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Kendallvue Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 487 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 1, 2014

The school is on it's 3rd principal in 6 years and by far the worst principal to date. She is a control freak who thinks she knows your child better than you do. Teachers are over worked, classes are big and cliques still exist. My guy has lost interest in school, doesn't care and will be pushed through just so they won't have to deal with him for another year. All because they couldn't listen to the concerns of the parents. So sad. Kid has been here since Kindergarten and I have watched the light in his eyes grow dimmer and dimmer. Just another statistic. No one cares. Kendallvue sucks and so does Jefferson County.


Posted February 4, 2013

We have had three kids go through Kendallvue and have been extremely happy with the education they received. The teachers are very involved and care deeply for the kids. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2012

My 1st grader LOVES school, but my 4th grader is complaining lately of a lot of bullying going on. This must start in later grades because up to this year the school was fantastic! I really appreciate that the 1st to 3rd graders all have very small class sizes and it really does help them to thrive. And the teachers are fantastic!!. It does stink that the 4th, 5th and 6th graders have such large classes because of budget cuts and there are more problems arising. My daughter was recently complaining about the bullys and wants to move schools. It makes me sad that my older one was so happy and now that is gone. I think the school is suffering after the loss of Mr. Nestorick, he was phenomenal as principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2011

Kendallvue is a wonderful. My daughter is in her second year here after we moved to the neighborhood. We moved from another Jeffco school that we were happy with and we were thinking about keeping her there. We absolutely made the right choice into bringing her here. We have found the teaching staff both highly effective academically and empathically. Whenever I have reached out to the staff or leadership they have been responsive. Also, the other children are very kind to each other and I believe that this reflects the school culture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2011

I am very disappointed in this school. Sure if your child has NO special needs, then they might be fine. If your child even needs a little extra help, forget it. There are a couple of teachers who went out of there way to help my son, but a couple does not cut it. My son is not special needs but needs a little extra attention and did not receive it. There solution was to isolate him every chance they got and that affected him greatly socially. There is also a big problem with bullying. I have never seen such a large group of mean kids in a long time. Please send your children somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2011

I am highly disappointeed with the test scores for this school. WHen comparing the state average to Kendallvue you can see that the scores here are lower then that. My son suffers from the lack of instruction by the teachers. The teachers are overloaded and receive no help or guidance from the principal. I guess this shows because the principal has now been sent to work at a lower functioning school. It is my hope that the office staff goes with him like they came with him. They are unfriendly and rude like the presence of the parents inconveniences them. Ill be removing my son like 100+ other parents did this school year. I know that by looking at the enrollment. Hopefully for the parents remaining it gets better. And thePTA is a joke it went from horrible to well just as horrible witht he new officers. Goodluck to all the new parent s coming in.


Posted February 20, 2011

I was so bothered by some of these comments with my child entering his new school that I stuck around the first few weeks like crazy. I'm extremely glad I did and feel so comfortable with my son being a student here! We moved from Aurora- and this school has amazing scores! I loved my son's previous school but this is on point! We're within a competitive society and it is imperative our children have the opportunity to be ahead of the game. We finally found what was right for our son! Truly blessed to come across such an amazing school! They helped us keep him in full day Kindergarten; Mr.Nestorick, the principal blessed us with a scholarship! Kindhearted, generous man. His new teacher (Mrs.Feister) is so amazing; I watch her previous students line up everyday for the current students to be dismissed for them to be able to hug her! Out there daily, never witnessed bullying or anything as such listed below and ecstatic to have moved to beautiful Morrison, Colorado and for us to be part of the Kendallvue community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2010

The school and teachers are good, but the principal is dodgy to parents when it comes to concerns about their kids. He also seems pretty nervous, at times shaking, and muffling his words. My first impression of him was how did he become a principal? All in all the school teachers are the reason I rated the school a little higher, they are very nice and very cooperative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

This school has a bullying policy on paper but do not seem interested in protecting children from bullying. My daughter has been a victim of it all year and principal does what it takes to make parents go away but does not really address bullying. Your child who is the victim is made to feel at fault.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2009

Cathy Feaster is a terrific Kindergarten teacher. She teaches the full day program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

I would not recommend this school to anyone. I guess since 2004 the bullies still roam the halls. My child was new and has not felt welcomed at all. The principal is of no help and actually does not appear to know how to run a school. Promises are made concerning counseling and are not kept and it feels as if they are just going through the motions to keep parents quiet. This is the worst school my children have gone to and I have removed them from the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2006

We love this school. The teachers have given my children the best guidance we could have hoped for. The office staff is not only friendly and welcoming, but professional and cognizant of special situations. We appreciate our principal for all the long hours of work she puts in as well as her concern for our kids' safety. For anyone to think that the staff is unwelcoming is ridiculous. It is unfortunate for that person, for they must exude a negative attitude and demeanor to feel unwelcome at Kendallvue. Maybe things will improve for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

Both my daughter and youngest son have been with this schoole since kindergarden. They are excellent in every catagory you can think of for a school. The teachers are wonderful and support one another. The principal is a strong leader and is attentive to the parents when called upon. A few years ago they were awarded a national education blue ribbon award from the department of education. The school's programs and internal structure is now used as an example for other schoools across the country. I feel this school is a shining example of the possiblities our educational system can achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2006

I would not recommend this school the general feeling is unwelcoming. The office is rude and the principal seems not to care about it, they discourage parent involvement- you are not really allowed in the building at all. No community events, and some very strict policies.I have had issues with the school not contacting me when they should have regarding my child's health. I cannot say strongly enough that I would avoid this school. There are plenty of other Jeffco schools that do a much much better job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

This school is definately a challenge for both of my sons. We came from California where they were both bored, and ahead of their class. Here, they are learning new things, and are excited to be stimulated. Unfortuneately, this school, and probably others, are haunted by bullies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2004

This school is great!! My daughter has a learning disability and the school was on top of it from the beginning.My daughter is now an A-B student. The staff are imformative and prompt. This school does not tolerate bullying. There is alot of parents that participate in school activities.The teachers and staff remember who you are at all times. Even if you hardly ever go into the school. This school takes pride in its students and always encourages its students to be the best they can be. My daughter was not supposed to go to this school but I picked it because of all the great things they have to offer to the students. This is a Blue Ribbon school. Only a couple of schools in Colorado were picked for this award. I believe you will be happy with this school!!.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
75%
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 62% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%
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 Students67%
Female72%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Reading

All Students79%
Female89%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Writing

All Students50%
Female72%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%
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%
Female78%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Reading

All Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Writing

All Students65%
Female76%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%
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 Students50%
Female61%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Reading

All Students63%
Female74%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Science

All Students50%
Female55%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Writing

All Students52%
Female68%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible17%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%
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 Students77%
Female85%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Reading

All Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Writing

All Students64%
Female74%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%
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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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

Above 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 75% 56%
Hispanic 21% 32%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 32%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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13658 West Marlowe Ave
Morrison, CO 80465
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