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Turnberry Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted October 11, 2013

I love Turnberry my son is autistic and developmentally delayed he has attended Turnberry for 4 years. The staff in the special needs program are amazing. They really care about the students education. Mrs. Losurdo is a gold mine she has improved the education of the special needs so much. Since attending Turnberry he has reached a level of learning that even I'm amazed by. His is intergraded in a regular classroom along with his peers whom have treated him with care and respect. I want to thank Mr. Minnie the principal of Turnberry. He instilled the importance of treating people, all people with respect and to respect themselves enough to put their education first. If I could change anything at Turnberry it would be for my son to be able stay at Turnberry for his 6th grade year . Thank you to all at Turnberry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2013

Turnberry is a great school! Both of my kids go there and have since the opening day in 2008. The teacher's are all very friendly, the Principal and his staff are very helpful and go out of their way to met your expectations for the kids. They all show lots of pride for the school. I'm a proud parent of Turnberry!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2013

We have been with Turnberry since the day it opened. All of the teachers are awesome and very involved with the kids. The principal is very hands on and values training the teachers and support staff. My son is advanced and each one of his teachers has made a point to ensure his continued growth and has had amazing growth every year in spite going in at a level well above grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2013

We love Turnberry. The principal is very hands on and not only listens to the concerns brought to him, but he actually does something about them. My daughter is going into 4th grade and my son into 1st. We've never had a teacher we didn't love. The PTA is amazing and overall parent involvement is exceptional. We are very lucky to have this as our neighborhood school. My children have grown both academically and socially while attending Turberry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2013

We Love Turnberry!!! The teachers are wonderful, some even go over and beyond what is expected of them. The principle knows how to get the job done! He encourages parent involvement. The PTA rocks they have great fundraisers and do wonderful activities throughout the school year. We could not be happier with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

We chose to enroll our children in this school. It has been the best decision for our kids. They have experienced teachers that enjoy what they are doing. They are invested in the education and well being the students. They have gone above and beyond in helping one our kids that has academic challenges. Our child is excelling, self esteem is at an all time high, this kid is having fun learning, and motivated to keep proving he/she can do more. The staff has been supportive 110%. They come up with new ideas if old ones aren't working any more. They use a variety of teaching techniques in all subject areas to keep kids engaged in learning, and having a great time doing it. They do an excellent job in supporting student's independence and responsibility. The CSAP scores may not be the highest, but they are teaching every child to excel at their level. The parent involvement is super. The PTO has great activities and fundraisers which we need desperately. The parents are welcomed with cheerful attitudes. It is very welcoming and easy to "fit in" with other parents and staff there. We LOVE Turnberry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2012

We love Turnberry! We have been there since their doors opened. The teachers are fantastic and truly care about the success of all students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2012

My two girls attend this school. The teachers are great. My oldest is in second grade. She was way behind in her class. Her teacher was very concerned about her. Her teacher worked with my daughter, and didn't give up. Know she is at grade level. Thank you so much:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2010

I really like everything about Turnberry! The teachers are awesome with the kids and the principal is in tune and a great leader. My only complaint is the parking lot in the back...it need to be bigger!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

I absolutely love Turnberry Elementary! It has done a fantastic job since it opened in 2008. The teachers and the rest of the school staff do a nice job meeting the educational needs of the students!


Posted May 5, 2010

This school opened two years ago. My daughter was in 2nd grade and my son attended pre-kindergarten program. My son's teachers were fabulous as well as his kindergarten teacher this year. My daughter's teacher last year was awful, just plain awful and the principal recognized this and did not rehire the teacher for this year. She is constantly evaluating her staff/teachers to ensure that they are all on the same page with what she envisions for this school. She is available to speak with parents (lots of visits, phone calls and emails last year re. teacher) and does not seem to be annoyed or bothered. My daughter's teacher this year has been more than wonderful. Love this school and the staff. The PTA is great and does lots of fun things throughout the year.
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
25%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%
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 Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Writing

All Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%
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 Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Reading

All Students63%
Female61%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%

Writing

All Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%
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 Students66%
Female71%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Science

All Students33%
Female37%
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Free lunch eligible9%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English35%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant33%

Writing

All Students69%
Female82%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%
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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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
White 55% 56%
Hispanic 35% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 27%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Commerce City, CO 80022
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