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Bookcliff Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 575 students

 

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Posted March 25, 2011

Nothing but problems at this school since day 1!! Poor leadership and guidance, inadequate supervision, severe lack of communication from every aspect, and an heir of carelessness regarding safety and learning!! Shame on the administrators at this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2007

My child has attended Bookcliff Middle since the 6th grade she is now in 8th grade. I am very pleased with the teachers they notify me with any concerns or to just let me know there is homework. If I e-mail them, I always get a response. I would like the school to spend a little bit more attention to team sports, as far as school enthusiasm and better uniforms. (Maybe fundraiser) i would of also liked for my daughter to get the same middle school experience as I did, as far as extracurricular activities (i.E. Cooking class, sewing, wood shop and foriegn language.) I would have loved for the parent meetings to be after school. Some mothers are not as fortunate as others to stay at home. I really love Ms. Campbell the orchestra teacher, i think kids really need music. Overall, love'n this school.
—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 62% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
64%
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 Students56%
Female47%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligible59%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)43%
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%

Reading

All Students65%
Female64%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)26%
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Writing

All Students45%
Female46%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English50%
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

All Students54%
Female52%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible65%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Immigrant36%
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Reading

All Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrant58%
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Writing

All Students59%
Female63%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrant46%
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 Students43%
Female44%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%

Reading

All Students63%
Female72%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Science

All Students43%
Female45%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%

Writing

All Students51%
Female55%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%
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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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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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 59% 57%
Hispanic 36% 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 64%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (970) 245-7812

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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2935 Orchard Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81504
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