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Cesar Chavez Academy Denver

Charter | K-8 | 438 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

I think this school is GREAT for many reasons. The teachers work really hard and are supportive of the students. They go above and beyond planning lessons and making sure the students are receiving the best education. The paraprofessionals in the classroom support the teacher with small group intervention for struggling students. The school welcomes parents - parents are required to volunteer 2 hours a quarter in the classroom. The school puts on various events including Family Fiesta and CCA day. The administration is supportive of the students. They are approachable when you have questions. I would recommend this school to others!


Posted August 22, 2013

I am so excited for the new school year. Cesar Chavez just gets better every year. A new school, like everything else, takes time to iron out the flaws and learn. The recent turnover in teachers was a concern, until I reseachered the turnover in other schools. Unfortunaetly, the pay is not close to what our teachers are worth, personality conflicts are in every work place and young teachers just move on. I am confident that our scores will speak volumes. Our parent approval rate is 92%! What a inspiring addition to Northwest Denver!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I have three children attending CCA and have been since kindergarten my oldest now in 7th grade. I am confident I have chosen a great school for all three of them. I understand the concern w/ the turn over in teachers but I am completely satisfied with the way Ms. Patel is running the school. I thought she was an amazing teacher and now she's an amazing leader. Her biggest concern is educating our children and I am so proud to be apart of such a great organization and community. I know they are there to listen, communication is great w/ teachers and all staff for that matter. Ms. Patel is outside every single morning and afternoon to greet the students, watching out for the safety of her students. I would recommend this school to my closet family. I encourage anyone looking for a great school in our neighborhood to pay CCA a visit. Academically my children are doing wonderful, honor roll every semester.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

My boys went to Cesar Chavez Academy for K -2 and K-1. I have been so impressed by the high academic standard as well as with the strong community feel. I felt great about dropping them off in the morning, especially when I seen the principal and other teachers outside to greet them. Both of my boys are reading 2 grades ahead. I love that they were assessed so quickly and put in reading groups that fit their level. We were sad to leave the school after moving to Northglenn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

My children have attended the school since it opened and I have only seen changes for the positive - and so happy the school is K-8! The current Admin team are all former educators and seem to be holding the teaching staff to a higher standard than those before (and the test scores show the improvements). The principal is wonderful - a no-nonsense person, but you can tell she really loves all those kids. Still a young school and not everyone will always be happy, but there are lots of good changes and moving in the right direction! Fresh faces and new perspectives is not a bad thing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

I live in the community and feel that CCA is absolutely the best school in the area for my kids. The school has a strong focus on things that matter in the real world, reading, witting and arithmetic . They go way above and beyond the basics though and emphasize that every kid can achieve anything they want - each classroom is named after a college and they drive the fact home that college is not only for other kids, it's for everyone. CCA teaches my kids to be community leader, scholars and citizens of the world. They give kids the mind set to have BIG ambitions and then teach them how to follow and achieve those ambitions. Great principal and dedicated staff who care about these kids make it a great place to send your kids every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

I have had my children at CCA since it opened it's doors and am extremely happy with the staff and administration. I feel like this school has seen many changes over the past 5 years and the changes show growth in both test scores and culture. The current principal is amazing and is extremely focused on what is best for the kids. I highly recommend this school for families looking for a great school in a great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2013

CCA-needs to change name to HOT MESS!!! very unhappy as a community member, administration and the CCA school board need to be educated on how to run a successful institute of education. With such a HUGE staff turn over after the 2012-2013 school year should tell everyone there is something wrong at CCA. I am so happy that none of my children will ever have to attend CCA, I will drive any distance just so that they won't.


Posted May 30, 2013

I was extremely happy with this school until the recent turn over, every grade level has lost a teacher and those that have applied internally, are being rejected, this saddens me because they are excellent teachers that could help the school grow in such a positive way! None the less here goes another school year learning new staff etc, I am not willing to do this and have choosen to send my children to a school that can retain staff and students! So sorry for the change in principal as well I fill that she is an excellent person but not the best leader for the school, very little growth has happened since she took over, it saddens me :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

My son is finishing his second year at CCA. He has grown so much in that time. He is reading way beyond his grade level and has been on the gold honor roll all year. I am very impressed with the teachers that my son has. Each one has taken the time to make sure that he understands and retains all the knowledge he gets during the day. I want to say THANK YOU to the teachers and staff at CCA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2012

