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Peak To Peak Charter School

Charter | K-12 | 1446 students

 

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Posted February 26, 2007

We have been members of the Peak to Peak community for 3 years. The school has removed traditional academic barriers and allows students to excel by appropriate placement and academic focus. Parent involvement is critical to Peak to Peak's success. Peak to Peak will continue to be a top choice of students and families seeking top quality education. Class sizes are currently near the maximum and negatively impacts the overall quality of education, even though it is still superior to other options. Communication continues to be a challenge, but has been set as a priority and we expect to see improvement in this area. Appropriate guidance of parent involvement in student homework (K-5) is also an area that needs improvement. If you are looking for a special school for your children - look at Peak to Peak - but plan on being involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2006

This is a great school! we're new this year, and both of my middle school kids love it! the teachers enjoy teaching, they care, and they make their classes interesting and fun. The other kids have been incredibly nice, and neither of my kids have seen even one person bullied so far. Another unique aspect about this school is that it's 'cool' to be smart and kind, and it's 'uncool' to be disrespectful, to smoke-drink-do drugs, etc. It's powerful to see kids encouraging each other to be themselves, and celebrating each others individual gifts. The school teaches to the students individual level, (there may be a 7th grader and a 10th grader in the same class), and this helps the classes be more efficient, and the students get to know each other better. Needs: better tech/computer classes, football, & a bigger library. Strengths: very strong academics/teachers, supportive and inclusive student body...A 10!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Peak to Peak is the best high school - the teachers and principals are fully dedicated, the sports teams, such as soccer and hockey, rock, and the counselors and teachers come to school for the sole purpose of making us better students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2006

Excellent Academic Programs, good leadership and improving social climate!
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted April 30, 2006

My oldest child will graduate from Peak to Peak this year, and I can't believe how fortunate we have been to be a part of this great school. When Peak to Peak says 'college prep', it means it. After only five years, its ACT scores are already the third highest in the state. The NCA has awarded the school its College Preparatory accreditation (only one other public school in Colorado has attained that status), and its graduates are heading off to prestigious colleges. Not only is it succeeding academically, they are the state champions in both soccer and hockey this year! It took vision and leadership to build such a strong program in such a short period of time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2006

Peak to Peak is a Magnet and it brings in students from the surrounding areas. It has some great teahers like Mrs Roob, Mrs Freeman and Mrs Henning who go above and beyond and teach the children. Tony Fontana is great Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2005

Terrific academic program. Teachers and staff very responsive to parental concerns. Students get to know teachers well because of small high school size. Could be more extracurricular activities, but these are increasing as the high school grows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

My started P2P inaurgrial yr, 5 years ago. The 1st 2 yrs were inspiring. The teachers knew the students & worked w/weakness & strengths. Inspiring. Subsequent years the quality & accountability of character education & teacher participationg has declined. The ability grouping is working but not as actively utlized throughout the school year as it could be. The biggest complaint for myself & when talking with other parents is lack of organization (use of a sylibus) by the teacher. Comminication on the semester work load and schedule NEEDS drastic improvement. Student and parents are left guessing what is due and when. This year I plan on making a sylibus with my son & have he work thru it. I don't want him to do too much extra work but better than finding out about missing work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

academic programs are very high in standard and is quite suitable for all students. this is mostly because the school will place your child to how he/she is academically in development. though the teachers are of high prestige i have noticed that some, but very few, of these teachers are not quite suitable to handle teaching high school students. the environment of the school also seems to be slowly declining each year and has been doing quite poorly. as for the extracurricular activites there's a fair selection but there are many that i'd rather them have that they don't i.e. football, shop, hockey and other such classes. the level of parent involvement is at the most i have seen any school because it was and still is primarily funded by parents.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 15, 2005

Peak to Peak is now in its fifth year. We have two high school students who have attended for four of those years, and we could not be more pleased with the quality of their education. The school says it is college prep, and it has gone out of its way to stay true to its mission. This is wonderful in a public school! The school has continually added new AP classes and extracurricular activities. There are great electives in music, art, and other areas. My kids have great friends who are involved in school activities and their community. Finally, many of my own friends are those I've met while volunteering at the school. It is a great community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

