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Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy

Public | 6-8 | 513 students

 

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Posted May 1, 2014

The school is great. Although it has it's up and downs. All of my kids have gone there for at least 2 years, and i have not had one problem. The only problem is the person who works at front is a total witch. Other than that the teachers are there for my children, as well as me. I would defiantly suggest enrolling in Swigert.
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Posted March 28, 2014

My son is currently a 6th-grader at Swigert. I was hesitant to send him to this school because of the neighborhood in which the school is. I visited with 2 counselors, both of whom allowed me to tour the school on different occasions, visiting classrooms to observe, and they spent a great deal of time answering any and all questions I had. After much discussion with my husband, we decided to enroll our son. We have been very pleased. Teachers and administrators respond to emails and phone calls immediately, and often after hours, which shows that they are checking emails after school. My son is in advanced math and his teacher is fabulous. There are many electives, even in 6th grade, from which to choose. My son is taking the broadcasting class and loves it. Administration is more than willing to help resolve any issue I've raised. Most of the staff is highly attentive. Security is wonderful and I know my son is safe. The school earned a math and science grant, which enables every student to have a tablet, which has been a curse and a blessing, but mostly a blessing. I'm glad my son had the opportunity to attend Swigert.
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Posted February 9, 2011

I went to Swigert last year during its first year. It was rough at first because the rules and disipline were not consistant, but then it got a lot better. They had this awesome teacher, Mrs. Jameson, in 8th grade who brought everyone together. All the students felt that she would help them if they needed it and she worked really hard to make sure everyone felt safe and was learning. She was the hardest working teacher their and we all knew it was because she loved us. I don't think she did it for the money, she really loved teaching. I am really glad to have her and its too bad she moved. I would have visited her class this year.
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Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 62% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
21%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
14%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%
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 Students39%
Female40%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)16%
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%

Reading

All Students55%
Female60%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Writing

All Students29%
Female37%
Male21%
Black (not Hispanic)35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Free lunch eligible27%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)7%
Proficient in English34%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant29%
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 Students25%
Female22%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)9%
Proficient in English27%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant25%

Reading

All Students43%
Female39%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%

Writing

All Students29%
Female29%
Male29%
Black (not Hispanic)24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch16%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Proficient in English31%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant29%
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 Students22%
Female18%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)26%
Free lunch eligible20%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities24%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English24%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant23%

Reading

All Students43%
Female44%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%

Science

All Students27%
Female23%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English33%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%

Writing

All Students27%
Female31%
Male22%
Black (not Hispanic)11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English28%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%
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
Hispanic 52% 32%
White 26% 56%
Black 16% 5%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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 85%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (719) 573-5295

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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