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Carson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 725 students

 
 

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Posted May 22, 2014

This is by far the worst school my child has ever been at! The principle and vice principle are full of lip service. Many of the teachers truly do not teach, the child ends up teaching themselves or failing due to lack of instruction on the teachers part. Teachers don't discuss concerns and don't respond to emails. My child received 4 failing grades in math and never moved him into a different math class even at my continuous requests. Now they want me to pay for summer school! If you end up being stationed at Fort Carson save your child and yourself the stress of them attending that school and find somewhere else for them to attend school! 2 very stressful years at this school and i wouldn't wish this on anybody!"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

I love this school.Most of the teachers are welcoming and treat you like family. They care about you. There are some unforgettable teachers here that have positively impacted my life. I am glad I was able to experience coming to this school.Also,it your child plays an instrument ,this school is right for them. The band program is phenomenal. There are plenty of opportunities to play with large groups and have a wonderful band experience. This school is amazing.


Posted January 15, 2013

This is by far the worst school my child has ever been at! The kids are horrid and bully each other. The principle and vice principle are full of lip service. Many of the teachers truly do not teach, the child ends up teaching themselves or failing due to lack of instruction on the teachers part. My child was for the most part a very happy go lucky straight A student until coming to Carson middle school..If you end up being stationed at Fort Carson save your child and yourself the stress of them attending that school and find somewhere else for them to attend school! 2 very stressful years at this school and i wouldn't wish this on anybody!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2010

I love this school, as the mother of a severely autistic child, I'm in the school alot and have loved the way my daughter is welcomed and wanted within the school. Everyone is helpful and understanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2010

I don't know what is wrong with some of them teachers or as more like the staff. On my behalf I think students be getting in trouble over stupid things some times. Also sometime they don't get the punishment they deserve I just think they need to make some changes. Also if your child is going to go there most of the time believe your child. Not all the time but most of the time. Because some of thee teachers be exagrating. But they do have some good teachers and staff there but most of them are not
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

Again, without knowing the situation, one can not assume that all parents think their children do no wrong. What I am saying is that everyone's experience is different and at Carson Middle school my experience has been that there is a lack of accountability when the principal observes there to be a problem with a teacher and chooses to turn a blind eye. As I have expressed to Mr. Jerman and the teachers there, education and respect is the # priority in our family. They will always have our support as long as issues are handled appropriately. So far, they continue to not be appropriately addressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

The principals as well as the teachers are great at Carson Middle School. The staff cares about the students and their ability to learn. The students must also respect the teachers and the principals. I have seen students and parents disrespect the teachers and principals because they think their children does no wrong. This is not the case. The system has taken the authority away for the principals and teachers, therefore, the entire staff hands are truly tied. They are afraid to show any regulation toward the students at all. Due to this fact, students tends to push their limits daily toward the whole staff. I think that is totally unacceptable and hope that the system will allow the teachers and principals to do their job without being afraid of what parents would do or say if their child is not following the rules.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2005

teachers and prinipal seem not to care about progress for any students.
—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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

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

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

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 Students53%
Female50%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligible51%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Reading

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Writing

All Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligible59%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%
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%
Female54%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligible52%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligible76%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%

Writing

All Students63%
Female75%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligible58%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%
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 Students51%
Female48%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligible52%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Reading

All Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligible59%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Science

All Students45%
Female39%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligible33%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%

Writing

All Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%
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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How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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 50% 56%
Hispanic 22% 32%
Black 17% 5%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
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 54%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6200 Prussman Blvd
Fort Carson, CO 80902
Phone: (719) 382-1610

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