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Rocky Mountain Academy Of Evergreen

Charter | PK-8 | 375 students

We are best known for rigorous curriculum/community.

 
 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 21 ratings
2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
Based on 23 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted November 12, 2014

We have been attending RMAE for 5 years now. I love the core knowledge curriculum. We have attended another Jeffco school & private schools & RMAE is my favorite school. The teachers want to be teaching; they could make a higher salary at a regular public school. It is a well-rounded school. It is not perfect, but it's strengths definitely outweigh its weaknesses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2014

The Preschool at RMAE is wonderful. My children were at another preschool last year - and I moved them to RMAE because I wanted a more structured day and better opportunity to learn. This was a great move - my kids adore their teachers and I feel confident they're learning at a terrific pace for their age.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2014

RMAE has provided my children with the opportunity to develop their confidence and personality academically, socially and emotionally. My children feel safe and respected by their peers and the staff. I feel like our school community is more like a family, where I know I will be heard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2014

RMAE's parent community completes the partnership that is necessary for a successful school. Students come to school ready to learn from parents who support what we do in the classroom at home. The students are the nicest children I have ever worked with, which I attribute to the caring parents. RMAE is Evergreen's best kept secret!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2014

My two children have been at the school since kindergarten through middle school. The elementary has a very excellent writing and math program and the art and music classes are fantastic. Fourth and fifth graders even get to do a musical! The middle school is a terrific option. Classes are small and the kids really form a community. The science teacher is probably the best in the country. My child and his friends were all very well prepared to go into honors classes at the high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2014

If you are seeking an academically challenging, nurturing environment for your children with smaller class sizes, this is the school for you. This is our 8th year at Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen and our children are thriving. The entire family is involved at the school and values it's teachings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2014

A caring Community school. New school school leadership is re-invigorating an already very involved school community, from parents, to staff, to school leadership including board, administration and community committees. The excellent Core Knowledge curriculum is being enhanced with a STEM program, the arts are thriving, a new turf field is being utilized daily. Our family continues to appreciate and enjoy the time we spend at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2014

Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen is an excellent school for children Pre-K thru 8th Grade. This past year, they put in place an Executive Director with a PH.D and focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. We're excited about the new opportunities and think the teachers here are the best in the area at loving their jobs and working "WITH" parents to teach our children. This is our third year and our son is developing as a strong, outgoing and very happy child, doing well in school. We can't say enough about this school. The best thing to do when not sure is to speak with kids that go onto high school and college from RMAE to really weed out and highlight the role it plays in our childrens lives. Hard to argue with success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2014

This school is amazing! My kids love it and so do I!! The staff are great and there are many parents that work hard for this school. Ignore the haters. Most of them left anyway, thank god!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2014

I realize the last year has been challenging at RMAE, but parents should realize no school is perfect for every family. Families will come and go at every school. Staff and directors change at every school. Regardless, I have never questioned the curriculum and dedication to education. My 4 children have received an amazing education at RMAE. They are confident and respectful and have benefited from the small community atmosphere at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2014

I was a student at RMAE and I had no problems with anything. The classes and the math programs were great. I was able to obtain an A in honors geometry in 9th grade and in all the other classes (some classes were advanced as well). Along with any bullying or teasing that is said to be happening there, I never encountered any for my 9 YEARS at the school.... The teachers were amazing and helped me with anything that I need help on/or needed to even redo for a higher grade. The teachers, as well as all the parent helpers, were always engaged in the students and I was never embarrassed or afraid to ask them for help. I thought that it was the great school experience that prepared me for the high school curriculum that I have experienced.


Posted June 4, 2014

My 2 children have been at RMAE for 3 years. The teachers and staff have shown year after year that they care about the academic growth and character development of my children. Parents are part of the team, in my experience, but it's a 2 way street. I have input, and I equally respect the teacher's input as the education professional. For the most part, it seems like the families that are leaving are going to private Christian schools, and are dissatisfied with the fact that they couldn't mold rmae into that. They came in with the expectation that they could. I think Faith or others like it might be a better fit for them. For us rmae was a great fit right from the start; my kids are happy socially and growing academcally by leaps and bounds, and unaffected by the parent drama in recent days. That's how I have measure a school ...how are the kids doing? The answer is, thanks to the wonderful teachers and staff there, they are doing great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2014

You can tell from the diverse reviews this school is a little dysfunctional. We've attended the school for many years and the school has digressed from it's core knowledge curriculum - math especially. You just have to look at the standard scores vs. the neighborhood schools to confirm this fact. The director hasn't bothered to hire new teachers with math focus to help the situation. Half the parents love the director and the ones who think he has let discipline and educational standards slide are called out as "haters" but when we started, parental opinions mattered, even dissenting opinions. We started the year with middle school math separated (high/low) and "high" kids were making fun of the kids deemed low. Two issues here - a poorly thought out math strategy by the director and lack of discipline to make the taunts stop if separating was the right choice. 5th grade stayed separated for the year because one class finished the book by mid-year so no chance to reintegrate. Yes, it's a charter school so they ask for funding regularly - everyone knows the school needs infrastructure funding. Sometimes these are posted publicly by PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2014

