Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Pitt-Waller K-8 School

Public | PK-8

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

19 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted March 25, 2014

I have nothing good to say about this school. Overcrowded. Culturally inept. If you don't fit in among the majority, you will be ostracized and easily become the scapegoat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

My son has been going to this school for three years. I don't feel that he is receiving the proper education. I went to the first parent teacher conference last week and I felt as though I was being tolerated. I felt like the teachers didn't even want to be there. I am doing my best to get my child out of this school, especially since he will be in the 6th grade next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

If there was a rating for less than 1, I would give it to this school. Every day since he started school there last week, my son has been bullied. He is cussed at, hit, and called names constantly. He tells his teachers and all that happens is the kids get "talked to." If you can avoid this school, do so with all of your might! I will be fighting next week to remove my son and to get him into a safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2013

My son's preschool teachers have created a wonderful learning environment for their students. I could not be happier with their efforts. My son is obviously highly engaged during the school day and is developing a true love for learning. The teacher has been very responsive and helpful each and every time I've reached out to her. Highest of marks for Ms. Marta and Ms. Rachal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2012

Great school. My son's teacher Mrs. Salazar found great ways to get her students to learn and thrive. My son went from a non reader to level 7, he went from basic mathematics to multiple digit multiplication and division. Graphing, charting, time recognition and so on. All on a half day schedule in Kindergarten. Way to go Mrs. Salazar and way to go Florida Pitt Waller!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

i would not recommend for some kids to not go to this school. Unless you want to be treated horrible, like i was. Yes i used to go to this school i only like the fun stuff mostly the talent shows and the carnival.


Posted January 1, 2011

My daughter had to start school here mid-year and found that the spanish community kids have banned together and bully the non-spanish speaking students. When she brought the bullying to the teacher as we recommended, the spanish speaking teacher didn't do anything, not even pull the student aside and talk to them. We are seeing a bad trend of racial groups occuring even at such a young age.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

I would not recommend this school to anyone! If you live in the area of this school it is worth the drive to take your child elsewhere. Most of the teaching staff is incompetent in adjusting to the needs of the children in their class, the Gifted and Talented Program is non-existent at this school, the front desk staff cannot spell, the funds from fundraising are put towards exterior improvements rather than improving the level of education received, and the communication to parents is very little or after the fact. Case in point - we received a permission letter for our son to watch a movie. The date the movie was going to be shown was that day (we received it AFTER school), but the school wanted permission letters on file. Our son will NOT be attending this or any other Denver Public School next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

I would not recommend this school to anyone. My son is in 4th grade and has attended this school since 1st grade. Two of the 4 teachers he's had were pretty good, the other two completely just didn't get it. There is absolutely no individualized teaching/learning at this school except for Special Ed and English Language Learners; they believe in the one size fits all model. Trying to communicate with the administration is like pulling teeth.The principal is present and very visible but that doesn't do anything for student/teacher performance as reflected in their test scores and SPF rating by the district. They do offer a lot of extra-curricular activities which is good. We tried to stick it out until middle school but this will definitely be our last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

I am very happy with this school. My daughter is in third grade and loves it. All of the teachers are involved and the principal is great and always present. We have a 14 yr old son and have had several horrible experiences with other DPS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

My child attends Waller K-8 School and is having a great time with friends and also getting the help he needs in his studies. In addition, I find that Waller has plenty of after school activities like music, drama, sports, clubs, and helpful tutuoring programs. I have been very satisfied with the quality instruction of the teachers and am proud to be a Bison parent!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

My daughter is in 5th grade and has been going to FPW for 2 years. She has been to a better public school, and she has been a worse charter school. Even though she is a struggling reader, she is not in any special reading program. She gets reports sent home saying she needs to work on specific areas of reading, but I have never seen any individualized instruction to meet her needs. Her teacher last year was wonderful and my daughter became a better reader. The principal is always welcoming and will take time for his parents. I would suggest going somewhere else if you have a high-needs child or are an over-achieving kind of parent. It is a new school and they are still getting it together. Even after all my complaining, I hope she gets to go back next year!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

