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Compass Montessori - Golden Charter School

Charter | PK-12 | 255 students

 
 

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Posted February 13, 2014

I thought this would be a good school, but I have been extremely disappointed. Too much play time and not much interest in core education. In my opinion Its more a club than a quality school. The "Executive Board" doesn't seem to know much about education.. I hope the newly elected school board will do something about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2012

Compass has exceeded our expectations at every turn. This is truly a community school, where kids learn benefit from belonging and learn the value of service. I wish that I could give a more than 5 star rating for the quality of the teachers; it is a joy to think to myself in the morning, "I'm so glad that my kid gets to spend her day with you." Not only have they guided my child to meet all of her academic milestones on time, watching them has taught me invaluable things about how to best support a growing learner. I appreciate the expanded Montessori curriculum, which includes teaching geography from preschool and grammar/mechanics from first grade. Not to mention peace and conflict resolution from the earliest ages. Beyond the academics at Compass, I am thrilled with all of the intangibles--things like opportunities for parent education; student leadership development; critical thinking and problem solving skills; self discipline; and independence. These kids know how to find the information they need, rather than regurgitate facts and figures for the benefit of the adults around them. They know how to learn, and that is what I want for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2012

I am so impressed by Compass Montessori school! This is such a great way to teach kids about the real world and their place in it. My daughter is in the Farm School (7th - 9th grades) and she learns through practical application of leadership skills, self direction, personal responsibility, care of self and others (human and animal), community service, social and environmental issues, real world use of academic lessons and many opportunities for personal growth. This is unlike any school I went to growing up. The students who come out of the full Compass program are light years beyond their peers in so many ways! Our family loves Compass!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2012

Compass has offered my son an amazing blend of a nurturing environment and educational opportunities. When I walk into his classroom the amount of engagement blows me away every time. Surprisingly, when I toured the school, the same level of engagement was present in the high school as well. I'm hoping my son can be here for the next 13 years!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

Compass provides an incredible environment for my high school student. She is engaged in her learning at a completely different level than she was at her previous school. The teachers are intelligent, professional, highly capable, and incredibly supportive of each and every student - not just doing a fantastic job of teaching them the academic subject matter, but helping them become independent, responsible members of our community. I feel incredibly fortunate to have my child attending Compass Montessori.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2011

We've been with Compass Montessori for the past four years. This year my daughter is attending 7th grade (the Farm School) at the Golden Campus. The education follows the traditional Montessori philosophy and has been so inspiring as well and academically challenging for my child. Not only is she becoming more self directed and self disciplined in her studies she is learning how to be an excellent citizen and how to contribute to her community. The program and teachers also provide the environment and guidance for students to build self awareness, self confidence, and strength to advocate for themselves. This is a unique school with incredibly talented teachers who are approachable, communicative and take the time to connect with parents. This school provides an unconventional approach to teaching. If you, as a parent, have the personal strength to let go of conventional thinking and can embrace a teaching philosophy that has been around for a while, but is likely unfamiliar - you will be amazed at what your children can accomplish here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2011

We have only been with compass for one year, but they have a fantastic preschool program. The teachers really love their jobs and it shows. Parent involvement is great and we enjoy the volunteer programs which let us socialize with other parents and kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

Our first year was fantastic. The guides in the farm school (middle) were outstanding and we felt our child was getting a great education. This past year we have not been as pleased. Project due dates have changed multiple times, papers turned in are lost by teachers, there is little to no communication and very little academic work especially in English and Math. When we have contacted teachers we are given vague answers and were even told, "grades aren't really important and its okay if chooses not to work hard in a topic they don't like.' The last 5 weeks of school this year are 'intensives' which involve little to no school work. Spending 2 hours a day learning about dance instead of academics in some form is not my definition of Montessori. Unfortunately we will be removing our child from the school rather than hoping it will just improve next year to ensure our child has a solid education. In addition having a Principal pull a student from the classroom, then tell the student that wearing an 'Air Force' shirt, (given to her by her brother who is in the Air Force) is inappropriate and promotes violence was concerning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2010

This school is unusual and amazing. I am a Montessori teacher and understand the method and philosophy completely. In my experience, this is the most authentic and committed Montessori school in the country. We actually moved our family from South Carolina specifically to have our 4 children attend this incredible school. We have been welcomed with open arms and the students are as friendly as the staff. This was the best educational decision we ever made and we are thrilled to be a part of compass.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2010

Compass Montessori School is not for every student, nor has it pretended to be. The students who are successful at Compass are self-directed and dedicated to their education. I am getting ready to graduate this year and I believe that I am equipped for College. Volunteer opportunities allowed me to discover my passion for education, and work with students from every age level from Preschool to Middle School and find the age group that worked for me. I even interned outside of Compass. However, during my twelve years at Compass I have seen great success and immense struggle to succeed. Some of the students who have struggled have turned it around, but others have found that the program was not for them and gone somewhere else. I urge parents to consider the learning style of their children and observe several classrooms before making the decision to enroll their child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2010

my kids learned so much here he is in the 8th grade and loves it for you other moms out their this is a great school that shows you a different style of learning my son was a c and d student and s now an a and b student he loves school and i couldnt ask for anything more
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

