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Field Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 435 students

 

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Posted June 11, 2014

I agree with the last review......all of it is true, if you are white you will be treated differently. Very glad to be done with this school. If you want your child to feel safe and respected and treated fairly don't send them to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2014

My daughter has done relatively well at this school academically, but she is constantly being bullied and no one does anything about it. She has even been physically assaulted by numerous other student's. They do nothing to the kids that assault her and blame it on my daughter. Most of the students that go there are very mean and malicious. The kids are always making fun of my daughter or excluding her because she is white. Even most of the staff treat her poorly while treating kids from other ethnic backgrounds like royalty. Most of the staff is very rude at least to white parents from my observations. If your child is white I do not recommend this school at all. You and your child will be disrespected and treated unfairly. If your child is of another race it will be a great school for them and they will excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

This school is excellent. I am extremely shocked at the rating. My child has been at this school (we live out of district) and he chooses to be there. I love the staff and they have excellent communication with the parents and love the children. All needs are addressed in a timely manner. There are also wonderful after school clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

I have been a parent at Field for 9 years now, during which time we have received our authorization as an International Baccalaureate school. The IB designation means that an inquiry based learning model is used throughout the school, and the kids get Spanish, music, PE and art on a rotating basis (approximately every other day for each). We are very diverse both racially and socioeconomically. Field kids are truly comfortable with people of every ethnicity. In addition, Field excels at reaching kids from one end of the achievement spectrum to the other and keeping them challenged. Our gifted program is amazing. Our teachers and staff are knowledgeable, they give their all, and they care about every single child. Our PTO is relaxed, inclusive, and fun. We are able to enrich the classroom instruction with field trips and guest speakers at every grade level. Field is an exceptional school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

I am stunned to see the undeserved low rating for Field on this website. Field is an EXCEPTIONAL school. Some that complain might not be aware of the IB program and how it differs from an 'ordinary' school. For some students, like my first-grade son, the IB program provides the perfect learning style. It might not be suitable for all children- but I think that the differences make uninformed parents uncomfortable- not the children. My son was thrilled to be introduced to Spanish and other world/international topics! I was a substitute teacher and have had the opportunity to work in many, many schools. I have never found staff as dedicated, knowledgeable, and genuinely caring as I have at Field. They are absolutely committed to providing a clean & safe school, interesting & fun extra-carricular activites for the whole family, and the very best education available for our children. Thank you FIELD!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

My daughter has attended FES for almost two years. She seemed to do well in K but has been left behind in the first grade. I very well know she has a problem focusing but being in her classroom I have noticed she has been sat off to the side with another unfocused child. It is just the two of them, while at other tables there are 4 kids. I feel it is easy for her to fall through the cracks because there is to much focus on learning Spanish and about the world then on individual attention. As well as math, reading, writing,and science. They don't make sure the kids have a full understanding of the core subjects before moving on to something broader. Teachers are nice at least in K & 1st grade,(my only experience) although office staff is a bit cold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2006

I am personally an elementary school teacher at a different school, and I have chosen to open enroll my children at Field Elementary. I have been extremely satisfied with the ability of the teachers to meet the individual needs of students. The all day Kindergarten program provides an opportunity for teachers to use guided reading beginning with K, and the way they have allocated resources means each child goes to a group (in their classroom or another)where they are getting direct instruction in reading at their level. A similar process is followed for Math. The result for my son is 2 years worth of growth in one year of reading instruction, and math instruction above his current grade level. The individual instruction applies to both high and struggling students. Additionally, I was so pleased to see the diversity and the International Baccalaurate program. Great new principal, great teachers and staff...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2005

The school is very disorganized and lacks any leadership. My son's teacher was out an entire semester on maternity leave, however rather the replace with a permenant substitute, the school brought in several different replacements.
—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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
25%
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

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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

All Students53%
Female56%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)38%
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Reading

All Students62%
Female73%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)55%
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%

Writing

All Students34%
Female44%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)20%
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant34%
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 Students52%
Female50%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Reading

All Students57%
Female62%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students40%
Female46%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English49%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%
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 Students40%
Female40%
Male40%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%

Reading

All Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)47%
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Science

All Students18%
Female13%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)23%
Free lunch eligible16%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities20%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)12%
Proficient in English22%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant18%

Writing

All Students55%
Female57%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)35%
Proficient in English57%
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

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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

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
Hispanic 55% 32%
White 36% 56%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 82%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5402 South Sherman Way
Littleton, CO 80121
Phone: (303) 347-4475

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