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Galileo School Of Math And Science

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Posted March 15, 2013

The first two years my kid when to school there they liked to "experiment" with different teaching methods. All boys in one class all girls in another class. The year following was the laptop experiment to where the kids carry around a big laptop all day. My kid isn't a test subject! I'm not overly crazy that the teachers allow the students to retake tests until they score better on them or give the same credit to kids that turn in assignments late to those that do the work on time. This school is too busy trying to be cool and not a school. The school may have changed it's name (use to be East middle school) but it's still the same poor quality it use to have. Test scores prove it. Very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2011

my child went to this school for 2 LONG years. The teachers are ok.The principals are a joke as well as their counselors.They might as well take lessons in manners from the students.They talk about you behind your back and make you feel extra unwelcome.Grow up Galileo staff you're all adults now not the students.I opted to enroll my daughter somewhere with adult staff even though its further out of my way.I wouldnt send my child there again for a million dollars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

I also was disappointed about the lack of music programs but they will offer band/orchestra and choir next school year and I am very excited as is my child. I sat in with my child on take your family to school day and was impressed with the teachers and the technology.
—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 62% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
37%
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 55% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%
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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

221 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

All Students44%
Female46%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)40%
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%

Reading

All Students51%
Female59%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Writing

All Students26%
Female33%
Male20%
Black (not Hispanic)6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligible23%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in English27%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant26%
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 Students35%
Female32%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English37%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

Reading

All Students47%
Female52%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

Writing

All Students42%
Female49%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%
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 Students38%
Female40%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial38%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligible53%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Reading

All Students47%
Female57%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracial56%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligible41%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Proficient in English49%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%

Science

All Students30%
Female33%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligible35%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English31%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant30%

Writing

All Students29%
Female42%
Male18%
Black (not Hispanic)17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracial50%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Free lunch eligible27%
Reduced lunch eligible24%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
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

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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

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 45% 56%
Hispanic 34% 32%
Black 10% 5%
Two or more races 8% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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