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Delta High School

Public | 9-12 | 646 students

 
 

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Posted August 9, 2013

Our school needs to teach our children basic survival skills - balancing a checkbook.....laundry....ironing....cooking....interest rates and loans....the priorities of life....the United States Constitution.....our government and how it runs..... cursive!!!! - how to communicate on paper.....spelling....speaking in public....dressing for public viewing.............morals! - caring about others...... no bullying.....


Posted November 11, 2008

New School Principal has school refocused. Offers Mesa State College classes to be taken after ACT test taken. They pay the tuition cost if you pass the class with a C. Huge opportunity! Easy for students to excell if they care, small school atmoshpere. Just like any school, more good teachers then the ones who don't care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

Some of the teachers are great, but overall, no one cares about the academics. Sports are fun, and they're the only way some students will stay in school, but that's the problem with America's failing education in schools today. That's the only way we can think to get our kids to stay in school. Delta High School is a prime example of that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2007

This school is very resourceful and allows a student to interact at their own will with others. Many students have the opportunity to go to the Delta-Montrose Voc-Ed Center.


Posted December 15, 2007

Programs are obsolete, the teachers and administrators are more interested in sports programs than in the educations of accelerated students, overall a very poor school system.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 39% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%
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 34% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%
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%
Female30%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligible45%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%

Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Writing

All Students57%
Female59%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
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 Students25%
Female17%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Free lunch eligible27%
Reduced lunch eligible24%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch23%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities26%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English27%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant25%

Reading

All Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligible68%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Science

All Students43%
Female38%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligible28%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%

Writing

All Students50%
Female51%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligible36%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%
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?

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How schools in the state rate:

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52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

94%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

91%


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.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 56%
Hispanic 32% 32%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 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 50%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1400 Pioneer Rd
Delta, CO 81416
Phone: (970) 874-8031

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