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Olde Columbine High School

Public | 9-12 | 93 students

 
 

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Posted November 13, 2010

It is the worst school experiance I ever had. They should not except learning disabled if they expect them to fail. If they do expect that, they should not inply that with there actions.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2008

I never believed schools could be a place of enjoyment. I went to a very closeminded clique filled school where if you didnt have a credit card, you didnt belong in any type of group, organization, or sport. Coming to this school has changed my life. I was an outcast, who didn't have many friends, i hated life, and the only way out i believed was getting my GED, then i came to this school. Let me tell you it has been and will always be the best experience in my entire life. The teachers are understanding, helpful, and they dont believe they are superior. They strive to be friends with you, and understand what your life is like. The kids, are absolutely amazing. I made friends the first day, and not 'one day friends' but life long friends. If thats what you want, i recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2007

This is the best school around. The whole school is based around the student body. For all of the 'outcasts' out there in the world this is where you want to go. There are no 'clicks', just understanding and support. The teachers are the wonderful. You get a lot of individual attention. You can move at your own pace if you are a head of your class or move with the class. And if you are not so good at a subject then you can have additional help. Switching to this school was the best thing I have ever done. I will fully recommend this to anyone who wants to get away from all the dumb High School stuff that happens.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2006

This place changed my life. Dare I say saved my life. After just a quarter of going there I went from barely even being able to leave my parents basement to getting an above-average job for people of my age, and spending most of my time out of the house with my friends. Don't be turned off by the low test scores. This is a school for kids who just 'don't fit' at the regular highschools and crave a school where they can be accepted and supported. The staff is amazing, and I formed very close bonds with several of the teachers, same as many of the other students. There are a lot of all-school and all-staff activities which strongly bond the place into a strong community.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 9, 2005

I love this school very much and wouldn't attend another school. The teachers are very helpful and do their jobs woderfully. I recomend this school for any high school stundent. I love the teachers and without them I don't think I would be graduating school! Thank you for all your help and can't wait to see you when school starts!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2004

Its the best school you could send your kids to the teachers develope a strong bond with the students and work one on one with them. I'm a student that goes there and I've had the best time going here and when I leave I will miss the teachers.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

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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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

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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

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Reading

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Neither migrant nor immigrant11%

Science

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Neither migrant nor immigrant11%

Writing

All Students11%
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Students without disabilities13%
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Neither migrant nor immigrant11%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 56%
Hispanic 38% 32%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 52%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1200 South Sunset
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: (720) 494-3961

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