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Poudre Community Academy

Public | 9-12 | 72 students

 
 

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Posted November 25, 2013

I used to think this school was really great, and previously gave it a 5 star rating. This year, the school has gone downhill big-time! I hardly find a good word to say about it! It is a shame what bad teaching staff do, and gossip among the teachers and staff members. I only see two decent teachers now, and the counselors are so interfering and are constant liars. It is such a shame to see this happen. P.C.A really needs to look at their grading and their discrimination practices nowadays, and their unfairness. Gossip is rife among the school, and unfortunately it is allowed to go on rather than be stopped. It is like the staff enjoy the drama. They are crushing kids morale and distribute unfairness in all they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

Although PTC is capable of achieving success amongst the kids of their school, I have come to feel as though the 'caring' staff are too quick to pull the trigger when it comes to discipline. Some believe that this is necessary, we are talking about kids who in the past have made mistakes. However, how can we be expected to succeed in their schooling when we are constantly being punished for things that can be called minor? Throughout my time, I have witnessed suspensions and other forms of discipline for things that appear nowhere in the districts policies. PTC claims their goal is to form a strong, healthy community, but this goal cannot be achieved until the staff learn to accept people and try to help them, instead of accepting them temporarily, then turning their backs on them and considering them a lost cause.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2010

This school meets the needs of a demographic not usually successful with typical high school issues. The rigor remains typical of PSD's fantastic challenge; however, it keeps the classroom size small, thereby offering a better teacher/student relationship. The teachers are understanding and firm in their instruction. This motivates students who may not have success in other educational settings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

The school is the best I've seen in a long time, I will be returning next year because of its small size, atmosphere, and the kind teachers. Recommend only matured students willing to spend time for school to seek this school out for an education, its as good as any real school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2008

My name is Christina Gillis and i attended PTC for half of my ninth grade year. The teachers and the students are all wonderful people. I would encourage anyone who needs a little extra help in their school to attend PTC. Not only do you get the extra help, but if you fall behind in credits they will also help you earn the credits you need to pass. Thanks to all my teachers and students for the encouragement and help i was given when i attended!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

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 39% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 34% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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0%

2012

 
 
0%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

2012

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
15%
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

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Reading

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Proficient in English25%
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Neither migrant nor immigrant25%

Writing

All Students13%
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Proficient in English13%
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Neither migrant nor immigrant13%
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

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Neither migrant nor immigrant0%

Reading

All Students52%
Femalen/a
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White (not Hispanic)56%
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Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
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Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Science

All Students8%
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White (not Hispanic)13%
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Students without disabilities9%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English11%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant8%

Writing

All Students16%
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White (not Hispanic)19%
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Students without disabilities18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English21%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant16%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 56%
Hispanic 31% 32%
Two or more races 10% 3%
Black 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 65%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2540 Laporte Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 490-3295

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