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Omar D Blair Charter School

Charter | K-8 | 783 students

 

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Posted December 26, 2013

We have been at this school for 5 years and it has really gone down hill. It is more like an alternative school these days. It seems like the main focus is TESTING and the amount of homework is ridiculous quantity does not equal quality. I think the principle is pushing the school in the wrong direction. Resources are not provided to parents that want to help their children succeed. I am very disappointed in this school and we will not be returning next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

My kids have been at this school for a long time and I have gotten to know and like many of the teachers. The teachers work hard to help their students excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2013

This school is terrible. I enrolled when I was in fourth grade and now I'm in eighth, and let me tell you, good riddance. They punish people too harshly. It's not even funny when they use the phrase "when one goes down so does everyone else." And now they're talkin about "restorative justice" ugh The homework takes me four hours, yeah, four hours. Dude, I have a life. The teachers are trashy. My LA teach makes us takes notes all day and I don't learn squat, and then she has the nerve to assign us homework she doesnt even grade. My history teach and nurse are both on Facebook 24/7. We have no recess, no time to be a kid. At lunch, they constantly tell us to shut up. Once, when i came out of the bathroom with an untucked shirt, my LA teach no warningly gave me detention. We're kids deprived of outside time, loudness, and good food. They expect too much out of us and are forcing us to grow up too fast. This school is the reason I hate school with passion and everything to do with it. Please, spare your child from this awful experience.


Posted August 13, 2013

This school is amazing, my daughter has been there since kindergarten and I love it she has grown and knows so much as education is the priority here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2010

Awesome School, faculty and staff who are all focused on providing the best education experience possible for all who attend. I love the diversity of the school and the staff. I amvery active in the school and tey to support any endevour that they pursue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2010

Hi people! =D Did you miss me? Did you? XD Lol, I can't believe I'm on my way to high school this fall! ^^ I owe it all to my awesome teachers! I thought it was wonderful that we decided to teach 8th grade algebra this year. Omg, I hope I passed the test. So not looking forward to taking it again. XD


Posted May 17, 2010

I am a parent and an active particapant in my son's education. The teachers and staff are all very focused on helping students build on improve on how they learn. They actively invite parents into the classroom to observe and participate in their children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

Great discipline and structure!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I teach at this school and it is the best school I have ever been a part of. They really care care!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2009

Omar D. Blair is very student centered, combined with a great group of kids and a hard working staff it is a great place to work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

The staff is committed to helping our students drive achievement. The teachers are willing to go the extra mile, they even spent two weekends recruiting students for our school. BOth the elementary and middle school students made AYP for 2009. Our school ratings showed high growth on CSAP. ODB Eagles, let's Make It Happen again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

The school is ok. it has very nice teachers and a great principle. For grades, there are many people who are on the mile high scholars!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2009

This school is unlike any others I have seen. The school is very kid centered and has teachers striving to bring out the best in the students. The staff works to make learning engaging and fun to meet the needs of all the students. The office staff is wonderful and all of the teachers are friendly.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 13, 2009

My daughter has been enrolled in this school since she was in kindergarton.(she is currently in the third grade) I do believe the school is challanging enough, But the homework is overkill. When my student comes home every night with 3-4 hours of homework it is a little much for an eight year old to handle. But she gets through it and is and has been a straight A student. The only reason why I think the Homework is overkill is she has very little family time and extra event time such as playing soccer and cheerleading in which she has been a part of since she was four. I do believe in homework but when it cuts into family time and proper exercise a young child her age needs it is to much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2008

Compared to other schools in far northeast Denver, this is the best school in our area. Security needs to be tighter at the front door and at pick up times, but the teachers are wonderful, leadership is great, and the communication is superior to other area schools. I plan on keeping both of my children at this school through 8th grade unless something major changes with the school or local schools here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2008

My daughter has been at the school for three years and she loves it. The teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

This school is unsafe and unorganized. On August 11th, 2008, my daughter started her first day of kindergarten. I knew the first couple of days would be an adjustment for both of us, but after a week and a half, I started to think something was wrong. So I started checking in on the school. On 4 different occasions, I was able to walk in the front door and walk straight to my daughters class room, without a single person stopping me to ask me who I was. I went to the school to pick up my daughter. when I got towards the flagpole, where our kindergarteners were suppose to be standing with their teachers, my heart skipped a beat because my daughter was no where to be found. I noticed her standing along the street, without supervision. I picked her up & no one knew she was gone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

My daughter is in 2nd grade and is attending Omar D Blair for the first time this year. Last year she attended a different school in 1st grade. She had problems with reading and understanding what she was trying to read. Importantly, she was not very interested. Her 2nd tutor Ms. Opal Anderson (Ms 'O') as my daughter calls her, had a 'Poetry Cafe' and allowed my baby to read a poem. I've seen a drastic change in how interested she is now reading and writing poetry on her own. We owe Ms 'O' and OD Blair a debt of gratitude. If they continue to spark interest in young people like this, our world should be a lot better place. My daughter told me that there's another 'Poetry Cafe' scheduled soon and she's very excited. We love this school! Keep up the good work Ms 'O' and thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

Quality of academic programs-minimal Availability of music,art, sports and other extracurricular programs-less than minimal Level of parent involvement-only when their child is a problem
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

My son has attended this school since it opened. He is about to start 3rd grade. His teachers have been incredible. They have been patient, kind, determined and fun educators. The teachers are great communicators and love their children, and it shows. I am an involved parent, so I do not say this on just a day of watching them. I pop in frequently (after I give my i.d. at the front desk) and I have never been disappointed. There are still, however, no spanish classes for our students. Even after speaking to the principal numerous times! Rumor has it that if they do have spanish classes, it will only be for sixth grade and up. It doesn't make sense. It is easier for a person to learn a second language at a younger age. I wish the parents voted on these things like they said we could.
—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 72% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
48%
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 Students73%
Female68%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Writing

All Students42%
Female51%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%
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%
Female73%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Reading

All Students67%
Female73%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Writing

All Students55%
Female68%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
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 Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Science

All Students52%
Female42%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
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 lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Writing

All Students72%
Female82%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
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 lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%
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 Students73%
Female81%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Reading

All Students76%
Female84%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Writing

All Students63%
Female72%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%
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 Students46%
Female53%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
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 lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)23%
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Reading

All Students59%
Female69%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
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 lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%

Writing

All Students55%
Female67%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
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 lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%
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 Students33%
Female24%
Male40%
Black (not Hispanic)25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English28%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant33%

Reading

All Students44%
Female43%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%

Science

All Students35%
Female32%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English34%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

Writing

All Students39%
Female43%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English34%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%
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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Test score rating
Student growth rating

1-3 Below Average

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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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 39% 32%
Black 32% 5%
White 15% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 57%N/A41%
Male 49%N/A51%
Female 51%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students PE instructor(s)
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Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Deborah Blair-Minter
Fax number
  • (303) 371-8348

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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4905 Cathay St
Denver, CO 80249
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Phone: (303) 371-9570

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