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Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy

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Posted January 21, 2013

My children have been at the school since it started in 2009. My kids were in elementry when they started and things were good. They enjoyed the extra arts that they got and were learning which was a plus. However as we moved into middle school (6-8) the atmosphere has changed. The school takes on a extra 100 or more students for 6th grade. Mostly neighborhood kids that I don't think really care that they are at an arts school. I don't feel the art opportuniates advance as the children advance in grades. My family & I are very UNhappy with how the middle & high school portion of this school is progressing. Last school year (2011-2012) the school recieved a new principal & I feel he is part of the problem. Any principal that is unwilling to work with a PTO and makes them disban doesn't have the children & schools best interest in mind. My children as well as some of their fellow student will be leaving the school after this year is done. I know they will recieve a better education at a non Denver Public School as well more art opportunities. If you have or do put your children in this school DO NOT go pass 5th grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2012

Too much bullying goes on at this school. Also this school has a very poor special ed program This focuses too much on the arts and not enough academics,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

Our daughter attends first grade at KCAA and there is so much to love. I love the differentiated instruction. Our daughter is advanced in all subjects and her teacher knows how to keep her challenged. I love that their philosophy of teaching and homework aligns with what our family believes. And I love that the communication is top notch both at the school level and the classroom level. Not only does our daughter have specials in either drama, PE, music, art every day of the week but she stays after school every day and takes an additional one hour art enrichment class (art choices range from shakespeare, to choir, glee club, salsa dancing, hip-hop, art, creative writing, chess club, set design, etc..) Every month the school hosts a first friday in the evening which showcases students performances (we've never missed one in the past year plus!). It's a fantastic school with students from a range of all levels of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds which I appreciate as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2012

KCAA is a great school. It has nurtured my daughters artistic abilities while also encocouraging good habits in basic subjects like math, science, reading, and writing. The whole KCAA community is like a family and the teachers take the time to learn about their students so that they can improve their scores through observing what learning style works best for each child. As a result of this fun learning enviornment my daughter never has an issue with going to school everyday. Needless to say we love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

I am a teacher at KCAA and love everything about it-- from my curious students, friendly coworkers, and the ability/expectation to integrate the arts into my curriculum. I am incredibly happy and proud to call KCAA my professional home!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 4, 2012

In a world of budget cuts it is amazing to see the amount of effort and love that go in to everyday. So lucky that my child goes here. An amazing staff and admin team!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2011

We have been at KCAA since it opened in 2009 and we love it. The arts integrated program is a perfect fit for our students. The school gets stronger and better every year and I am looking forward to the 2011/12 school year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

My kindergartener thrived last year at Kunsmiller. His teacher valued his individualism and encouraged his personal creative process. He grew both academically and emotionally which he struggled with at his previous school. The principle is passionate and caring - she knows every student by name. The staff is joyous as you walk through the halls, and it's not unusual to hear music coming from the classrooms. As a parent I always feel welcome and appreciated for my involvement.
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

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

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
21%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

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 55% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%
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 39% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
8%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
25%
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 Students38%
Female39%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible32%
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)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%

Reading

All Students41%
Female52%
Male25%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%

Writing

All Students16%
Female23%
Male5%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible7%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities16%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English15%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant16%
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%
Female36%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
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 disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

Reading

All Students40%
Female46%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
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 disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%

Writing

All Students26%
Female31%
Male17%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible20%
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)13%
Proficient in English27%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant26%
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 Students32%
Female41%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
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 disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English35%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%

Reading

All Students46%
Female56%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Science

All Students23%
Female26%
Male20%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible16%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities26%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English28%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant23%

Writing

All Students39%
Female48%
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
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 disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
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

Math

All Students49%
Female54%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)26%
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%

Reading

All Students56%
Female65%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)33%
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students38%
Female52%
Male25%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%
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 Students36%
Female39%
Male32%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%

Reading

All Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Writing

All Students45%
Female51%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)20%
Proficient in English49%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%
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 Students32%
Female38%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligible44%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English29%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%

Reading

All Students42%
Female55%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligible31%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%

Science

All Students22%
Female29%
Male14%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Free lunch eligible18%
Reduced lunch eligible25%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities26%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English24%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant22%

Writing

All Students40%
Female51%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligible25%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English40%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%
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 Students8%
Female7%
Male9%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible4%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities9%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English6%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant8%

Reading

All Students61%
Female64%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Writing

All Students42%
Female45%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
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 disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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

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 76% 32%
White 15% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 2% 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 81%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • 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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Sports

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

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
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2250 South Quitman Way
Denver, CO 80219
Phone: (720) 424-0201

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