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Henry Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 411 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 6, 2014

The staff at Patrick Henry Elementary School is focused on improving student achievement in a safe, supportive environment. Classroom teachers, working cooperatively in grade level teams, present a standards based aligned curriculum kindergarten fifth grade. Henry provides a gifted and talented program as well as an after school tutoring support program to meet the needs of all students. Patrick Henry encourages parental and community support through a variety of programs and opportunities. Involvement at the school includes our Parent-Teacher Organization, the Building Advisory Accountability Committee, and the District Advisory Accountability Committee, as well as numerous opportunities to assist in the classroom and building. Clearly the poster from Oct. 30 has a bone to pick with this school, but we've never had any problems with Henry. Love it! And the principal is an amazing, gentle person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2014

Let's start with the principal, he dose not care for the students, there is no leader ship from the principal. There are no real programs that challenge the children attending, and if a child needs a bit more attention or help on a subject don't expect them to receive it. I mean this school just let my child walk off with another family and didn't care. 5 hours my child was missing and all I got from the principal and the office attendant was "sorry we let him go, we don't know who he left with or what we can really do at this point". Since the principal has been in charged at the school the overall academic program has dropped significantly and as long as he is there the kids will be lacking behind compared to the neighboring schools. I strongly suggest to think twice before letting your kids attend Patric Henry Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

Our child has been going to Patrick Henry for 2 years now. In pre school we had no problems, but now that he started kindergarden we have had nothing but problems. The latest, he was suspended for the day because he yelled out in class and was acting silly according to the referral we got when we picked him up. I have never heard of a child (especially a 5 year old) getting suspended for yelling out in class and acting silly. I am glad we are taking him out of this school, I forsee nothing but more problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2006

The staff were extremely helpful with my son's needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

My 1st gradrer has been here since hindergarten. He has done well and enjoyed the school. It is lacking a gifted and talented program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

Henry Elementary has great programs and is a high caliber school. We are a military family, and were attracted to Henry because of the high academic standards that are set, and met. The school has outstanding teachers, who go above and beyond the call of duty to meet the children's needs. Our daughter has attended Henry for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade and in class the teachers have challenged her to learn and grow. Parents are given the opportunity to be involved in may ways throughout the year, either in your child's classroom or in other areas of the buildling. The teachers and school staff are caring and sensitive to all the students needs and take the childrens safety very seriously. Henry Elementary is a wonderful school with many great programs.
—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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

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 72% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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

All Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Reading

All Students51%
Female52%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Writing

All Students36%
Female33%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%
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 Students63%
Female75%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Reading

All Students48%
Female63%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

Writing

All Students36%
Female54%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%
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 Students54%
Female56%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Reading

All Students58%
Female64%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Science

All Students37%
Female42%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

Writing

All Students44%
Female58%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 52% 56%
Hispanic 30% 32%
Black 8% 5%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 63%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1310 Lehmberg Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Phone: (719) 328-7200

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