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Martin Luther King Jr. Early College

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Posted May 21, 2014

More than anything mlk more than just being a school and community its a family because we all stay together and help eachother out im not just talking about the students im also talking about the teachers. There are teachers that more than just being a teacher to us turn into friends, we go to them for advice and they are always there. This school is different but unique sure its not the best because it has its ups and downs like any other school but its not bad and the students are not horrible like all of you guys claim. You should judge a school or generalize that mlk is bad and horrible because of a few student also because you can never judge a book by its cover when you don't know how things really are. Keep it to yourself, because everyones quick to point out a few of the bad things but never take the time to point out all of the good ones this school, students and teachers have to offer! #studentclassof2015


Posted May 20, 2014

Reading all these negative reviews about MY school are just so unfair, i say this because a lot of those "descriptions" fit only a short amount of students in my school, everyone else is awesome! If you guys got the chance to be at my school for just one day, you'd see how much students appreciate their teachers, and how much we all love each other. This is the only school i'm not scared to get bullied in, I have friends who go to a suburban High school, and guess what? They hate it because there is so much bullying going on in there. MLK has changed my life, if you ask me, BEST SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!!! *This is from someone who ACTUALLY knows the school enoug


Posted May 20, 2014

The problem with most these reviews if they are very one sided. I have been going to this school since 6th grade and turning into a senior next year. I have been her for 5-6 years. There is a large rotation in teachers due to the districts RIBing system. This has been the most helpful school I know. Friends of mine go to other schools and refer to their struggles regularly. I will not be the first student here to say that MLK is a second home to me. I can't think of any actual controversy between the students. We have always worked to together and always will. The staff this year do nothing BUT care for us. I am infuriated that some of you people are so ignorant about the situation. I understand some of the reviews are from former teachers or students, but they never gave this school a chance. They were most likely forced here against their will and had A bad experience. Nothing in this world is peachy and I would suggest some of you do your OWN research about our community before taking advise from a review website. That includes my reply as well. Don't trust me if you don't want, but as a veteran of this facility, I can guarantee you that this school is THE BEST in DPS.


Posted April 26, 2014

The biggest issue with this school is that there is little or no adult control over the kids - the kids rule the school and they take full advantage of it. Kids coming to school drunk and high and selling drugs. One student begged me to take her out of class because no one was listening to the teacher, kids were messing around and talking out of turn and one kid was rolling on the floor doing whatever he wanted and the teacher couldn't get him to stop. Kids wandering the halls evading adults, leaving school grounds for hours at a time, and kids being locked out of classrooms regardless of the reason for being late. Punishment rather than Positive Behavior incentives and supports are employed, and it does not work. Adults in the school do not enforce their own rules and then wonder why kids don't behave or learn in the classroom. I briefly worked at this school and live in the community, and I would not recommend this school to any families. I think it needs to close and be reopened by a charter school system that works.


Posted February 15, 2014

If there was a grading system for this school I would give it an F-. Worst school to be in. Teacher's work so hard, and if working with horrible students isn't enough- they are treated worse by admin- teacher's have to go to meetings every day, and are assigned work on top of their daily, and hourly work. To make things worse, students have NO respect for each other, themselves, or the teachers that work hard to teach them. I feel bad for the teachers honestly; it's not a suitable place for learning or teaching, students won't allow it, and teacher's are burnt out. If the score of this school wasn't enough to convince you to stay out- hopefully all the one star ratings will be. TURN AROUND if you are looking for a school to put your child in, and TURN AROUND if you are looking for a school to teach in.


Posted February 15, 2014

THIS IS THE WORST SCHOOL IN THE GREEN VALLEY RANCH AREA! I have been trying to get my son's report card from the last quarter and have yet to get it. When I inquire about it all I get is that their system is down or they have yet to recieve them yet. What do I have to do to get some results? They complain about parent involvement but I am an involed parent and I still get NO results. The principal does not return emails and hides when she hears parents complaining in the office. MY CHILD WILL NOT RETURN TO THIS HORRIBLE SCHOOL NEXT YEAR!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2013

Kids are very rude, very disruptive, and out of control in all the classrooms. I feel bad for the teachers, they work so hard, and they are so nice; but all the students (especially the bad ones) abuse or take advantage. If I was a teacher, i wouldn't work here, and parents, if you are looking for a school to put your child- I wouldn't even consider this at all. If I could give it 0 stars, as a student- I would give it a 0.


Posted December 3, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the greatest people of all time. He was just, fair, peaceful, and kind. It is really sad that it doesn't live up to it's name. You would think that the students would show the same qualities of Dr. MLK, but they don't. The students have no respect for authority, nor themselves- they disrespect themselves and the others around them- and I don't think this is what Dr. MLK Dreamed. I feel bad for the teachers; they work so hard to come back to a school to be mistreated, put down, harassed, and threatened. If I was a teacher, I wouldn't apply here; why? You Can't Teach Kids Who Don't Care. Most of the kids that go to this school don't care about themselves or others. If you are a teacher looking for a school to work at- don't apply here, if you are a parent looking to enroll your child in this school, don't enroll your child here, and if you are a student looking for a nice school to attend- don't apply.


