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John Evans Middle School

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Posted April 8, 2014

The principal never listens, the assistant principal is too afraid, the dean of students acts like he is going to do something to fix it and never follows through. They never listen to parents and everytime I have gone to the office there's a group of staff just talking and I have to wait. The secretary Avalos is rude and quick to judge. You can change the building but if you don't change principal Hillman, you will have the same low scores and other problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

John Evans Middle School is an outstanding place for learning. The administration provides an amazing level of support for students in a caring atmosphere. It is sad that the Weld 6 School District is not supportive of school successes. Rather, the district administrators micromanage the schools and restrict their growth and success. For example, the district actually prescribes that students use only one note-taking method. Such micromanaging restricts students who learn differently. Mandating direct instruction for most content areas also limits the ability of great teachers to teach. Direct instruction should only be used for new teachers. Kids are not a product that is manufactured on an assembly line that can be fully controlled. John Evans MS is a wonderful school with great teachers, students, and administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2012

Johns Evans keeps there standards low to try and keep the school looking better. Hey if you set the bar low to begin with of course when the good students who are few and far between will always make you shine. However as a parent are they really doing that good or is it because they go to John Evans and there standards are so low to begin with.................. Just saying.......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2012

This school always ignores the parents. The principal never tries to talk to discipline anyone. She allows teachers to show movies like 2 Fast 2 Furious" and "The Other Guys."This movies have been showed to my son in math class! The principal is worthless. The front desk person Mrs. Avalos has been rude to me many times and for some reason has kept my son in the office. She should not be allowed to do that. The principal should not be principal. They allow known gangsters to rule the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

My daughter was badly in need of a quality ESL course after attending a former Greeley school where she received no formal instruction by a teacher. John Evans has been a great place for her and I found the teachers and administration completely supportive. Now my daughter is learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

TERRIBLE! My child was bullied, assaulted and experienced racism. Principals were ineffectual in dealing with this, even blamed it on my child. Teachers were more interested in middle school "drama" rather than teaching, and did not return phone calls. Do not send your child here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2010

I attended John Evans and my son also attended John Evans a few years ago. As a former student I found the teachers and administrative staff to be supportive and encouraging. While my son attended John Evans he was on an IEP and the teachers were supportive if his needs and adhered to the contractual guidelines of his IEP. As a result, he was able to move from a contained classroom setting into the mainstream classes and successfully graduated high school at Central. The teachers and staff kept me informed and involved in all decisions to ensure his success. I attribute his success due to the support and understanding he received at John Evans, which put him on a path of success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

John Evans Middle School (JEMS) has lots of community support. State Farm Insurance Company is now their business partner. In 2008, a PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Associaion) was started and is gaining several members. Many positive changes are happening and many more parents are becoming involved. Involved parents = successful students. JEMS offers an IB program and other school activities as well as a successful sports program. When considering which middle school to choose please give JEMS a second look!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

My husband and I both attended John Evans, now both of our kids have. We have had absolutely no problems. We keep our kids involved in school sports, gear-up and many other school activities that are offered by the school, as well as being members of the PTSA and being involved in making this an even better school for future students. John Evans should be proud to say the attendance has been one of the best in the district, receiving recognition from Ranelle Lang. Sure there may be some things that need improvement, don't all schools, and that is what we are striving for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2009

We are very happy with our experience at John Evans Middle School this school year of 2008-2009. It is implementing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme school wide. The staff is very supportive of all students, and is a positive influence for the students as well as parents. The administration in the building is wonderful to work with. They are very incouraging of parent involvement and have enthusiastically support the chartering of a PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) in the school this year. We would encourage anyone that is looking for a progressive middle school to have their child involved in, to check out JEMS in the Greeley 6 school district. This is the feeder school to Greeley West High School, that houses the IB Diploma Programme, for students that desire the very best in their pre-college education. We can't thank John Evans enough for all they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

This school is cool ans I think its really safe
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2008

well first of all we go to john evans and we love or school we love sports and the teachers they teach many things and they support very educational and are fighting teaches to be stronger because other schools are jealous because we are better at sports then them and and you cant judge us cause of our race because with out mexicans who going to do the jobs you dont do and were proud of our school and the only reason that we have police lock downs is because people try breaking into our school how is that our fault and our teachers and principals do the right thing by having police lockdowns for our safety so if you have a problem about our school then to bad because we like our school just the way it is now and nobody can change that. sicerely, Domnick Archuleta and Joaquin Cisneros
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2006

We have found this school to be unorganized and all around a bad experience, we found very little surpport and help needed to give our son with learning disablities a chance, I heard numerous times that there was just to many student to focus on one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2006

If you want a safe, fair education for your child, do not put them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2005

This School is a complete joke. They dont teach the kids anything. There are frequent police lockdowns due to crime on the school grounds and in the surrounding area. The Sport programs are substandard at best. Not to mention all of the Spanish-English language issues to deal with. At all cost dont send your child to this waste of state funds.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
21%
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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
11%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

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 Students38%
Female33%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%

Reading

All Students49%
Female57%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Writing

All Students31%
Female35%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English34%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant33%
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 Students17%
Female15%
Male18%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)8%
Free lunch eligible16%
Reduced lunch eligible14%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch21%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English15%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant18%

Reading

All Students33%
Female33%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligible18%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)9%
Proficient in English35%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant34%

Writing

All Students24%
Female31%
Male19%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)22%
Free lunch eligible27%
Reduced lunch eligible9%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch21%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English25%
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 Students18%
Female18%
Male18%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Free lunch eligible13%
Reduced lunch eligible20%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities20%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English21%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant18%

Reading

All Students38%
Female47%
Male32%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligible40%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%

Science

All Students24%
Female24%
Male23%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Free lunch eligible16%
Reduced lunch eligible32%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities26%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)2%
Proficient in English27%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant24%

Writing

All Students33%
Female38%
Male29%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligible40%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English33%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant33%
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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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 74% 32%
White 16% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 4% 5%
Two or more races 1% 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 83%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2900 15th Ave
Greeley, CO 80631
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