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Conrad Ball Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 642 students

 
 

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3 stars

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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.


Posted September 23, 2009

Because the teachers are so nice and responsible with my child. They go way beyond what I'm sure is asked of them to make sure my child learns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Teachers work hard and the kids there are great and because my son is a student there! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2008

I say this school is amazing. We learn so much. Things are not to hard but not to easy and only a student can know exactly how amazing this school is because we are the only ones who go to it and learn. Parents are able to know how were doing and teachers help us get good grades. The students and teachers love it and that is the best kind of school there is.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2008

This school is great it tought the kids the value of life and believes the students when they sey they are getting abused
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2008

This school id terrible the teachers give no homework and expect nothing i do not like it at all
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2008

Conrad Ball's academic standards are very low. They seem to be a safe enough school, but the teachers my studen has had, have very low expectations. There is virtually no homework, projects, test, ect. Student grades are inflated and more than 30% got all A's for the first quarter and this is a consistant trend. The school celebrates A's, B's and C's as high excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

In my opinion, Conrad Ball is not a very good school. They rank the lowest in CSAP scores yet grades are greatly inflated and about 15-20% of the school population is 'given' 4.0 GPA. At year-end, at least 70% of the student receive awards for some type of excellence-- diminishing the value of true achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2006

The quality of academic programs at CBMS varies greatly dependent on the teachers a child is assigned to. Some teachers are excellent, others are by far sub-par yet their dull performances seem to be tolerated. CBMS has struggled in the past in providing a consistent choir program, having a new choir instructor every year. This seems to have been resolved. CBMS drama department lags behind other schools graded on number of performances per year compared to other middle schools. Sports for prime athletes are well supported. CBMS intramural athletes receive far less attention or instruction. Extracurricular opportunities do abound at CBMS. The GT instructor is very involved and devoted to her many students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2006

Conrad Ball is a school that is responsive to its students and welcoming to its parents. The school works hard to communicate with families and achieve individual student goals. The staff is friendly and professional. Conrad Ball Middle School has won awards for its progressive ideals in education and visiting this school will affirm the positive recognition the school has achieved.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted January 10, 2006

My child has struggled with school since kindergarden. I had been told by former teachers that she was mildly retarded and/or dixlexic. At Conrad Ball, the 6th grade counselor, Tom Kowolski, and school psychologist, Patricia Gibbs, recognized that she might have the Non-Hyperactive form of ADHD. A trained pediatrician subsequently diagnosed her with severe Non-Hyperactive ADHD. She is now on medication - and even made the Honor Roll! During this time her teachers have been - and continue to be - amazing! Andra Ramsey has even been spending time tutoring my daughter during lunch periods. My daughter has now been thoroughly tested; she is not at all retarded or dislexic. She just needed the insight of excellent, concerned educators, such as those at Conrad Ball Middle School. Thank you, Conrad Ball! You certainly made a difference in my child's life!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2005

I have been exteamly happy having my child attend such an exemplary school. I am not sure what it is, but every time I enter the school I am greated with warmth and with information. This school really does deserve to be a school to watch not just watch now but for a long long time!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2005

This school is truly a great school, staff are always on the look-out as to how they can better childrens education. In the recent CSAP scores, once again Conrad Ball showed their dedication to keeping this school at a 100 percent! Teachers are always welcoming new ideas and step foward to try something new that isn't promised to work but will be given a try to help students falling through the cracks. I really enjoy that my children can be involved in extra-curricular activities, I say this because my child is a Latino and because of this he doesn't always feel comfortabe. However, there are many activities available for my child to feel satisfied. My child is involved in the League of United Latin American Citizens club also called Cultural Awareness club, he enjoys being within the community making a difference and making a good impact.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

I have a son with special needs that attends Conrad Ball Middle School, from the very beginning all the Teachers and Staff have been wonderful, and very receptive to all my suggestions in regards to my son's education. I cannot say enough good things about what a great Middle School Con Ball has been, under the leadership of Principal Diane Lauer, and Dean of Students Linda Spreitzer, they have taken CBMS to new heights, which led the school to win the prestigious award of being the best Middle School in Colorado.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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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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