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Northridge High School

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Posted April 15, 2010

Northridge has been a great school for my son. He is in advanced classes and has had great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

My son is Freshman at Northridge H.S. I am a very involved parent and community member. As such, I know that Northridge's new principal and teachers are dedicated and do their best to create a great learning environment for all students. The Principal and staff are very accessible. My son is in the Math magnet program and most recently applied for the AVID program. Thanks to the people at Northridge, my son is on a positive track towards college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

I have a son that graduated from Northridge in 2008 and I currently have a daughter that is a Sophmore at the school. I had some Admin. concerns while my son was attending, but am very happy with the leadership with the current Principal. I have met some great teachers that really care about the students and I have seen a change in the atmosphere at the school. I think being a teacher and principal is very challenging these days and I think Northridge is heading in the right direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

We have had children at Northridge for 3 years now. There has been an amdinistrative change recently and I think it has had a very positive effect on the students. Administrators are very visible at school events, they meet with parent groups for students in extra-curricular activities and they are approachable and available to speak with. Both of our children are being challenged academically at Northridge through their Math and Science Magnet program and with the assortment of Advanced Placement courses being offered. After attending the last set of conferences, it was very apparent to me that each teacher I spoke with took pride in Northridge and its students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2007

Students are allowed to miss unexcused with no discipline. Students who are behind in credits may still take a blank block no counselor follow up. I feel students may be pushed thru no matter what there grades or attendance are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2006

There's no incentive to succeed. Very low expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

I am a former student of Northridge High School and just finished my first year at the University of Colorado in Boulder. I have to say that I was not prepared academically what-so-ever. There are a few teachers at Northridge who strived for their student's success, but not enough. I felt as though Northridge taught me to just 'get by' and to not strive for more. The school is beautiful and new and has some wonderful, energetic teachers (theatre,sports) but overall, I feel like I was cheated and deserved to be pushed more academically. Me and my fellow Northridge alums all agree that we were not prepared for college and that Northridge taught 'down.'
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2003

ELO protocol is not enforced (or encouraged) for students who do not maintain grade average as required. Children are promoted even though they've failed prior subject. Northridge is just 'pushing kids through to get them out.' Testing scores are low and no 'life lessons' are being taught. As a new school, a higher level of teaching and authorized discipline should have been set and maintained.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

We have been happy with the school to date. With this being a new school problems have occurred but the staff and administration has worked to correct them. We have two children there this year and are very happy with the whole program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

As parents we have not been impressed with the educational level provided at this school. It has been scoring low compared to other local schools since the school opened. Another concern we have is the safety of our children in this school. If we had a choice we would transfer our 3 children to another public school.
—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 39% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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9%

2012

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
25%
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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
25%
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 Students9%
Female9%
Male9%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)26%
Free lunch eligible5%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities10%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)2%
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant10%

Reading

All Students40%
Female48%
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%

Writing

All Students23%
Female27%
Male19%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities26%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant24%
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 Students13%
Female14%
Male13%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)26%
Free lunch eligible9%
Reduced lunch eligible19%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch22%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English17%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant13%

Reading

All Students49%
Female51%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

Science

All Students25%
Female19%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Free lunch eligible16%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English36%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant26%

Writing

All Students29%
Female37%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligible29%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)2%
Proficient in English37%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant29%
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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

94%

Average ACT score

16

Graduation rate

78%


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.

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
Hispanic 70% 32%
White 26% 56%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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