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Carrie Martin Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 281 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 12, 2014

If I could give this school a "zero", I sure would! Terry, the principal, really doesn't know what is going on. I dropped my son off for testing and he never got tested! They had the gym open for a movie and he sat there for TWO HOURS because he didn't check in at the front. Nancy, the admin's response was "I didn't know he was here". Terry, the principal's response was "I didn't know he was here. It was dark in there. (gym).". How terrifying is that for a parent that they had no idea where my child was for 2 hours! The fact that they are disorganized as a group is just the beginning! We've been at Winona and Namaqua (I have 8 kids!) and have never EVER been treated as bad as I have from this school! Nancy got mad and yelled AT MY MOM because she couldn't get a hold of me at work. How embarrassing! This school never takes responsibility for anything but think "everyone's a winner...if we like you". I really hope if you are looking to think of a different one than Carrie Martin. What a terrible school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2013

My children love this school, and so do I! Everyone is so friendly. My kids are getting a wonderful education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

i am now transfering my child out of CM. they have very little help for IEP kids. very negative teacher and principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I think the teacher turnover being high is an issue. I also do not like the check system because it focuses too much on negative behavior. PBS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

I have had children at this school for over 13 years. The staff is professional and willing to work with the individual needs of any child. The PTO provides many activities throughout the year and is supportive of the staff. The PTO is always looking for ways to improve the school in fact the school has the largest handicapped accessible playground in Northern Colorado. The entire school is actually a community from the principal to the staff to the parents if ever support is needed within the school walls or outside the support is there. Also as a parent of special needs children I have found that their needs have been met as well. Carrie Martin Elementary is an outstanding place for families to raise their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2007

This school is building the foundation of success for my children. The curriculum, outside of the box thinking, special ed needs, and most importantly the teacher and principal support is phenomenal. I could not find this type of instruction and community within a private organization and all of my kids will obtain their education here. KM
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2006

Unhappy with their discipline/check system. I found that I need to get involved a lot to get the teacher to challenge my kid more (i.e. the reading material he brought home was months behind his level; the teacher was aware that he tested 2nd grade when tested early in 1st grade but didn't act on it). I think this is general for the school system here, but 90% of the teacher's attention is to get the whole class up to 'average'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

I am fairly pleased with this school. I do not however like the discipline/check system. I think it focuses on the negative too much. I would like to see better test results which is why I am scoping out different schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2004

All of my children attended Carrie Martin and I am greatful to the entire staff for the education they provided. My youngest daughter went on to become Salutatorin in high school. The staff and support staff all played a major role in their education and development in their future.I cannot thank them enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2004

Sensitivity to special education students could be improved by teacher training. Discipline check system is cognitively inappropriate for first and second graders.
—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 72% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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 Students78%
Femalen/a
Male82%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Reading

All Students66%
Femalen/a
Male64%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Writing

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%
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 Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Reading

All Students74%
Female80%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Writing

All Students48%
Female50%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
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 Students67%
Female72%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Reading

All Students77%
Female84%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Science

All Students60%
Female72%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Writing

All Students58%
Female72%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%
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

Below Average

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 91% 56%
Hispanic 7% 32%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
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 37%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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