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Brentwood Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 676 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2011:
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Posted March 3, 2014

I visited Brentwood and it was awful. The children were disrespectful and out of control. And with good reason! Half the 6th grade teachers I witnessed didn't even pay attention to the classes. In 3 classes I myself learned nothing. Fights. Gang activity. The students running the classrooms.......so sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2014

The teachers and staff are extremely committed to the students. The school underwent a massive turnover in administration and teachers two years ago, but the new administration has stabilized the situation and teachers are much more engaged with administration and parents. Newl-implemented early testing has put kids in appropriate classes, especially for math and language arts students testing above grade-level. The band is the best in the state by any measure. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2012

I was a staff member at this school and my experiences there have drove me out of education all together. This principal while appearing to want to make a difference is more concerned about moving up in the district than helping the kids. She had only been there a year when half of the staff 21 members decided to find other places to work. There would have been more staff leaving if Weld county didn't make it difficult to transfer out of the district. The students here were very disrespectful and bad behavior was constantly being ignored. I am very happy that I will not be coming back next year but feel bad for many of the teachers that have to deal with the principals poor decision making. Find another school for your childrent to attend because there is no more woodshop, food classes since they have been cut.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 18, 2012

Brentwood, in our families experience, has been a very unsafe place to be. The bullying and fighting that goes on there is out of control. I have had 2 of my children attend this school over a span of 3 years and would not recommend this school. The staff at Brentwood try to be helpful but the kids drive the bus and therefore it is not the safe environment that parents seek for there children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2011

The teachers and administration are excellent. What I have noticed is a lack of parental involvement. The gym was more than half empty on back-to-school night. This, more than anything, is an indicator of low test scores--parents are not participating in the process! As an active parent, I feel that Brentwood is more than taking care of my daughter's educational needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

Hi i really dont think this school could get any worse there is a fight just about every week and the teachers constantly suspend kids time after time hoping eventually they will get the message to stop. Kids are just about saying every cuss word they can. When I went to school there I constantly got threatened and bullied. I have now swithed to private school just to get away from all of this. And as a student I do not reccomend Brentwood middle school.


Posted July 7, 2011

I think the kids are hear are extremely rude! And the teachers should actually do something besides sitting on their butts! And talk about horrible basketball and volleyball teams!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

The teachers are in full blast to teach. The staff knows how to stop any violence or fouling around. They use a thing called a CLAW CARD. The ALM program is really great it truly lets us kids evaluate our goals and lets us have all the learning opportunities we need. The teachers really care about us as students and put a lot of effort towards us.


Posted September 2, 2010

I have had two boys go through Brentwood Middle School and now my daughter. I am highly impressed with the quality of leadership, teacher involvement, teacher instruction, and the challenge it provides to my children. My children enter high school at a high level, ready to learn and participate. I believe this is because of the expectations that have been given to them. As they move on through high school and now college for one, this continues. Brentwood should be congratulated on its determination to help every child succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

The accountability of administration & staff in this school is disgraceful. My soon to be step-son was placed in a class in error; he was provided a schedule, followed that schedule & was never told that his schedule had changed. We found out that he had been absent for that class for weeks without ever being marked absent. The class he was going to, the teacher never took attendance to realise she had an extra child & not once did we receive a call home letting us know that said child has been missing a class for weeks now, we found out at p/t conferences. How can you expect a child to have accountability when the staff lacks accountability? How can you trust to leave your child in the care of this school when they don't have their policies & procedures down? I wouldn't recommend this school for many more reasons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

My family and I moved here about 8 months and I started going to Brentwood and I got to say Brentwood is a great school.Its a great learning enviroment with many great teachers.Yes we may be very strict on PDA but we are young.But if i could recommend a great school it would be Brentwood.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2006

This school has great teachers who care and an administration who is trying to make a difference in student's lives. However, it has a very high low income students population and quite a bit of gang activity. Much of it is from kids who want to make an impression on other students, but have little real gang affiliation. There are some excellent students, but teachers have to spend the bulk of their time on discipline problems in some classes. Overall I would say that this school is better than its ratings. Not as good as Heath MS, but preferable to others in town.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 12, 2005

Brentwood is a great school and I'm proud to say that because I am a student and am happy that I have the opportunity to be at a great school that has the higest standards in all of District 6 in Greeley. The teachers are great. They can teach you a lot in 45 min or in our block schedules one hour and 30 minutes. The coolest thing about Brentwood is that the seventh grade hall is in a circle. John Evans may be a complete circle but it doesn't really matter. What matter's is that you have a place to learn. The cafeteria is not big but it is big enough to fit 210 seventh graders. I am proud that my school has great teachers and students. If you are a parent that is looking for a middle school I would recomend Brentwood.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2004

This school is good but, I can not think why we dont have more sports for the sixth graders andwhy in fifth they could play football. I believe we could come up with more things to help the kids stay from gangs and keep kids out of trouble. Thank you.
—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 62% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
30%
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
34%
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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
16%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
30%
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 Students44%
Female40%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%

Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students36%
Female37%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English37%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%
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 Students22%
Female24%
Male20%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligible26%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities24%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English26%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant23%

Reading

All Students47%
Female45%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

Writing

All Students37%
Female44%
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligible42%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%
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 Students18%
Female14%
Male21%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Free lunch eligible10%
Reduced lunch eligible39%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English23%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant18%

Reading

All Students44%
Female41%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligible61%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)8%
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%

Science

All Students18%
Female14%
Male22%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Free lunch eligible12%
Reduced lunch eligible17%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English26%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant19%

Writing

All Students29%
Female32%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible20%
Reduced lunch eligible39%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English34%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant30%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

Below 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 68% 32%
White 29% 56%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 77%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2600 24th Ave Court
Greeley, CO 80634
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