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Dunstan Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 605 students

 

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Posted January 31, 2014

I am a parent that has put 3 children through this school. Education is unsatisfactory and teachers seem to give up half way through the school year. I would NOT recommend this school. If you have the opportunity to open enroll somewhere else DO IT! I tired to intervene but always met resistance. My 2 eldest are now honors students in college. No thanks to Dunstan nor the Jeffco HS they attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

This is by far the best middle school around. The teachers are fantastic, the math is way advanced (2/3 of kids are above grade level in math), there is a strong anti-bullying policy and for a middle school to have virtually no bullying is amazing. Everyone is nice to each other and the principal is great and loves the kids. They have a strong connection to their high school, Green Mountain, and the overall community between the middle and high school is phenomenal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2012

I Hate this place. I ran around all of Jefferson County AND Denver Public Schools looking for a new school all summer long. Yeah, the academics and learning is great but the bullying has made Dunstan the most hated school by students. The 8th grade went wayyy down because TONS of people left. I learned alot, but the bullying has driven me nuts. Its not JUST about the academics.


Posted March 27, 2012

What a breath of fresh air this school has been!! The staff has been nothing but professional and respectful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

We choice enrolled and drive 4 miles out of the way for my daughter to attend. She has really excelled here and being new to the school did not hurt her. The staff and students were very helpful and welcoming and the opportunities to succeed are vast. The teachers respond well to feedback and genuinely care about the success of their students. We have been very pleased with our experience and feel confident they will prepare her well for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

Incredible school. The biggest secret that Jeffco Public Schools has - and the benefit goes to the students. Fantastic staff, completely professional and positively educational teachers, and great system with teams, where students shine individually, are respected for their uniqueness, and are taught to strive for their personal best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

i think this school is great, i went to this school when i was in the 8th grade and i love the staff if it wasnt for them i wouldnt be the person i am today!


Posted February 7, 2008

This is a great school that gives the students all the tools they need to succeed!My daughter is well prepared for the challenges ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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 55% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%
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 Students63%
Female60%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Writing

All Students72%
Female78%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%
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 Students61%
Female58%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible53%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%

Reading

All Students76%
Female83%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligible74%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Science

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligible58%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Writing

All Students63%
Female74%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligible53%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
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

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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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

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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?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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 74% 57%
Hispanic 16% 32%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

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  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

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  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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Resources

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  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Performance stage
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  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

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  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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