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Redlands Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 582 students

 

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Posted October 17, 2009

support for my children that have attended. special programs for varieties of apptitudes. involved parents. committed teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

Teachers and kids rock!!! music and art teachers are favorites of our kids and they are an inspiration to we parents in how they modivate our kids to be better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

excellent communication betwwen students, parents and staff...a safe and fun learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

They always put students first!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Because the teachers and administrators care about our kids and are talented educators!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers are amazing. The go above and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

RMS used to be a great school. It was friendly, the principal was at all of the activities, most of the teachers really cared, and the school was really coming together under the leadership of Mrs. H. Many programs had been instituted and acceptance for different groups was improving (we are racially different). Now we don't see the new principal and he is unfriendly- Mr. Business. The teachers that were snotty are now really snobby even to other staff members, and the growth in new programs is slipping. Our 3rd child has one more year and we are glad we will be done with RMS soon. It has been sad to watch such a great school be ripped apart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

Next year I will be an 8th grader at Redlands Middle School and so far I absolutely love this school. The teachers actually treat us like human beings and they do very good teaching job too. This school also offers mixed choir, band and orchestra.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2009

This school really does not give a challenge to many students. The kids there are really clique involved and start tons of drama. Although out of all the schools in grand junction, this is the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2009

This school is located in one of the more affluent areas of the District. If you have a student capable of attending school already knowing all of his/her subject matter or have the resources to provide outside instruction or tutoring you will love this school. Otherwise, the teacher quality and commitment varies wildly. Technology has been substituted for communication. The social environment can be brutal. This is a great school for 'gifted' children, but a poor school for children who need to be taught.


Posted December 8, 2008

My daughter attended Redlands Middle School during her 7th grade year (2007-2008). She loved the school, the teachers, the kids and it made for a very good experience for her. I would recommend this school to anyone moving to the area......the staff is very helpful and always available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

I absolutely love this school. All the teachers are so nice and caring about what is going on in my life. They are so committed to make sure my education will help me later in life and they also make learning fun. I would not want to go to any other school than to Redlands Middle School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2007

I loved going to school each day. The teachers made learning fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2007

My son is a sixth grader at RMS and loves going to school every day. His core teaches are awesome and the curriculum is really good. The parent Bridge system is especially wonderful for parents/teachers to communicate with each other. Would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2004

Wow! what an amazing education my girls are receiving. This year i have a sixth grader and an eighth grader attending rms and i couldn't be more pleased with how my girls are doing. Not only is the staff and teachers building a solid foundation with our kids but they really care. As a parent i'm not just a face in the crowd, they know my name and which children belong to me. This year when my eighth grader had to have her tonsils out, she received 3 phone calls the week she was out from teachers checking up on her and letting her know not to worry that they would get her caught up when she was able to come back to school. That's not only impressive but amazing to me. Thanks for all you do,each and everyone of you are appreciated.** A rms mom
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2004

We started out at a different middle school in the valley. Our son was lost amoung the crowd. At RMS he is definately getting the education he deserves. We often feel it is more like a private school than a public school. It is so nice.
—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.

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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 62% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%
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 Students77%
Female73%
Male80%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Reading

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Writing

All Students62%
Female65%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%
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 Students62%
Female61%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%

Reading

All Students78%
Female84%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Writing

All Students76%
Female82%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%
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 Students62%
Female71%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Reading

All Students77%
Female89%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Science

All Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible42%
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 English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Writing

All Students68%
Female81%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%
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

Above 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
White 84% 57%
Hispanic 11% 32%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Choir / Chorus

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  • Gym
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  • Cheerleading

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2200 Broadway
Grand Junction, CO 81503
Phone: (970) 254-7000

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