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Linton Elementary School

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Posted February 3, 2011

Linton does great things for ALL students. They have differentiated instruction in core subjects, and additional literacy support and enrichment through FLUDD. They also pre and post test on all math units so that each student gets instruction at their level in math as well. They have a great ELA program for students who are learning english as a second language. Linton is involved in the community, providing many resources for students and families. The teachers care about each child and work long hours to make sure that their students' needs are met.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 2, 2011

I have 2 children at Linton and can not imagine a better more nurturing, challenging environment for them. The staff and principal at Linton are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

Really disagree with last post. Instruction is tailored to learners and rigorous......and the teachers differentiate very well! This is one of the few schools that does group by ability in math, and has a second instructional reading time at whatever level the child needs. The Principal knows every name (including most parents) and is a compassionate instructional leader. This school is VERY impressive and meets the needs of every child....whatever level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

As a teacher at Linton Elementary, I am so very proud of our staff, students, parents and community that works together as one. Teachers know their students strengths, needs and interests. Not just the students that accel but all students. Parents are always welcome to be a part of their child's learning. We look forward to each day and the adventure the children will take us on.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 2, 2011

As a former parent of 2 children that went to Linton Elementary, I must say I was very pleased with the experiences they both had. My son was a struggling learner, in the literacy program, and never got lost in the shuffle. My daughter was an accellerated learner, involved in the Gifted and Talented program and enrichments. They both are better off because of Linton. The teachers were both differentiating, and compassionate for both their needs. I as a parent was involved in everything including, Oddessy of the Mind, Battle of the Books, Gifted and Talented, PTO, volunteering, and accelerated reading. I comment the teachers at Linton for letting my family feel welcome, anytime and kept me informed constantly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

I believe Linton is an excellent school for all students. Both of my children attended Linton and received a quality education. One child had an IEP and the other did not and both of them were challenged and encouraged during their elementary years. They were happy to go to school each day because of the caring teachers and the friends they had made at school. They were proud to call Linton their home away from home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

This school is great if your child works well in the staus quo. If you have an accelerated learner, do not send your child here. If you think you will need anything from the administration, do not send your child here. The current principle works well with data but is not a true, feeling, compassionate leader. This is not a challenging education by any means.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

My son has attended Linton since Kindergarten and my husband and I have been nothing but happy with the education he has received. Each of his teachers have taken a true interest in who he is as a person and as a student. He has been challenged in areas where he needs challenge and has had support in areas he is weaker in. In reading other comments, I read that some parents feel that there hasn't been enough or the right kind of discipline used at Linton. My husband and I disagree with those comments. With our son although he hasn't needed a ton of discipline, we feel the discipline he has had has been appropriate. We love Linton and wouldn't choose anywhere else for our son to attend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2009

I have 3 children that attend Linton, well one now has gone to Middle School. I have nothing but wonderful experience with this school, I had them in a charter school for one year and it was a new one but a complete nightmare and I put them back in Linton, this school is a wonderful school with a great balance. I live directly across the street from the school and it has never seemed chaotic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

I have 3 children attending Linton. They have been benefitted by wonderful teachers who care about their students and have fostered my children's love of learning. My kids are bright and they have been offered extra work to challenge them since the first grade. Linton started a unique program about 5 years ago which teaches literacy by a child's ability level. This is a terrific way to give those kids who need extra help the attention they need, while challenging those who are ready to move at a deeper or faster level. Finally, we have a new principal in '08 who is energetic and approachable. Linton is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2008

I have nothing but problems with this school. My son has attended for 2 years and every time he is picked up there seems to be complete chaos. Both within the classroom and the before/after school program. Kids have no construction and/or discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2008

This school has no discipline or construction. Teachers rather than helping students turn them away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

My children have attended Linton now for five years. I am heavily involved in the PTO. I love Linton. The teachers, for the most part, are caring and able to challenge each student. The get to know the parents, along with Linton's staff. The school is full of extracurricular activities like Battle of the Books, Odyssey of the Mind, Math Olympiad, Chess Club, and after school enrichment classes. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

This is a very clean and secure school with friendly teachers and staff. I feel confident about my child's personal security at this school. However, I don't feel the school challenges its students to high enough academic standards and could do more to teach the children more of the basics. There is too much emphasis on social activities and field trips and not enough on the basics such as math, reading, writing, other languages, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2005

My child attends Linton. He is in 2nd grade during the 05-06 school year. I'm very pleased with the teachers and staff as well as the after school activities (aka 'enrichment'). He enjoys learning and I enjoy being a part of that!
—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 72% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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 72% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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 Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Reading

All Students72%
Female78%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Writing

All Students59%
Female65%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%
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 Students64%
Female59%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)47%
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Reading

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)35%
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%

Writing

All Students40%
Female41%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible11%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
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 Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Reading

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Science

All Students44%
Female38%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible17%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%

Writing

All Students63%
Female71%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%
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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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

Above 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 56% 56%
Hispanic 38% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
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 44%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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