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Kepner Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1106 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2013

I agree with the parent that said this is the worst school. .my son has also been bullied by the staff and teachers more then the students. I feel the teacher talk down to these kids thinking because 85% of kids at school is mexican decent and because the students are most likely not to tell their parents in fear of getting parents in trouble, the staff and teacher bully these kids. My next step is B.O.E ....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2012

Kepner is a terrible school! I would give them negative stars if I could. My son attended Kepner and it was the worst experience of his life, he was bullied to no end by his classmates. The school did the very least to help, and offered no support what so ever. Mr. Linkous is trying, but not hard enough! The way the staff speak to these students is terrible, and at this point I am not sure who is worse the school or the bully kids that go to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

this is a very good school all my daughters have come here my oldest left with a4.0 gpa and i know its takes parent involvement also i made the right decison to bring my kids here . go kepner
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

This school is really great. They have high standards and extra curicullums
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

This is a very nice school. it has great teachers students and staff members. Its in a very cean environment.they have uniforms so theres no bullying or problems with students against each other.
—Submitted by a parent


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

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 62% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
23%
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.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
28%
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.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
16%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
5%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
15%
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 Students31%
Female29%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
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)4%
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)27%
Proficient in English27%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant31%

Reading

All Students26%
Female27%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)21%
Proficient in English26%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant26%

Writing

All Students15%
Female20%
Male10%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible15%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities17%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)9%
Proficient in English12%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant15%
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 Students22%
Female23%
Male22%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
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)2%
Students without disabilities25%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English15%
Immigrant33%
Neither migrant nor immigrant22%

Reading

All Students27%
Female32%
Male22%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%
Proficient in English35%
Immigrant6%
Neither migrant nor immigrant28%

Writing

All Students23%
Female29%
Male17%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
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)2%
Students without disabilities26%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English23%
Immigrant6%
Neither migrant nor immigrant23%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students14%
Female14%
Male14%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible13%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities16%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English14%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant14%

Reading

All Students28%
Female29%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible27%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant29%

Science

All Students9%
Female8%
Male10%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible9%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities11%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)1%
Proficient in English9%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant10%

Writing

All Students17%
Female20%
Male15%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
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)0%
Students without disabilities19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English22%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant18%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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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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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

Below 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 92% 32%
White 4% 57%
Asian 2% 3%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming

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
  • Honors track
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Frank Gonzales
Fax number
  • (720) 424-0023

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Honors track
  • Standards-based
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming

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
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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911 South Hazel Court
Denver, CO 80219
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