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Weld Central Junior High School

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4 stars

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Posted June 18, 2014

My son attended Weld Central during the 2013-2014 school year. While I would love to sit her and blast what a horrible school it is, I won't. The Princial, Jamie Jefferies, is a wonderful woman and does an amazing job. Ms. Teter Reis is also amazing. But the district definately needs to step up the security. The phone lines are always going down leaving the school unsecured. Even though my son was beaten at school and emotionally and physically scarred, Ms. Jefferies did a phenomenal job handleing the situation. There are many areas that need to be fixed, but she is working on it. The workload my son had was good and he had plenty of teachers that were willing to help when he needed it. I can't say the same about the high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2012

The best Music Educator we have seen. (Mr Ecker) He instills discipline, complex music education and a love for excellence in my kids. We have two kids that go here, and the school has a strong leadership in the Principal, (Ms Shriner) (assistant principal, not so much, she is rude and lacks communication/intrapersonal skills). Every school has it's negative aspects. But for most part, I would say this is a positive school with great teachers and a strong willingness to work with parents in partnership. In addition, I love that the "homework" is done in class, as it should be. My kids do have to bring home work at times, (my 8th grader has research projects she does at home sometimes) but the workload at home is not overwhelming. I would definitely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

As the parent of a special needs kid, I can say this school is more interested in getting their money's worth out of some teaching curriculum than they are in genuinely helping the kids learn. We are looking at other schools in the area because nothing can be as poorly run as Weld Central Jr High.
—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 62% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

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 55% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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

All Students52%
Female63%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible48%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Reading

All Students65%
Female78%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Writing

All Students46%
Female67%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible35%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English52%
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 Students45%
Female46%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%

Reading

All Students64%
Female77%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Writing

All Students51%
Female61%
Male40%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligible68%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%
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 Students37%
Female40%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligible33%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Science

All Students42%
Female35%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligible33%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%

Writing

All Students55%
Female65%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%
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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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 56% 56%
Hispanic 40% 32%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 56%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4977 Weld County Rd 59
Keenesburg, CO 80643
Phone: (303) 536-2700

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