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Kipp Sunshine Peak Academy

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Posted December 14, 2011

I AM A STUDENT IN 6TH GRADE AND I SUGGEST IT BEING THE BEST SCHOOL I HAVE GONE 2 IN MY INTIRE LIFE WITH LITTLE PROBLEMS WE SHOW LEADERSHIP EVERYDAY AND WERE SURLEY ALWAYS GOING 2 BE CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN TO COLLEGE YEAH CLASS OF 2018


Posted June 5, 2010

As a student here, I dislike going here. Little mistakes we made in the past seem to haunt us forever...The principal openly admits to being judgemental & he is constantly targeting people for past actions. I cannot trust anyone in this school...we're suppose to be "team & family" but everyone is always at each others throats. We learn high level stuff but some of the staff here does not take their job seriosly. This school is alright, but it has much improving to do.


Posted April 30, 2010

It's a pretty good school I love the l;eaderships students take and the voice that they get
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2010

I think this school is great but the focus is not equal in all the subjects there is. I think there should be less time of school and equal out the subjects. Also add more sports so it could be fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2010

This school is an okay school because it helps me better understand what I am learning and it helps me earn my way up to college. Yes, thats rights folks I am a nerd for life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2007

This school is above average academic progams, especially math. Needs more balanced ethnic groups of two minor groups; to avoid further isolation and withdrawls.


Posted August 1, 2005

KIPP has an intensive academic program that challenges my child to learn at her very best. Strict discipline and a positive peer environment help to guide students toward making positive choices. Eighth grade curriculum includes high school selection and applications. The ultimate goal of this school is to prepare students for a quality high school experience, leading toward college. This school is very diverse and offers a variety of arts and cultural experiences.
—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 65% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
32%
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 62% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%
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 Students55%
Female70%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)37%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Reading

All Students49%
Female67%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)27%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Science

All Students56%
Female70%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)41%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students44%
Female58%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)27%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%
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 Students68%
Female74%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)61%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Reading

All Students41%
Female48%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)27%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%

Writing

All Students41%
Female48%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%
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 Students54%
Female53%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)34%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%

Reading

All Students47%
Female58%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)21%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%

Writing

All Students54%
Female62%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)30%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)61%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Reading

All Students51%
Female52%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)30%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Science

All Students62%
Female62%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
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 lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)39%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%

Writing

All Students54%
Female67%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)32%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%
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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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 98% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98%N/A41%
Male 47%N/A51%
Female 53%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Health & athletics

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
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Richard Barrett
Fax number
  • (303) 623-0410

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student clubs

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  • Community service
  • Student council/government
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