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Federal Heights Elementary School

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Posted August 5, 2013

Do not send your children to this school and if you are a teacher looking for a job stay far away from this school, it isn't worth what you will have to face. The teachers try their best and there are some wonderful teachers at this school, but they are overburdened due to the unethical practices of the principal. You only have to look at the test scores to see that this is not a place for your child if you care about their education.


Posted May 24, 2013

This school is horrible. The Principal doesn't know what he's doing and is honestly a little immature. The teachers do not look like they enjoy their jobs and it reflects onto the student. If you can choice enroll anywhere else do it. I feel bad for the students who have to go there. Their futures don't seem very bright.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

Both my children attended this school last year. Administration staff was mediocre. But my son's fifth grade teacher Mr. C was sensational at turning my son's attitude towards school around. It not the school, but the wonderful teacher that has made a difference!!!!!"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

Do NOT send you child to this school. MY child has attended this school for the last 3 years k-2nd grade and is far below where she should be. I have written notes, called , and all but begged for communication with the staff. I get no response. We are very uninformed, we get newslewtters AFTER events have taken place, or with incorrect information. I am trying at this time to do everything possible to get my child out of this school this year. DON'T do it- we have a right to move our children out of low performing schools. I just found this out and I am going to see that it happens. This school should be closed.... it is shameful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

My daughter goes to this school. Federal hights Elem. is the reason why people put there children in private school!! Her tearch is great but the administration is lacking. They take no responsible actions in the safty or in communcation to the parents of problems that arize. We live in state were a great tragidy happen. Saftey should be at the top of every schools list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2009

I like this school. My son comes home from school with daily homework and happily talks about his day. The school does not only focus on academics but community involvement as well. The staff and faculty are great with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

I.ve had 2 children attend FHE. We have always had great teachers,they have always informed me on what's going on. My husband and myself have attended field trips we've always had behave children. I would give all the staff at FHE an A++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2005

We absolutly love FHE they have a wonderful academic program and the teachers are very patient understanding and have a passion for what they are doing. Our son loves the music classes as well as the art programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

It has been my experience that many of the teachers have lost their interest in the development of children. It seems that they have a fair amount of older teachers with little or no patience with the students. Frustration levels are high, and the focus is not so much on academics as it is each child's personality traits. Maybe this would account for such low academic scores.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 72% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
19%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
16%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

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

All Students52%
Female46%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)68%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Reading

All Students35%
Female36%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible37%
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)45%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant33%

Writing

All Students13%
Female19%
Male9%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible13%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities14%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant12%
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%
Female36%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Free lunch eligible32%
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)48%
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%

Reading

All Students27%
Female30%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)35%
Proficient in English26%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant26%

Writing

All Students15%
Female19%
Male9%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Free lunch eligible14%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Proficient in English17%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant14%
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 Students34%
Female36%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)32%
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

Reading

All Students35%
Female32%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible34%
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)22%
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%

Science

All Students11%
Female9%
Male14%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible12%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities12%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English25%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant12%

Writing

All Students26%
Female32%
Male21%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant25%
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 85% 32%
White 14% 56%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2500 West 96th Ave
Denver, CO 80221
Phone: (720) 972-5360

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