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The Imagine Classical Academy At Indigo Ranch

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Posted March 15, 2011

I absolutely love this school. My son is in third grade this year and this is his first time at TICA. We love it. He has done very well for his first year. The teachers work very hard and do a great job. I would reccomend this school to anyone. The curriculum here is challenging but attainable for all students. On a side note, I read some of the reviews here that were negative. If you have such an issue with the school, you should speak to someone there. Also, whoever wrote about TICA CSAP scores being the lowest, you might want to check your sources. TICA was the number one school in the district for CSAP scores. It is posted on the D49 website. We are very proud of our school! The teachers are amazing and wonderful!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2011

This school is terrible. My daughter hates this school. The principal yells at students, the teachers don't care, and the music teacher has more attitude than the kids. My daughter has attend this school for the first time and hates it. The assistant principal screams at the children and I've been yelled at before too. My daughter comes home crying because the teachers are mean. The students are rude too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2011

Teacher complains about job, only cares about few favorite kids, and leaves it to volunteers to teach the low kids(from personal exp. volunteering every week). Instruction is lecture style in Kinder! My kid's been reading for a year before entering K. Now 3rd quarter and no reading groups, she s bored! There's NO differentiation, no art, no language, no library, and computer time s a joke! Character ed. sounds nice, but doesn't exist. Teacher falsified grades b/c she dislikes me. I ve emailed the teacher 9 times, principals 5, and left 2 msgs. and have NEVER rec d a response. If you go to the school to speak with someone, all you ll get is lip service. The admin. is delusional as to what s taking place at this school. Bullying occurs daily and is not addressed. My kid broke 3 ribs falling from monkey bars, and nobody felt it necessary to notify me. Found out after school in the ER b/c she was in so much pain. Parents are expected to tutor their child with the RIGGS curriculum; yet the training for parents has been canceled until further notice...it s March. The constant fundraising and soliciting for supplies is ridiculous. As an educator and a parent, I would NEVER recommend TICA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2011

My daughter is in the 1st grade at Imagine (her 2nd year here) and we have recently decided that she will no longer attend this school next year. I cannot spare my childs education while this school "gets its act together". Art programs have been canceled, there seems to be a revolving door of teachers and the city has not been very supportive of traffic generated by the school since it is located on two busy streets in town. We are also very disappointed that this school does not employ teachers aids. There are 31 students in my daughters first grade class with one teacher and sometimes a parent volunteer. That is just too crowded for anyone to be able to sit and concentrate and learn. I'm sure the growing pains will all work themselves out in the years to come but we won't be there to find out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2011

If you are looking for an elite compound this school is for you! Only cookie cutter children are welcome at this school. A common practice from the administration is intimidation and discrimination. They do not care about the children unless they fit the mold; if your child doesn t they will do what they can to get your child out of the school. There are teachers that practice misconduct; for example the middle school Science teacher threatening the class with fire because he cannot control them. The Assistant Principle uses intimidation and humiliation on a daily basis. My child was taken into his office for not standing up straight. He proceeded to bully my child and then when I confronted him he tired to bully me. It is unclear if he even has the proper credentials to be in the AP position. The Principle allows the AP to run the show which makes her appear helpless and ignorant. I pulled my child out of this school because it is UNSAFE for any child to be subjected to such misconduct. I would not recommend this school to anyone and I believe District 49 could solve their budget problems by closing this school. It is honestly a lawsuit waiting to happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

We switched our children from another D49 school due to issues with the dysfunctional district. Our children are receiving a phenomenal education and are so very happy. Their teachers are absolutely incredible, have excellent communication with the parents and provide the just right challenge for the children. We are hopeful that the art program will be brought back next year. We feel very lucky to have our children here.We love TICA! We highly recommend it to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2011

This was my children's 2nd year here at TICA but I pulled them in the middle of the year because the administration & principal did not support me at all when I needed them most. Although many parents were complaining, I tried to overlook it since my children were excelling and doing very well at TICA. TICA has a very challenging cirriculum and I believe there needs to be more support for the teachers, especially when so many children are falling behind and literally failing the majority of their classes. My experience was good until I had a problem and then realized that what these parents have said - is very true! This school denies students after the October 1 count day because they do not receive funding for these new students. I find that to be unethical and that shows me that this school only cares about the funding and not the children. It's very sad and unfortunate. Research before you enroll your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2010

Be careful with this school. The principals claim that they do not favor the founding families but they do grant special favors/privileges to certain families that donate the most money, are well-liked, and hold high positions in the PTO. The special favors include excused absences for family vacations during scheduled school days, teacher selection, and better treatment of kids of popular parents in terms of discipline and grades. This promotes an school atmosphere of elitism, snobbery, and hypocrisy. Parents who question the administration are forced to withdraw their kids. This school is all about the "image" and is starting to "teach to test" to try to improve the disappointing low CSAP scores. The administration doesn't take any personal interest in the students, they're so worried about numbers and academic standing. If parents seek help for their students being bullied, the administration asks "what is your child doing to get bullied" as if it's the victim's fault. Think twice about enrolling if you don't want to deal with favoritism, politics, over-competitive parents, and snobbery.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2010

