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Skyline High School

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Posted May 7, 2008

i am a student and i think the teachers are great and especially Mr. Tom Stumpf, the principal. Unlike the average principal, Mr. Stumpf gets to know each and every student. Academically, we do get a challenge and the teachers make sure we understand the subject
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 31, 2007

This school does an excellent job. It is safe and the administration has always treated us well. Like every school, some teachers are better than others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

This last semester, our son is a sophomore at Skyline. Never had any homework. Got all As except for one B. I'm sure the students are elated that they can get easy grades with no work outside of class. But shame on the teachers for making their classes 'cruise control'. Some of the teachers are very nice and engaged with their students, but they need to add a little challenge to their classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

Skyline seems to wallow in low expectations from the students, which filters down from the administration. Some teachers have proven to be passionate and involved with their students, while others are coasting or just plain apathetic. On the way home, when driving by the school, the grounds are frequently covered in litter from lunch. Administration appears incompetent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

I think that Skyline is a good school to go to if you want to have a good High School expirence. Its fun and relaxed but we still learn and do a good job.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2007

Parents need to stop complaining about this school. Most all the teachers are awesome and I am getting a good education. The parents that are giving this school a bad review are parents that are not involved. Many great students have passed through these halls. And parents need to spend a day here to know what really goes on. They only pay attention to the bad things when there is a lot of good thing too.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 8, 2007

Skyline High is a fantastic school. With fabulous teachers, and fun students. I wouldn't rely on CSAP scores, to tell you whether or not to send your child here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2007

My daughter has been a student at Skyline for 3 years now. She has been extremely well taught by all her teachers. I agree with another parent about not believing the CSAP scores. Great teachers. Great Music Program. Good Overall Experience. B.Purdes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2007

Very mediocre school. Low expectations, lack of leadership, no interest in helping athletic programs, or the reputation of the school in the community. A diverse school, but that is used as a reason to not expect much from the kids or the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

The school is overcrowded and there dosen't seem to be enough staff to keep up with the number of students. However, the teachers care and with a little effort from you will keep informed of your teenagers progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

skyline is a school full of great teachers led by horrible addministrators. The way the princles of this school handle disiplinary issues is out of this world. Theres consistant scare tactics and suspension threats, in order to get information out of students is uncalled for. But dont get me wrong teaching staff is great and makes school an enjoyable experience. But overall i'd give Skyline High a 3 out of 5 due to the administration
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2006

I have been completely disappointed in Skyline High School. The quality of teachers, information given to parents, students and peers, policy and overall atmosphere is terrible. I'm on this website, looking for another school for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

Skyline Highschool is one of the greatest schools that a child could ever attend. With faculty that knows how to interact with all different students, Skyline has once agian proved itself within the school district. Although at times, 'rough', the lessons learned can be applied to the world. It is simply an amazing school to get some cultural background and grow up to be a well rounded person.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 26, 2005

My children went to this school. And I give it a neutral rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2004

One of Skyline's greatest strengths is the diversity of its student population. This, coupled with dedicated and excellent teachers in the AP-tracks, has provided our two daughters with an excellent education and a realistic preparation for the rest of the world. Particularly noteworthy teachers in the following areas: Forensics; Chemistry; AP-History; AP-Government; AP-English; IMP Math; Economics; Mock Trial; Vocal Music; Drama.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2004

This high school is the best kept secret in the State of Colorado. Excellence and respect are high priorities. Both of my daughters (one is a senior, the other is at CU in Boulder) have had good experiences here. The CSAP scores do not tell the whole story. The teachers are very good, involved, and well trained from good schools. Neither of our daughters has had a 'bad' teacher. Both of our daughters started their high school years here at Skyline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2004

I would caution parents moving to this area not to rely on CSAP scores only to compare schools. My experience would suggest they depend more on the student population than the quality of the school or it's teaching staff. My daughter is a junior at Skyline, and I have encountered very few teachers who were not extremely involved and dedicated. Based on what I've seen of my daughter's homework vs her friends' at other area schools, the AP (advanced placement) classes are as rigorous as any of the AP or IB programs in the area. Also, the music program consistently stands out in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 39% in 2013.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%
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 34% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

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

All Students35%
Female39%
Male32%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible16%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)2%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

Reading

All Students55%
Female63%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)9%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Writing

All Students42%
Female48%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible20%
Reduced lunch eligible53%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)2%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%
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 Students26%
Female22%
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Free lunch eligible11%
Reduced lunch eligible15%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities28%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant26%

Reading

All Students57%
Female59%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligible52%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Science

All Students43%
Female38%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligible33%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%

Writing

All Students38%
Female40%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible17%
Reduced lunch eligible37%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)2%
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

91%

Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

88%


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.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 50% 32%
White 44% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 45%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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600 East Mountain View
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: (720) 494-3741

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