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Bill Reed Middle School

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Posted November 20, 2013

wonderful school! My son was taken care of with all his medical and educational needs.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 17, 2013

As a student I have not been to happy with this school. Although it is called a LISA school there is no arts incoperated into our learning and the LISA program leaves much to be dieserd. The work at this school is all book work, with no hands on learning.


Posted August 23, 2011

Bill Reed is an excellent school. I pulled my daughter out of Walt Clark because of the cliquish and mean spirited students and the non-supportive office staff. The VP is helpful, but the Principal is not. After that experience, Bill Reed was a breath of fresh air. Great kids, great teachers, great staff and a great Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2011

I am not a big fan of Bill Reed or Thompson Valley School District. I am taking my child out of this district because in my opinion it is a "poor" school district and I have not been please with the teachers and the lack of homework. My child is a straight A student but this school does not have books for the students to bring home to study with and they are not given a lot of homework. Ft. Collins schools are a lot better. Do not send your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2011

Bill Reed is by far the best school. The staff is amazing! Not only do they do their job, they also build a healthy relationship with students, they act as a best friend yet have complete authority. I attend Bill Reed and have no complaints I love the entire staff and not only have a good education but have made amazing memories due to the incredible staff in sports, in the classroom, and all the extra classes such as LISA, Photography, Robotics, etc. The staff and students that walk the halls of Bill Reed are marvelous. Once again, I recommend this school to everyone! It is amazing, I have learned so much more and have extended my knowlege so far. The teachers are very patient with students and give you their full attention.


Posted October 3, 2009

It has the Loveland Integrated School of the Arts, and has strongly supported photography through the artist in residence program for several years


Posted July 17, 2009

i was a student at bill reed this year in 2008-2009and unfortiunetly i had to switch schools in april and i was heartbroken. bill reed is an amazing school to go to i would highly recoment it and i love this school. it has been the best school i have ever been to and i wish i was there longer, and i hope i go there next year! bill reed was an awesome school. there was an amazing staff and student body there and i love it! its the best shcool ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2009

The LISA program (Loveland Integrated School of the Arts) just gets better and better. My son is doing great stuff with guitar, and my daughter is taking an after-school sculpture class. Both are getting great grades and enjoying their classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

Bill reed is a outstanding school. My daughter has learned so much. She is now in all ap classes for tvhs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

My 7th grade daughter has loved Bill Reed from the very beginning. The principal has been extremely helpful and has gone out of his way to accommodate her needs. The support staff are helpful and always pleasant. And I have yet to meet a teacher there that didn't seem to truly care about the kids. Besides all that, the building itself is just beautiful, always clean. The staff and kids seem to take an unusual amount of pride in their historic building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

Bill Reed is a safe enviroment with many programs to fit each childs needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2006

I think this school is cool
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2006

Bill Reed has some great teachers, and then some terrible teachers. Unfortunately, in the three years that my daughter has gone there, I have not seen anything in between. Overall, sadly, if I had it to do over again, she would not attend this middle school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2004

I have had two students at Bill Reed and the third is just starting. We are very pleased with the education our children have received. Also, their music program is the best in the state and their athletic programs are very popular with the students. Students have pride in their school and the administration is firm yet fair.
—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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students50%
Female53%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligible64%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Reading

All Students67%
Female77%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible73%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Writing

All Students48%
Female57%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligible59%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
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 Students55%
Female59%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Reading

All Students68%
Female78%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible53%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Writing

All Students59%
Female71%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligible41%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%
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 Students48%
Female49%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligible52%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

Reading

All Students68%
Female76%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligible78%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Science

All Students53%
Female56%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligible52%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%

Writing

All Students43%
Female51%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%
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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 72% 56%
Hispanic 23% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 48%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Loveland, CO 80537
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