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Twombly Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 618 students

 

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Posted January 13, 2014

Twombly students, staff, and administrators are so welcoming to visitors! They are working very hard to provide children the most opportune education! You can tell they love kids and want the best for them in everyday! I admire how hard they work and have no doubt they are on their way to the top!!! Good job Twombly!!!


Posted September 3, 2009

I really like the staff my kids are doing good and like going to school every day
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

Twombly has made many changes over the years. For a 'typical' student I do not think that the things they teach are stimulating enough. They have a 'severe needs' program for SPED kids,that is constantly changing. Its a ok school if you want a school close to home. There are far better schools in surrounding communities if parents want to drive. Schools like Bromley east charter in Brighton and Imagine in firestone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

This school keeps getting better. My 3rd grader comes home so excited each day. She is really encouraged and nurtured at Twombly. What a jewel in our little community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

I am so happy my kids go to Twombly! Everything about the school is friendly--the secretary greets you with a laugh and a smile every time you enter. The teachers are so welcoming, and hard-working. Parents are never made to feel like outsiders here. My children feel safe and loved and never want to miss a day of school. It seems to me that the teachers know each child very well and do everything they can to tailor the curriculum to meet each child's needs. Go Bears!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

Twombly should be one of the last schools aside from Butler that any parent should consider placing their child in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2006

Twombly has been a great school for my son. He has special needs and they have done wonders for him. He is a different child than he was when we first came to Colorado in 2003. All the teachers and paras that he has had have been outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

Twombly has wonderful teachers who do their best to keep parents involved in the education of the children. I only wish that they had more diverse extrcurricular activities.
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
26%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
39%
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 Students48%
Female47%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)40%
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%

Reading

All Students46%
Female56%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)40%
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Writing

All Students21%
Female24%
Male18%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Free lunch eligible12%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities22%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)20%
Proficient in English28%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant21%
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%
Female78%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)69%
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Reading

All Students57%
Female78%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)45%
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Writing

All Students37%
Female53%
Male22%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
Proficient in English49%
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 Students46%
Female44%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%

Reading

All Students49%
Female52%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Science

All Students26%
Female19%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Free lunch eligible13%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in English35%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%

Writing

All Students32%
Female33%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Free lunch eligible17%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English46%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant33%
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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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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Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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
Hispanic 71% 32%
White 28% 56%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 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 74%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1600 Ninth St
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
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