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Georgetown Community School

Charter | PK-6

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 26, 2011

We transferred our children to Georgetown Community School this year. It is early in the year for a full review, so I will post again if needed. At this point, I am very impressed with the school. Every school day starts with a full community assembly orchestrated by the Principal and Vice Principal. The assembly includes parents in giving strong, positive messages to the students that they can carry with them throughout the day. Being a school in a small mountain town, I am sure the teachers are working for less and giving much more. As a parent, I feel motivated to volunteer to help this amazing effort and feel that the school welcomes parent and community volunteers. The CSAP scores are high and the community is strong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

GCS is a truly magical place to work. The children, parents, teachers and community members collaborate to provide a nurturing and challenging academic environment for every student from 6 weeks to 6th grade. Never before have I been lucky enough to teach at a school where I know every student by name and have such an amazing group of people around me on a daily basis who truly love the students and our school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 9, 2011

I went to this school from Kindergarten to fifth grade. I was allways in a class of about 15-20 students every year i was there. I was allways an OK student. I was avarage at math class , until fifth grade whan the teacher moved me into a " independent study " math group , where he let us manage our home work . Sounds great , right ? Not so much. I fell so behind in math that year i am still struggling . Nice staff , but its a popularity contest , or at least thats how i saw it and contiue to today , still living in georgetown but swiched school because i disliked and had many issues with my piers.I am not a rude girl or a troubble maker i just , dint belong here.


Posted April 17, 2011

Small pupil to teacher ratio, caring teachers, caring principle, community based environment. If you want to see a school that is working, visit Georgetown. As there moto says, "It's all about the kids!"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

This is a great school, if you are in the 'in crowd'. It is located in a very small community and if you or your children have any issues at all with anyone, don't expect to come out on top. Certain children are shown much favoritism, which is obvious to the other children who aren't. If they complain about this or act out because of it, they are seen as trouble makers. The principal and some teachers are far too inexperienced. Too bad the kids have to pay the price. Take your children here if you plan on having a high rank in the community, otherwise find an alternative. It won't matter how much personal time you put into the school.


Posted April 20, 2010

Vibrant and motivated teachers, who are creative and really enjoy working with our kids, make our school successful and a very happy place for my child. The curriculum is excellent and makes learning fun. These elements are topped off with a healthy dose of parental involvement. Our school experience is unmatched!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Because of budget cuts, our school was 'officially' closed down in 2007. People from our community rallied together to keep it open. It went from being called the Georgetown Elementary School to Georgetown Community School. We have a wonderful paid staff of teachers and a principal but the rest of the staff (cafeteria workers, librarian, music, etc. are all volunteers. The school was built in 1939 and we, as parents, grandparents and just members of the community are not going to let our school (and children) fail.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

The teachers are enthusiastic and make a great environment for kids to learn! The community has shown wonderful support for teh school and the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

I love the principal and teachers-they go out of their way for our kids and invite parent participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

As the name suggests, Georgetown is a community school. Parents, teachers, students, and members of the community are invested in giving the kids the best possible education. With the community involvement the kids are learning great lessons in being involved in their community and in being good citizens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

I love this school because of the interest the teachers, administrators and parents take in the children. The curriculum is great, the teachers work with each student and don't just teach to the students who need the most help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

The the students are champions. The school was a vision and the community rallied to make the vision come true. The teachers are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

I love GCS, where else do you find a group of amazing teachers, parents, students and community members who work together every day to educate and inspire children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 14, 2010

It is a community school with complete community support that provides the children with a fundamental curriculum as well as introduction to arts and music areas


Posted April 14, 2010

GCS truly is an amazing school! The teachers go above and beyond for the children and their families in this little mountain community! Their love and dedication for this school radiates from every child's smile!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

The one on one the teachers give to the students. My son has excelled since being in the school. They allow the parents to get involved from attending assembley to guesting in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

Small class sizes, PE five days a week, students that are happy and thriving academically. What else could you ask for?!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

GCS is a public charter school in its 3rd year of operation. Since its conversion from a District operated school standardized test scores have climbed 32%. The teachers and staff are amazing and caring. The school offers a Qualistar rated Toddler and Preschool program. The parental involvement and community commitment to the success of the school is second to none.
—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.

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81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

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75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

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38%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

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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.

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74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

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68%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

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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 62% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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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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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 Students83%
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Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
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Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%

Reading

All Students72%
Femalen/a
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Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Writing

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Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%
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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Reading

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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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Reading

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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

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
White 85% 56%
Hispanic 11% 32%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 10%N/A41%
Male 43%N/A51%
Female 57%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Georgetown, CO 80444
Phone: (303) 569-3277

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