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Dual Immersion Academy School

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Posted May 9, 2014

I have two children at DIA and a third that starts kinder next year. We have been very happy with their teachers and we love the dual language program. Our fifth grader has been part of the gifted and talented program for three years now and the opportunity for individualized learning this provides has allowed him to advance and remain challenged. Standardized test scores do not measure the benefits that students get from learning in two languages -- we have never felt that our children were being limited or held back in any way. In fact, we know families that have moved their children to DIA because they were not sufficiently challenged at other schools. We feel lucky that our kids are at DIA and wouldn't trade it for any other school in the grand valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2013

This school lacks adequate resources to assist gifted students and students with learning disabilities/challenges. When inquiring about possible classroom interventions (outside a learning plan or 504) to assist a struggling student, the school sent home a brochure for an alternative elementary school. Additionally, there are no resources available to assist English dominant students who are struggling in Spanish (this is an issue when students spend 50% of their day learning in Spanish). Resources/tutoring in English are available to students who qualify for free and reduced lunch, regardless of student performance/learning needs. In 2012, this school had high staff turnover.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

This school provides a unique bilingual, bi-cultural and bi-literate experience. We couldn't be happier with our choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

Students study daily in both Spanish & English. The best time to learn a 2nd language is before the age of 12.


Posted April 27, 2009

I have found that DIA has performed extremely well for my son. He arrived second semester of kindergarten and has kept pace. I find that the challenging schedule has improved him in so many ways. With respect to the comment made on April 8, 2008 I see a lot of finger pointing going on. Since when has it been the education systems job to... I often find that many parents feel they don t have to step up. If there is a gap in a child s learning there are other tools available in the community to assist with that issue. One example would be Sylvan. A school as demanding for a child as DIA may not be the place for a child that has a parent unwilling to fill the learning gap. I have found the educators to be very accommodating and open to having parents join classes and get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2008

Childern are being bullied. Teachers are not taking action. My child has a learning disabitity, and this school told me they don't have the resorces to deal with the disabitity. The principal & all teachers involved had only one suggestion and that was to take the child out of that school. The child has attened that school since kindergarden. The child in now in 3 grade and has a reading level at frist grade level. This staff was not very dedicated to help this child to close the gap. They blamed the child that he/she was a bad child. And the only solution was to pass her/him to another school. Students are pick on by other students and teacher and principal are told and nothing is done, it continues until the child hate to go to school . I would not recomened this school to any one.


Posted January 24, 2008

An excellent school with dedicated teachers and parents.
—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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
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 72% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
22%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

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

All Students60%
Female60%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)50%
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Reading

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Writing

All Students48%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%
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 Students49%
Female39%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%

Reading

All Students43%
Female50%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)20%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Writing

All Students26%
Female22%
Male29%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible11%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%
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 Students50%
Female50%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)44%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Reading

All Students53%
Female50%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)39%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Science

All Students26%
Female30%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible9%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant29%

Writing

All Students29%
Female30%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible13%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%
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

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
Hispanic 75% 32%
White 25% 56%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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552 A West Main St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: (970) 254-6070

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