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Conrad Ball Middle School

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted September 13, 2011

I'd like to share how deeply I appreciate the staff at Conrad Ball Middle School. I've been so impressed by the level of professionalism and compassion that I've witnessed and experienced, and my child feels truly cared for. They go above and beyond what their job requires. ConBall is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

Expectations are low - Teachers require very little of the students, principal responds positively if you agree with her, sarcastically if you don't - to both student and parent. Decisions are made then changed without follow-up with parent. Test scores are low. My child left the school under-achieving and little understanding of what it will take in high school to achieve success. The entire system lacks motivation and enthusiasm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

This school is repulsive. My straight A student was physically harassed over and over and nothing was ever done to protect him. They protect the confidentiality of the "bully" and his so called punishments but will not tell us what they were. Obviously was unsucessful, after a hear and a half I removed him and had to home school until High School Level...Beware of this school and its principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2009

In my opinion Conrad Ball Middle School is the worst school ever. Do not send your kids there because sending mine there was one of the biggest mistakes in my life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

Great teachers that have helped my sons and daughters excel in school and their personal lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

Teachers respond to parental concerns in a timely fashion. The staff truly cares about the well-being of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Conrad Ball is the place to be, If you like teachers who choose to see, The good in your student and who they can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

the teachers are great and caring and they make sure every child suceeds and excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

The principal is a great leader for the team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

We have a caring community and excellent staff. There is laughter and fun with our learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

Very dedicated staff, Teamwork staff environment, students know they can go to anyone on staff for help with personal issues or academic issues. The ABC program reminds and enforces to the students that they are not only part of a school community but a world community and enforces basic values to care about themselves and others. CBMS is a fun, supportive, inspiring,place to work and I'm proud to have my children attend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

We work as a team with the students as our priority in all assets besides education also in a social environment and all the ups and downs of growing up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

The students are great and the staff are a HUGE support. We accept ALL students where they are in life and find the best in them in order to help them succeed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2009

The staff is committed to kids and always looking for ways to improve teaching and learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

We are a great school--the staff is incredible and we have great kids.


Posted September 24, 2009

I love our school because of the great kids we have. They are fun, ask questions and help our community!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2009

Conrad Ball is a very diverse school that is a great place to work. We have been designated as a Colorado School to Watch and we, the students, staff, parents, and community have earned it. We continue to foster excellence in not only academics, but in community service and citizenship. Thank you for this great opportunity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

I love this place! This is the best job I have ever had. The people I work with and the students are wonderful.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 23, 2009

I love Conrad Ball MIddle School because not only is the staff awesome to work with but the students are fabulous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

I think there is a positive vibe and a culture of care and concern about the people in the building. People try to treat one another with respect and listen to one another.


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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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
0%
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 Students56%
Female58%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible65%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Reading

All Students71%
Female80%
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%

Writing

All Students48%
Female61%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligible40%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%
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 Students54%
Female55%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)13%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%

Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligible39%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students50%
Female59%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligible42%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%
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 Students38%
Female40%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligible33%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Reading

All Students57%
Female66%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible60%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Science

All Students39%
Female39%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Free lunch eligible20%
Reduced lunch eligible43%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%

Writing

All Students43%
Female53%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%
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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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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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 68% 56%
Hispanic 26% 32%
Black 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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 50%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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