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John W Thimmig Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted April 27, 2014

Thimmig is the best school! I always feel welcomed by office staff, teachers go above and beyond and my child loves going to school! I couldn't ask for a better place for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2014

Thimmig Elementary is a school that has teachers and staff who believe in kids and who are dedicated to make sure each child is successful. My daughter has made amazing growth and I couldn't be happier with teachers and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

I am absolutely satisfied with this school. My son has received the best kindergarten experience I could ask for. He has excelled so much this past year because the teachers here care and work so diligently with all the children, not just a select few like I have heard about with other schools. The teachers pay attention and know each and every single one of their students, as well as each students strengths and weaknesses. I am so very pleased with Thimmig Elementary, I look forward to having my son attend this school for the next 5 years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2010

Love this school. After transferring my child from a nearby charter that was terrible. My child is now academically progressing. The school to parent communication is awesome with weekly e-mails and phone calls. The staff is awesome. My child had a awesome 1st grade teacher and we're looking forward to the upcomming school year. This school has a great program. Also, the Charter school I refered to earlier has a tutoring program that charges 19.00 an hour and Thimming offers the same program for free. Awesome for parents who need to watch spending. Great principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2010

This is a wonderful school! The staff is great and the administration is wonderful. I would reccomend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

We transferred our kids from a charter school to Thimmig because my oldest was having problems. They have been very supportive and helpful, not only with my oldest but with all my kids. The teachers and support staff are great, the school is nice, and Mr. McMillan is a great leader!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

My kids go there. Great administrators and awesome teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

My son who is in Special Ed. just got four out of 5 A's on his report card!!!!!! He goes to John W Thimmig Elementary School, that school is just so amazing and my other son who is not in special ed. who goes to the same school and is in the same grade got all A's on his report card
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

I am thoroughly disappointed in this school. There is no room for creative children. If your child in of a non-traditional nature you will be out of luck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

This school is just perfect! The Staff here is just so kind to you, the teachers are so giving to the students' learning abilities. The whole entire staff of the school is just wonderful. They have so much creativity in their activities. This just the perfect school for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

I see constant efforts to differentiate for student learning styles at Thimmig. I wonder if creative might be another term for disruptive or defiant. The art and music program at Thimmig is very diverse and open ended. Many of the classrooms that I've visited, and I have visited unannounced more than once, are doing very creative lessons designed to pique childrens intrests and make them think outside of the box. I have also found the administration to be helpful if I have a question or doubt. They will set up meetings and make sure things are resolved. I find it difficult to believe that an entire school....any ENTIRE school would not make a child feel accepted. Sweeping generalizations that imply all teachers or an entire school is at fault is usually an emotional response not totally based in reality. -good luck-
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

academically rigorous and differentiated in many ways
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

This is the first year my kids attend to this school, they were in a catholic school in Denver and my kids have changed a lot, and they changed to the good, my older son feels more secure and motivated and my youngest is motivated and in a few months he is reading... great school, very good comunication with the teachers
—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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)69%
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant82%

Reading

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)56%
Proficient in English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Writing

All Students51%
Female61%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%
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 Students65%
Female60%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Reading

All Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Writing

All Students45%
Female54%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%
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 Students66%
Female65%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Reading

All Students68%
Female65%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Science

All Students44%
Female41%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%

Writing

All Students48%
Female55%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%
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

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 46% 32%
White 46% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
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 33%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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