I'm a parent of a 6th grader attending Florida Pitt Waller and I'm very disapointed in the teching techinques. No after classes programs, you have to pay to attend ptsa meetings. Very little comunication school-parent. Office personal can not even spell correctly. Below academic standards. No literacy programs. There are no challenges for studentes, if they want to study, fine, if they don't want to study fine too. You contact teachers and your kid is always doing fine, sometimes they don't even eamil you back. Parent-Teacher conferences are ONLY for problem kids and you are lucky if you get a report card from all the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

I am new to teaching at Florida Pitt-Waller and I must say that already during in-services I was prepared for the year ahead in an organized, energetic, and positive manner by the new principal and assistant principal. They really have their vision for the school together! I look forward to my experience teaching Waller students!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 24, 2008

My daughter attended FPW for 7th-8th grade. Overall I found it a very disappointing experience. There's high teacher absenteeism and there've been 3 principals in 2 years. There's a definite difference in how the elementary age students are treated vs. middle school. This is evident in the difference is uniform dress b/t elementary vs. middle. The students also seem to watch lots of movies during regular class hours. These are not class or subject related movies but often whatever is recently out on DVD. For a school with low to average CSAP scores, this doesn't seem to be the way to improve. Like I mentioned in the beginning, very disappointing experience. So much so that we've moved to another district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

My daughter adores her teacher at FPW. She loves going to school every day and really seems to be learning a lot. I appreciate the dedicated, hard working staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

This school is wonderful! There is always open communication between the staff and parents. Whenever there is a problem it is quickly resolved. My son loves his teacher and enjoys going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2007

My son loves school thanks to the dedicated teachers and staff at FPW. They have challenged and encouraged him to be the best he can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

For a brand new school this year. I feel that my daughter has gotten a very good education. She has a wonderful teacher that really knows her students well and gives them challenging work. As well as a great atmosphere to work in. The teachers were allowed to choose what they wanted in the school before it opened from the desks, to the curriculum. As for the principal that was some what of a disappointment when the new principal left at Christmas break then his vice followed behind him. So for the rest of the school year we have a new interim principal. Can't remember her name but comes to the school with very high regards. As for the parent involvement I think they are still building on on that. They just got the PTA finally together so for a brand new school I think it is coming along well.
—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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
40%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
13%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
27%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

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 55% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
40%
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%
Female57%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)45%
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Reading

All Students56%
Female68%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)43%
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Writing

All Students37%
Female54%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%
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 Students50%
Female51%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Reading

All Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)22%
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%

Writing

All Students34%
Female35%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible20%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant34%
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 Students40%
Female42%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English35%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%

Reading

All Students48%
Female53%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
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 disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Proficient in English47%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

Science

All Students18%
Female16%
Male19%
Black (not Hispanic)13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible11%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in English15%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant18%

Writing

All Students36%
Female44%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English32%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%
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 Students35%
Female34%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
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 disabilities38%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)36%
Proficient in English35%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

Reading

All Students44%
Female47%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
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 lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)20%
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%

Writing

All Students36%
Female39%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
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 lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)28%
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%
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%
Female35%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English28%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

Reading

All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Writing

All Students69%
Female75%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%
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 Students37%
Female40%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English31%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

Reading

All Students45%
Female47%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)28%
Proficient in English40%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%

Science

All Students24%
Female23%
Male25%
Black (not Hispanic)21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible20%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities24%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English22%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant24%

Writing

All Students43%
Female49%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English40%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%
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.

 
Average

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.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

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.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

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 41% 32%
Black 35% 5%
White 9% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 72%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students PE instructor(s)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
School leaders can update this information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Charles Babb

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
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
  • Gymnasium
School leaders can update this information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
School leaders can update this information here.

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

21601 East 51st Place
Denver, CO 80249
Website: Click here
Phone: (720) 424-2840

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT