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Edith Wolford Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 29, 2014

Our child is in third grade this year. We love the forest setting and the teacher involvement. We absolutely love the teacher this year too, Mrs. Thompson! She always recognizes the learning abilities of each individual student and adjusts her teaching style to make sure each student meets the curriculum requirements for ASD20. She does many hands on activities, and teaches the children to think for themselves. She makes them analyze their thought process, and forces them to realize how they come upon their conclusion in every learning situation. We truly feel Mrs. Thompsons' teaching style has excelled our child s learning ability and increased her excitement for learning. Thank you, Mrs. Thompson for the best school year ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2013

I have a K and 3rd grade student this year, and the 4 years we have been at this school, all but 1 teacher was excellent. I've had no problems with the administration and the office staff are wonderfully caring women. There is a LOT of community support here and great extras teachers. We've been VERY happy. This year they have "WIN" time - What I Need - small groups pulled from class for enrichment and either challenge or remediation, as needed. It's helped my kids shine. It's not a perfect school, but it's small enough so all admin and teachers know all the kids. A real ball field is the one lack, but the forested playground helps make up for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

I love this school..both my children and now my grandchildren have attended here. The staff is wonderful and caring and the Principal is extremely involved and approachable. He is outside at Kiss and Drop in the morning and afternoon, opening car doors for loading and unloading the children whose parents drive them to school since we are a more rural area. He cheerfully greets all by their first name which I find refreshing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2012

Other reviews are right on. ASD20 administrators and school board needs to read these postings. Principal lacks leadership and is unapproachable. Teachers are afraid to complain about anything for fear of their jobs and don't respect the administration. As a parent, I don't respect them either after viewing the inaction since change in adminstration at this school about 5 years ago. Test scores are low compared to rest of district. There are some teachers that flat out need to be fired. If you can avoid those few, the other teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2012

I agree with the last review. Bad and good experiences. K-2 are wonderful teachers. Have had many many issues with a current teacher and the principal refuses to do anything about it. Also had a bully issue and again nothing was done to resolve this, so much for the District 20 no bully policy! Love the TAG, music and extras teachers! Very, Very disappointed this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2011

I've had good and bad experiences with this school. The P.E. and music teachers are extraordinary and the kids love them. The 5th grade teachers are wonderful. A few of the lower grade teachers I would not recommend. I found the principal and asst principal to be dismissive and in denial of parents' concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2011

I agree with the previous review. Extremely poor management. Administrators lack management skills and do not have the respect of the staff and parents. Test scores have been sliding the past 3 years since the current administrators look over. Looking for a good, postiive environment for your kids? You will definitely not find it at Wolford!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2011

Unfriendly staff and negative atmosphere. Some of the lowest test scores in the District. Inexperienced and inefficient adminsistrators who lack leadership skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2009

My daughter attends Wolford Elementary for Kindergarten. She absoulutely loves her teacher Mrs. Morgan and everyday is very excited about going to school. She is challenged every day her reading, spelling, etc., has far surpassed my expectations. We as a family have been very pleased with this school. Thank you Mrs. Morgan for making such a wonderfull impression on my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

My child thrived at this school. Wonderful, creative teaching--focuse on the individual-- and great leadership. The sense of community here is strong.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Reading

All Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Writing

All Students59%
Female72%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
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 Students82%
Female83%
Male80%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant82%

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant82%

Writing

All Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
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 lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Reading

All Students90%
Female100%
Male79%
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 lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%

Science

All Students75%
Female71%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Writing

All Students85%
Female92%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant85%
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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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

Above 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 82% 56%
Hispanic 10% 32%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
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 20%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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13710 Black Forest Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
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Phone: (719) 234-4300

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