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Malley Drive Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 427 students

 

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Posted April 5, 2013

My son is currently a student at Malley. And I must say I am not happy with the school. He comes home everyday with ONE worksheet he has to do and 30 minutes of reading. I feel like I am teaching him instead of the teachers. I give him more homework than the school does. I don't feel they are getting them ready for Jr. High. It is going to be a real culture shock for those kids. The Principal is very nice but I think she could push her teachers a little harder.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2010

Malley is vastly improving! I have 1 child that needs special attention and the extra help. Another child that is not in need of extra help. Both are excelling. The teachers, staff and principle are great. Principle is out there every morning and after school. Only thing is we need more parents to be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

This school is only better than the lowest scoring school (Stukey) around by very little. The teachers focus more on the children that are very much behind and do not attend to the ones who are excelling. The 'look the other way' attitude about bullying is terrible also. I have taught my daughter to stand up for herself; but because of the mean kids there she is always is trouble with the teachers for fighting back. She gets punished and the other kid that had started it is coddled. Also, they cater more towards Hispanic children and are very Liberal school. I know for a fact if I did not spend the time to re-teach and teach more to my daughter, that she would fall victim to be left behind academically and competitively.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

It is very green and safety is first


Posted October 29, 2009

Because they care about the kids safety by putting safety guidelines in palce and following them everyday no exceptions. They are also concerned with the children of working parents by offering a great low alternative after school program. Thank you! This one less thing I have to worry about with my Granddaughter from afar.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

great new and improved school .... many great teachers and the principil is always somewhere helping out before and after school too. the school has just added a new field and should be ready for the students to injoy soon i love malley drive and expect all my kids to go to school here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

Malley was an excellent school several years ago when my son attended there. But as the administration has gone through much change and has taken a downward spiral. I still believe that the teachers at the school are excellent, but that is where the excellence stops. As my daughter is a 4th grader there this year, she has had many issues with kids making fun of her and she is now at a point where she no longer looks forward to going to school. Be care about the administrators at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

Malley Drive Elementary School has a very stable group of educators (to me the majority qualify as 'Master Teachers'). They care about the students and have created an extremely safe learning environment where children become passionate about learning! The curriculum has literacy incorporated in all subject areas, and the math program is helping students to think on a higher level. The teacher/parent communication is excellent!!! Finally, Vanessa Williams is an outstanding principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

My daughter really excelled at this school. The teachers seem to really care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

This is a good school. Parent involvement is so important and they let me be as involved as we need to be. Academic wise, they stack up right along with all Adams 12 schools.
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
21%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
25%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
11%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
25%
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 Students41%
Female39%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English42%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%

Reading

All Students47%
Female53%
Male41%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

Writing

All Students19%
Female21%
Male18%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities22%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English19%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant19%
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 Students56%
Female53%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Reading

All Students49%
Female47%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%

Writing

All Students27%
Female33%
Male21%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English29%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%
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 Students49%
Female47%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%

Reading

All Students48%
Female50%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

Science

All Students30%
Female23%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English30%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant30%

Writing

All Students33%
Female40%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English37%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant33%
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
Hispanic 48% 32%
White 48% 57%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1300 East Malley Dr
Northglenn, CO 80233
Phone: (720) 972-5480

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