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The Pinnacle Charter School Middle

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Posted July 14, 2012

The Pinnacle Charter Middle School is doing well. Its success is due to the way the school is managed. Principals properly supervise the educational curriculum. Parents are given some leeway to intervene in classroom management by teachers. Students are at grade level, on average. There is extra curricular activity for students. The curriculum is not aligned to Colorado state standards, it is more challenging as you can tell by the Colorado state standards grade scores here compared to other schools in the area. Submitted by a parent Write your own review
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Posted October 10, 2011

The Middle School Principal is supportive, but his hands are tied by the administration. Too many staff members suddenly disappear because of "at will" contracts that are canceled suddenly without cause. Disruptions in student education due to teacher turn over are common, lowering the testing scores and continituity of instruction.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 10, 2011

This school is poorly run by the administration and school board. It is a revolving door of teachers, and all the teachers feel on edge because they are continually told they can be fired for any reason.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 15, 2009

The Pinnacle Charter Middle School is in trouble. The trouble is due to the way the school is managed. Principals do not properly supervise the educational curriculum. Parents are given too much leeway to intervene in classroom management by teachers. Students are at least two years below grade level, on average. There is no or very little extra curricular activity for students. The curriculum is not aligned to Colorado state standards.
—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 62% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

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 Students33%
Female29%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligible28%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)16%
Proficient in English35%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant33%

Reading

All Students57%
Female62%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligible61%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)30%
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students38%
Female47%
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)23%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
Proficient in English35%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%
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 Students33%
Female29%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligible43%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant33%

Reading

All Students62%
Female61%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligible65%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)30%
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%

Writing

All Students58%
Female64%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligible61%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)32%
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students38%
Female40%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Free lunch eligible27%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)20%
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Reading

All Students64%
Female70%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)37%
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Science

All Students37%
Female34%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

Writing

All Students54%
Female61%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)23%
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%
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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23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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
Hispanic 66% 32%
White 26% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A41%
Male 49%N/A51%
Female 51%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1001 West 84th St
Federal Heights, CO 80206
Phone: (303) 450-3985

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