This school is an excellent school. The teachers at this school give all they have and are asked to do so much more than at most d49 schools. They are caring and thoroughly knowledgable about their subject matters. Both principles are out of touch with the needs of the junior high and tend to blow off parent concerns. They school would be a superior school if the principles would welcome parent feedback and act on negative fedback as a way of bettering the school rather than shying away any negative critique. Many good families have left this school due to the out of touch Principles. Our family stays because the education is unmatched in the Springs and our children are well plugged in socially. They need to have basketball, football and cheerleading too. The JuniorHigh would thrive it they did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2010

So many parents are pulling their kids out of TICA this year because of the principles. They are very condescending to parents. They don't want to deal with IEPs or any kind of special needs. The staff takes Zero responsiblity if a student begins to struggle in any way. If a parent brings a concern to the administrators, they turn their backs. The staff do not exemplify the character traits that is so highly emphasized for the students. Very discriminatory.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2010

The curriculum at this school is very good and teachers are the best of the best. However, the administration is so focused on trying to open another new school, that they have lost sight of the mission for this school and of their role in establishing it . So many families have pulled their students out during this school year. Student retention does not seem to be a concern to the leadership. Due to lower than planned for student count this year, teachers have been let go and the Art program has been dropped.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2010

This school has potential but a lot of families are having trouble with the administration. Recent cut backs were made because not enough students were enrolled and therefore the Art program was dropped along with some of the teachers. This has caused some grades to have very large class sizes which is not normally common in a charter school enviroment. I think eventually it will be a good school if they can make it through these growing pains. The question you should ask yourself if you are thinking about in enrolling is if you want to go along for the ride. Plan on it being a rollercoaster!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

A Response to the posting from July 22, 2010. Perhaps you should have read your "Family Handbook." It clearly states that if you have a problem with a teacher, you should take it to the teacher first. And that if you go to the administration, the first question you will be asked is "did you talk to the teacher to try to resolve the issue." It seems strange to fault the administration for adhering strictly to the rules you both agreed to, when you enrolled your child in the school. (A brief note on punctuation... Adding 'apostrophe-S' to the end of a word denotes possession. So, when you write "hate's," you are in essence saying "belonging to, possessed, or owned by, hate." Too bad they didn't have Imagine schools when we were kids, eh?) Best of luck in the regular public schools. Odds of finding a sympathetic ear? Probably don't improve.


Posted September 28, 2010

I have 2 children that attend TICA. This is their 2nd year at this school. Last year they both made honor roll and "student of the Month" This year, there have been several changes due to lack of funding. A lot of the students did not return this year which had a huge impact on the school's funding. Because of this, there is no Art program (huge problem for me) and some of the classes have increased in size. The biggest problem that I have is the lack of communication! The leadership at TICA is good but they DO NOT return parent calls or emails. The leaders at TICA are so wrapped up in numbers that they don't have time for parents or the students. The teachers are great but they really need class assistants so they are not so overwhelmed and can help the kids that are struggling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2010

This is a wonderful school. They offer the best classical curriculum available, the facility is top-notch and the teachers go above and beyond to give kids a great educational environment. All 3 of my children excel here and have improved dramatically in reading and math. I would highly recommend TICA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2010

My experience with the principal's is that they don't want to hear your problems with teacher's especially if you did not take it up with the teacher first. If your child has a problem with a teacher it is not a priority to move the child. A child's best interest is not a priority. They don't take into consideration if a child hate's school because of the teacher. Parent involvement is the best aspect of the school. My children experienced a lot of bullyng considering they have core values which don't seem to be enforced. As far as academics there needs to be more focus on language arts. I was disappointed that in 2 of my chidren's classes throughout the year 2009-2010, I never got one permission slip for movies viewed in the class for example, Princess Bride PG (Violence,language, and suggestive material) Tom Sawyer (Inappropriate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2010

Our children have attended this school from it's first year. The positive aspects of this school would definitely be the parent involvement and an environment that encourages character values. The negative aspect of this school would be that the special education services are very minimal. TICA really needs to work on it's SPED program. Children who struggle should have the same chance to attend and succeed at this school as the children who excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2010

Our two students have just completed their first year at The Imagine Classical Academy, and they are already looking forward to next year. We have absolutely loved the school, the curriculum, the staff -- everything about our experience has been positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

I am not impressed at all with lots of things I've seen throughout the year, my child will NOT return next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

My kids are learning so much at this school. We are very impressed by the staff and the curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%
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 Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant93%

Reading

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%

Writing

All Students60%
Female60%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%
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 Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Reading

All Students77%
Female86%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Writing

All Students62%
Female80%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
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

Math

All Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Reading

All Students70%
Female71%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Science

All Students49%
Female49%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Writing

All Students59%
Female64%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%
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 Students64%
Female59%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
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 lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Writing

All Students76%
Female78%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%
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 Students47%
Female30%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
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 lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Writing

All Students82%
Female85%
Male77%
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 lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant82%
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 Students58%
Female68%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Reading

All Students78%
Female86%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Science

All Students58%
Female59%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Writing

All Students75%
Female86%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

23%
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52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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Math growth at this school

Below 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 67% 56%
Hispanic 16% 32%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Black 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A41%
Male 46%N/A51%
Female 54%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Tina Leone
Fax number
  • (719) 495-4239

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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6464 Peterson Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80923
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