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Carmel Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 427 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

I was concerned about sending my daughter to Carmel Middle School. After reading the online reviews, I was worried whether or not she would receive an adequate education. She is getting ready to end her 7th grade year, and I feel slightly better about Carmel. My daughter seems to like the school despite the behavior issues. One more year to go...still keeping my eye on things!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2011

There was NO music department in Carmel during 2010-2011. For a supposed forward-thinking 21st Century school, this school is sadly lacking.


Posted August 4, 2011

This is a 21st Century school which has 19th century vision. No arts, no humanities equals no creative connecting links for students. Maybe now that they are bringing ONE person back in to teach band and choir (which they didn't offer in 2010-11), plus dance (yes, ONE person), there is some hope for a more forward-thinking school.


Posted September 3, 2010

The 21st century program is great! i was in this program at CMS from 7th-8th and am still in it at Harrison High school. through this program i have gained a global prospective and learned interesting subjects like Chinese. students are issued a laptop as a learning tool and a backpack to carry it in. this program is filed with great opportunities such as traveling. free trips are available some being Japan, Canada, and New Mexico. i was able to visit Canada and new Mexico and they were the best learning experiences i had ever had! please support this great program!


Posted November 19, 2009

So fun ! Has a very excellent 21st century program...i must say i was surprised by the academic challenges.I am always above average and this school just seemed so perfect !
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2006

I do not think that this school is doing everything that it can for the students. I say this because my daughter goes to this school and is failing because they have not used the correct forms of communication, informing me, the parent, that this was happening and I had to find out this important information when the report cards came out. I would prefer to put my daughter in another school, where she wants to be, but it's not an option at this time and until then, I guess my daughter is stuck in a school that is really bad.
—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.

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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%
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 Students57%
Female66%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)50%
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Reading

All Students66%
Female75%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)55%
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Writing

All Students45%
Female57%
Male32%
Black (not Hispanic)57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)35%
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%
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 Students53%
Female63%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)35%
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Reading

All Students63%
Female76%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Writing

All Students48%
Female68%
Male22%
Black (not Hispanic)47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible61%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%
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 Students41%
Female37%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%

Reading

All Students52%
Female60%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Science

All Students37%
Female40%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

Writing

All Students39%
Female58%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%
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%
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

Above 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 48% 32%
Black 23% 5%
White 22% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 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 84%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Colorado Springs, CO 80910
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