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Miller Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 420 students

 
 

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Posted December 22, 2012

My son attended this school for 6th--8th grade. He had some wonderful teachers while there, but I don't believe they were supported by the administration. Many electives were cut during my son's time there... now ever orchestra is like an after school club. Interesting activities that made students more involved learners were eliminated, forgotten about, or not encouraged--like Science fair, geography bees, etc. Going outside for recess is discouraged in favor of longer periods of study with a focus on teaching to the test, neglecting students emotional and physical needs. It is difficult to imagine wanting to send my younger child to this school now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2010

I'm a student at MMS and in the past year horrible things have happened.With the change with principles was very upsetting,Mr.Smith barely did anything leaving all the work on the shoulders of the staff.The rules became stricter putting even more work on the other staff's shoulders. This caused lots of bullying that the staff couldn't control so they just pain ignored it. With the budget cuts faculty didn't care for the condition of the school anymore.Occasionally I'd walk down the 8th grade hall and every time I saw locker doors only hanging on by rust and the locks themselves.If you complain to a teacher they would bark at you and say that it's perfectly fine! I'm not the only student who thinks the same things.Now I have one more year at this horrible lifeless school.


Posted June 4, 2010

Our entire experience with the Durango School System was a negative one but the experience with Miller tops the list. My son was a sixth grader who experienced a high degree of bullying and no support from the school staff. The phrase "boys will be boys" was heard so much that it became something of a bad joke. Groups of kids ran unmonitered from the school grounds to form "fight clubs" that harrassed children on the way home. In addition my son who had received academic support throughout his elementary school years was lost in the system despite several meetings with teachers. At no point were any of his needs met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

Miller has been a good experience for my son. The social environment wasn't ideal but the teachers are fantastic and the quantity of extra-curricular activities allows for just about any child to find something to get involved in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

I love how they keep the school clean and how nice the teachers are.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2007

I used to be a student at Miller Middle School and thought that the learning environment and everything else was just wonderful! All the teachers know how to teach what they're teaching and try to let the kids have as much fun as they'd like. The sports were great there, as the coaches were top notch. Although the social atmosphere wasn't perfect, most people got along very well.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 7, 2006

Miller is a great place for all student in durango colorado. i go there and i think it is an wonderful place. it has many activites for all the grades (6-8). we do need better equipment for sports but it is a great place over all. i wish miller could grow a little bit more and it would be great to see some newer and younger teachers after i graduate from high school. i would really want to see my school go from where all the bullies to where all of the smart kids go.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%
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%
Female62%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Writing

All Students67%
Female72%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%
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 Students60%
Female60%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Reading

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Writing

All Students76%
Female86%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%
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 Students64%
Female66%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Science

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Writing

All Students72%
Female81%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%
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

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
White 75% 56%
Hispanic 16% 32%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 1%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 28%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2608 Junction St
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 247-1418

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