Details overview

Hours 7:25 AM - 2:45 PM
School leader Christine Smith
District Thompson School District R-2j
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Engineering
Environmental
Mathematics
Music
Science
Technology
Instructional / curriculum models used Gifted / High performing
Project-based
Standards-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
5
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Orchestra
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Media arts Computer animation
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
World languages taught Spanish

Support

17
Facilities
including: Learning lab
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Industrial shop
Internet access
Kitchen
Learning lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Science lab
Extra learning resources Counseling
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Cognitive disability
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Multiple disabilities
Other health impairment
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 82% 56%
Hispanic 15% 32%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 47% 49%
N/A 53% 51%
Male 53% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 41%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Diving
5
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
15
Clubs
including: Yearbook
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Swimming
Volleyball
Wrestling
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Swimming
Wrestling
Boys sports (misc.) Pop-Warner Football
Clubs Art club
Chess club
Community service
Drama club
Foreign language and culture club
Gardening
Homework help / Study buddy club
Math club
Recycling club
Robotics club
Science club
Student council / government
Television / Radio News
Woodshop
Yearbook
Clubs (misc.) Photography
  Friends of Rachel Club
  No Place for Hate
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Sarah Milner Elementary
  Namaqua Elementary
  Big Thompson Elementary
Students typically continue on to these schools Thompson Valley High School

Awards

Community service award No Place For Hate
Year received 2015

Teachers

19
Staff
including: PE instructor
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher
Gifted Specialist
Coach(es)
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Buses / vans shared with other schools
Accessible via public transportation
Transportation provided for special education students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner NoCo Manufacturing Partnership
Partner website Https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cwdc/news/northern-colorado-manufacturing-partnership-makes-impact
Partner Helping Monarch Butterflies
Partner website Http://www.monarch-butterfly.com/monarch-conservation.html
Partner Thompson Valley High School FFA
Partner website Http://www.thompsonschools.org/Page/6863
Partner Love, Laugh Live, Believe
Partner website Http://www.live-laugh-love-believe.com/
Partner Colorado State University
Partner website Http://stem.colostate.edu/k-12/

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012