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Gust Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 629 students

 

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Posted December 18, 2013

My son went here to Gust for ECE for 2012/2013. The classroom was not structured and the teacher had no control in her room. The teacher and school made my son seem like a bad/problem child. One day while I was in the classroom with my son I heard the teacher yelling at a little girl saying she was driving her crazy and to sit down. I was so worried about my child that I put my son in private Therapy. Therapy was great, there is nothing wrong with my child.I ended up taking my son out the last 2 weeks of school. I had the worst experience here and was worried about starting my son in Kindergarten. I enrolled my son in a neighborhood school this year 2013/2014 and warned them he might have a hard time at first. Well his teacher this year has not had 1 single problem and doesnt know what I was talking about. I would never recommend Gust Elementary to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

My daughter is going through a transition from montessori schooling to a normal elementary school system and she is still abit behind, but her 1st grade teacher Mrs.Santos is doing a wonderful job bringing her up to grade level!... I feel like they actually try to work with my daughter in the best way possible for her to successfully succed academically wise and everyday I see more and more of an improvement in my childs education I love seeing this change in such little time and my daughter actually enjoying going to school every day thank you all very much for the support and patience and im looking forward to a GREAT school year, goooooo tigers!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2012

My daughter's reading level went up three grade levels last year. I feel like the entire school staff worked together to contribute to her success. It still brings tears to my eyes knowing how wonderful and dedicated her teachers are and that they truly taught her how to read. After attending several other schools, this is the first one she enjoys going to and for the first time says she loves school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

This is a poor school. They do not have the best interest of children. My child is in the 5th grade and has never had homework. I have not seen a text book.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2008

The teachers are outstanding and the principal is very involved as well as the assistant principle. We moved out of school district this year but I refuse to remove my daughter because I love everyone at this school. The whole staff is very involved with the children as well as very caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

This is a great untapped resourse for the kids! The Teachers & Staff really care & want to be there!
—Submitted by a teacher


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

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 Students64%
Female60%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)58%
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Reading

All Students57%
Female58%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students43%
Female48%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
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 disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English34%
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 Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)95%
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Reading

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)47%
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Writing

All Students64%
Female66%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)47%
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%
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 Students72%
Female77%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Reading

All Students57%
Female68%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Science

All Students32%
Female41%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English26%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%

Writing

All Students38%
Female53%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible34%
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 English29%
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

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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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

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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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 82% 32%
White 9% 57%
Asian 6% 3%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Joan Rademacher
Fax number
  • (720) 424-6585

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • 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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3440 West Yale Ave
Denver, CO 80219
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