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Amesse Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 583 students

 

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Posted May 29, 2014

If your child is special needs this school is NOT the school to bring them to, the teachers and staff members do NOT care about the students that have special needs and that need extra attention. THEY DO NOT LISTEN TO YOUR CONCERNS OR ANYTHING YOU TELL THEM. So once again if your child has special needs or adhd or a.d.d. do NOT take them to that school. I am a parent with a child that has a.d.h.d and it breaks my heart the way the school treats my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2014

I WISH I COULD RATE THIS SCHOOL A ZERO, I HAVE TWO CHILDREN THAT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS. THIS SCHOOL SHOULD BE GUTTED OF ITS INADEQUATETEACHERS AND OTHER STAFF BECAUSE THEY DO NOT DO THEIR JOBS PROPERLY, ONE OF MY CHILDREN IS CONSTANTLY BULLIED EVERYDAY TO THE POINT HE DOES NOT WANT TO RETURN TO SCHOOL I HAVE BEEN TO THE SCHOOL ON NUMEROUS TIMES AND THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING , MY CHILD HAS A LEARNING DISABILITY AND THEY AND BECAUSE OF THE LARGE CLASS SIZES THEY DO NOT GET THE STIMULATION THEY NEED. ANOTHER CHILD IN FOURTH GRADE, I ASKED WHAT TIME IT WAS AND THEY COULD NOT TELL ME BECAUSE THE STAFF HERE IS ONLY WORRIED ABOUT WHAT CLUB OUTFIT THEY ARE GOING TO PUT ON THAT DAY, THE STAFF WALKS AROUND IN HIGH HILLS SHORT SKIRTS, AND HEAVY MAKE-UP IN FRONT OF THESE IMPRESSIONABLE CHILDREN. THE STAFF SHOULD HAVE A DRESS CODE LIKE THE CHILDREN. SO AS A RESULT MY CHILDREN WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THIS NEXT SCHOOL YEAR. HOPEFULLY THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL DO SOMETHING SOON ABOUT THIS SCHOOL BECAUSE CHILDREN IN THIS LIVING AREA NEED BETTER EDUCATION, AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2007

I went to volunteer as a part of the junior achievement. I had a wonderful experience working these kids and would love to definitely go back and teach there again.


Posted April 3, 2005

I have made countless trips to the school with no improvement. His teacher is unable to be effective with her class size. As a result my son already hates school and is bored. They have no extra curricular activities for him to participate in, and the work is pointless. They have 5 or 6 sheets that are identical in exercise but change by letter only every week. I have yet to see an assignement that stimulates him on any level. There is next to no parent involvement, his class especially. His teacher appears annoyed to have to 'deal' with me so often. I am at a loss, because we aren't allowed to transfer to a school where he has a chance. This is what parents in my position have to deal with...inadequate education for our children.
—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.

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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
16%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

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 65% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
16%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
30%
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 Students48%
Female52%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)38%
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%

Reading

All Students55%
Female58%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)38%
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Writing

All Students23%
Female26%
Male19%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities24%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English22%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant23%
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%
Female33%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)34%
Proficient in English23%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant34%

Reading

All Students23%
Female33%
Male13%
Black (not Hispanic)26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities25%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English23%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant23%

Writing

All Students17%
Female25%
Male10%
Black (not Hispanic)11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible15%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English17%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant18%
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 Students28%
Female32%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible27%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Proficient in English24%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant28%

Reading

All Students37%
Female46%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

Science

All Students11%
Female7%
Male16%
Black (not Hispanic)12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible10%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities14%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English8%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant11%

Writing

All Students25%
Female32%
Male18%
Black (not Hispanic)20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)21%
Proficient in English26%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant25%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 68% 32%
Black 24% 5%
Two or more races 3% 3%
White 3% 56%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Joyce Simmons
Fax number
  • (720) 424-9914

Programs

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  • Standards-based
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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