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Soar Green Valley Ranch

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 16, 2014

As a former teacher at SOAR I truly hope they have their stuff figured out for this next school year. For the parents who talk so poorly of the teachers, it is not their fault. Their is a HUGE lack of support from administration and no set rules on how to deal with behavior problems. Teachers are left to their own devices. Their curriculum is a joke and there is absolutely no growth in students academically. I left because I could not keep working for a school that knowingly keeps letting children fall further and further behind. I truly do hope for the sake of students enrolled at SOAR that they have figured it out.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 14, 2014

My son attended school here at SOAR for his kindergarten year. I immediately after school started noticed something was not right, not only was the office staff very rude so was a lot of others working there. I received a letter from the school stating they had to spend an additional 50 minutes a day per student to bring them up to their grade level and that most teachers had to be fired because they weren't doing their jobs. There were times when my son did't want to go to school because one of his other teachers would yell at the entire class making them feel scared and for a 5 year old to express himself that way about a place that strictly enforces the rule "NEVER YELL" wasn't very promising. School is a place that should be safe for our children and not to feel afraid because of someone especially someone who works there that is supposed to be teaching and protecting and making them feel safe. One year is all it took for me to realize he will no longer attend this school. The only thing i liked about Soar was his amazing teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2014

As an educator, SOAR basis all decisions and programs in educational research. The more I learn about education and SOAR, the more impressed I am about how they are able to truly execute research based learning. Students are taught more than just test answers, they are taught real life character building skills. As a parent, I appreciate and value their ideology on teaching the whole person. Students learn to manage their emotions, talk about their learning, explore the world on a deeper level and become a great community of learners. SOAR is the future of education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 6, 2014

My children attend Soar and lets just say that this will be the last year for them. Trust me, this school is a joke. Teaches are their for the first year and they are headed out the door.. They are very mean to the students and each year more and more changes are introduced. Not to mention the school has received a "F". Do not let the name fool you "SOAR"..This school is a joke.I cannot wait until I find something better; which I am actively seeking. Do not waste you or your childs time here. !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

My three children attend Soar and I have been satisfied with the academics taught here. This is the third year my children have been enrolled. I love that the teachers are around the students at all times. All of my children have grown at least 5-9 levels in reading and are very conscious on what they eat. They understand how to read labels on their food and understand why too much sodium is unhealthy. The oldest is in second grade! The teachers are wonderful and return emails within two hours. I have never had a problem that has not been resolved immediately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

I wish that I had read these reviews much sooner. My eldest child has been at SOAR for three years now. He has been bullied, and now ostracized by his entire class. My son now is a complete loner, and withdraws in the class room because one child constantly bullies him, and causes the other children to make fun of him. I should have removed my children from this school two years ago, when I learned just how wrong they were. The signs may look nice, the grass freshly cut, but what goes on in that school is a reflection of their scores, which are not that great. Every year they replace teachers, because they hired the wrong ones to begin with, and then they hire more "baby" teachers who just want the teaching experience for their resume, and then want to move on. My other son's entire kinder class had to seek tutors. I had hoped so much more from the people who started the FLI in New York, but it's obvious that their statistics had to have been grossly over exaggerated, or flat out blasphemy. This will most definitely be the last year my child will attend this school. Lesson learned: New school, new grounds, and new facility, doesn't always equal best education. Stick to the basics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

I give them nothing.. the decisions they make in this school are never based on what oir kids need. They try to force tgeir thoughts beliefs and way of life on your kids. Bullying isnt even the right word these kids who should be kids are the most vicious angry violent people I know. The schools approch put em in the office for half the day send them back to class. Irritating my child sure cant do your basic math and reading skills but she can tell you why sugar is bad for you and fight for you to eat meat because her teacher said its fatty. None the less if you want a voice or child set up for success stay away. This school is a crock.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2013

This school is beautiful on the outside and corrupted on the inside. It was a total disappointment. My son learned absolutely nothing and was able to keep his head down more than half of the day. The staff and faculty were horrible constantly isolating and targeting him. The bullying is horrible and nothing is done. This is the worst school we have ever encountered. Parent please check into this school before placing your child here. Not only is my child behind educationally at his current school his self esteem was ripped.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2013

My son went to Soar it was a very bad experience for my child and me I would just like to say parents beware.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

I am shocked that Soar does not have an anti-bully policy. They do not offer any support to the victim. Also Soar does not teach spelling. How is this allowed?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2012

This rating is for Soar @ Oakland. This school is unorganized! The children are disobedient and lack any ambition to learn. I was told from one of the paraprofessionals there that the entire kindergarten was paired up into couples. If you want you child to learn, don't send them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

Great school! Non traditional teaching methods that push the kids to excel. An all vegetarian menu that makes eating healthy and fun and suprisingly very tasty. This is SOARs 2nd year running and as a parent of a 2nd grader I am beyond pleased. Great addition to the community. You will be hearing great things about this school and the students in years to come.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

2012

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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36%

2012

 
 
32%
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 Students56%
Female58%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)44%
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Reading

All Students60%
Female62%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)30%
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Writing

All Students36%
Female42%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English46%
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

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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

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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 40% 32%
Black 37% 5%
White 14% 56%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A41%
Male 50%N/A51%
Female 50%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Science
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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Denver, CO 80239
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