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M. Scott Carpenter Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 582 students

 

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Posted September 15, 2014

This is our first year at Scott Carpenter middle school. So far the experience has been disappointing. There seems to be a lot of racial bullying going on. We have raised our kids not to judge others by the color of their skin but by their actions. It would be a great thing if all parents educated their children in the same manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

I have my own history with Scott Carpenter. I attended school @Scott from 1979-1980, yes I know was a lifetime ago. Now presently my child attends there. The teachers strive to help their students be the best they can be and are very genuine about it. Scott Carpenter truly is deserving of this money and would put it to very good use as any school would. Parents being supportive of their children and getting totally involved in their education, creates a huge positive impact for the kids. I believe as parents we should not only acknowledge and praise our children's achievements but let them know all they can do try their best. Failure is a part of life that's how we learn from our experience's and keep moving forward. Let your child know it's ok to ask questions never be embarrassed, no such thing as a stupid question when it comes to being in the classroom. Good Luck Scott and do hope it comes to you.I wish all schools could actually be so fortunate. Education is one of the most important valuable tools in life, our children are the future of our nations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

I dont like this school at all my child had been in too many fights because of the students are not behabed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

This has been one of the best schools I have worked in. The staff is very supportive and helpful. We really work as a team. The students have tons of good stuff to say about the teachers who work with them because of the good relationships we build with our students. Other teachers and principals who have visited our school for the day always say how impressed they are. We have a couple of 'teacher of the year' in the building...all staff is awesome here!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 25, 2008

I dont realy care for this school theres a new staff and its not to loving
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2005

Great school. the parents are involved and the teachers care. they are great at sports and have won many championships has 3 music programs and students had a change to paint a murial.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2004

My child attended Scott in 2002, and I'm pleased with many things about this school. The principal and vice principal (Gonzales and Ewerks) were very proactive and involved with the students' general daily behavior and safety. The sixth grade teachers were outstanding, and their projects were very hands-on, highly participatory, and challenging. We particularly loved the Social Studies 'Immigration' theme, where students study and then physically reenact Ellis Island. I was stunned on reading Scott's CSAP scores. Then I found out that, in essence, you can't trust the numbers when it comes to a diverse public school that serves a bilingual and learning disabled population. I believe the school's (very) low over-all CSAP scores are due in part to the practice of counting all students' scores, including ESL students who are made to take the level test of their grade (!!!). I was pleased with my child's scores and over-all learning.
—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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
20%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
26%
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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
15%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
20%
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 Students24%
Female23%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligible35%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch26%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English21%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant25%

Reading

All Students41%
Female50%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligible48%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)28%
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%

Writing

All Students26%
Female35%
Male17%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligible35%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch23%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)22%
Proficient in English22%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant26%
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 Students19%
Female19%
Male18%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Free lunch eligible17%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch17%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities20%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)7%
Proficient in English22%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant18%

Reading

All Students38%
Female44%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Writing

All Students32%
Female38%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
Proficient in English32%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%
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 Students12%
Female7%
Male16%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)10%
Free lunch eligible12%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch17%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities13%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English10%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant11%

Reading

All Students33%
Female28%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Proficient in English33%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant33%

Science

All Students16%
Female9%
Male22%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)10%
Free lunch eligible15%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities17%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English13%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant16%

Writing

All Students18%
Female19%
Male18%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Free lunch eligible17%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English17%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant19%
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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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

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 80% 32%
White 13% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 91%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7001 Lipan St
Denver, CO 80221
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