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Evans International Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 679 students

 

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Posted August 26, 2013

I am in 2nd grade Mrs.Dodsons class and I think she is a fabulous teacher!love Christian rodriguez


Posted March 14, 2012

This is out first year at this school, my son is in Kindergarden. I LOVE all his teachers, councilors, etc. His learning is amazing and they help so much with his ADHD/ODD and potty issues. They also always inform me on updates with him. ONLY issue we have had is the Principle. I never seen him smile, never look happy, never sound excited when a student says hi to him, or anything. AND we have had issues with him as well personally and heard alot of parents having issues with him. UNLESS this is just his personality, BUT bring a principle to these kids, no matter age or grade, he needs to be cheerful. Us parents even just got a email regarding the 3-5th graders how a few "these students will miss the party of celebration due to lack of effort". WHAT Principle seriously writes that!!! That is the ONLY issue we have had. Since we have had issues together, we do respect each other otherwise, as in if we pass, usually me, says hi or good day, etc, but I always have to say it 1st. I see him do this to ALOT of people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2012

I find it ironic that so many folks posting here complain about the continual fundraisers and the school not being properly funded when these same people are the ones that have voted against the district's proposed bond issues the last four or five years. The district has grown tremendously, and is vastly underfunded, the facilities are stretched to breaking. Yet the community has continually declined to pass badly needed bond issues to address the problems, and then complains about the problems. The teachers are dedicated, but they have not seen so much as a cost of living increase in their salaries for five years. These are professionals with college degrees, student loans to repay, and families to support. If the community wants a top notch school, then perhaps it should support the school. For what they have to work with, and the number of kids per class they have to manage, the teacher's do an amazing job.


Posted August 30, 2011

Verbatim from the D49 official Falcon Flyer received 8/30/2011: "Overcrowding has been a hot topic in District 49. Falcon continues to be one of the fastest growing districts in the state. We currently serve about 14,000 students. This is perhaps the first year that our overall student population has not increased, but that does not change the fact that overcrowding continues to plague our district. Eight schools in District 49 are currently over-capacity. They include Woodmen Hills Elementary, Falcon Middle School,Falcon High School, Evans International Elementary, Springs Ranch Elementary, Odyssey Elementary, Ridgeview Elementary, and Skyview Middle School. Of the remaining schools, not a single one of them is less than 75% full...Teachers struggle when thirty or more students outnumber them..."


Posted April 7, 2011

I have notice that those who have a problem with this school hold the belief that their kid is simply a kid and should not be corrected but others should. My grandson has started his Kindergarten year at this school and I could not ask for a better bunch of teachers. They try to make the student act responsible for their actions and inform the parents of the wrong doing of their child. I belief if more parents would be active parents their would be less problems with the children. This is a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

the principal of evans elementary school is now under fire because of the graffitti that spells the "n" word was not immediately removed my son has been attacked by some students and they overlooked that, and also he was injured by accident but the teacher never stopped to check to see if hes alright, and my son is an african american.!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

my son attends this school, and i am a hearing impaired parent, so whenever there are parent /teacher conferences, or when theres need to talk to principal, or anything of that necessity, an interpreter was not provided, one time my son had an altercation with another student and i demanded them get me an interpreter which they did finally provide for this meeting, but at other times i must communciate by writing which i do not really feel comfortable with because i do not get communcation points across easily . the security is no good too, also the playground staff allows kids to hurt one another and they never bother to intervene, one time my son had been in trouble with another kid and they act like its our fault, further traumatizing my son . cant wait to move out of here and have him transferred.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

My Daughter has attended the afternoon Kindergarten at Evans Elementary since January 09. I was worried that she was going from full day Kindie in WA to half day and that she would lag behind the other full time students. I have been amazed at how much she has learned in the short time she has been there. She LOVES to go to school, LOVES her teachers and is just amazing me with her knowledge! Her Teachers are friendly and always ready to answer parent questions and I have never had an issue with her not being supervised after school at pick up. We are super excited about the IB program and excited to see what 1st grade brings....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2008

This school is an exceptional school. The teachers care about the students and students are able to reach their full potential. Every interaction I've had with teachers has been positive and encouraging. The IB program is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

We are very disappointed with this school. They are judgemental and there is a lack of communication with the teachers and parents. We are leaving this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

My kids are attending there now, I moved from another state and the one thing i definitley noticed is that there not so friendly . When i picked up my kids in there old school, i was greeted by name by the teachers and staff. there was always a staff member or teacher waiting outside to get your kids, even when your late by a couple of minutes. They worry that your kid is not completely reading in kindergarten which to me is minor, and you have to pay 200 dollars a month for your child to go to kindergarten on top of supplies and fundraisers and everything else. That is crazy. Paying for college but not kindergarten. I didn't pay anywhere else. The office people are very friendly and helpful but the teachers show less care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

Evans now has a security system that does not allow anyone in (except students). I think the sucurity is just fine for our children. Every school has fund raisers, no matter what district and the teachers care a great deal about the students. As far as the school district distributing the wealth evenly, they aren't any different than any other district in Colorado Springs. In fact, this school is small, but that doesn't mean it is lacking in educational needs. The interbaccalaureate program is making Evans appear on the map and I am very pleased over all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

I feel that they are pushing the ccap testing too much. All the focus is on the scores and not the needs of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

My daughter has attended this school the last four years. The school is horrible. The school district has neglected Evans and focuses more of its money on higher income developments. Every other month your child will come home with another fundraiser. The security in the school is very poor. You can walk right in the school and avoid being seen by the main office staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2006

Very poor environment for the students. Classrooms are very small and packed. Too much focus on behavior on the playground and not enough guidance. This school is horrible and I can't wait till my child is out of it. The teachers don't seem like they really care. They care more about selling stuff than teaching our kids. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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 65% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Reading

All Students81%
Female77%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Writing

All Students68%
Female81%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%
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 Students71%
Female64%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%

Writing

All Students55%
Female67%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%
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%
Female57%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
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 lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Reading

All Students69%
Female74%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Science

All Students48%
Female47%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

Writing

All Students56%
Female59%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%
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 51% 56%
Hispanic 22% 32%
Black 11% 5%
Two or more races 11% 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 46%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1675 Winnebago Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
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