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Bricker Elementary School

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Posted August 27, 2014

I feel sorry for the teachers. The principals are useless. This would be a good school if it weren't for these out of touch hags. The discrimination is so obvious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Bricker is a school that has been going though a lot of problems. My child has been going since kindergarten in 09 . She has had horrible challenges along the way. Kindergarten: was told she had to know a sheet of things, was changed around a lot. 1st: Was often accused and yelled at by one of the teachers. Was not made aware there was ANY problem till the end of 3rd Q. Was told it was all my child s fault because she did everything on purpose. I told them it was all our faults and WE failed my child! 2nd: new teachers to the system that tried to help a lot! Also helped find out my child has a ADHD problem. 3rd: New teachers again. Was finally able to get the extra help for my child, but help was VERY limited due to time and resources. 4th: Seems to have jumped in curriculum in a large way. My child is very lost and falling further. Reading: begin-2nd grade level, Math: mid-3rd grade level (though in 3rd grade she got B+ s) Writing: begin-2nd level. My child also gets bullied, and the only thing that is done is the accused child gets talked to then sent back to class. It hurts me to say it but I have lost faith and I am moving my child to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2013

My daughter went to Briker in 2010 for kinder she had a substitute teacher pretty often. I noticed my daughter was not making much progress. Every parent teacher conference i went to they gave me a paper that said all the things she should know. They expected me to teach her all this myself and send her to school already knowing it all. She obviously was not learning much anything in class. The end of school year approached and her teacher told me that they wanted to keep her in kinder again. I refused because i know that my daughter is a smart girl and when i sat down with her to teach her anything she would learn it so quickly so it did not seem right to me that this was happening. I moved her to another school for 1st grade and she is doing great, she was at the top of her class and received numerous award and recognitions through out the school year. I could not be happier as a mother and i am so proud of my lithe girl. She is out for the summer now and looking forward to another grade year as she goes on to 2nd grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2012

My daughter started going to bricker in 2010 she was in kindergarden MRS.W class 1/2 way through the school year they replaced her why i dont know my little girl learned so much my wife and i were shocked she was a great person and teacher to have..my daughter loved school and the staff.My daughter got picked on and i told MR.KNIGHT the principle and he put a stop to it immediately.Since then almost all the teachers have moved to a different schools SO SAD because we can see the school going down hill with the new staff.My family is highly involved in school activities fundraisers-- gamenite ETC. to earn money for the school but my daughter had 3 field trips in kindergarden and none in 1st or 2nd grade the school is all about $ and being college bound but what happens when you take away fun stuff like fieldtrips, the kids are not gonna want to go to school everyday.bad idea.I know HS2 gets funding as well so i will check with them to see if the schools are suppose to invest that into fun activities for the kids...WE NEED THE OLD BRICKER BACK or atleast the old staff mrs bishop--mrs.w--mrs trainer--mr knight--mr seagle--mrs paula 20+yrs at the school and she left, somethings wrong
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

My daughter attended kindergarten last year at Bricker Elementary. She came home, excited about her day. Her only complaint was that she was very bored in class, because her teacher was always helping the "other" students. Communication with school-related events was very last minute.
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Posted April 5, 2012

This school has done much to help improve both of my sons grades and care enough to recommend extra help when needed. This year my 4th grade son made the honor roll and he is so excited about learning. My other son still needs a little bit more improvement but their extra recommendation for assistance will help him advance to the 6th grade. I believe the teachers ROCK!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

Good school, good teachers!
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
37%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

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

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
33%
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 Students51%
Female54%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)63%
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)75%
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%

Writing

All Students45%
Female46%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)47%
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%
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 Students56%
Female60%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)48%
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Reading

All Students51%
Female60%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)38%
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Writing

All Students34%
Female56%
Male18%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible34%
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)19%
Proficient in English47%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant34%
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 Students42%
Female47%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%

Reading

All Students49%
Female68%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Science

All Students26%
Female32%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English23%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%

Writing

All Students34%
Female42%
Male29%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible31%
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)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%
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 28% 56%
Black 11% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 77%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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