My son has gone to CCA since Kinder last year. CCA was the best thing that could have happened to our family! They take the time to get know the student as well as the whole family. I am able to communicate daily with my son s teacher. The principal is visible & always checking in w/ us to see how things are going. I have never felt like an outsider at this school. My son loves going to school every day. He loves the music class! Lots of schools don t offer music, let alone art or gym. He gets it all at CCA! I look forward to the day his little brother starts kinder in 2 years. My son had a behavioral issue come up last year & the quick response from everyone was spot on. We spoke w/ the social worker on staff, his teacher & his reading teacher to develop a plan that benefitted all & within a week he was back on track. The staff was so concerned about making every day a success for him. My son is in the minority at this school, but I have never felt that was an issue for him or our family. (I was surprised to read about it in the previous review.) We enjoy the cultural diversity this school has to offer. We would recommend this school to anyone! 1st grade parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2012

I am so dissappointed in Cesar Chavez. My daughter started going there in 1st grade and has been there a year in a half. She has always been very social and I wanted her to go to a school that would offer quality education, and a diverse student background. Although they do have a tough curriculum, I quickly found out that because she is white, she was getting picked on constantly. Unfortunately, when I finally brought it up to the school, they came back and blamed my daughter! In a year in a half, not one single thing was mentioned to me about my daughter being mean to any other student, UNTIL, I called to discuss the bullying she was being faced with. I was on a weekly meeting schedule with her teacher, met with both the supervisor and the principle, and even made an effort to have lunch with her once a week so that I could see what was happening with my own two eyes (which I did see very clearly). I had lots of high hopes for CCA, but in the end, I truly feel that the administration and the teachers are very bad at communicating. I would HIGHLY recommend taking a tour of the school, but try and do it improptu so you get a real feel about them before making your decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2012

I have two children one 12 year old and one 9 year old. My 12 year old was at CCA for his 4th and 5th grade and he learned a lot, from how to be more responisible and organized to, improve his reading and writting levels in Egnlish. He always had the supported that he needed. Now he is in 7th grade, he is a greaet student, very responsible and he still remember the Core Values that he learned at CCA. My 4th grader is doing great too, he loves his teachers, he always gets help when he needs it. He always goes to school very happy. I love the teachers, they are always available when I need to talk to them and they work very hard to make sure that the school improves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

I had 3 children attend this school. It was great until all the recent turn-over started happening. All the teachers my children loved are gone and only those who never seem happy remain. The whole atmosphere feels negative now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2012

My child is treated like a child not a student number at CCA. The staff make u feel welcome every time you enter the doors. My children have accelerated so much more in one year the she did in two at her last school. My kids will always attend Cesar Chavez Academy.LISMEDINA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2011

I have 3 Kids going to this school and a 4th kid next school year i love it i have constant Communication with my kids teachers the Principal is always involved with everything in the school you even see him outside greeting kids in the morning the staff is helpful and very nice i love the sfa program and the uniform program i will recommend this school to anyone
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2011

I agree with the previous comment but CCA-Denver also offers students a unique education that fosters academic growth, integrity, and community building. This school is also very diverse. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2011

This school is an EXCELLENT choice for the North Denver community. My son has been attending here since the first academic year 2009/2010 and he is continuing to advance his knowledge in all subject areas. I really love the Success For All (SFA) reading program where they block out 1/4 or their morning to read and learn reading techniques. If your child is a 3rd grader and they read at a 4th grade level, they will attend a 4th grade level SFA class and vice versa to get caught up. Teachers and staff like to get to know families and their wants and needs. They all ROCK! Also, they have "Parent Academies" every quarter where its mandatory for parents to attend to learn what their child will be learning. This helps parents understand learning materials so that they can help their child at home. I love this school!!!
—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 72% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
31%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
16%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
41%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

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

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

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 52% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%
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 Students76%
Female79%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Reading

All Students77%
Female76%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Writing

All Students55%
Female52%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
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%
Female68%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Reading

All Students51%
Female55%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
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 lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Writing

All Students45%
Female55%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
Female38%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%

Reading

All Students46%
Female52%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
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 disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Science

All Students18%
Female19%
Male18%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
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 disabilities21%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English19%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant18%

Writing

All Students36%
Female57%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
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 lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English30%
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 Students48%
Female48%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
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 disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)31%
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%

Reading

All Students48%
Female57%
Male40%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)31%
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%

Writing

All Students42%
Female48%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
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 disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English46%
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

Math

All Students23%
Female25%
Male21%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English22%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant22%

Reading

All Students36%
Female46%
Male25%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%

Writing

All Students41%
Female54%
Male29%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
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 Students24%
Female4%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible22%
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)18%
Proficient in English19%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant24%

Reading

All Students46%
Female42%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)35%
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Science

All Students46%
Female46%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
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 lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Writing

All Students35%
Female46%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible30%
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)29%
Proficient in English50%
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

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.

 
Below 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.

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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

Average

Reading growth at this school

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 88% 32%
White 9% 56%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 83%N/A41%
Male 52%N/A51%
Female 48%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students PE instructor(s)
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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student clubs

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

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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3752 Tennyson St
Denver, CO 80212
Phone: (303) 455-0848

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