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Longs Peak Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 419 students

 

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Posted November 16, 2008

This is a 5 star public school, I wouldn't go anywhere else
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2008

i love this school! im starting my 7th grade year i would not want to go anywhere eles. i love all my teachers and all my classes!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2007

I have been attending Longs Peak Middle School for 2 years now; I am starting my third. I think this it is a wonderful school. They have very helpful and caring teachers. The only thing that I have a problem with is, they just now started an honors program, so its a little unorganized when it comes to students individual data, which makes it very confusing. The have a great band program, lead my a great teacher, Ms. Rife, who is a very kind an inspiring teacher, much like the entire Longs Peak staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2007

I was a student at Longs Peak for two years. The first was okay the teachers were great. But then in the second year the principal left and the new principal brought in new teachers. Some of them were good. The band teacher Ms. Riffe was awesome that was one of the only positives of the second year. The lack of discipline by administration and lack of determination by the majority of the student body made this school a wash up for the academically advanced students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 2, 2006

Great teachers, dedicated staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2006

As a faculty member of LPMS, I can assure you of it's improving potential. For the 6 months in which I was employed, I met a large group of great kids. These students were willing to work together in most everything. The Faculty and Administration were absolutely terriffic and so willing to help. The only negative thing I noticed was in fact, the lack of parental involvement. Parents who spend time helping their kids with school, and less time caring about themselves, the better off the environment at a school. All in all, Longs Peak is a great place for kids to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted July 20, 2004

When I was at longs peak a year ago, I had a ton of fun..mr.gold is an awesome teach , mr. donovan and mrs. baranway were cool too, and mr. mcmulen and mrs. rossman were, like the others fun. I recomened longs peak to anyone looking to get a good,fun, helpful education.
—Submitted by a former 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 62% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
42%
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 Students43%
Female46%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)26%
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%

Reading

All Students59%
Female69%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)39%
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Writing

All Students49%
Female59%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)28%
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%
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 Students36%
Female33%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)21%
Proficient in English36%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

Reading

All Students56%
Female61%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)38%
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Writing

All Students49%
Female55%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligible44%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%
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 Students46%
Female38%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)22%
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%

Reading

All Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)30%
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Science

All Students42%
Female32%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%

Writing

All Students52%
Female52%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)7%
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%
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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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

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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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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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
Hispanic 57% 32%
White 38% 56%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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1500 14th Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: (303) 776-5611

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