Posted November 15, 2013

Students are out of control, they have little to no respect for how hard the teachers work. It's sad that they don't really care how they talk to each other or the staff; nevertheless how they act. Many of them disrupt the class and mistreat the teachers and fellow students. I wouldn't place all the blame on the Whole School, but mostly it's the Middle School. The High School students are more mature, but still lack respect for teachers and other students.


Posted January 6, 2011

this is an amazing school!! My friends and have learned alot they just treat us so GREAT!!


Posted October 3, 2010

Though this school isn't the best, every school can have it's benefits. I have to say, I learned pretty much exactly what my friend did at MLK in eighth grade while she went to Campus. And about the bad staff members, some of the teachers aren't that great, but my parents are both teachers, and if you knew some of the stuff going on in this district, you wouldn't blame teachers as much. (Probably.) Many of the teachers being bounced in and out are teachers that DPS is trying to get rid of. They place them in unpleasant situations, teaching more than one subject without a raise or putting them in different schools every year.


Posted July 28, 2010

First, the correct name of the school is MARTIN LUTHER KING JR EARLY COLLEGE. This is a wonderful school that has made great progress & many positive changes.They celebrated their 1st graduating class May 2010, with 100% college acceptance. I would send my kids here...oh wait, I do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

I dont think this school is to bad. I have found that the teachers do care, I think if the parrents got more involved there kids would do better. I see alot of the kids have no respect for the teachers and that makes it hard for them to teach. But if the parrents get involved there kids can do very good at this school my kid has all A's and 1 B
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

This school really do suck! unfortunately for our kids.. I agree with one of the parents that said it doesn't live up to it's name. The staff changes to frequently as well as the principal's.. There is not enough Caring teachers or parents in MLK.. to really make a change.. It has to start with us and the time is Now..our children are the ones suffering.. and just talking about it isn't going to fix we all Need to stand up like our parents had to for what they believe in.. And that should be better Education for our kids. Look at the Low Rating..No one should have their kid @ that school..lacking Education. We Need higher Educated Teacher's that are sincere and interested in our kids learning what they are there to teach! Let's take a Stand as Martin Luther King did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2009

I attended this school and graduated a year before they started reforming. (adding uniforms) This school left me about a year behind other students in the cherry creek school district. I learned pretty much everything I learned in the first three weeks of high school my whole 7th grade year and some of 8th.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2008

Actually MLK has changed a lot. Now that Principle Smith is there, I have noticed that the school is more tight knit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

This school is terrible my daughter used to attend this school and it was very difficult to get the staff to do anything. You have stay on them to see any action or results. They are trying to reform but it is not enough the children are suffering. This school does not live up to it's name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

This is not a good school to send your children if you can avoide it. If you cant you really have to stay on top of the adminastration. Only becasue they actions regarding students are 'all students a gang members, or just bad kids' There are no second chances or any interventions there. They prefer to WEED out the bad kids and assume every kid is no good. They want to try to make a good impression on how they are changing however they been saying that for the past 5 years and nothing has changed except for the staff. Every year there excusses are 'we are changing for the good' However if you want your child to secceed in school have them go to a differnt school or even out of the district if you can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2007

i am a former student.! i just left this school about a month ago(moved) and it is not that bad of a school! i know it has a bad reputation but it really is improving, not because of the uniforms but because we have just got a better round of teachers in general and a better group of students.
—Submitted by a student


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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 62% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

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

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
16%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
24%
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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
26%
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 34% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
37%
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 Students36%
Female30%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)33%
Proficient in English32%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%

Reading

All Students50%
Female53%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)48%
Proficient in English47%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Writing

All Students35%
Female40%
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
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)5%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)20%
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%
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 Students31%
Female29%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)26%
Proficient in English25%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%

Reading

All Students33%
Female38%
Male29%
Black (not Hispanic)21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)16%
Proficient in English34%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant33%

Writing

All Students29%
Female39%
Male22%
Black (not Hispanic)16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligible42%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English25%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant30%
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 Students21%
Female18%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligible33%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities23%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in English23%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant21%

Reading

All Students30%
Female29%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant30%

Science

All Students13%
Female12%
Male14%
Black (not Hispanic)15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible12%
Reduced lunch eligible29%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch10%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English17%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant14%

Writing

All Students26%
Female29%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities28%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)16%
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 Students16%
Female15%
Male16%
Black (not Hispanic)16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible16%
Reduced lunch eligible15%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch17%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities16%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant15%

Reading

All Students46%
Female56%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible60%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%

Writing

All Students32%
Female40%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligible40%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)9%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%
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 Students21%
Female14%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligible19%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities22%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)7%
Proficient in English19%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant21%

Reading

All Students54%
Female55%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)26%
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%

Science

All Students27%
Female20%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligible44%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English29%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%

Writing

All Students24%
Female21%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligible31%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities26%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English33%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant24%
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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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


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

100%

Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

86%


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.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 65% 32%
Black 24% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
White 3% 56%
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 87%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • 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
School Leader's name
  • Anthony Taylor
Fax number
  • (720) 424-0496

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
  • Standards-based
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

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
  • Gymnasium
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student clubs

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

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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19535 East 46th Ave
Denver, CO 80249
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Phone: (720) 424-0420

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