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Sabin World School

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Posted September 23, 2013

I must start this review by saying that in 2010 when we were placing our kindergardener I flat out told the IB coordinator he would have to convince me to put my child at Sabin. I had read all the previous posts about bullying and nastiness and seen the mediocre scores. Thankfully I was convinced. We moved this past summer and also moved to another school this year (2013) for third grade and I cannot express here how much my daughter and I miss Sabin. The school we now attend looks great on paper but they are missing everything that counts. Sabin has the most amazing teachers in the district. They love these kids and are there for them 24-7. We really did our daughter a disservice by moving her to a "better" school. I would recommend Sabin to ANYONE looking for an elementary school in the Denver metro area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2012

Over all school has right idea and potential to be a great school. This school is more concerned about rules and being the number one school then any concern about the Kids that go there. My child has been there 3 years and each year I have had to go beyond the principal to resolve the issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2012

I will have to say as a parent of this school for 6 years this year. Things have improved greatly. The school reaches out to families but no response. They are always inviting parents to parent meeting but no show. I seen maybe 5 or 6 there. The office staff is awesome. :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2009

Having been in Sabin numerous times over the past three years, there seems to be a disconnect with the previous postings. 2008 scores have improved dramatically, the principal seems on top of everything and has a dedicated administrative staff. The teachers have done an outstanding job of incorportaing IB into their everyday curriculum which is evident as walk through the building. The very high percentage of free and reduced lunches speaks to the changing demographics in the community. Sabin is an outstanding school with increasing test scores, professional teachers and a wise and dedicated prinicipal. If you are looking for a safe and nuturing place that will challenge your child, look no further than Sabin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

This school used to be highly rated in the Denver area. I agree with the last posting that the leadership in this school is poor. It would be a shame if they do get their International Baccalaureate certification. The connection between the families and the administration is a very weak area, which is important in the IB program. The lack of respect for the parents is evident when you walk through the halls. The discipline at this school is hilarious as they do not have a strong and consistent and fair behavior plan. Think twice before enrolling your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

This school used to be considered one of the best in the district. The district should pay more attention to the decline this school has experienced. Until they pay attention the the needs of the students and families, this schhol will continue to decline. The administration is poor and they have a definite lack of connection with the parents. It will be a disservice if they become a International Baccalaureate school. They do not work with the families on any level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I agree with parent posting on april 20, 2008. The leadership is awful, no proactive stepping in their part to ensure bullyness. My daughter has been bullied and when they went to the teacher she was told to go to the advisor/phsycologist. They need to have more resources available for teachers and students on how to speak out if things are not going well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2008

Sabin has a huge lack of leadership. The principal and AP do not handle discipline as needed. My children were repeatedly bullied with nothing solved. When they approach teachers about issues, they send them away. When they stick up for themselves then they are punished. Sabin teachers are overwhelmed and have little to no control over their classrooms, and it is understandable because they get no support from thier principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

This school is one of the most unfriendly schools. I am a parent, and the principal and assistant principal never say hello. Most of the teachers are nice, but you don't know whether they will be there the next year. We will find another school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

I was amazed to find the kind of teacher attention, parent involvement and academic/enrichment programs at Sabin that seem non existant at other schools. The PTA has really turned things around and this school has gotten an 'exceptional' rating for 3 years! The Principal is an advocate for the students and makes a difference. I understand there are some issues with having a TAG Program housed in a neighborhood school, but overall we have been delighted with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2007

I am disappointed in the lack of leadership in this school, also the class sizes are way to large, parent involvement is very low, this is a very unorganized school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2005

Last year my son was in the half day kindergarten program and I did not agree with or like his teacher much. Other parents would agree with me on this particular person, however there was a significant amount of parent involvement and my son was reading by the end of the year and had made quite a bit of improvement from when he started. This year I love his teacher and he also loves her. He enjoys music and PE often as well as art. I believe 2 times a week for each. They also have a good amount of sports for the kids to join in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2003

I'm happy to know that Sabin keeps their 6th graders before sending them to middle school. I hope to keep my child there for the 6th grade. Only concern: before school care/transportation - I use the daycare at the school which is only good to age 12. Great concern demonstrated by the teachers and staff for the needs of the students.


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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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

100 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 65% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%
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 Students66%
Female63%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible65%
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 English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Reading

All Students64%
Female62%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
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 disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)50%
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Writing

All Students42%
Female40%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible39%
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)28%
Proficient in English40%
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 Students55%
Female63%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
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)13%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Reading

All Students53%
Female58%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
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)0%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Writing

All Students40%
Female49%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
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)0%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
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 Students52%
Female49%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
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 disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
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 disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Science

All Students31%
Female32%
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
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 disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English28%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant31%

Writing

All Students44%
Female53%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
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 disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%
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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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

Above 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 75% 32%
White 16% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 5%
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 80%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students PE instructor(s)
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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

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Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Wendy Pierce
Fax number
  • (720) 424-4545

Programs

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  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Standards-based
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • 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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3050 South Vrain St
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