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Wilder Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 624 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted March 30, 2014

My daughter loves Wilder and is receiving an excellent education here. We have been at the school for three years, and she loves it. She is excelling in Math, science and reading. The staff is excellent, and they have a great art program as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2013

This is my 4th kid so I know when I see BULLYING and its rampant at this school. The kids are mean, period. Staff acts like they care, but really they can only do so much when parents send their bullies to school. Also very clicky-snobby! I regret sending my kid here and next year will go to a new district where diversity is embraced and their ANTI BULLY program exists
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2011

Terrible experience. Bullying, cliquish environment and nobody does anything about that. Moved my child out of this school and we are very happy about that decision. After going through terrible time in Wilder, my child ,now in different school, is again happy, healthy , an honor roll student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

I moved my child from Littleton Academy to Wilder - I could not be more happy. What a fabulous postive, high academic enviroment. The teachers are sensational. Every school is not for every child, but Wilders is exceptional for the above average student and want their child to come home every day loving school. It is a gift for a school to engage children from the moment they step into the school to the minute they leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2011

Awesome school! We have been at the school for three years & have found challenging curriclum, loving teachers & happy sudents! Principal leadership is strong & the staff cohesive. There is a huge body of parent volunteers & a strong sense of community within this school. These were all the things we were looking for in a school & we couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2011

For whatever reason (lack of funding, knowledge, etc) this school is not equipped to handle children with special needs. Wilder Elementary made it very obvious that me sending my child to school was an inconvenience to the other students and the staff. They never once offered any help for my child. I asked the principal, the psychologist, teachers, multiple times for an IEP or a 504 plan and they seemed very confused as to what to do. I was very willing to do whatever it took to help my child and I kept getting hit with walls. My child spent 3 years at this school. We are now at another district and it is night and day. Within 2 weeks, they tested my childs strengths and weaknesses and set up an IEP. My child is making tons of progress and is almost caught up to grade level. I am still very confused and upset as to why Wilder never helped us, but am happy that we have been able to get the help we need elsewhere. A child who struggles academically shouldn't be punished. And the family shouldn't be made to feel like an inconvenience on a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

I move my children out of this school. I would advice parents to do their homework before enrolling your children in this kind of environment. IMO staff unprofessional, environment cliquish and leadership not good. Although I would have to say nice office staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

Wilder provides a wonderful fun caring environment for students. It has a wonderful preschool. the teaching staff is professional and very dedicated to their jobs! We love the parent involvement at Wilder.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

This is a wonderful school. The teachers and staff are excellent and very helpful. The principal is like no other, she is really there for the children. My son is going into his second year here and my daughter started this year in kindergarten. They both love the school, and have already made some wonderful friends. The students there no matter how big are always helpful with the younger students. The teachers keep you up to date on everything so you dont miss a beat and if you as a parent need help they are always there to answer your questions, weather it be a voice mail, a private conference, or a quick email. Best school I could ever wish for my kids to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2006

Excellent quality staff. Love the science fair and the dedication of the principle
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2005

Academic programs are excellent. Gifted/Talented prorgam available. Kids are grouped for reading and math based on ability. Lots of parental involvement. Art and music are supported. Enrichment classes in drama, science and foreign language are available at an extra charge and are held before/after school. Before and after school care is availabale on site - very good quality.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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 65% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%
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 Students95%
Female92%
Male98%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch99%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant95%

Reading

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant95%

Writing

All Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%
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 Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant94%

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
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%

Writing

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant91%

Reading

All Students94%
Female98%
Male91%
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 immigrant94%

Science

All Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Writing

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
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 lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%
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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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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 87% 56%
Hispanic 6% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 5%
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 6%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4300 West Ponds Circle
Littleton, CO 80123
Phone: (303) 347-4750

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