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Falcon Bluffs Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 640 students

 

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Posted August 29, 2013

falcon Bluffs is a awesome school because it doesn't do any tolerating for bullying you see the closest teacher about it and they will deal with it. And they are wonderfully organized with the lockers every week you clean up your locker for next week and that makes me feel so happy to have my child go, when I Have a child . Its that good of a school you should sign your 6th 7th or your 8th grader to got to Falcon Bluff. If you do want to go here go to: 8449 W. Garrison St Littleton,Co 80128


Posted August 22, 2013

My daughter went last year & just started 7th grade @ Falcon Bluffs. Our family loves everything about the school! Keep up the great work! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2013

My daughter is about to complete 6th grade at Falcon. She has had a wonderful time this year, has learned a lot, has adjusted to middle school, and is developing socially and academically well. I find the teachers receptive and helpful. The conferences have been good for meeting teaches, and they get info out to the parents weekly. The electives are wonderful and the principal is doing a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2009

We love Falcon Bluffs! My second child will be a 7th grader this fall. The teachers are awesome, enthusiastic, and seem honestly pleased to be there. The music programs (band,orchestra, and vocal) are some of the best in town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2008

I am a high school freshmen at Lakewood coming out of falcon and i think it is a steller school. ITs clean the teachers are amazing the the people hands down rock!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2007

This is a clean and orderly school and i think that i will have a great year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2007

This school is amazing! We moved here a yr ago and the counselors and office staff were exceptionally kind and helpful. My daughter loves it here! The principal Ms Wendy Rubin is a young, very approachable hands on leader that takes pride in her school. Mr Bruno the drama teacher rocks! The school offers a very diverse enriching curriculum and is very organized. The atmosphere is positive and encourages learning. This is a simply wonderful school!
—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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

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 55% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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

All Students90%
Female98%
Male81%
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 lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%

Reading

All Students94%
Female99%
Male88%
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 disabilities98%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant94%

Writing

All Students87%
Female95%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
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 Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Reading

All Students80%
Female90%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Writing

All Students71%
Female85%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%
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 Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant82%

Science

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)38%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Writing

All Students72%
Female82%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities76%
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

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52%
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24%
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Math growth at this school

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 79% 56%
Hispanic 14% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 17%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Internet access
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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8449 South Garrison St
Littleton, CO 80128
Phone: (303) 982-9900

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