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Colorow Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 280 students

 
 

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Posted August 30, 2012

Colorow has been an awesome school for my daughter and neice. The teachers are amazing and have gone out of their way over and over to ensure the kids understand everything and are getting the absolute best learing experience possible. We couldn't ask for any more in a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2012

My kids love Colorow Elementary, which I think is the goal for kids to love school, and love learning. The staff is great. This is the kind of school where you can talk to a teacher anytime with out an appointment. This school has great teachers who really understand the kids and their needs no matter where they fall on the learning curve, This is what kind of school I think about when you want a strong community, with great teachers, parents, and kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

When the teachers are frustrated with the curriculum its time to go. We are pulling out of the school next year. When the teachers are teaching 2 grades instead of one and they are more worried about scores and attendance than getting kids extra attention and engouraging growth rather that expecting the kids who excel to wait for the others to catch up. I grew up in Jefferson County but now its time to go until things change. They need to start paying teachers better, get better curriculums and have better more accessible programs for kids who are exceling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2011

My son's in Kindergarten and I'm on my last straw with this school. I'm ready to pull him out. I feel this school has taken all of the fun out of learning. For 1/2 day Kinder., they NEVER get recess as they say there is no time yet other half day Kinders. make time for 10-15min. of free play. They NEVER Ever get to paint or even use markers. There is no creativity or fun and all my son says is he is, "Bored, bored, bored." They've only learned about 12 sight words for this entire year and I checked Blue Heron's website and their K class has learned over 50 for this year. Any time I have addressed an issue with the principal or teacher, such as no recess or free play, why no show and tell, the lack of science and social studies learning, why no painting, etc., all I have been told is that my son would benefit from being in the full day K to get those things. Full day costs $225. We and many others just can't afford to add that to our tight budget. I feel Colorow forces you to pay the fee to get the full benefits of K that half day students are entitled to. The only good things about this school are the amazing PTA and parent involvement. There are some good after school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

Enjoy having the school close! There has been a steady stream of children/parents leaving this school for the past two years due to the "Changing of the Guard". Several of the teachers and Principal worked together at a previous school and we initially thought this was a good thing until we realized they all cover for each other and pass negative information along to sigmatize rather than teach children. Parents are helpless because when accusations are made (my child was singled out in front of a class as well) the principal forces the teacher, parents and student to sit in a room and work it out rather than investigate the poor treatment. Students are punished for acting out- why aren't these teachers!?!? I just hope that once they close this school these teachers go back to their previous schools and stay away from my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2010

This has been by far the worst year yet we have had at Colorow Elementary. Teachers are to busy to teach individually to children and worse, rude and mean to our kids. I am seriously pulling out. What happened to teachers enjoying teaching? Instead they act more like a mean babysitter, in recent cases yelling and name calling and telling our kids they may end up in jail. Where do you find these people????
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

We are extrememly happy to be a part of the Colorow Community and participate in as much as we can. I feel my children are getting the best attention and education I could ask for. The leadership is outstanding. The Principal has an inate ability to see problems before they arise and nip them in the bud. I believe the teachers are allowed and do find the best teaching level for each of their students. There are numerous after school activities for all ages and the parent participation seems to be growing daily. I highly recommend Colorow for children in all levels of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

I am proud to have my Student be a part of Colorow he is in the Learning Lab and is in some mainstream classes They helped my son and Say themselves that he isn't as bad as his previous school made him out to be. there whole staff has worked very hard to give the Attention and the needs to my child and to the rest in the learning lab. thank you Colorow for being an Awesome Team. we appreciate what you do. Keep up the good work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2009

I enjoy the staff and afterschool activities that Colorow has to offer. I also think that the new principal is bring on qualified teachers and excellent programs. Both my daughter and I are very excited and proud about the new staff and improved changes to Colorow. I would highly reccommend this school to anyone new to the area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

This is an exceptional school with excellent teachers and a wonderful principal. I'm proud to have my daughter there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2008

this school has been very good thte except thet last year the new staff are very inatentive and rude
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

This school is AWESOME! the teachers ROCK and are very good teachers! the office staff is the best!
—Submitted by a student


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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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 62% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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 Students72%
Female69%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Reading

All Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
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 lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Writing

All Students61%
Female68%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
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 Students74%
Female77%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Reading

All Students68%
Female73%
Malen/a
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 lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Writing

All Students47%
Female55%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%
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 Students64%
Female75%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Reading

All Students72%
Female85%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Science

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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 lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Writing

All Students59%
Female75%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%
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 Students76%
Female85%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Reading

All Students91%
Female96%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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 lunch96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant93%

Writing

All Students83%
Female96%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
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

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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

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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 68% 56%
Hispanic 20% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 5% 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 34%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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