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Eagleside Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 591 students

 
 

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Posted January 22, 2013

My daughter attended preschool and Kindergarten at Eagleside. I can not say enough positive things about the staff. The office secretaries are very helpful, organized and friendly. I really felt like they took an interest in me and my daughter. The teachers I got to work with were AMAZING!! Very helpful and truly interested in the education of my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2012

My son has attended this school for 3 years. First of all, if individualism is important to you for your child, then forget about this school. They are NOT allowed to talk at lunch time and have 15 minutes for recess with other kids. Silence in the hallways, silence at lunch and basically they are overly controlling of the students. I know that many parents pull their children out of this school because they only focus on getting grants. Cons: special entrance into preschool only if your child has special needs or they have family issues, otherwise if your child is normal, you have to find and pay for a private preschool. You have to pay for full day Kindergarten 150.00 a month. They also do not allow the kids to celebrate birthdays/ holidays (no class party's). Their mantra is work them into little robots, suck out the fun of school we all had growing up, and use school time to ONLY prep the kids for the tests they need to get grants. My advice is to find another school to enroll your child in that lets them be who they are. P.S> If your child is not advanced or they have special needs: ADD/ADHD/autism spectrum they will fall behind quickly in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2012

I too have had issues with this school and they are right about the preschool. I need to clarify what they were saying after reading the reviews. If you noticed many of the reviews were about preschool and they special focus on the military family. At Eagleside they consider a parent deployed as a "special need" for the kid. They are put in with kids who are truly behind in preschool entrance (cannot pass the assessment for preschool and need help for the basic requirements for kindergarten), or with kids who suffer from family issues. These are the requirements for the child to be accepted into preschool otherwise, you find and pay for your child to go to a private preschool, which are very limited in this area. If you are military, you will have a better time with this school, they do accommodate for the military, because they get grants from the government and you will find that most of the days off from school correspond with military time off as well. This of course is beneficial to a military family. Like a few reviews stated, if your child is very advanced, they will do well at this school. But if your child is not VERY advanced they will suffer some difficulty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2011

I love the school!!! The Principal, teachers, staff and kids are just wonderful! We have been attending this school 3 1/2 years. My youngest is now in Pre-K. Everyone is so helpful and happy. Now that I have the time I am able to volunteer more. All the teachers are in need of extra help and I think that the kids enjoy seeing the volunteers come in. Its been great to see this school grow and I have been happy with how my child is being taught. Any concerns are addressed in a timely manner. It is a great school who understands how to deal with children of military families who have to deal with frequent deployments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2010

I am an academic tutor of an Eagleside student who spent years in a top Academy District 20 school without even being taught the steps in the Scientific method! Now the kid is 6th-grader at Eagleside and got a first prize in the science fair. Every project diligently followed the scientific method, and the grand prize in her age group was actually quite impressive. I say this as one who has been a science fair judge for years. Anyway, if you want to see an American public school that is charting new territory, Eagleside is it!


Posted July 9, 2010

This is my youngest childs 3rd school in 5years and she loves it, my middle child went for her 5th grade year and she also loved the school and the teachers. It is a great military/civilian community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

This year was my sons first year and Im glad I decided on this school. He is advanced in reading, math, spelling and writing. The teachers are awesome and the staff is wonderful. The school has an amazing art class and teacher. My son was in first grade this year and he begin the school year reading at a first grade level and now he is reading at a third grade level. I also work with him at home and I believe the duo combination paid off. Thanks Eagleside!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

This school is the best in Fountain, Colorado. The PTO is focused on new activities to raise money for the school. For example they are having their first carnival at the end of this school year. There is a lot of military families here so they have special programs for the children that are adjusting to their parents going on deployments. They have a wonderful before and after school program with Boys and Girls Club, which takes place in the cafeteria. The teachers are so kind and loving to the children. They have so much wisdom in their teaching and judging by my daughter straight A's it's easy to see that their dedication makes the difference. My daughter has gone to Eagleside for 3 years and has learned so much. The extra-curricular activities are exciting. Computers, music, art, they have so much to offer your child. Great choice for your family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

There is no better school to send your child to than Eagleside. The kider program is amazing and the teachers encourage each child to excel to their full potential. Wonderful staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

This school is wonderful. It brought my child to become a A/B honor roll student. My thanks go out to each and everyone, including the office staff who are always polite and kind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

This is a wonderful school. There is good structure for the students. My child has enjoyed the programs that they have here & looks forward to the special ~ PE, Music, Technology (computers). The teaching staff is awesome across the board as well as the office & admin. staff. It is nice to have your child in a school where the Principal & the teachers know each child & invest. It is a comfort to see the children come back in the fall & the Principal greet them & call them out by their names. All of them! not just the ones that they see in their office. The homework seems to be a good balance. Some but, not to much. All of my childs teachers have been amazing at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

I had two of my children attend this school. They loved it! Even on Weekends the kids would ask to go to school. My son loved Miss Suzanne's Pre-K class! The kindergarten and 1st grade programs were also quite exceptional. This school does their best to let the students bloom to their full potential. Impressive!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

My son participated in the Pre-K class with Miss Suzanne, and staff. I absolutely enjoyed this year! My son also loves this class. They work so close to the students. I have zero complaints!
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Reading

All Students83%
Female89%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%

Writing

All Students58%
Female64%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%
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 Students82%
Female78%
Male87%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant82%

Reading

All Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Writing

All Students57%
Female67%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%
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 Students72%
Female59%
Male82%
Black (not Hispanic)67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Reading

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Science

All Students67%
Female59%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Writing

All Students66%
Female66%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 59% 57%
Hispanic 21% 32%
Black 11% 5%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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