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Patriot Elementary School

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Posted December 27, 2008

This is the best military school that my family has attended. The Principal takes time to understand what our military kids go through and need. The Principal actually made sure the staff understood the needs of my child and my child is exceling at higher levels than I ever imagined. The staff embraces our military community and has high standards for all students in the school. I have never felt more welcomed/ Thanks Dr. Birhanzel to you and your staff. I don't want to have a PCS and have to go to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2008

The teachers are amazing. Really caring and concerned, mindful of the trials of deployment. Despite everything else people complain about the teachers here really make a difference. Both of my children had great teachers and are ready for the next school experience. The principal that came on at the begining of 2007 has a lot to learn about military children. The welcoming warm environment at the school has suffered under her guidance. The parking lot is a mess, but walking is a viable option for those who do not ride the bus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

I have 2 kids at Patriot and both of their teachers are excellent! The office staff is very friendly and helpful as well. I agree with the other reviewers that the parking lot/drop off/pick up situation isn't great, but they do have someone out controlling traffic, so that helps. Overall, a great school. My kids are very happy there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2007

I have boys in 2 grades & both teachers are wonderful-they go above & beyond to help our boys, even calling at home or emailing as needed. Both of my boys will be well prepared for the next school year because of their teachers & their willingness to do whatever it takes to help them suceed. There is always a teacher or staff member (often the principal) or two at the front door to greet students-often by name. They take 'no child left behind' very personally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

Greta school, great people, one of the finer points of Fort Carson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2006

Great new school, cool playground. Nice teachers. Very limited area for drop off and pick up. The traffic to take the kids to and from school is very bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2005

I have found that Patriot Elementary has a high standard for academic standard and expectation especially for the fourth and fith grade. This agressiveness showed me and my child the importance and true focus of what school is all about which is studying and time mangagment will pay off. The parents have many opportunities to be involved with their child's class room or any many other areas within the school. They also, have available choir and band which involve some after school performances. Overall, I have been a satisfied parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

The student teacher ration is quite high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2005

This is a wonderful addition to the school community at Fort Carson and the national head start program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2005

I think all the schools on fort carson are excellent. They are very well structured and are really focused on academic needs of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2003

Wonderful school, wonderful staff. This school is closing and majority of staff is moving to new school, Patriot Elementary. Greater parental involvement is expected at new school as 85% of Beacon's students participated in before/after school daycare. That number will drop.
—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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

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

All Students73%
Female66%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Reading

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Writing

All Students43%
Female52%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligible44%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%
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 Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible64%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Reading

All Students61%
Female60%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligible54%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%

Writing

All Students52%
Female63%
Male32%
Black (not Hispanic)50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligible39%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students60%
Female54%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Reading

All Students73%
Female74%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Science

All Students51%
Female49%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Writing

All Students56%
Female59%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%
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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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

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Math growth at this school

Above 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
White 48% 56%
Hispanic 20% 32%
Black 18% 5%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff German
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Excellent Rating (2006)
  • School Digger.com - 5 star school (2008)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Wendy Birhanzel

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Spanish
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Fort Carson, CO 80902
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