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Monaco Elementary School

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Posted April 14, 2011

With the change in principals this school has taken a turn for the better. The teachers are amazing and accessible, the curriculum is demanding yet understandable, and the activities that are provided are amazing. The environment seems so much different than last year and the teachers seem so much happier. I really wish that parents would get more involved. There are parents that are very involved, but many that barely know whats going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2011

Hello, the last time I was at Monaco Elem. School was when I was in the fourth grade. I was 9 in a half yrs of age when my parents decided that it would be best to move to TX. I can remember how devistated I was to leave this school. The only reason why I am writing in this review is because I read two reviews that did not seem fair to the school integrity. As a little girl i was always shy didnt have many friends untill I came to this school. When I attended this school there was not much racism, and the teachers cared about all the students education Spanish speaking or not. Last but not least I would like to let whoever is thinking of putting their children in this school it is not so much the childrens surroundings but how much the parents are involved in their childrens learning that will reflect in the childs learning skills.


Posted August 20, 2010

This school is terrible. The pride of the school lies in teaching english to a 60% hispanic ratio of students. What about the other 40%? And with that majority of one ethnicity, there is racism, and conflicts of that nature are ignored, the staff ever denying that a terrible thing like racism could possibly exist in THIS school... Many of the other parents of the minorities, anglo and african american, express similar opinions, and are frustrated with the willful ignorance of the situation by ALL staff, principal included. I myself have placed my children in a new school, in hopes that they will have a fresh new start, equality, and a fair opportunity for education without the distraction of being picked on daily for being white. How SAD is that?!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2004

i jsut wanted to say that i think this school is really messed up. when all of us went to school we had partys and this one is not going to have a halloween party or really a v-day one either. i think they should be able to celebrate the halidays. that is just how i feel. also i feel that the safty of the kids really does not matter to the people that work there.
—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 72% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

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 72% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
23%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
12%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

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

All Students38%
Female37%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)42%
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Reading

All Students49%
Female60%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
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 disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)52%
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%

Writing

All Students27%
Female39%
Male16%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)31%
Proficient in English27%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%
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 Students46%
Female37%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)43%
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%

Reading

All Students32%
Female32%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)20%
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant31%

Writing

All Students21%
Female26%
Male16%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities24%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English18%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant20%
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 Students27%
Female30%
Male25%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)23%
Proficient in English21%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant28%

Reading

All Students38%
Female39%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)31%
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%

Science

All Students7%
Female3%
Male9%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible5%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities7%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English8%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant7%

Writing

All Students20%
Female21%
Male18%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible16%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities22%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Proficient in English25%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant20%
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 83% 32%
White 13% 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 87%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7631 Monaco Blvd
Commerce City, CO 80022
Phone: (303) 287-0307

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