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Green Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 619 students

 

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Posted October 19, 2014

My son has attended and is currently in his 3rd year. We love this school, all of his teachers thus far have been wonderful. Everyone is friendly and greets students with a smile. Very community oriented and parent involvement is encouraged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2013

My son attended his 5th grade year at Green Valley Elem. It truly has been a horrible experience. I cant speak for all the teachers, but my son's teacher needs to find another profession. She told her students the step by step process of her divorce. Her class room was so unorganized; to the point my son commented on it (he is an eleven year old boy!) My son constantly felt lost in her class.The list could truly go on, but these were my main issues. Trying to meet with the principle regarding my concerns was impossible. I finally left him a voice mail about 2 1/2 months ago; never recieved a call back.I spoke with another parent in my son's class. I'm sad to say that she too had the same concerns and issues with the teacher. At least I know that I wasnt just being "too hard" on her. I am so thrilled that this experience will be behind us soon and he will be attending an amazing school for the 2013-2014 school year! Sadly he will have to be playing catch up due to the lack of learning that happened this current school year. I hope this review helps.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2012

this school is ok. The only thing i have concerns about is when one of their stundents really needs to use the bathroom their not allowed to go because the teacher is teaching. I gave my child permission to walk out of class to go before they go in their pant and if the school has a problem with that please give me a call and I will be happy to speak with someone about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2010

GVE is a classic example of the situation schools are in these days with NCLB. The teachers are pressed to make the kids do well on CSAP and the Spanish-speaking kids are transitioned into full-time English too soon. Why does the school with mostly African-American and Hispanic kids do badly on a test written in Standard English for middle class white kids? It's the unrealistic requirements they are given. All too common.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

My son is in 1st grade and attended this school last year. Recently we had to change classes because of the lack of respect for us as parents by the teacher. We are concerned parents but the principal gave us the impression that we are overprotective and unreasonable. As far as safetly and parents being allowed to be involved in what their children are being taught, This school is terrible. The curriculum as well has not challenged my son at all. We actually do workbooks from home so that he is learning new things. I would not reccomend this school if you want to be invovled in your child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

My son attend GVE for 2yrs now. My only worry at the begining was that my son spoke no English and his ELC classroom had English teachers only. My son is now Fluent in both languages had no trouble. He is now in DLC and his teachers are absolutely wonderful. They have the best method in teaching children. I get a behavioral book everyday and have to sign it everyday so Im aware of how my son behaves on a daily basis. He gets treasure box when he behaves good and follows directions. GVE is truely a great school. I have to completely disagree with the other parents who dont agree.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

Thank you for allows teachers to move up with their students. I liked having the same teacher two years in a row (2nd to 3rd this year)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2007

I feel there are too many children per teacher. My child is now in third grade, when she was in first she had 34 peers in her class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

The school seems really disorganized and parents don't seem to care or support their kids. The special education teachers are wonderful most of the time and my son has really improved while in the ELC and DLC. It's a nice school atmosphere and design, but it needs some real leadership, accountability and structure to improve the academics. We were given the option of going to another school next year, and we will do that just so our kids have a chance at a better education. If the school improves, we would consider coming back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

Both of my children have attended here since K. and now in 4 &5 This school lacks in academics and in teacher responsibility. The after school programs are about the only good thing there is to this school. The school doesn t follow up on any issues whether good or bad. When a child has a problem in academics there is no help to resolve it. There is too much violence committed here and no real follow through. Over all this school needs to be revamped. There is moderate parent involvement. When parent try to get involved they are told that 'we'll let you know' No follow through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2006

Green Valley is a good school that needs more parental involvement. Classes are large but the teachers have a genuine love of teaching and care for each student. Many of their challenges stem from topics not being reinforced at home by parents. The principal knows most kids by name for positive reasons. The dress code is not overly strict (pants and polos in school colors) and contributes to a learning environment by removing social and cultural barriers. The PTA is very active with the student body, hosting an activity monthly. The best part is Green Valley students have music, drama, art *and* PE every week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2006

Not the greatest school. Teachers and staff are nice enough, but test scores and content of school work is not up to par.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

I think that there are too many Spanish speakers as well. Some of the teacher's assistants don't even speak English well enough to answer a simple yes or no question when the teacher can't be bugged. I also noticed that more and more teachers and teacher's assistants who speak English only, or very little spanish, are being replaced by bi-lingual people. Not a totally bad school but could definitely use some real improvement. They seem to be disorganized more often then not and don't seem to keep up with extra help that the students may need like speech therapy, behavioral therapy, and such. I noticed that the principal seems to take an avid interest in what is going on in the school and that behavioral problems seem to be kept to a minimum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

This is a great school. All my children went here with the youngest attending the ECE program and now all day kindergarden. The teachers are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2005

Too many spanish speakers and not enough time for one teacher to give the lesson in both languages. They have a strict dress code policy that can take up important learning time.
—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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%
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 Students66%
Female68%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)47%
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Reading

All Students65%
Female66%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)32%
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Writing

All Students46%
Female49%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%
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 Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)50%
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Reading

All Students58%
Female57%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Writing

All Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)31%
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%
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 Students63%
Female63%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)58%
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Reading

All Students60%
Female70%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)32%
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Science

All Students27%
Female26%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English16%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%

Writing

All Students51%
Female57%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)32%
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%
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?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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

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
Hispanic 48% 32%
Black 33% 5%
White 8% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students PE instructor(s)
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Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Andrew Hoffer
Fax number
  • (720) 424-6735

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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  • Uniforms
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