This school suffers from an identity crisis. It originally tended to attract more conservative families with its Core Knowledge Curriculum, Core Virtues, uniforms, etc. But if you are a conservative parent who cares about the character development of your child, I recommend you run far away from this school! The current Director (and parent /faculty run Board) has been steering this ship away from it's more conservative roots for several years now. As a result, many of the conservative families have left or are leaving. Even though RMAE still claims to be "Core Knowledge", don't be fooled. A different kind of family is a better fit for this school now. If you believe in showering your children with false praise to spare their feelings, and don't really like the idea of disciplining them, then you may like this school in its current state. Not a good fit for my family. We are one of the families that are leaving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

Look at that last post. What would it be like to be a child of the parent(s) who write such petty, negative, and false things on this site? Compare this school community's input on this site to all other schools and what stands out the most is that those who work at the school must be nuts to put up with such an entitled, mean, and arrogant parent population. The school received its highest ratings ever from the state in Achievement and especially Growth from the same data being cited here and elsewhere on this site as damning the school. I know the school is great for most kids; I am ashamed to be associated with its parent body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

I love this school! The Staff is involved in every step of the student s education. The Staff honor The Core Knowledge Curriculum that follows The Random Acts of Kindness guidelines and RMAE's own Core Virtues. The Core Knowledge Curriculum is challenging and creates students that are organized, prepared for each next step of their academic career and involved in their future by self-advocating for themselves. Of our many wonderful parents we have had a few that have tried to create a school solely to provide for their own agenda. The Director and the RMAE staff have guided the school in the direction that is the most supported by the most parents. Not the loudest or the most demeaning. We love and respect our Students, Parents, Staff and all the community members who consistently go out of their way to make RMAE an excellent place to raise a child while maintaining the academic curriculum to encourage superior students!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 24, 2014

The teachers strongarm this school and parents' input is completely disrespected. This was shown this year when parents wanted the director removed and the teachers came into a board meeting crying to keep him. The math curriculum is sub par and in middle school the scores are dismal. The director is completely liberal and does not administer discipline in any fashion, which makes the kids out of control and mean to one another, with no respect for adults. The teachers bad mouth parents and do as they please, with no annual reviews or accountability. They lost about 30% of the kids this year and 20% the year before, what does that tell you??? It is clear that the administrators and teachers don't care what the parents think, so the parents walk away, which is what many of us will be doing for next school year. This school needs a total reboot to make it: new director, new teachers and new curriculum. If you are going for the core knowledge, they don't adhere to that, it's iffy at best. Evergreen schools all test well in elementary, so this is not a reflection on what the school is doing, just of the area they are in. Run, don't walk away from RMAE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Since our move here we have had nothing but a great experience at RMAE. Having gone through a kindergarten program in another state and finishing here at another evergreen school, there is no comparison to the class sizes and attention given to each student. Each year the teachers have accurately described my child's personality by the first conference which leaves me with the confidence that they are able to have that quality time with each child (because of the smaller classes). Each teacher has responded quickly to my questions and concerns as has the main office staff. School is not daycare. You have to be active and your child's advocate to make sure they're getting what they should out be -wherever they are. I believe that RMAE allows you plenty opportunity to be involved and a part of your child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2014

The decline of RMAE has been rapid over the past few years under the current Director as the culture of the "public school bureaucracy" has taken over and RMAE has lost its parent-involved Charter character. The administration and teachers have become overtly hostile to substantive parent input while continually pressuring parents to open their wallets to pay for infrastructure upgrades. As a result, academic standards and curriculum content have been degraded. During a Board Meeting, a particular teacher shouted that parents should "shut up" and leave the education decisions to the professionals! Those decisions include offering middle school electives on the esoteric topics of "Justin Bieber" and "Cards and Darts" (aka Poker). It just doesn't make sense to enroll kids in a Charter School that doesn't have the positive attributes of a Charter and yet lacks the facilities and infrastructure of the public schools (FYI - RMAE houses kids in prefabricated trailer classrooms).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2014

I'd have to agree. Poor at best. I enrolled my son in 5th grade and after he was in class for 3 days, they called me in and told me they cannot help my son at this school! Why did they accept his enrollment in the first place? They had his IEP from his previous school & I disclosed his speech/language disability on the application. I was extremely disappointed:(((
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%
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 Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant94%

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant92%

Writing

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
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 lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%
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 Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant96%

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant94%

Writing

All Students70%
Female83%
Male58%
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 lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%
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 Students84%
Female90%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Reading

All Students82%
Female90%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant82%

Science

All Students67%
Female76%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Writing

All Students73%
Female81%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%
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 Students86%
Female70%
Male96%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Reading

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant96%

Writing

All Students85%
Female80%
Male89%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant85%
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 Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Reading

All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%
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 Students76%
Female78%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant94%

Science

All Students82%
Female72%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant82%

Writing

All Students91%
Female89%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant91%
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?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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Test score rating
Student growth rating

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

Above 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 88% 56%
Hispanic 5% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1%N/A41%
Male 51%N/A51%
Female 49%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • John Irwin School of Excellence (2010)
  • John Irwin School of Excellence (2011)
  • Accredited: High Performing (2011)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dan Cohen
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (303) 670-1253

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Computer lab
  • Garden
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Within the Core Knowledge framework, we emphasize the integration of Technology and the Arts into the daily lives of students. We are a public school that very much runs as an independent school, offering small classes and high expectations for all.
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Bergen Meadow Elementary
Bergen Valley Elementary
Evergreen Middle School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Evergreen High School
Conifer High School
Lakewood IB
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2959 Royale Elk Way
Evergreen, CO 80439
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Phone: (303) 982-7113

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