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Greeley West High School

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Posted June 17, 2014

I taught here for a year and this school is a mess. The only students who are getting anything good out of this school are the ones in IB and their experience is totally different than that of the other students. The ESL and SPED programs are not bad, but not great either because of a lack of funding and a lack of people caring about these programs. This is not to say that no one cares, but not enough people do.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 4, 2011

I love going to school at west, the teachers are great and the principal made the school much better when he started working there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2010

West is a pretty good school if you have the right teachers. some teachers are better than others. a lot of west if how involved you are. your golden if your in IB, AP, in a play or play a sport. so to a degree is a joke. but what about the other students? they get screwed. if your not in any of these programs you can forget an equal education. there is no such thing. i watch many of my class mates fall threw the cracks of the system and no one cared. but if they would have been in the "right programs" the out come would have been different. For the most part i liked west, but enough is enough. When does everyone get a equal education? i wasn't in IB, AP, i wasn't in a play, i did play a sport, and i felt like my education suffered. I took AP classes for half of a semester my junior year and was treated horribly by classmate who thought they were better then me. i wasn't about to take that from anyone. it wasn't worth it. and that is West in a nutshell.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2010

This school is overcrowded and full of troublemakers who make it their daily duty to make sure no one learns anything. Student motivation is at rock bottom. Teachers spend a lot of time just trying to get the class under control so very little time is left for actual teaching. The word "school" in this context is non-literal or figurative. An embarassment to the local community.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2010

We love Greeley West High School. Our oldest daughter left a Charter School to attend the IB Program and to get better coaching in athletics. Our daughter is now on a full ride volleyball scholarship and is on the Academic Athletic Dean's List . Our youngest daughter is in her second year and loves going to high school everyday and is doing very well. We feel that the teachers really try to encourage the children to do their best by challenging them and making the classes fun. Mr. B. Wright the principal has made such a positive difference in the school by making the teachers and the kids accountable for their actions. He has encouraged a positive relationship with the students and the staff by getting everyone involved. He himself gets very involved. GW also has a strong Parent Booster Club that supports athletics and clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

I would say that Greeley West definitely has it's flaws, but what school doesn't? I would say that it is definitely a good school regardless of whether you do the IB program, which is NOT a joke or take general classes. If general classes are too easy or to have a lack of challenge, then step it up and go for advanced placement classes. I know of many teachers that will make you think and actually try. Some teachers could definitely challenge a student more, but some make you want to say enough. And as for the IB program being in it myself I do not think that free college credits are a joke with an economy as poor as ours. For the student that does not want to go above general and wants a challenge, the best way to do that goal is to get involved in extracurricular activities
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2009

Let me put in a word for the IB program. It was challenging enough to put the high school education we received at a level that is competitive with European education systems. The IB program allowed me to enter college with over 40 credits. I didn't have to take any of the core university classes and was able to move on to subjects that were relevant to my major. I finished a Spanish minor having taken only 4 courses in college and graduated in 3 years. That saves a lot of time and money.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 21, 2008

Greeley west is not a good school. I was formerly a student there. unless your child goes into the IB program (which is a joke in my opinion) they are going to find a lack of challenge and inconsistency through out there entire education. There are some, and i emphisize some, terachers there who will challenge a student to acutally think about a problem or a concept, but thouse teachers are few and far between, and sadly the most stunning example of a good teacher there is the food science teacher. Courses are passed with barely any effort, acheiving that high school dream of going to class stoned and getting an A. A seinor history class was dubbed by the seinors as 'coloring class' because the class mostly consisted of coloring maps! not detaied maps, but maps you would hand out to a kindergardner. Dont send your kids to Greeley West.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2008

very bad when it comes to kids who struggle, i have four kids 2 of whom graduated and 1 who dropped out and one who is close to dropping out. My kids who did well were treated well, my first child now who is 21 was lost in the school system of hell, they did not acknowledge he exsisted, then my two middle children did well and was treated very well, however my fourth child has struggled since 9th grade and has had no help and was told she did this to herself and is now in 11th grade and once again is already falling behind. She has asked for tutors they blow her off. Basically she is wasting their time in their minds. So if you have great student children they will do well but if your children are not as great in school then they too wll lose intrest
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

Greeley West is a good, solid high school. I recommend this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 9, 2006

I am glad mi child is on this School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

The principal is a true leader who takes concerns parents may have to heart and works to improve school for all involved.
—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 39% in 2013.

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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21%

2012

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

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 Students21%
Female18%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Free lunch eligible9%
Reduced lunch eligible24%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities22%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)2%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant22%

Reading

All Students51%
Female55%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligible49%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)9%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Writing

All Students38%
Female44%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligible49%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
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 Students16%
Female14%
Male18%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Free lunch eligible4%
Reduced lunch eligible25%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities17%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English22%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant17%

Reading

All Students56%
Female66%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)8%
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Science

All Students30%
Female29%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Free lunch eligible15%
Reduced lunch eligible44%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%

Writing

All Students40%
Female47%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%
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?

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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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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

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Reading growth at this school

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

91%

Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

83%


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 53% 32%
White 37% 56%
Black 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 50%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2401 35th Ave
Greeley, CO 80634
Phone: (970) 348-5400

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