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Leroy Drive Elementary School

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2011:
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Posted January 7, 2014

For the Parents that have stated there kids went to school here for years and they could not read don't be so quick to blame teachers. You as a parent should be involved and if this was an issue early on then you sit with them at home and help them learn and get involved with the teacher to figure out what the core issue is. This issue never should have gotten past the first year. My daught has gone to both charter and public schiools here and in Texas. Texas schools were way behind and at Leroy she has a better understanding of Math and Reading and is learning quickly. She is involved with after school activities and is becoming not only educated but socially motivated to be involved. If your kid can't read by middle school there are more issues then just the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2013

My son went to Leroy for 5 years. He still couldn't read when starting middle school. Thank God for good teachers at Northglenn Middle School who taught him to read finally in 7th grade. This school is horrible. Do what is best for your child and send them somewhere else. They blame the students for the teachers poor performance. School is below average for the state. So are the teachers. If your child just needs to be watched all day this is the place. If your child needs and education, send them to a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2013

Pulled my daughter out of this school after 2nd grade. She still couldn't read and the school just blamed the student. They refused to hold her back and repeat 2nd grade. I stuck her in a private school till 6th grade. Put her back in public school through middle school and high school were she was and still is a honor student with straight A's. She has had nothing but A's since leaving this school. Now she is in all advance college prep classes in high school. This just proves to me that Leroy Drive Elementary School is just a bad school with bad teachers. Publicly funded babysitting. I had nothing but trouble with the teachers, principal and the school nurse. I would never send any child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

Our son started kindergarten last year, he blossomed at Leroy drive and is back this year for first grade. The school has a new principal who seems on top of it, she also has great success in boosting the educational experience in her previous school. All of the teachers I have come across genuinely care for the children. The IB program is great and I appreciate my child is not sitting filling out worksheets each day but learning things that will actually help him out in the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2012

If there was any other school my children could go to I would move them faster then you could think it! I have had several problems with one staff member, and the principal allows her to act and treat people and student like crap with out any repercussions. My child was always in an advanced class and since being relocated to Leroy Drive Elementary he has regressed..I feel this school is holding my children back. I also have a child that is an underachiever and they lack whatever it is they need to help her with her learning needs.. I think the way this school is ran is very inappropriate and if I had the power I would put a stop to it!!!! # MAD MOMMY!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2011

I'm completely undecided on this school. My daughter hasn't learned much. And after hitting her head at the playground, she was sent to the nurse by herself and the nurse never contacted me. She said it wasn't necessary to notify me since there was "no bump". My daughter was throwing up and passing out, only to learn about the injury a day later. Turns out she suffered a severe concussion. I worry everyday now when I drop her off. Her class didn't even welcome her back after being out for a week!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2011

Our experience has been wonderful. They started the IB program in 2010 and our son is in 1st Grade there. He is reading at 3/4 Grade level and is Above Grade in all others. He misses his school if he is sick or when he is on vacation. How often do you see that?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

It is a great school where the teachers show that they care about the students developement and are willing to help in any way that they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

My three children have had a wonderful experience at Leroy Drive. Districts get too caught up in testing but Leroy doesn't take away the important things for the kids. They focus on the children's needs and talents and work from that knowing every child is different and learns differently. Great Job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

My childrens safety is very important to me, and I know that I do not have to worry about them when I drop them off at school. The peace of mind is fantastic!! Also each student is evaluated,a nd my oldest is in GT, and my youngest is above her reading level, and the school recognizes their stengths, and make sure they are not bored . The staff is tremendous, and always positive, even when they are exhausted from the day or week. I am glad that I picked this school for my children!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2008

I think leroy drive is a great school ! They make sure that the students are having fun but at the same time making sure that they are learning!They do all they can to make sure the kids are safe if they were to be in danger they make sure they can make it ok as fast as they can!The people in the office are so nice they love all the students that are at leroy as well as if they were not at leroy!!!!Leroy Drive is a great school for any kid to go to!!!!!


Posted January 19, 2006

Leroy Drive is very personable, and want so much for the children in the school, but they are limited to funding for the area they are in. The staff does as much as it is allowed to do, and always look towards inmprovement of classes, assignments, classrooms, and overall academic abilities. There are art, and limited music classes. Other activities seem to equal gym time or field trips, or whatever is provided in the BASE program which is an extra cost for the guardians. Parent involvement is very low, and needs to be improved on tremedously, although the parents that are involved work very hard to ensure that there is always something in the works, such as fund raisers,a dn fun get togethers for the schools financial improvement, for great items such as classroom speakers to allow the children to hear the teacher evenly thoughout the classrooms no matter where they are sitting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2005

The teachers are very experienced, however, this school scores very low on the CSAP scores. There are many children that do not speak English as a first language and the teachers have to spend a lot of time just trying to get those children up to grade level. My son was only in the first grade so I can not say much about extracurricular activities. The parental involvement was minimal.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

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

All Students55%
Female46%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%

Reading

All Students45%
Female58%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Writing

All Students20%
Female27%
Male16%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Free lunch eligible14%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities26%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English23%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant21%
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 Students61%
Female70%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%

Reading

All Students51%
Female57%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Writing

All Students32%
Female44%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Free lunch eligible11%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English34%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%
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%
Female51%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible40%
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 English49%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Reading

All Students47%
Female49%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%

Science

All Students27%
Female21%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Free lunch eligible15%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English28%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%

Writing

All Students29%
Female33%
Male26%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Free lunch eligible18%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English28%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant29%
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

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 49% 57%
Hispanic 46% 32%
Asian 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 59%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1451 East Leroy Dr
Northglenn, CO 80233
Phone: (720) 972-5460

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