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Weld Central Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 622 students

 
 

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Posted February 11, 2014

Weld Central has to be the most poorly run school in the state. They are below state average in every test category. The teaching staff is dismal and no one around here cares about taking education seriously. The student body is mostly made up of racist rednecks that are allowed to chew tobacco in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

The teachers are young and are only around long enough to find a better paying job elsewhere. They do not care about your child's success. Drugs are a huge issue in this school with drug sniffing dogs on campus frequently. The school and school board turns a blind eye to the bullying and threats made by the thugs. This is a small town atmosphere with very narrow minded people. If you did not grow up here or aren't a wealthy farmers kid, you will be treated as an outsider by this community. I would definitely not recommend this school to anyone!!! Anything is better than this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2010

My 2 kids have been able to excel above their grade levels with help of college classes offered. The FFA department is top notch and helps those interested achieve top academic participation. The principal and teachers have helped to keep my kids academically challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

I attended WCHS and now my daughter does. The school has a great student to teacher ratio. Every school has it's imperfections but they offer some terrific programs and encourage participation and leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2006

To Whom It May Concern, I was formally a student of Weld Central Sr. High back in the years of 1999 to 2002. I have this to say about that school. I attended one other high school around the area where I lived, and as far as I could tell Weld Central serpassed the other school by far. When it comes to the faculty there's none like them. They care deeply about the progress and participation of every student. We are a small school so the teachers know use very closely and sometimes know our parents from growing up knowning them. To them academics are #1 on their list but we are know for our athletic program. There is no other school I would have rather been attending.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 24, 2006

The general education curriculum is weak in some areas and the teacher turnover is relatively high. The Severe Needs program is phenominal and second to none. I am very pleased for my child with disabilities, but not as pleased with the education being provided for my typical child.
—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 39% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%
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 Students33%
Female34%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligible26%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

Reading

All Students63%
Female74%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Writing

All Students47%
Female57%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible42%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
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

Math

All Students28%
Female34%
Male21%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Free lunch eligible10%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English29%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant28%

Reading

All Students67%
Female81%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Science

All Students41%
Female40%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%

Writing

All Students46%
Female61%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%
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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How schools in the state rate:

23%
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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?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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ACT participation

92%

Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

91%


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
White 64% 56%
Hispanic 31% 32%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Black 0% 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 43%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4715 Weld County Rd 59
Keenesburg, CO 80643
Phone: (303) 536-2100

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