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Laurel Elementary School

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Posted April 7, 2014

I have 3 children and my oldest children went to different elementary schools are now at the high-school level. My youngest however is at Laurel. I don't know how this school is if your child does not need an IEP but my daughter does. The teachers and staff treat us like we are idiots. I have been flat out lied to by the case manager. They are difficult to work with, We are trying to get her out of there as soon as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2011

Laurel is a wonderful school with great community spirit. We feel at home every time we walk into the school. We are greated by name and never treated like a number. My child is above grade level in all subjects and the teachers account for this and challenge her. This school has many extracuricular activities offered, such as violin, yoga and school trips. Laurel also teaches a great value system. I could go on and on. We love Laurel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

There are very dedicated teachers. The school has a diverse population (which is special in this town). And, there are great programs available for the kids, such as violin, school trips for the older kids and enrichment programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2008

Excellent teachers, small class size and diverse ethnic and social background of students. I highly recommend this school because of the dedication of the staff and administration. They provided an excellent educational environment that has served my daughters well when they transitioned to the IB program in junior high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

I wanted to believe in my public school- I really did- but Laurel Elementary let our entire family down. There is no striving for excellence in any aspect of the school, only the slow grinding of mediocrity. The teachers are ill-equipped to deal with any above-average intelligence child, and will question their work as being their own. Poor scores, kids well below age level- it's a mess!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2004

Laurel is a very good school. My child attended K and 1st grade there. We have since moved, so we can no longer attend and that makes me sad. Communication to and from the school was excellent. I felt like I always knew what was going on. Parent involvement was very good and was encouraged by the administration and staff. Possibly best of all was that the school treated you and your student as individuals. For example, my mother (the student s grandmother) came into town and picked up my child from school. In passing, the principle greeted my mother *by name*. Does your principal know your students name? How about your (out-of-town) parent s name?
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
25%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
42%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
60%
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 Students65%
Female62%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Reading

All Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Writing

All Students38%
Female44%
Male32%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
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 Students53%
Female52%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)44%
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Reading

All Students46%
Female48%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)31%
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%

Writing

All Students31%
Female41%
Male20%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Free lunch eligible16%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant31%
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 Students43%
Female35%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%

Reading

All Students53%
Female57%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Science

All Students32%
Female26%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible16%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English34%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant31%

Writing

All Students42%
Female48%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%
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

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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 52% 56%
Hispanic 40% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 63%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1000 East Locust St
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 488-5925

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