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Winona Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 418 students

 

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Posted January 27, 2014

I know there are some horrible reviews on this site about winona elementary but there is lot of hearsay. we have kids going through winona today, we do spend time with them at home and also we volunteer a lot at school, we have never found any finger pointing among teachers, no teacher or principal has verbally abused any kids while we were in school. All our kids have excelled in their grades. Agreed the population at winona is not the best mix, there are many kids who are english second language and many kids are on free lunch program but that does not make them any less entitled to the public education. there may be some parents who had bad experience but best way to resolve such things is by being at school and involving your self in the kids education. I hope people do not use one experience and "I heard" comments to go away from making your neighborhood school better instead of leaving it. Please also share your good experiences and not only bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2013

Horrible place. I have heard stories of teachers/principal verbally abusing students, as well as an environment of gossip and slander among teachers against other teachers. This is the sort of behavior I'd expect from politicians or Harry Potter villains, not educators of young children. Do your children a favor and keep them away from this horrific school.


Posted November 21, 2013

My daughter was reading at a fourth grade level when she entered this school in 2nd grade. When we took her out after 4th grade she was reading at a 4th grade level. My son went there for two years. The teachers ignored my concerns about his struggles and I was told he wasn't able to keep up with the other kids. We moved both kids to a better school and they are both now thriving and above grade level. Winona was a horrible school for both of my children. If it is your neighborhood school take the waiver they give you because they are not meeting state standards. Run as fast and as far away as you can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2013

This school has excellent teachers and an excellent principal. They have programs to help gifted children as well as struggling, average and special education. GREAT school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2012

This school started out alright, but quickly went downhill. They cut out all social studies and science because the CSAP grades were low in the 2nd and 3rd grades, and my son's self esteem in his school work completely dropped. He would tell me constantly how he just was "bad at reading and writing". It was painful to watch in my son. We moved him to a new school this year, and he is excelling beyond anything I ever dreamed possible, and clearly was not achievable at Winona. While some teachers individually were clearly devoted to the students, it clearly wasn't enough, as kids were simply being left behind. Do everything possible to not send your child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2011

Oh, and did I mention that they have had 3 principals in under 5 years. Not a good sign.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

My son has been this school for 4years.Teachers are Great-!!!We love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

My son has attended this school for 2 years now, and we love it. He loves it and never wants to leave. He is advanced for his grade level, and the teachers have done a great job of keeping him interested and challenged, and they view teaching our children as a privilege. My son has also become very confident and independent. I have another child entering K this year, and am looking forward to his progress. The shortcoming of this school is the lack of parental involvement. If more parents volunteered in the classroom, I know this school would reach its full potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2008

This will be my son's 3rd year at Winona and every year I like it more. The principal, is the best by far. The school has a wonderful staff, friendly and helpful. My son feels safe there. And the teachers are great. They have a new playground, my son loves it. I love that they are very structured and organized there. And you can see that in the students, their good kids. I wish the school went up to 6th grade, I like it that much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2008

HORRIBLE!!! NEVER EVER WANT TO GO BACK!! STULDHOME: MEAN SUCKS TEACHERS: SOME NICE
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2005

I have one son that has been going to this school for 2 years and I have had total support from everyone at this school. The teachers have given my son the attention he needed while giving the other students the same kind of attention. The principal has taken the school and transformed it. He really makes the students feel comfortable around him. The students aren't scared of him like everyone was of my principal when I was younger. The school has provided an excellent education for my son. He has learned a lot and the teachers have made sure that if the students have a question, they will help them until the kids understand it. My other son will be starting Kindegarten in the Fall and I am exited about him getting the education every child deserves.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
23%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

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 Students49%
Female40%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%

Reading

All Students54%
Female54%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%

Writing

All Students36%
Female42%
Male29%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%
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 Students62%
Female55%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%

Reading

All Students51%
Female53%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Writing

All Students28%
Female41%
Male18%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English31%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant28%
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 Students47%
Female54%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%

Reading

All Students66%
Female67%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Science

All Students24%
Female13%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)26%
Free lunch eligible13%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities25%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English25%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant22%

Writing

All Students41%
Female50%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
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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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 55% 56%
Hispanic 39% 32%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 69%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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