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Fruitvale Elementary School

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Posted February 24, 2014

Students come first at Fruitvale! Keep up the strong work. Best students and teachers in the district
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 25, 2013

Our school is the best school in the district. We have nice teachers; Dave McCall (my teacher), we have a good playground, and good lunch. Most important, the kids are nice. Which to me, is what school is mostly about. That and learning. Everybody in my class is SOOOOOO nice. In my opinion, I think they couldn't be more nice. whenever you walk in the door they always say, "YAAAAAA YOU'RE HERE!!!" And sometimes, it gets a little scary. I bet if you walked up to any Fruitvale 5th graders, and ask them who the best 5th teacher is, over 3/4 of them will say Mr. McCall. We,(his students), call him Mr. McCool. He's awesome. Oh yeah. My name is Sean K. I hope you'll want your kids to come to Fruitvale. We're always looking for more football players. :)


Posted May 18, 2013

As a parent of six kids I feel this school is a let down.The good teachers are leaving and in there place is ones who really dont care about are children.I feel sometimes like they dont listen to me or my children.It is not the school that I thought it to be.If I had a say in where my children would go it would not be fruitvale.Good luck to any one who thinks there child will learn anything at Fruitvale
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2012

Fruitvale is an awesomr school with amazing teachers and staff who are always willing to go above and beyond. My oldest son currently attends Fruitvale and I can honestly say without a doubt that Fruitvale is the only school I'd have him go to. He has two younger brothers who will be attending school soon as well, and the same goes for them! Fruitvale is not only academically oriented, but they also have a strong focus on helping our kids be and stay healthy and strong- physically, emotionally, and mentally. I've seen nothing but good in my time at Fruitvale, and being not only a parent, but also a PTA officer, I've spent quite a bit of time in those halls! Our teachers promote healthy minds and bodies, and discourage ALL forms of bullying- because ALL bulling is wrong, no matter how large or small the situation may seem. I feel the staff is very supportive of our students, and are always looking for ways to help them improve, grow, and expand. This being said, if we ever moved out of the school's area I'd be the first in line to sign my boys up for school of choice, to make sure they were able to attend this incredible school and environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

Horrible school. They tolerate bullying. My child went there from Kindergarten till second grade. The bullying never stopped. Certain "higher" staff members knew about the bullying and did nothing to stop it. I had to transfer my child to another school due to the continuous problems. Phone calls are never returned, as promised. I wouldnt give this school a 1/4 of a star if I really had the chance. It's a bad place to send your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2011

I have two students attending Fruitvale and we really enjoy the school. There is a great group of parents that are always involved and ready to help out. The teaching staff is wonderful and the principal, Kathy Hays, is doing an amazingl job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2011

As an involved parent and PTA officer, I can not say enough good things about Fruitvale Elementary. The principal, Kathy Hays, is phenomenal as is the rest of the staff! I'm afraid the school has gotten a low score based on previous principals and staff because I can't imagine anyone having a negative word to say about them. My daughter comes home every day and tells me "I love school". Her teacher, Susan Connor, is amazing, and I applaud her for her day to day triumphs with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

Along with a new principal a new feel has taken over the school and not for the better. Parent's do not feel like they are being listened too. Students are being yelled at by staff and what used to be what was in the best interest for the student is no longer the case. If they don't fit in they go to the back of the class and are humiliated daily by peers and teachers and it has become acceptable. This is where we should nourish our children no matter what the 'fault's' of the child are. Wake up parents get involved and fight for your child. My child will no longer attend Fruitvale and that is what we feel is best for them. Someone needs to get a hold on Fruitvale!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

from our first day of school at fruitvale to our last the teachers and staff treated my kids great. the teachers dressed much more professional then our previous school in the district. the staff cares about the kids and their well being. it is not just a job or a pay check for them. i miss the staff since we moved out of state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

Fruitvale offers an art curriculum, as well as a high quality music and physical education program. There is a unique staff at this school that cares deeply for its students and for each other.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 8, 2005

I believe the teachers at fruitvale don't push the students hard enough and also challenge the students more. Music and Art are available to the students. Sports is very limited, they do have physical education. At 1 time the parent involvement was much better but now with a new principal in place that seems to have gone away. I also believe if the teachers were there to teach instead of taking all these teacher planning days and such, the scores would be much higher. The summer months when school is out of session should be the time for these teachers to plan there school year. Most of us parents work full time with only 1-2 weeks vacation a year. When I went to school there wasn't all this teacher planning day stuff, we went to school with none of those type days off for so called teacher planning.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
32%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

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 Students68%
Female62%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Reading

All Students71%
Female73%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%

Writing

All Students40%
Female43%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%
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 Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Reading

All Students80%
Female87%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Writing

All Students65%
Female81%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%
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 Students40%
Female38%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Reading

All Students71%
Female80%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Science

All Students33%
Female31%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant31%

Writing

All Students43%
Female49%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
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

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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

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 68% 56%
Hispanic 27% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
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 53%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Grand Junction, CO 81504
Phone: (970) 254-5930

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