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Greenwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 421 students

 
 

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Posted October 28, 2012

As good as a public school can be. Good teachers, small class sizes, good enrollment population, and strong open enrollment students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2012

Our daughter attended Greenwood Elementary School from 1981 to 1986. The school was wonderful and the teachers and principal were excellent. We believe that her earlier training at Greenwood was a great help in all her future educational efforts. She graduated from UC Davis School of Medicine and is currently a pediatric cardiologist at Oregon Health Science University. A long way from Greenwood but a learning experience she still talks about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2012

Due to my job my kid has studied in many schools over the last few years and we felt that this school is the best of all. Outstanding teacher who goes beyond the call of duty. Very affectionate principal and staff. My kid really enjoyed studying in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2010

Greenwood Elementary seems to have all of the ingredients for the recipe of Cherry Creek's excellent schools. Unfortunately, they also had no problem villianizing a new student, a very kind and intelligent child, who was maligned based mostly on hearsay or one-sided stories. I'm not saying there were no issues, but nothing amounted to what was portrayed, and very little matched what was observed at home. The student had become intimidated to the point of not believing their side of the story even mattered. This school singled-out and reinforced the negative self-image of a small kid, as well as terrified and pressured the parents with exaggerated reactions and hurtful characterizations. I'm so thankful we recognized how destructive and irreconcilable their prejudice had become. Leaving Greenwood was the healthiest and most loving thing this family could do for itself. No one will ever treat our child that way again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

In our experience this school does not work well for twice exceptional students. Our son is very bright but can be attention challenged, and the school's solution was to reduce his enrichment activities, which only increased his boredom and problems paying attention. When we encouraged the school to challenge him more, they refused. We ended up enrolling him in a private school for gifted children where he has thrived.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2008

Excellent elementary school . Notices and grabs struggling kids immediately and puts them into appropriate programs. Parent Participation is beyond excellent and teachers go far beyond the calling to teach. fabulous extra-carricular activities with dedicated teachers. Amazing long-term staff. Highly Technical school with 'Smart Boards' - interactive black boards. Loving, Caring Atmosphere. Great families & Great neighborhood ! Only drag is no full day kindergarten yet ! and school starts a little too early.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

As a former student, I can attest to the many redeeming qualities of Greenwood. The teachers are endearing and kind, and prepare students in a nurturing way for middle school and high school. The cafeteria food is excellent, the library and librarans are outstanding, and the principle disciplines with kindness and understanding. I highly reccomend this school to anyone who wants their child to have a good education and form lasting friendships.


Posted July 26, 2008

I love the challenge my son is getting in his education there. I do think they go above and beyond compared to most elementary schools but do not push them overboard with it. I don't like that many of the parents are not friendly and into their own cliques.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

Really great small school environment. Kids and staff know each other and the parents are committed to the school. It does represent all the traits of a very affluent school (pro and con). There will be teacher turn-over since many teachers have been there for many years. This could change the complexion of the school in the near future although it has always drawn excellent teachers. Overall excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

Our child attended Greenwood K-4. We had two wonderful, passionate teachers, one who was only fair and one teacher who didn't seem to like children or teaching them. Overall, the education was very good, especially if you have a child of 'average' intelligence-there is not much offered for the child who wants to delve deeper into things. The support and admin staff was excellent. We felt there is way too much emphasis on doing well on CSAP's at this school and the overall culture is competitive and clique-ish. There is a lot of pressure to fit in. We felt this culture came from the parents and not the faculty or staff who are doing their best to address it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

I have found Greenwood Elemantary to be exceptional in thier quality of education and other academic as well as extracurricular programs. The level of parent involvement is extremely high and the relationship between the schopol personnel and parents is also very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

Long term teachers, children well prepared for middle school, high CSAP scores, small 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 72% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male96%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant99%

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant100%

Writing

All Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant91%
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 Students93%
Female90%
Male97%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant93%

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant92%

Writing

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%
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 Students93%
Female97%
Male91%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant93%

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant95%

Science

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant92%

Writing

All Students87%
Female97%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%
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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52%
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24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above 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 81% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Hispanic 5% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 2% 5%
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 4%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Greenwood Village, CO 80111
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