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Stetson Elementary School

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Posted May 30, 2014

My daughter was enrolled at SES for her 4th and 5th grade years. I have a younger daughter starting school next year. Based on the action (or better worded "inaction") of the school this year regarding bullying issues in the classroom and the school, I will not be enrolling my younger child in the school nor would I recommend the school to anyone. I have never been a part of a school whos upper administration lacked action and follow through when issues arose in the classroom. Their bullying program consists of drawing posters for the school and thats it. Without a more pro active bullying program, these children will suffer. ASide from the bullying issue, I never felt any connection to the school. I was a very active volunteer at my kids other school but The one time I volunteered at SES, I was approached by a staff member "telling" me that I was supposed to be using the parent work room and not the teachers lounge. She did not offer to show me where the parent room was and then walked out of the room. Needless to say, she left a bad taste in my mouth and I did not volunteer after that. Please, do your research before sending your kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

The staff in this school lacks communication skills. We moved from out of state and my son attended 1st grade and my experience was not positive. We will not be attending this school for his 2nd grade. Sadly to say that the PTA communicates better than the school staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2013

There are 2 different parts of this school to review. The teaching staff is great and provide a great education. P.E. is an issue. The teacher tells the kids that dodgeball is a curse word in his class and they mostly do worksheets in class, therefore not getting any physical education. Another issue is the Health and Wellness program. Teachers have taken kids snacks away from them if they are over the 100 calorie limit, and we can't bring cake/cupcake for b-day's. The lunchroom is a big issue. They're made to be eerily quiet, yelled at by the janitor & monitors, and interrupted to put up "Falcon Ears" to bring the noise level down, when the noise level is very normal. The lunch monitors don't smile or interact with the kids, and the janitor is allowed to punish the kids if the deems them out of line. I've witnessed him bringing the kids to tears. I've voiced concern about how the janitor, and how the lunchroom is run and get nowhere as the principal tends to just pacify concerns by making a change for a few days then allows the issue to come right back. I would not send my kid back to this school if he wasn't already leaving this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2013

Stetson in a happy school. As with any school, families get out of it what they put into it. The staff is very dedicated and really cares about every student. They really care about developing the whole child, so well rounded children are created. My child has gone to schools in D1, D20 and now he is at Stetson. Stetson is by far the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2011

My son has gone to this school since kindergarten and is now in the 4th grade. We have had nothing but positive experiences with this school. Each teacher along the way has been great. They take a true interest in the success of the children they teach. The kids that attend are from all walks of life which makes my son more aware of the way life truly is. The office staff is pleasant all around and there has not been a day that I haven't seen the principal making his rounds whether it be directing traffic flow or greeting students. In my honest opinion, I believe everyone at this school has only the best interests of the children and their success in mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

I'd have to say that this is a good neighborhood school. My kids transferred here from a rigorous, strict charter school and they're so much happier and relaxed at Stetson Elem. My son is ahead in reading and math and this school manages to challenge him by putting him in an advanced, pull-out program in Math and Science (SOAR program). My kids' teachers are dedicated and open to communication with us. The administration and staff made us feel welcome upon transferring. Overall, a positive school experience for my kids and they're enjoying school again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2009

My son attended 2nd grade at Stetson and I have to say that our experience has been nothing but positive. The teachers and staff were great and my son enjoyed going to school every day. I have recently moved out of state and I must say that the only thing I miss is this school. I have been comparing schools here and am regretting my decision to leave. Stetson is the best...student, staff, teacher and educational wise. Friendly, safe and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

I have to disagree that the teachers don't seem to care. My children are new to this school, but in the one year that my children have attended my son has went from not being able to say the whole alphabet to reading books on his own. The teachers have had constant interaction with me and my kids love being at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

Leadership is lacking at this school and the teaching my child received was very poor. Personal experience with some teaching staff was extremely unprofessional. Teachers aren't meeting the children's needs. And the principal is doing very little to weed out those teachers who are just 'biding their time,' while they waste the precious time of the students. They are suppose serve and inspire.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

I would have to agree with you! This school and district seem to go thru the motions and really don't want to be there. I for one pulled my kids out and moved them too a charter school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

My name is Maria Gaston my little girls was on third grade with Mr Breitmeyer he's a wonderfull teacher and keep kids interested on school. My little girl only have good things to say about him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

This school is great! We have wonderful parent involvement, the best teachers and a great academic program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

Stetson Elementary School has an excellent principle and is doing quite well with 'getting back to basic' all while keeping other studies exciting and fun.
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
66%
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 Students70%
Female65%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Reading

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
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 Students61%
Female70%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Reading

All Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Writing

All Students66%
Female71%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%
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 Students72%
Female74%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%

Reading

All Students74%
Female72%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Science

All Students54%
Female54%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Writing

All Students52%
Female56%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%
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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 59% 56%
Hispanic 21% 32%
Black 9% 5%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
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 19%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4910 Jedediah Smith Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
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