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Colorado Connections Academy

Charter | K-12 | 1372 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted March 14, 2014

My daughter attended this school for almost a full year and had a horrible experience through them. Every member of the facility we encountered was very rude and unhelpful. They do not truly care for your child's education. If your child is not getting good grades and good attendance they are not willing to help you, work with you, or help your child get on the right path. They will turn their backs on you and drop you without hesitation. Their 1-800 help line is an unorganized mess. And their principal and vice principal only care about their school's stats and ratings. On their website it says above 90% of parents approve this curriculum, that is because they only ask the very few select parents with kids who aren't struggling in school to write reviews. If your kid struggles in school, stay as far away as possible from this school, they are not looking to help you. If you have a perfect A+ student then maybe this school could be a good option for you but don't expect understanding and help from them if your child isn't performing their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2014

I had a child of mine attend this school for a while, and I'm so glad to be done with this school. They need a lot of improvement on their system. Their connexus website for online courses has a lot of bugs and problems. My child was experiencing constant crashes, tests unable to submit, and you aren't even able to save your progress on how much work you got done. It needs a lot of work and the teachers are totally clueless on how to help you with all the bugs their system has. They say your child can work at "their own pace" according to their adds but that it a total lie. They create a daily planner on how much work your child has to finish daily and if your child falls behind they are not lenient on allowing them to catch up. When I tried to have a talk with the vice principal, he was very rude and condemning. He wasn't willing to help me or give my child another chance. He was very harsh, accusing, and he wasn't willing to be understanding of my child trying to catch up and wanting to try their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2014

The school is okay. They still have a lot of work to do . They have some teachers who are great, others not so much. You can tell some take advantage of the remote and don't really teach. The school also makes it hard to communicate and know who to speak with if there is a problem. And during the yearly testing don't choose the Springs location, very unorganized and the staff is unhelpful. Its also not a good setup for the kids to do well. Again its not entirely bad they do have a curriculum and they ability to work from home with advanced classes is good now if they could improve the teacher quality and make possible to communicate and know that chain of command. Oh and control some of those kids that run rampant in the chat rooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

I choose this school for my daughter because of the strong curriculum and clubs that were offered, I like that we can schedule our lessons when we want allowing for extra activities after we complete to days work or in between classes. The Lessons are easy to navigate with lots of extra ideas if your student needs a little more help on the subject. I like the fact that if my daughter already has the skills taught in a lesson we can do a quick review and move forward to something that will challenge her. There are weekly live lessons that allow the kids to talk to others in the class as well as the teacher. Over all a strong Curriculum, easy to navigate website, and real teachers who are there to support your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

Colorado Connections Academy is online school that allows children to break away from the tradition desk and chalkboard classrooms. Allowing them free-range to learn at their own pace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

We chose Connections Academy because my daughter was having severe panic attacks at a public school. We thought that once she worked this out, she would go back to public school. Well, that was 4 1/2 years ago. She has been an honor roll student every year for the past 4 years. This would not have been possible if it were not for the attention of the fantastic teachers at Connections. The second they see a student haveing trouble with something there on it immediately, there calling and web mailing and they get things taken care of before a student falls behind. They work with them to make sure the student truly understand before letting the student move on. You will never see this in a public school, or even other on line schools. When my daughter needs help, there always there for her. The teachers at Connections walk that extra mile for each and every student and this is extremely important for our future. These teachers know that these kids ARE our future and they make sure that future is going to be a bright one! Thank You Misty Scheidt
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

Many people aren't familiar with an online school schedule, pace, or follow up system and it takes a lot of adjustment, but when you consider that both you and your student have to work together with the school staff, it should make it obvious that THIS is what schooling should be for students. Ask yourself the following; When was the last time you could review the entire work/homework schedule your child was required to complete for EVERY assigned class? When was the last time you were able to review ever answer on every test or homework assignment in your childs class? No more "Oh, I forgot", or "I don't know what I got wrong", or even missing assignments. It's all in print on YOUR screen at home. And there are no more behavorial issues, fights, favoritism. It is learning as it's meant to be. Set by expierenced and knowledgeable staff, with guidance, taught and supported by both teachers AND parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2012

We love this school.. far better than the charter school my kids were at. It is a demanding schedule but it is very flexible. My children are getting the individual learning here and moving at their own pace, rather than being held back. The teachers are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2012

I was excited when the ads described CCA as a "work at your own pace" school, but the truth is if your child does fall behind in the daily work they will fail. This was no different than homeschooling as far as the parental commitment, you must be your child's full time teacher and the CCC teachers are only there as occasional help. Example, if there are 100 assignments within the school year and your child "works at their own pace" and only finishes 80 they will fail. It's very deceiving, they do not give the children who do not fit into a normal school pace tools to succeed. My opinion this school should only be used as a tool for homeschooling your own child not as an alternate public school source.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2011

Suburb school. Clubs and activities are amazing. The best decision we ever made. Staff is super supportive. Our child is thriving here.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 72% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%
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 62% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

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 52% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%
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 Students65%
Female69%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Reading

All Students58%
Female75%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Writing

All Students35%
Female46%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English35%
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 Students74%
Female79%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Reading

All Students70%
Female79%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Writing

All Students47%
Female53%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%
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%
Female53%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Reading

All Students70%
Female76%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Science

All Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Writing

All Students52%
Female59%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%
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 Students50%
Female51%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Reading

All Students74%
Female89%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Writing

All Students55%
Female70%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%
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 Students35%
Female37%
Male32%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English35%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

Reading

All Students63%
Female67%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Writing

All Students52%
Female66%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%
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 Students37%
Female37%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligible13%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

Reading

All Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Science

All Students44%
Female44%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligible44%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%

Writing

All Students51%
Female60%
Male40%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligible44%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%
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%
Female17%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Free lunch eligible11%
Reduced lunch eligible23%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities24%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant22%

Reading

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligible68%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Writing

All Students50%
Female57%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligible52%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%
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%
Female25%
Male17%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)26%
Free lunch eligible12%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities23%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English22%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant22%

Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Science

All Students50%
Female49%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Writing

All Students51%
Female56%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%
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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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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ACT participation

79%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

42%


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 77% 57%
Hispanic 12% 32%
Black 7% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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8 Inverness Drive E
Suite 240
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: (303) 794-2302

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