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Governor's Ranch Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 458 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted July 27, 2013

My kids love this school, are well behaved and are at or above their grade level in all subjects. In fact the schools must be doing something right as they are above state average in all subjects. My expectation is that teachers are there to teach and I think they are doing a great job. I am not sure why some of the other reviewers are so certain only teachers or parents who do not care about the emotional welafre of their kids. As I am not a teacher and I am VERY concerned about all aspects of my kids and their education, I find these remarks insulting and totally inaccurate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

I am pretty sure that the "parents" that are making these special comments about how wonderful this school is, either dont care much about their childrens emotional welfare, or they are really teachers who are making these comments to spruce up their own school. If you send your children to this school be aware of the bullying that goes on by the teachers themselves. Be careful about the students because a lot of the parents dont care how they raise their own children (I agree with the remarks about the undisciplined behavior), and be very careful about talking to the principle when your child is being bullied by the teachers because they look at you like you are an emotional parent rather than dealing with the issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

I love this school as my kids are getting an excellent education and are turning into wonderful young adults. I totally disagree with the reviewers who state they need more disciplined (certainly this should primarily come from home) as of course some kids act up, but that behavior is dealt with quickly. My kids are emotionally stable, high achievers, love learning, look forward to going to school, and have a great set of friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

Our kids are progressing at an amzing rate at this school. We love the teachers and they seem to care about every child. There is a detailed behavior plan to deal with kids who bully or misbehave and we are confident that bad beahivor is dealt with to the best of their ability. We would not hesitate to recommend Governors Ranch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2013

This school needs to discipline their students more. They were rude, obnoxious and often violent at a public event. Small children under the age of 10 were already making sexual jokes, using intense profanity and making aggressive contact towards another student. Very very very ill disciplined. Please teach your kids the basics of common sense before anything else. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2013

If anyone is reviewing this school with pride its because either they are a teacher that works there or they really do not pay attention to their childs emotional needs. Its a terrible school. The teachers yell at the children and they do not listen to the parents needs when it comes to their educational needs. I ended up homeschooling the remaning of the year due to the many issues that I had there. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

Gov Ranch Elem cares about the students and their education. The staff is outstanding. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2012

We left GRE after 4 principals, poor and inconsistent teaching staff, and unchallenging curriculum. There are approximately 25 families in our neighborhood that send our kids to Dennison Elementary School instead of our neighbohood school. This is reflected in the schools mediocre test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2012

Governor's Ranch is an excellent school that strives to meet the needs of all students! Bullying is absolutely not tolerated and teachers are very receptive and responsive to the needs and concerns of students and parents. The academics are rigorous and yet learning is made to be fun. The staff believes in the whole child, art, music, and PE are just as important as reading, writing, and math. Teachers take the time to get to know their students and to support their interests and activities. We love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2011

We left this school because of the inconsistent quality of the teachers and the lack of leadership. Bullying is rampant here and not much is done about it. Everyone knows about it and it is swept under the rug. They do have an active PTA and a supportive community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

Are Family Loves Governors Ranch Elem. Because they have the Best Teachers and Staff anyone could ask for. And not to mention have a great PTA that looks out for are schools needs in all ways. Without these great people showing are kiddos the way the school wouldn't be as great as it is. They really do think of Safety and education first. Love all the Programs they have and esp. all there events that keep the community tightly together.You will def. see that GRE is the place to be : )
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

Principals in Jefferson County are reviewed on overall GPA and standardized test grades. Rather than working on getting the kids to improve grades, it's much easier get rid of the students that have challenges. Good students will be fine, students with issues or challenges will have problems. 'Programs' are offered by the district and sound great, but fail to deliver promised results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

This school is geared towards 'typical' children who never get into trouble. If your child has special needs or learning delays or disabilities, this is not the school for them. The atmosphere is very snotty and cliquey. Thank goodness for open enrollment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

This school not only has an outstanding academic environment, it has excellent - friendly and open parent involvement. This is such a welcoming and friendly school, and there is a strong emphasis on consideration and respect! Needless to say we are so glad that we chose this school for our son's elementary education. A large percentage of families are open enrolled by choice in this school which highlights its strengths. The principal is tremendously supportive of the staff and parent involvement. What more can we say! Signed, a statisfied parent at GRE!
—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 72% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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

All Students86%
Female94%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Writing

All Students69%
Female82%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%
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 Students73%
Female71%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Writing

All Students59%
Female66%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%
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 Students78%
Female75%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Reading

All Students80%
Female88%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Science

All Students60%
Female46%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
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 English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%

Writing

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%
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%
Female84%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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 lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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 disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant89%

Writing

All Students73%
Female84%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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 disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%
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%
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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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 75% 57%
Hispanic 14% 32%
Asian 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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