Very Disappointed with this school!!! My son is finishing 8th grade this year and we will not be returning to this school. The curriculum is very different not easy to follow, teachers are always changing schedules for due dates on projects, not very organized at all. The math that they have can be done online but the program is always having tech problems -which is beyond your control--- and whenever you try to tell the teachers about the problems they don't seem to care- if the work is not completed your child will get blamed for not completing the work. Whenever you send emails to the Teachers they do not respond and there is a Lack of communication. There is no advice or help if your child gets stuck or falls behind in a subject--just tough luck. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

America needs more schools like Compass Montessori. There are few educational institutions that understand the needs of the student as fully as this school. Compass strives to produce graduates who are highly educated, peaceful, globally and locally aware, empowered, and happy. Community, which is lacking in our nation, is emphasized greatly. The opportunities presented to students of all ages are amazing and life changing. Students are encouraged to love their learning and take ownership of themselves. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and genuinely interested in the lives and futures of their students. The best place you could possibly send your student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2009

As my first year at Compass, I have hand nothing but good experiences. Lots of good teachers, and subjects, and loads of fun in the Golden Campus Farm School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2009

I had 3 children attend Compass for three years each. When I enrolled them in their neighborhood school (after being very disappointed in the academics at Compass) they were all behind grade level. The adminstration is controlling and overbearing. The high school was the weakest in our opinion, with teachers who did the bare minimum. There were no extracurricular activites offered at all for high school students, unless you count asking them to do Bingo to raise money for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

Truly, the one of the most outstanding high school in Jefferson County. Small classes, excellent teachers and students who care about issues bigger than themselves. This school is for parents and students who are partners in education. (Which was a relief for us who don't need an outside institution to blame for mistakes made by our children or ourselves.) I've had two students graduate from Compass. Both are highly successful in their university choices and over 90% of their peers have had the same success story. Currently, two of my extended family members attend Compass and their parents also feel blessed and lucky to have this choice in Jefferson County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2009

I previously attended this school and it was a mistake for me. I had been in Montessori all my life and this school for me has been far from that concept. There is no variety in the curriculum and how the school is ran is very narrow minded. I regret going through the first semester I attended at Compass but luckily I got to transfer over to Ralston Valley High School which is working out amazingly and I am so happy I transfered.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2009

I had my child in the Upper El at Compass and was so distrubed by the lack of quality education. I moved my child after the second month because I saw very little academics going on. I had heard great things about this school but it seems that it is all talk and no action. There was some dramatic removal of the Head of school at the other campus and Board members were very rude to me when I asked a couple of questions. The Head of School was very rude when I apporached her about my concerns in the my daughters classroom. This school needs some serious help. I have been very happy at my new school but hated all the changes my daughter had to experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

I have two students at Golden and for the oldest, this has been the best expierience. The high school staff has been supportive and caring. They are a close 'family' that cares about the student as a person, not a number on the CSAP score sheets. My younger child's experience has been very different. The current teacher is not to the level as others and seems flustered when asked what is going on in class. In conference we hear that our student is wonderful, doing fantastic but when asked about specific issues, then there are concerns that were not mentioned before. I have considered pulling our youngest out even though I believe in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

I suggest you really observe in the classrooms if you are considering this school. The upper elementary classrooms are totally disorganized. The high school teachers were really unprofessional with students. They asked them personal questions and drilled them about dating. I found the principal unwilling to ever see the parent's side in any situation of concern. I heard good things about the middle school but don't have a child that age.
—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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

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 72% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
56%
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 55% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%
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 52% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
17%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%
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 39% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

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 34% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%
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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Proficient in English82%
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Writing

All Students47%
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Proficient in English47%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%
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

All Students88%
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Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Writing

All Students63%
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Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%
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 Students22%
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White (not Hispanic)25%
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Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch19%
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Students without disabilities24%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English22%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant22%

Reading

All Students78%
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White (not Hispanic)75%
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Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Science

All Students56%
Femalen/a
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American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Writing

All Students44%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Asiann/a
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Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%
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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Writing

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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 Students41%
Female34%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Writing

All Students61%
Female66%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
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

All Students32%
Female32%
Male32%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)34%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English32%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%

Reading

All Students68%
Female84%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Science

All Students32%
Female28%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English32%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%

Writing

All Students41%
Female52%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%
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 Students16%
Femalen/a
Male13%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)18%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch18%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities21%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant16%

Reading

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Writing

All Students43%
Femalen/a
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%
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 Students28%
Femalen/a
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English30%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant28%

Reading

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Male89%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Science

All Students66%
Femalen/a
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Writing

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%
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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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ACT participation

97%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

95%


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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.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 56%
Hispanic 12% 32%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 0%N/A41%
Male 51%N/A51%
Female 49%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4441 Salvia St
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