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Chipeta Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 461 students

 
 

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Posted March 13, 2014

Both of my children attended Chipeta Elementary, and one is still there. I love the teachers, the staff, the challenging environment they offer the children...but I do not like the new principle. She treats the parents as if we are children and is basically a socially inept. I will be very happy when my last child moves up to middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2014

This school is amazing. It is the heart of our community. There is much expected of students, and enough help given for them all to succeed. The principal has even gone back in the classroom to teach because the budget cuts district wide didn't allow a teacher to be hired. Nearly half of the students here choice in from other schools and there is a good reason for it. While the building is older, with the fire recovery new equipment is being purchased. The playground might even be artificial turf in 2014-2015. The computer resources are so well utilized that the National School Board is sending a special delegation to review how they are used in learning. If you do a cursory look at the scores you'd think they are going down. This is because there are so many new students that haven't been "at Chipeta" long enough for it to have made a difference. After a full year here scores will rise. There is a parent in every classroom at least once a week. There is a WATCHDOGS program bringing in good male role models. There are great after school programs. And the art, music/orchestra, and PE instruction at this school are the best in the region. Visit the school. You WILL be impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2013

We could not be happier. It starts with the principal who is a wonderful leader, really cares for our kids and encourages parents to come to school. Every teacher we have had at Chipeta has been exceptional and caring; they expect much from the kids and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2012

Our son just started his first grade year at Chipeta after attending a WONDERFUL Montessori school through Kindergarten. We were concerned about the transition from Montessori to Public school, but the whole experience has been Outstanding!! His teacher communicates each week about what they are studying and encourages parent participation whenever possible. I love Chipeta!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

Chipeta has been a great fit for our family. I had some major issues with a public school in GA and homeschooled for a little over a year before looking at schools here that the kids could go into. I have a 5th grader, 3rd grader on an IEP plan, and a Kindergartener. The staff has been very supportive and helpful in the growth of my children. I am just really thankful for this school and the their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2012

I am not very happy with the results of this school.My child has been bullied by other students and now also doesnt take any interest in school.His mind now focuses on how to avoid theese mean people instead of trying to meet his acedemic needs.He was very exited to get out of the school because he would be able to avoid the negitive people in his life.This school deserves this rating because of its unexeptable results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2011

We were very unhappy at this school. As an educator, I'm always suspicious when the school's test scores are touted as the badge of honor. It can mean the teachers are teaching to the test. It's possible that's not the case here, and I know there were amazing teachers we weren't fortunate to experience the year we were there. The school itself is good overall, but do your research. As a military family, I didn't see any accommodations made for explaining their math program to new students. It can be a great program...if you never move, and are there from K-6!! Administration always met with us about problems, but nothing was ever visibly accomplished. We moved away in '09, but our child lost a year of academics, and I had to tutor her extensively after our experience at Chipeta.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2010

I am also very unhappy with Chipeta. The administration and parents are very unfriendly. My child has been negatively affected by this and will be attending another school. To the admin and parents: ''you r not all that.''
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

I have found that the principal and teachers at Chipeta are always willing to meet and discuss any problems or issues that a child might have. No school is ever perfect, but the staff at Chipeta seems to go out of their way to make sure that my child's needs are met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

I am very unhappy at Chipeta. They are very unfriendly and uncooperative. It is really sad that my son is beginning to hate school now. It's sad that the test comes before the child. I have not heard one positive thing so far this year, but plenty of negative.... I am very unhappy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

My son has been attending Chipeta for three years. We have loved the staff, teachers and administration. He has excelled in all areas and has had his needs met. We especially liked his second grade teacher, Mrs. Tuttle. The PTA is strong here and do an excellent job organizing events and fundraisers. Wow! We are so sad to be moving to Alabama and realize it will be hard to find a school there that can compete with this quality of education! Thanks Chipeta!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

My children attended Chipeta and are happy, high-achieving students at the middle school and high school now. The attention and instruction they recieved at Chipeta was top-notch. The school currently has an intervention system that helps teachers meet the needs of all children, at both extremes. The gifted and talented teacher there is on site full-time and is contributing to some award-winning thinkers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

This is our first year at Chipeta and I am thrilled with what we have found here. After attending another elementary school in the district for a couple of years, I was beginning to think D-11 was the problem. Chipeta has restored my faith. From the custodial staff to the principal this school is fantastic. It makes me wish I were a kid again.
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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 Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
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 lunch97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant96%

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Writing

All Students73%
Female83%
Male64%
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 lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant97%

Reading

All Students93%
Female100%
Male87%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant93%

Writing

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
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 lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
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

Math

All Students87%
Female91%
Male82%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Reading

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Science

All Students66%
Female69%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Writing

All Students74%
Female83%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
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

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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

Above 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 75% 56%
Hispanic 10% 32%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black 2% 5%
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 15%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Colorado Springs, CO 80919
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