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Acres Green Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted May 7, 2014

The teachers are okay, but they do little to control the poorly disciplined students. Several incidents we witnessed but the worst was a student who assaulted a teacher that was allowed to stay. The worst part was our child was a witness and the principal allowed the student to sit with her and our child while trying to smooth things over without our knowledge. Worst administrator in any school in the area. After dealing with poor admins and average teachers, we changed schools. Regret not having done it sooner. Avoid this school for your kiddos sake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2014

This school is a hidden treasure. We are so pleased with the quality, dedication and character of everyone there. Our son is doing so well due to the incredible resources, talents and team work of the well-run staff that Gina Smith has in place. Having experienced the private school scene for many years, this public school has a lot to be proud of. You can see that the community appreciates what this school is doing by the excellent parent involvement in fundraising, PTO, special events, extra curriculars, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

Acres Green is such a great school. Gina Smith is a fantastic leader who truly cares about her staff and our children. I have children in both the Discovery Program as well as the typical school so we get to see all sides of Acres Green. Like any other school, some teachers will click well with your child's personality and some will not. I feel as tough the education that my children have received have exceeded expectations and I'm confident that choosing Acres Green as our school was the right decision. Do not look at the number rating on this website.....it does not show the true character of this school. Go in and see for yourself! You will fall in love!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Acres Green Sucks. Not well organized. A bunch of nonsense people. One of the worst school in the area.


Posted July 24, 2013

I think this is a great school with proper class sizes. My daughter gets along well with all the teachers, staff and other students. I feel that the school addresses issues promptly and appropriately. My daughter especially loves that she can walk or ride her bike to school. They also have an amazing after school and summer program. This is our 3rd school in the district and my favorite by far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

My child spent 1 year in the regular program and 1 year in the Discovery program at Acres Green. Our experience has been great with the staff and hit-or-miss with the teachers. As with any school, the teacher changes from year to year can make a lot of difference. In our case, one was great and one was just ok. What has remained constant for us is that we love the administration! We have had nothing but good experiences with the office staff, principal and vice principal and even the specials teachers. We will continue to choose to send our children to Acres Green.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

This school is full of bullies. My kid went through h**l for 3 years and his teachers never seemed to care. It only stopped when I talked to the principle. She is such a great person but her staff seems not caring at all for the kids both academically and emotionally. I am so sad to say this but this school has declined sooo much and it is shown on it's rating among Co. schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2012

I agree this school has declined in the past a couple of years in all aspects, including the Discovery Program. From the experience we have with the school, I think the school administration has a lot to do with this change. They are not responsible or professional when they handle school issues with the students. It seems as if they are not fully putting in their effort to provide a good learning environment as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2012

If I was writing this 4 years ago I would have rated 5 stars. This school has rapidly declined in the past couple of years. If your child qualifies for the Discovery Program then you probably won't have complaints however if your child is not in the DP then it's different. The staff is very nice however too many struggling kids, lack of help and in the past year or so too many bullies. I wish this school becomes the school it use to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2010

very nice school , my daughter went in Kindergarten and First grade and now in Second Grade, she loves her school all teachers and Princiapl are very nice and take care of all kids . there is full Security and staff takes all measures to see all kids are safe... i must say the teachers are hard working and take care of kids..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The staff is the most thoughtful, wonderful teachers and employees around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

My two children just started this year at Acres Green and are in the Discovery Program and we are so pleased with the whole school in general. What a true educational experience! The teachers and administration work continuously to provide the best learning environment for the children of Acres Green. What a true community and what a great group of parents to volunteer with. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

Congratulations Acres Green Elementary on earning an EXCELLENT rating 2 years in a row! This school has so many programs to meet the diverse needs of its students, including a Gifted and Talented program, making it possible for every student to get a truly great educational experience. But the heart and soul of this school are its teachers and administration who work continuously to provide the best learning environment possible, and the parental involvement that supports this incredible staff. The proof is not only in the test scores but the smiling faces on the playground.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

very nice and good school, takes all measures for kids security so one can be sure that his or her kids are safe.My daughter is in Kindergarten, she loves her school a lot
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

If you invest the time to research this school's history and it's current performance, under a tenured staff and administration, it has received the 2007-08 John Irwin School of Excellence Award. The school offers Gifted and Talented programs, as well as , special needs staff & services (including a new to be installed elevator) and door button on the front entrance for those that require them. Any incapabilities would not be a local school issue but a matter to address with the School District. The school Staff & Administration are one of the most capable and progressive teams in the district in supporting the educational needs of its students. This school is leading edge with integrating technology to circulum in delivering 21st century education at the elementary grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

If your child requires any services aside from normal regular education this is not the school for you. This school is incapable of providing children with services legally required by federal law.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

Your child and their learning is number one here. The staff and administration care about every student. It shows in how they help the kids walk safely into the school, the smiles that greet the children and the creative ways they use to teach every child. I am so thankful my kids can attend this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2007

This is the up and coming school of the area. The principal is direct and honest and has the best interests of the kids always at the forefront of any decision. The teachers are energetic and creative and keep the children excited about learning. They also have a fabulous new technology teacher. I feel so fortunate to have my kids attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2004

Mr.Vollmer is the best teacher ever and Ms.Moore is the best principal ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2004

This school has a new principal who is awesome. She is really turning things around. We hope to see test scores go up. My child is doing great in this school and has had great teachers. The before/after (intersession) child care program is also very good.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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

All Students72%
Female66%
Male77%
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 lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Reading

All Students67%
Female72%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Writing

All Students61%
Female66%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%
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 Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)56%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Writing

All Students64%
Female72%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%
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%
Female76%
Male84%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Reading

All Students90%
Female85%
Male95%
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 lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%

Science

All Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Writing

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%
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%
Female67%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Reading

All Students86%
Female93%
Male79%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
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 English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Writing

All Students69%
Female70%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
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

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23%
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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

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 64% 56%
Hispanic 15% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 3%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 3% 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 19%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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13524 North Acres Green Dr
Littleton, CO 80124
Phone: (303) 387-7125

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