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Charles Hay World School

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 18, 2014

My son is adhd and the teachers and staff are very good helping him with not just the work but with all aspects of learning, they always keep the parents informed, and try very hard to make learning fun. It is very nice to see my son excited to go to school and come home an tell us the cool thing he has learned every day. I would recommened this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2014

My children and I love this school. The teachers are very dedicated to their students. I have never had any problems at this school. My children really have excelled because of the education at Charles Hay
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

Very happy with the kindergarten program and the school performance appears to be steadily improving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

Charles Hay has been a wonderful school for my son. He had behavioral issues in the past (now largely remedied by the wonderful Class Dojo program that was introduced this year), and his teachers, the school counselor (Peggy Alway) and the principle (Craig Ferguson) were always very positive while working with our family on the issues and so encouraging of my son when he made the right choices! Contrary to how many disciplinary issues are dealt with at many schools, they always used positive reinforcement and never made my kid feel like he was "bad". My son is doing great now, he loves going to school, and I am constantly entertained by him telling me all about the cool stuff he has learned. The school leadership and staff are very responsive, and all clearly care about the kids. There is quite a bit of cultural and economic diversity at the school, which I think is so important in helping kids become "citizens of the world". The IB program is really cool, and is why we chose the school initially. About the only thing I would change is that I would like to be more informed about how the IB principles are actually integrated into the curriculum on a daily basis. A great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

Once again the leadership at Charles Hay thinks it knows whats best for everyone and that the voice of the parents don't count. The partnership they want with parents is for parents to give up their time to the school's needs and otherwise butt out. I have researched what the IB program is supposed to look like and I can assure they fall far from the goal at Charles Hay. After 4 years of being cooperative and having our input and requests completely dismissed, we are pulling our son from this neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2013

This is an excellent school that has come up quite a bit recently. My daughter has gone there for two years now and she is extremely happy and the teachers are very helpful and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2013

Charles Hay is wonderful. I have a third grader who has attended since kindergarten, and another child in kindergarten. Every teacher has been warm, dedicated, and smart. My older child tends toward shyness, but at this school she's become very comfortable speaking in front of groups. My youngest went into kindergarten with no interest (in front of his parents) in letters or numbers, and he loves school and is starting to read. It is a diverse group of families, lots of income levels, lots of backgrounds. Somehow the spirit of this school transcends all of those differences. It is a special place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2013

I am a Grandmother that visited recently. I found my granddaughters teacher to be unpleasant at best. I have heard great things about this method of curriculum but the teacher needs to love what she does. I was appalled to find out that my 1st grader was missing recess when she is late to school. Yuck ! My daughter is pulling her out because of moving and I am hoping she gets a loving teacher this time.


Posted January 18, 2013

I have nothing nice to say about this school that's why I am takeing my child out of Charles hay!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2012

I am very impressed by all the work and energy the teachers, principal and staff put into their jobs. Our grandson will soon be ending his second year. He started kindergartenabout one week after he turned five years of age. While school has been a challenge at times for him, he is thriving and improveing thanks to all of his teachers, the principle and staff working with him dilligently. He is performing above grade level in both math and reading. I am very impressed with the school and all that it offers. They also participate in worhtwhile projects such as "jump rope for heart", book fairs, family nights, etc.


Posted January 12, 2012

Charles Hay is a WONDERFUL school. Small class sizes make for an excellent environment for kids to learn. The teachers are dedicated and very willing to talk to parents when requested. I loved being able to drop off and pick up my kindergartener from the classroom door and being able to speak with the teacher on a daily basis. My son has emotional and behavioral issues (ADHD) and the school was GREAT with working with him on good behavioral techniques to keep his learning on track. the Kindergarteners bring home a "Friday Folder" every week containing all the wonderful little projects and papers they worked on that week, as well as a Daily Homework Journal that gets the family involved with reading and other learning activities to keep the educational process going in a fun and exciting way. Family Movie Nights happen at least once a month at the school gym and was something my son looked forward to. My child only had a short time at the school (we had to move due to job relocation) but during that time my son made such progress. I love this school, wish we were still in Co to attend, and highly recommend Charles Hay to any parent seeking a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2011

