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Monroe Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 305 students

 

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Posted April 21, 2013

my daughter had her first year here and her teacher was amazing, the principal however is Cold and too professional. I would love to have a principal that felt warm and goofy. The principal seems to know her numbers and policies but when dealing with children and staff that cares for the children I believe more Fluff is needed. most of the staff in front are friendly. I feel for the grade my daughter is in that she is challenged enough time will tell as she gets older but I will most definitely be watching out for her best interest!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2011

My oldest daughter is in Kindergarten at Monroe. This is our first school and we are VERY pleased. She is challenged and is always eager to go to school every day. The few days she has missed school she was very upset that she was having to stay home sick. My daughter has a fabulous teacher! I really enjoy going and watching her teach the kids. You can tell she's someone who loves kids and loves teaching... just the kind of teacher we all want our kids to experience! I am also very happy with the administration, Our principal know's her kids. I can't imagine having to know 350+ kids names... but she does. She also treats them with respect. My husband and I are very sad to see her retire! I know that the testing scores were low for Monroe, but sometimes there's more than test scores to a school... From what I have seen they really try to assist the kids that are struggling and then those who are excelling and need extra challenges, they make sure they don't fall between the cracks and become bored. I'm glad we decided to keep our daughter in Monroe and look forward to our 4 year old to start Kindergarten there this next fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2010

Not happy with the way they are dealing with my special needs child in the least. I appreciate the efforts given by teachers and staff but the fact of the matter is they don't know (either have not been trained or just don't care to learn) how to deal with him and his antics. The district doesn't want to pay for the aid that is so desperately needed and I think after only two months of school the teacher is at thier wits end. If you have a special needs child, look to transfering to Poudre.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

I am looking at getting my children into different schools! I was completely dissatisfied with this past year. Both of my sons were ahead of their peers accademcily and now are just on the 'average' scale... They were not challenged at all. This really does seem like the state mandated care for children. Look for another school if you care about your child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

I feel the reviews currently posted are a bit old. Yes, Kindergarten classes are short, but you had the option to enroll in full day Kindergarten as of this year (2008-2009). When Kindergarten classes were too full, Monroe immediately hired an experienced, caring teacher. We were fortunate enough to get a spot in this class, and I am so pleased. It is hard to get communication via phone, but everyone bends over backwards if you take the time to actually visit your child's school. My daughter had a very positive experience here, and learned more than required to pass to the first grade. Kudos to Monroe for this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

I am disappointed with the school system here. Kindergarten is 3 hours long, with a recess and snack time. Wednesdays afternoon class is only 1 1/2 hours. My son never receives homework to do to make up for the lack of classroom hours. This feels like state mandated day care.
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Posted January 10, 2006

I am extremely disapointed with this school. The test scores are below the average level in almost every catagory and even failing in a few. It is impossible to get a teacher to call you back with exception of the principal. We are going to let her finish out the school year and the transfer her to a charter school in Ft. Collins. Look somewhere else!
—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 72% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%
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 72% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
29%
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 65% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%
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 Students55%
Female57%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Reading

All Students50%
Female52%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Writing

All Students27%
Female29%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)32%
Free lunch eligible13%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English32%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%
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 Students57%
Female53%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Reading

All Students64%
Female63%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Writing

All Students47%
Female53%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%
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 Students44%
Female48%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%

Reading

All Students60%
Female67%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Science

All Students30%
Female29%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English34%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant30%

Writing

All Students40%
Female43%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%
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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52%
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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

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 66% 57%
Hispanic 30% 32%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1500 Monroe Ave
Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: (970) 613-6500

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