrs. Anderson and she is fantastic!! My son has gone from 36 words per minute in reading to 79 in a month.....partly due to our hard work at home... I would like to see a more secure procedure for getting kids to their parents/to the bus etc. They open the doors and let them loose except one teacher who physically has to see the parent before she lets the child from her sight!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2012

I was extremely happy with this school. When we decided to pull our son out of Penrose and place him here it was because of the great scores and word of mouth about this school. The gym teacher is great with the kids and the kids respect all of their teachers. The 5th and 6th grade combined class has an excellent teacher, (Mr. Evans). He not only pushes them academically, but also as a person. Our son excelled in math and science and was always trying to be better at everything thanks to the teachers. I hope they get more funding to continue to improve on all of their programs and highly recommend this school for your student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2011

I like my son's kindergarten teacher. The gym coach is really nice too. I don't think very highly of the principal though. She says the low scores for the school are because of the student who go there. I'm a firm believer that if the kids aren't learning it's not their fault it's the curriculum's fault. you need to change the way you are teaching the students. All kids are great learners if you can figure out a way to catch their interest. One of the poorest schools in I think in district 49 got top scores. So it has nothing to do with how rich the family of the students who go there are or their ethnicity. It's the school itself that makes the difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2011

This is an excellent school!!! The teachers care about their students academic success. They work hard to meet the individual needs of students whether they are an average student, struggling student, special ed student, or gifted student. The teachers work together collaboratelly to create the best learning environment for each child. The principal wants the best for each child. Her door is always open to teachers and parents. Fremont is an excellent school and should be toured if you are needing a new school for you child or children. Becoming involved in the PTA would also be something you as a parent would want to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

I am the grandmother and aunt of three children in this school,I have been envolved and encouraged to be envolved in this school. I have watched my grandaughter struggle with math and in this past school year with the extra help she received after school has improved her skills beyond our expectations.The staff is wonderful and helpful and the principal is gives great leadership. If you come from a large city and want more one on one for your child this is a great school for them to come to. Thank You to all the staff for caring for these children!!


Posted May 17, 2011

The special education team is severely lacking at Fremont. They push children out of special education before they are ready, fail to comply with IEPs, and offer the most minimal help they can get away with. They lack knowledge of certain disabilities and also lack ethics. As the teachers state, the SPED team is beyond their maximum capable work load and unfortunately, it shows. Communication is nonexistent at this school and it is my opinion that parental involvement is only tolerated if the parent is willing to overlook the schools shortcomings. The principal is unable/unwilling to lead her staff. The principal is working in the best interest of her staff rather than that of her students. She is in her first years as a principal. She lacks experience and has difficulty being the "boss." Unless you are able to spend every waking moment ensuring that your child is getting an appropriate education, this school is a negative 5 on scale of 1 to 10. On the other hand, it's perfect for parents who don't care to pay attention. Both of my children will attend a different school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

This school does not have many school functions at all. The PTA is made up of maybe 10 active members, so you can't really expect much- they simply don't have the manpower. They do some really wonderful events when they are able. So, if you do place your child at this school, PLEASE join the PTA! They need more parents to get involved. The gym teacher is WONDERFUL!!! He truly gos above and beyond to keep the kids active. He leads all sorts of activities! Anyone who has a child at Fremont would agree. Academically, this school is not so good. My daughter fell severely behind because of the lack of individual support. Despite my pleading, they just didn't believe she needed any extra support but I saw her struggling the entire two years we were there. As a single mom, I struggled to compensate for what the school wasn't giving my daughter with her academics. I will tell you that there are A FEW good teachers at this school. I would NEVER recommend this school but I would recommend that the few good teachers at this school quit and find a school that matches there dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

I have been incredibly happy with this school. All of the teachers and the principal know my three children by name, despite the fact we haven't been at the school for very long. They are caring and supportive, and really go the mile to make sure my kids get what they need. We are now participating in the SAIL program at the school and love the alternate learning style provided for our gifted children :) extra
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I love the school, the staff is greatI My chldren have attented Fremont for three years and will continue to do so. Mrs. H is the best teacher ever:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

So disappointed I moved my children to District 20. The teachers are overall helpful and work hard. The principal should be replaced in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2007

Extremely disappointed in the attitude of the staff. Very snobbish towards some students. Extremely disappointed in the school. None of my three children will be attending next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2006

Small class sizes (less than 20 students per 4th grade class in 2005/2006) and very strong teachers. Bullying isn't tolerated. The principal (Claudia Saunders) is outstanding - she knows every student, and goes far beyond expected duties of a principal (even to the extent of helping my youngest learn to get organized). Most classrooms are completely enclosed so the school is quieter than open-concept elementaries.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%
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 Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Reading

All Students73%
Female73%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Writing

All Students29%
Female35%
Male16%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English31%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant30%
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 Students74%
Female70%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Reading

All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Writing

All Students53%
Female59%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%
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%
Female72%
Male82%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Reading

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Science

All Students55%
Female49%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Writing

All Students62%
Female67%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%
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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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

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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 58% 57%
Hispanic 24% 32%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Black 7% 5%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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