I moved my son from our neighborhood school to Charles Hay in the middle of Kindergarten and it was the BEST decision I've ever made! Now both my children have been at Charles Hay for over 2 years and they LOVE IT! There is such a sense of community at this school. The school and staff are warm and inviting and I always feel comfortable there. The teachers are AMAZING!! The principal is very involved (they got a new principal last year & he is like a celebrity to the children - it's so cute!) The school is also really good about planning events for the entire family like baseball game outings, family movie night at the school and you won't find a better Field Day! My kids are actually upset when I pick them up from KidQuest (after-school care program) early because they want to stay and finish their arts and crafts and play with their friends. The PTA president is like another staff member. He is always at the school helping with every event. Our last school had a weird separation of crazy PTA parents vs not involved at all parents. The culture at this school is not like that. The parents I've met are really down to earth. I just can't say enough about this school! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2010

I'm confused by a previous reviewer's remarks about the communication. This is the 3rd school my kids have attended due to my husband being relocated within his job. Our kids are in their second year here, (currently in 4th and 3rd grade), and I think this is the best school they have attended by far! The staff is wonderful and will not hesitate to help you with whatever concerns you have. The children are all wonderful as well (I honestly see this when I volunteer) It really does feel like a tight knit community, even though it's in the city. Everyone (parent's and staff) are super friendly. I love how the staff encourages the children to go above and beyond, and recognizes such efforts as well. I couldn't say enough about this school and how wonderful it is! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

My kindergartener has thrived in this environment. The principal is supportive and caring. The teachers seem genuinely interested in our family's success. Many parents who attend the school share this with us. Congratulations on becoming an IB world school. Such an accomplishment and I am proud to be a part of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Charles Hay Elementary School provides a safe and loving atmosphere where children can flourish in basic academics and expand their inate curiosity for learning new talents and exposing children to cultures throughtout the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

The communication at CH is the worst I could have ever imagined! The only thing we know about the school is the IB program-- its ALL they ever talk about. As a new parent to the school we have had to claw our way through and are admonished when we do something we didn't know was wrong to do. The principal is defensive at every turn and not helpful in the least!! She requests conferences, but then isn't willing to work within the bounds of the working parent's schedule. The district has 36 days (including late start days) OFF of school during the school year!! utterly ridiculous!! The SAC meetings are at a time when working parents cannot attend and the PTA meetings are only about how to get more money out of the parents. What a waste!! AVOID THIS SCHOOL!!!! CHOOSE PRIVATE IF YOU CAN-- I WISH I COULD!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

It's a small, friendly school with its IB Certification!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

disappointed in school acedemics ans supervision of children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

What a great kindergarten program. We were very nervous about moring our five year old from a very nice private school to this Very public school. He had been diagnosed as gifted and going public did not feel like the right thig. We were very wrong. His teacher is amazing and he has learned a ton. We love his teacher and the principle has been very helpful with the few issues that have arose. We are planning on moving out of district soon but will most likley make the drive to keep him where he is. The only this we don't like is that he can not have his current teacher for first as well she is great. Cole Hivner
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

I have sent three children thru this school and cannot even come close to ever thanking the staff for providing such a happy, safe environment. My children come home content, and with wonderful stories from the day. The curriculum is diverse and the after school enrichment clubs provide the kids with extra learning activities that are fun and exciting. The teachers are focused, attentive, intuitive and caring. The Intl Bacc. Program and the GT programs really are exceptional as is the well rounded curriculum that takes each child s needs into consideration on a daily basis. We have a 4th child that will be attending Hay in a few years and we are ecstatic that he will receive the same loving education as our others. PS The small class sizes and the added attention of student instructors makes it hard to believe this is a public school!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 72% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
40%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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

All Students66%
Female73%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Reading

All Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Writing

All Students26%
Female22%
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English28%
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 Students63%
Female67%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Reading

All Students65%
Female71%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Writing

All Students55%
Female67%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
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 Students55%
Female50%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Reading

All Students74%
Female72%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Science

All Students47%
Female33%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%

Writing

All Students44%
Female39%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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 lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 72% 56%
Hispanic 19% 32%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3195 South Lafayette St
Englewood, CO 80113
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