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Silver Hills Middle School

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Posted October 24, 2013

Silver Hills, where my daughter Savannh went for 3 yrs, is an awesome school, academically!! and teachers pay close attention and care about the students learning! She loved it! and the school spirit!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

Love this school! My son is in special education and his teachers are super! Mrs. Marsha Boyd is a angel and has really helped my son so much. She is supportive to parents as well as students! I don't care much for the office staff they have been rude pretty much every time I have visited especially Tonya Wilkes their secretary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

this school is great and they have great teachers an students
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 9, 2009

I agree this school is overcrowded and I feel my son doesn't get the needed attention from his teachers because they are overwhelmed by class size
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

There are too many kids and not enough staff. The math and language classes have what they call team teaching where there are two teachers and about 70 kids per class. This to me is overwhelming and the kids don't get the proper teaching that they need. I would not recomend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

Silver Hills is a great school to send your child. The teachers do try VERY hard to keep up with all the students and keeping them up to speed and caught up. They have the same amount of students that most schools have. Around 800/900. They really do have a zero tolerance for bullying and things of that nature. They have a great environment and I don't worry about what's going to happen to my son while he's there. It's a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

If you are having a problem and contact a teacher or concilors they are more focused on finding other things that are wrong with your child than the problem at hand. Everyone is very nice, and most of the teachers are just wonderful. Some need to take a class in personalities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

Just okay.. School is very crowded. Classrooms are crowded. Teachers really miss those who are struggling. You have to be on top of your child.s grades. Programing, parent out reach, and community participation is okay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

Huron is an ok school. Most of the teachers are very supportive and go out of their way in helping students, and keeping parents involved in thier childs progress. The councilors I think have to much work other then taking care of the students needs as well. I think a councilor should focus on the kids and not administrative duties.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2006

Acadmeic quality is average. Ap classes fill quickly so not all students are able to take them. Teachers and staff are caring. Zero tolerance for bullies or any misbehavior. Realistic dress code strictly enforced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

Starting in school year 03-04 this school sends home grade reports or report cards every three weeks for every student from every class. Some students have daily planers signed by teachers; some students have weekly grade reports. Current school policy is to return email and phone calls by the same time the next school day. Some teachers field over 100 emails regarding a single student during one school year.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 9, 2004

The school started out great, but when my child started to fall behind and her grades started to drop none of the teachers notified the parents. When I tried to contact the teachers regarding my child, less than half replied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2004

With the addition of Mrs. Weber as principal, Huron MS has become an excellent school. The classes have become more challenging and the teachers are held accountable for the students' success or lack thereof. The school has made wonderful strides toward becoming one of the top middle schools in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I feel Huron Middle School is a wonderful place for children to receive their education. I have one child in the 7th grade and one in the 6th grade. I went to Huron many, many years ago and I felt that I received a good education while I was going there.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 62% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%
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 55% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%
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 52% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%
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 Students62%
Female67%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian60%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligible61%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)24%
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%

Reading

All Students63%
Female69%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian50%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible45%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)22%
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Writing

All Students41%
Female51%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian40%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligible23%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)10%
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%
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 Students51%
Female53%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible35%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)23%
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Reading

All Students62%
Female70%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Writing

All Students54%
Female66%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligible31%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%
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 Students46%
Female45%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian67%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligible35%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English49%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Reading

All Students58%
Female64%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian56%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%

Science

All Students55%
Female53%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian61%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligible51%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)29%
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Writing

All Students47%
Female56%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian33%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligible35%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)8%
Proficient in English50%
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

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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

Below 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 56% 56%
Hispanic 34% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 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 43%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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12400 Huron St
Northglenn, CO 80234
Phone: (720) 972-5000

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