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Adams City Middle School

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Posted February 13, 2014

At the last PTC we went to I was absolutely shocked to find out a couple things that the teachers do. The first thing is the language arts teacher gives at least 50% credit to kids on assignments that aren't done, handed in or just plain missing. Her explanation was that 50% is still an F but is easier to come back from if the student starts trying to get caught up.So basically a kid can do half the work in class and as long as it's A work he can walk out with a C. Not OK in my book. Second, the math teacher gave my child a very high A in her class yet I find myself constantly struggling through it with him. He comes home not knowing the process or the terms they use. Her explanation of this was that homework was only 10% of their grade because " a lot of kids don't do it anyways, and the ones that do we don't know how much help they're getting, or if their brother's doing it for them" . Also not OK. I feel like this school is just ushering these kids through to high school where they'll actually get educated and hopefully learn a little about accountability and work and not as much about excuses and loopholes. I'm not even that old but wow, have the schools changed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

Its awsome its fun and I always look forward to going to school there's counselers to help. Out and the teachers a spectacular


Posted February 2, 2010

I like the school as a whole, but do agree that the communication is not where it should be. Teachers can not expect the students to let the parents know how their grades are, and by the time the parents get the progress report, it could be to late. I have not recieved what days the students are out of school and don't know until my son comes home and tells me he heard it on the loud speaker. I can not attend the parent meetings because I am at work, this does not in any way mean that I am not involved in my sons education and that I don't care! I believe that some of the teachers care more about the children than others, but that will happen at any school....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2009

oh man i go to this school and besides the bad influences lol this school is amazing!!!! i recomend it because it has great oppurtunities!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 21, 2006

I think that ACMS is doing a great job given the types of children they are trying to educate. I think that most of the teachers are doing a great job and try to teach even though most of the students have no respect for education or adults. I think ACMS tries to get parents involved but most of them do not care. I know that the parent meetings are attended by only one or two parents! I think that until parents step up and take an active role in their kids lives the schools will struggle. It is not the schools job to parent kids it is the parents job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2004

There is a lack of leadership. The level of teaching is not where it should be. There are not enough programs for the G/T students. This school is unorganized, parents do not know what is happening at the school unless they drive by the front and read the board, and it usually has only minimal information, they do not make the parents feel welcome, the office staff is pathetic, there are so many good programs available to the district but there is no leadership to run these programs, the district couldn't care less about the needs of individual students, but much rather the progress of the school as a whole. There is a major lack of discipline. Some kids get away with a lot, some gets get away with very little. The school does not take the time to deal with problems in the school.
—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 62% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
34%
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.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%
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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
27%
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 Students40%
Female43%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligible61%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)30%
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%

Reading

All Students45%
Female49%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)30%
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%

Writing

All Students33%
Female41%
Male25%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)34%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligible44%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English31%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%
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 Students36%
Female33%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%

Reading

All Students45%
Female47%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible55%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)8%
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Writing

All Students41%
Female46%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligible60%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%
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 Students25%
Female21%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)26%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligible37%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch23%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities28%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English24%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant25%

Reading

All Students49%
Female56%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligible68%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Science

All Students33%
Female35%
Male32%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English36%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant34%

Writing

All Students39%
Female49%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligible53%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%
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

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
Hispanic 81% 32%
White 16% 56%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 89%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4451 East 72nd Ave
Commerce City, CO 80022
Phone: (303) 289-5881

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