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Kearney Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 697 students

 
 

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Posted September 24, 2012

The whole school district is under constant review for beyond low test scores in all subject areas, the administration is a joke, that's why you see so many out of state teachers in the district. They can't hire in-state teachers because no one applies to them. Turnover rate is extremely high and there is no consistent discipline for students, so students who need to be disciplined don't get it, and students who don't get suspended because of the favoritism. If I was a parent I would NEVER allow my child to go to this school, not because of the teachers, but because of the poor management of the whole district.


Posted November 17, 2011

I HAVE 3 KIDS HERE AND I AM NOT VERY PLEASED WITH THIS SCHOOL MOST OF THE TEACHERS HAVE ATITUDE PROBLEMS TROW FITS WORST THEN THE KIDS AND THE UNIFORM RULE ARE INCONSISTANT EVERY YEAR A OUTFIT THEY WORE LAST YEAR ALL YEAR TRUE IS NOT ACEPTABLE THIS YEAR AND THE NEW ONE THIS YEAR IS IF YOUR KID MISS TO MUCH SCHOOL LAST YEAR IT APPLYS TO THIS YEAR.THE HALL MONITOR IF SHE DONT LIKE YOUR KID SHE WILL PICK ON THEM AND SEND THEM TO K LAB FOR ANYLITTLE REASON.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

I Love this school because it has great teaching skills.i can see the improvement my child makes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

I Rate This As The Excellent I Went There All Three Years Of Middle School And The Teachers Teach And Explain Everything So Good That Thanks To That Im Doing Great In High School!! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2009

Kearny is a well develope school. My doughter is currently cursing the 7th grade, and I'm relly happy with the results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

First when i went to this school in 6th grade i was afraid of the rumors their but now i am in 7th grade. People at that school are really nice believe me their nice
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2009

First i was scared of going to that school becuase i saw some kids fighting but then i got friends and i felt safe but before i felt unsafe.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2008

I have had my child attend this this school for all 6-8 grade & rate it as the best in the district for involment to the community outreach & preparing our kids for High School. This school & staff really care they get 5 stars from me. parent involment is the key as well & the Principal & staff are dedcated. now my nephew attends here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2008

This school has some of the most dedicated teachers I've ever known. They work long hours to prepare their students for life beyond school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

This is a great school, I have 2 6th grade boys this year. One is struggling but the teachers have been very helpful in trying to keep him afloat. The Principal and Assistant Principal seem to have a genuine interest vested in our kids which is greatly appreciated!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2007

I think Kearney is a very awesome school.It is great for me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2005

Middle school is a rough time for any kid, but Kearney Middle School has a great staff that truly help kids transition through new experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

Ms. Bortner, Ms. Garcia, Mr.Pearlman, are just a few of the teachers that have gone above and beyond with the children in my family. Even after they continuated they could still come to them for support. They do their best to make learning fun and they involve the entire family at parent conferences. Each of my children have learned to have pride in themselves due to these teachers and a previous teacher that retired-Ms. Coker. As my children grew too old for the after school programs, my eldest child was asked to help, which gave her volunteer time for college. And her younger siblings were given the same respect. My son has gone through challenges and Ms. Bortner has been here for him still as a senior in High school helping him after school to prepare for college. I love the home town feeling-We are a community a village.
—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 62% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
24%
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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
29%
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.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
29%
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 Students35%
Female35%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)34%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligible30%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)23%
Proficient in English33%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%

Reading

All Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligible70%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)36%
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Writing

All Students35%
Female40%
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligible41%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Proficient in English35%
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

Math

All Students38%
Female38%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Reading

All Students42%
Female49%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible43%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)9%
Proficient in English49%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%

Writing

All Students39%
Female47%
Male32%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligible43%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%
Proficient in English40%
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

Math

All Students37%
Female44%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligible34%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%
Proficient in English30%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

Reading

All Students40%
Female51%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligible41%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in English37%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%

Science

All Students23%
Female24%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligible21%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities26%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English22%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant24%

Writing

All Students37%
Female49%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligible28%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)8%
Proficient in English35%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%
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

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 85% 32%
White 10% 56%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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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6160 Kearney St
Commerce City, CO 80022
Phone: (303) 287-0261

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