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Prairie View Middle School

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 11, 2014

I am a parent of a PVMS student, and we love our school! They are engaged, involved, and responsive academically as well as socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2014

Im a student here in the sixth grade and ive never witnessed or heard of anyone getting bullied. The teachers are great, and it's not all about learn learn learn you have a ton of fun too.


Posted January 4, 2014

Test scores should not affect your opinions or willingness to send your child to this school. I have a child in 7th grade and an 8th grader, both of my children love it here. Your child is able to excel socially and as long as the motivation is there your child will be able to grow. We moved schools from Stuart also in the area last year due to lack of grade level education, the difference is noticeable. Many of the instructors have advanced degrees and are able to execute lessons properly. Bullying does happen occasionally but it is not common as most of these parents say. As long is your child has ability to learn and have fun they will strive in this environment. This is the best available middle school option in the area, including the charter in the Brighton area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2013

This school does as little as possible to support children with special needs. They refuse to take responsibility for educating children who have learning difficulties.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

If you want your child to be focused on school and feel safe at the same time, this is not the school for you. If you have a little bully, they will fit right in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

I have a 6th and 8th grader that attend this school and I moved my 8th grader last year from a charter school in Jeffco School District and she has absolutely loved this school even better than that one! My 6th grader comes home everyday saying he had an amazing day with no bullying whatsoever. I know the education scores don't look the best, but both of my children are in advanced math classes and doing quite well being thoroughly challenged! In fact my 8th grader is in Geometry which is technically a 10th grade level class and my 6th grader is in Pre Algebra which is a 8th grade level! Don't overlook this school due to it's scores and past reputation it is a newer school and is continuing to get better and better in that area. The teachers are very well educated and many have Master Degrees. Also for my kids to have such an amazing experience everyday with their peers and teachers is worth more than anything to me!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2011

I feel that half of the teachers are very good but then the other half just do not care about students. They say they are there to help with parents or administrators but really do not give the time to students. We have seen this in 6th and 7th grades so far. It is unfortunate that adminstration does not look into this more and really release teachers like this as it really does just make students and parents frustrated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2011

The school building is very nice, unfortunately the classes are already large, the teachers are unable to really observe the students which allows bullying and harassment. The principal was rarely available and the assistant principal is very naive and does not deal well or fairly with incidents. Our child was pulled out after one semester.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2010

this school is great it has good teachers and good students and everyone is nice there


Posted July 20, 2009

awsome school i cant wait to go back and learn
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2009

This is just a starting Middle school but the administration is trying thier hardest to help the students grow into bright intellegant young adults
—Submitted by a student


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 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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%
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 Students56%
Female59%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Reading

All Students64%
Female74%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible62%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)31%
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Writing

All Students47%
Female60%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligible59%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English46%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%
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 Students35%
Female35%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligible34%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English37%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

Reading

All Students59%
Female66%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligible62%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)38%
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Writing

All Students52%
Female62%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligible52%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)33%
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%
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 Students36%
Female32%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligible11%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%

Reading

All Students55%
Female62%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Science

All Students42%
Female36%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligible17%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%

Writing

All Students42%
Female52%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
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?

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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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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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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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
White 47% 56%
Hispanic 45% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 2% 5%
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 43%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12915 East 120th Ave
Henderson, CO 80640
Phone: (720) 685-5400

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