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Rocky Heights Middle School

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Posted yesterday

Great school, great teachers! After first year (sixth grade) and a great long summer, my son is very excited to get back to school. He has already logged on to school website to check his new schedule, teachers and class team! Found out that he has made advanced math. Never thought my son would be so happy to get back to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2014

My son is finishing his 6th grade year at RHMS and we are pleased with the level of instruction he is receiving and with the professionalism of his teachers and the staff. RHMS offers lots of electives and enrichment courses for kids with different interests and preferences. My son is not a sports-oriented kid and he has been able to find clubs and organizations that keep him happy and engaged. Of course there are things I would change if I could (start time, lunch time, more outdoor play time, smaller classes), but for a free, public education, RHMS is a good choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2014

I am in 7th grade here i have no complaints definitely good teachers and good staff many different choices for electives and after school programs i would recommend this school.


Posted April 21, 2014

My 6th grade daughter hated this school for good reasons (several bad teachers, too many students, lack of lockers, little to no differentiated instruction, having lunch at 10:30 am, mean girls, stupid rules, etc.). Luckily, she only had to attend for a couple of months before she changed to a wonderful private school. If private school is not an option for you, register now for any and all charter schools in the area to avoid sending your child here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2012

My two daughters have been in this school for the past 2 years and we really apprecite the teaching staff of this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2011

Our son has had a great experience. The teachers and counselors have been very supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2011

After reading several reviews, I was pretty stunned. Our child attended 6th grade in the 2nd year RHMS opened its doors to 6th graders. It appears as though the same problems exist. Counselors are an issue--Very Placating. Staff seems unable or unwilling to find easy resolutions to quick fix problems. Some good teachers leave this school. I don't know why. But, they teach elsewhere. As was mentioned by someone else, I too, am concerned about PE teachers/coaches here. We found programs outside of this school to be much more professional with kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2011

I love this school! I am in the 7th grade and it is SO much fun! All the teachers here are awesome, and know what they're talking about. The principal is very nice, and the academics programs are good too. I can't wait to be in 8th grade here! Go nighthawks!


Posted June 13, 2011

My 7th grade year wasn't too bad (at the time the school didn't have 6th grade), but my 8th grade year was terrible, and led me to the decision to attend a private high school. Overall, the kids were immature and not focused. The teachers are okay, and the good ones don't stay. I was not challenged in academics.


Posted November 28, 2010

My daughter went to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade here. It was an excellent school. The teachers were great. The choices of electives were amazing for a middle school. The counselors were great. We loved everything about this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

This is an outstanding place of learning. My son has started enjoying school again and has teachers that are more than willing to go the extra mile to help him continue to grow. (My daughter also loves Rock Canyon high school next door). I have had nothing but positive experiences with either school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2009

I would not recomend this school. Im not happy with it, no one really is. Learning a language is impossible, the consellors don't help much, and I've been having a hard time in math and its not going well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 21, 2008

I would not recommend this school. The counselors were not very helpful and the education was lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

I went to RHMS for 7th and 8th grade. My teachers were pretty good, but my experience with the counselors was ungodly. They have no idea what they are doing and I was extremely disappointed with them. The administration is horrible too, but as long as you're not a troublemaker, you won't have to deal with them. A very average school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2007

Teachers are great in everything but math. Kids are sweet, not a lot of discipline problems. Great programs, but for only a few. Foreign languages are impossible to get. Counselors are more like gate keepers for saying 'no, that can't be done.' Placement for math is questionable. Our one experience with one coach was not great. The coach was not knowledgeable of that particular sport, and had no interest in coaching and took no interest in the kids or the game. She was like a zombie on the bench.
—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 62% in 2013.

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

451 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 55% in 2013.

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

478 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

478 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

478 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

478 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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 Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian96%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial91%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian88%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
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)50%
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant91%

Writing

All Students79%
Female87%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian84%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
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 Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian89%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial94%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Reading

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian86%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial94%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)52%
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant89%

Writing

All Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian89%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial94%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities90%
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 Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian92%
Hispanic59%
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 lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian88%
Hispanic75%
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)35%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Science

All Students77%
Female72%
Male80%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian75%
Hispanic56%
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 lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Writing

All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian79%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%
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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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

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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 84% 56%
Hispanic 7% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 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 3%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball

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11033 Monarch Blvd
Littleton, CO 80124
Phone: (303) 387-3300

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