Peak to Peak is one of the most amazing schools I've ever seen, and undoubtedly the best in the area. In its fourth year, Peak to Peak will have 20 AP Classes by next year alone. Peak to Peak also participates in the CU Succeed Gold Program, among other programs. There is a strong music and are program, with AP Music Theory being one of the AP classes, and CU Succeed Gold art class that one will recieve college credit for. Peak to Peak is developing a strong sports presence, with the Boy's Varsity Sccer going to state this year, Peak to Peak has Soccer, Volleyball, Track, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, and many more. Parent involvment can be almost over-the-top at points.Peak to Peak has its own Board of Trustees that govern the school. A few parents are on this board, and there is always ample space for a parent to voice his concerns.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2005

We have been at Peak to Peak for four years. It has gone through some growing pains, but is a strong core knowledge/character education based school. The down side (or sides) are that it tends to be academically stringent which can be stressful for children. Also, priorities aren't always what they should be. The school is quite dirty. All in all, the teachers are very good as well as the administration. Parents are asked to volunteer as much as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

With three sons are at Peak to Peak, we are very pleased with the education, philosophy, and atmosphere. Now in our 4th year, we have experience with the middle and elementary programs. Academics are challenging, yet there is a good effort to keep all the kids on track and motivated to work hard. We are hoping for more sports programs, but there are good efforts to develop teams in baseball, hockey, basketball, and soccer. Overall, there is lots of extracurricular to choose from, even for a small school. The parents here are incredible. As a charter school we do not get facility funds, so our district funds pay the rent = smaller budget than most schools. Parents do a lot and I see incredible accountability and frugal management of what they do have. Great school for us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2004

Peak to Peak has been a wonderful experience for my children. With its college prep, liberal arts focus it has strong academics that include the arts, drama, music, etc. It is a good size. The students are known, but there are plenty of sports and other extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2004

My daughter is in her sophomore year at Peak to Peak Charter School. She started as a freshman last year having graduated from an academically rigorous K-8 private school. Last year there were some curriculum improvements needed in science and math at that grade level, this year seems to be much improved. Peak to Peak is still so new, it improves by leaps and bounds each year. We are very impressed by the parent involvement, the students themselves, the responsive administration and the teacher dedication. Extracurricular activities continue to grow, the academics are continuing to become more rigorous. We especially apprreciate the size of the school and feel every student is valued and encouraged. The disciplinary issues are apparently minor, due to the emphasis on character education. Peak to Peak has been an extraordinary high school experience for our daughter. We drive 35 minutes each way and don't regret one minute.
—Submitted by a parent


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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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 62% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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 52% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%
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 39% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
0%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%
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 Students75%
Female68%
Male84%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Reading

All Students83%
Female84%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%

Writing

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Reading

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
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 lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant89%

Writing

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%
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 Students81%
Female75%
Male87%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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 lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant89%

Science

All Students68%
Female68%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Writing

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%
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 Students84%
Female81%
Male87%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Reading

All Students96%
Female99%
Male92%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant96%

Writing

All Students87%
Female92%
Male80%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
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

Math

All Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant89%

Writing

All Students83%
Female90%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%
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 Students70%
Female70%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Reading

All Students87%
Female93%
Male82%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
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 lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Science

All Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%
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 Students62%
Female61%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/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 lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%

Writing

All Students84%
Female92%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%
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%
Female57%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Reading

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
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 lunch95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant95%

Science

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Writing

All Students78%
Female85%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%
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.

 
Above average

Test score rating
Student growth rating
College readiness rating

1-3 Below Average

4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 20132What's this?

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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

99%

Average ACT score

26

Graduation rate

98%


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 75% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 3%
Hispanic 9% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 1% 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 7%N/A41%
Male 49%N/A51%
Female 51%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Volunteer time after school
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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800 Merlin Dr
Lafayette, CO 80026
Phone: (303) 453-4600

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