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Elizabeth High School

Public | 9-12 | 721 students

 
 

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Posted May 30, 2014

I'm currently a student at EHS going into Junior year, I love the school and I feel like I'm receiving an incredible education. The teachers do circulate a lot; however that just means that we get a lot of new teachers fresh out of college with tons of energy and excited to teach! The teachers care too, and in my experience are happy to help. There are also lots of AP, CP, and extracurricular classes offered. I Love EHS, the only problem I find is our lack of funding :(


Posted November 17, 2013

My son has been extremely happy at EHS. I have found the teachers to be very caring and helpful. The students are nice to each other and good kids. It makes me sad that the community has not passed any of the bond measures to help give some money to our schools. The teachers at EHS make considerably less money than surrounding communities, and the school is in need of safety improvements. This school does unbelievably well considering the lack of funding it receives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

So far pretty good academics
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2008

My son is about to graduate from EHS and overall it has been a good 4 years not perfect, but good. I believe the school has many really good teachers that care, at least initially. I think many of the teachers fall into a mode of apathy due to poor pay and lack of recognition for their over and above efforts. It is easy to sit in our easy chairs and criticize the school for this or that; the question I want to throw out there is what are you all doing to fix the problems at EHS to make it a great school? Although my son will graduate this May, I have made many friends at EHS and will do what I can both at EMS and EHS. Cardinal Pride Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

I think Elizabeth Elizabeth high school deserves no stars what so ever. My two students, and all of their friends are treated more like prisoners, than ready to learn students. My daughter has been on honer roll all her life, and there more worried about the fact that she smells like cigerette smoke, than her grades. I wouldn't sign your kids up at EHS, if you want them to get a real chance at there education. I've seen it happen to many times at this school students quit caring, and overload on stress!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

I was a student at ehs. I'm no longer enrolled there, and i thank god everyday. Now that i've gotten out of that place my grades have not only increased, but i'm getting straight A's. I'm no longer worrying about whats so come. Even my face has cleared up, because i'm not stressing day in and day out, about the work, and the teachers. Don't get me wrong. There are a few teachers there, that respect us. Rarely, us students came across a teacher that actually cared about us, and made us want to do better. But i have to say, i'm one of the many ex students of EHS, that are on a better track in life. Ppl that had horrible trouble at ehs, are even getting there lives together ATTENDING THE ALTERNATIVE School! The teachers are always transfering schools aswell, which leaves no consistancy what-so-ever, for us students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2007

My review is based upon being a parent with one student currently at Elizabeth High and another entering as a freshman next year. I am also a former teacher and coach with 12 years experience in public schools in AZ and CO. Elizabeth High is an outstanding school. Teachers and administration are student-oriented. The education curriculum is back to basics and the staff is committed to preparing students for success at the next level. Extracurricular activities abound and students can enjoy numerous after school activities. The community as a whole is very supportive of the school. Reading previous reviews, I find the assertion of the school being faith-based laughable. Parents looking for a smaller school experience can rest assured that their children will be offered a solid educational and extracurricular experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2006

The building is wonderful; too wonderful. There are too few AP classes. I attended EHS for 3 years and transferred my senior year.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 14, 2006

Two of our kids went to EHS. Good school but it has a serious problem. The school is operated by a faith based religous group. Bad for the outsiders trying to learn. The teachers leave for other schools. The future is grime for EHS, because CO schools are locally controlled- perfect for faith based orders to insert themselves into a public system. Good for Utah, but not the state of Colorado.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2005

Very good school. The building is poorly built, and some of the teachers are a joke, but overall a good school
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 19, 2005

After findind this site and reading the 4 reviews posted for Elizabeth, I find it interesting that the one that puts down the school mthe most was writen very well. I guess the school is doing something right if this person is able to comunicate in such a manner. I go there and I find it to be very good. I have gone to other high schools and so far this has been the best. I went to Ponderosa and hated every monment there. Elizabeth, great! I like it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2005

I went to Eliz. HS & enjoyed it very much. Now, as a college freshman teacher I've learned that EHS prepared me for college as well as any other school. I only wish the problems with the administration were not taken out on the students. The turn around of teachers and administrators is frustrating for students but there are a few gems there that make the education worth while.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 1, 2005

The school in general is not student or parent friendly. The teachers spend too muck time complaining about workload adn pay and not enoguh time teaching the kids. I agree wit their points, they should be paid more and have less students and more resources to teach, but our kids do need to hear that ad nosium in the classroom. The classrooms are not generally learner centered. If you have a strait A student they do OK if not they easliy get lost in the cracks. The counseling staff is exceptioanlly weak and not student centered. The principal is horrible! Not interested in the kids, teachers of the community and is never at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2004

I don't think that this school is somewhat ok. It has its ups and downs. It needs better teaching skills. To me I don't really learn very much in some subjects. This is coming from a kid that goes to elizabeth high school. It is very stressing to me. I get homework that I don't even understand even after listening to the teachers talk and go over the assignment in school. You might not belive me cause I'm a kid and you say well he probably does not listen in class. But what you dont understand is that 70% of us do listen. Don't get me wrong, the teachers are great. I just think they need to teach a little clearer. Also explain a little more to us. All in all elizabeth is a good school.
—Submitted by a student


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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 39% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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47%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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38%

2012

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%
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 Students47%
Female46%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%

Reading

All Students71%
Female79%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%

Writing

All Students58%
Female66%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%
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 Students38%
Female32%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Reading

All Students79%
Female91%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Science

All Students60%
Female63%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Writing

All Students61%
Female72%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%
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?

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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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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?

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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

96%

Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

90%


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
White 86% 56%
Hispanic 10% 32%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 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 14%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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34500 County Rd 13
Elizabeth, CO 80107
Phone: (303) 646-4616

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