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Challenge To Excellence Charter School

Charter | K-8 | 482 students

C2E is best known for 1:1 device to student ratio and Pei Deia Socratic seminar

 
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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted March 17, 2014

This school provides a challenging ability-based curriculum with involved and caring teachers. Math is taught a grade level above other schools, there is a 1:1 computer device ratio from 3rd - 8th grade and there is strong parent involvement. The dress code, spanish curriculum and sports are all bonuses. Our children love going to school and are exceeding even our expectations. We have never questioned our decision in placing our children at C2E. With a lot of great choices in DCSD, this is definitely a school to consider.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

We absolutely love this school. Our children have been extremely happy and motivated since moving from BFH. The staff does a fantastic job and it was the best choice we made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

We are so happy with this school! The teachers are wonderful, so dedicated and enthusiastic. The curriculum is challenging for students of all levels. The uniforms are an added bonus and I am very happy that our children can attend the school through the 8th grade (notably, the Colorado Department of Education's "schoolview.org" rates Challenge to Excellence as the top middle school in DCSD for achievement and growth). We have a bit of a drive, so we have to leave our house fairly early. Our daughters are up and excited to go to school! So thrilled with C2E!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2013

We love this school. It's everything we wanted for our children: structure, challenging curriculum,dress code. We pulled our kids out of BFHE in CCSD because it was failing so bad on so many levels. On the first day of C2E, our kids were excited and engaged and love school again and look forward to it every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2013

This school has been an excellent choice for my family. We came from private schools and have not been disappointed. The teachers and staff care about each and every student. My children are now in high school and are so thankful for having been at Challenge To Excellence. They left C2E prepared and ready for high school. You need to see for yourself that this is the school you should choose for your children. I am so glad that we did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2012

I was happy with thisC2E originally as my child attended this school for a few early years. Over time, it seemed that the teachers did not put in the effort, and I definitely think that some teachers care more than others. It wasn't until we got to a new school that I discovered that some of the fundamentals were never taught at this school. Overall, not a great school, but not terrible either - Just very average. Looking at the newness of the building, and the wait list to get in is very deceiving as there are much better public schools in Douglas County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2011

One thing we must remember about schools, especaily in Douglas County, is that you can never make everyone happy. In general you get out what you put in. In the day of entitlements and teachers teaching parents how to parent this school serves it's comunity with fling colors. I have one in, and one on the way and I am especaily pleased with how well they teach to the individual. The negative reveiws that I have read sound like poeple that can not handle accountability for themselfs or thier students. Over the last several years I have watched C2E build several programs and help students prosper. Are there other great schools out there? Yes, but i think no one cares as much for the students as C2E's teachers do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

I have taught at Challenge to Excellence for about 5 years. A lot of the criticism from 3-4 years ago is somewhat valid, but we have come a long way in the last 2 years. This is the best school I have taught at, the best principal I have worked for, and this has been the best year of my career. Do we still have faults? Yes. However here are some facts: there are more students now on Honor Roll than ever before, we do very well on CSAP testing compared to local schools, and our withdrawal rate has been dropping steadily over the past 2 years. More families are staying and as a result, we are at capacity with a long waiting list. Is this school the best for every student? No. You won't find a school that perfectly fits every students' needs. Is C2E worth considering for your child? Yes, it is, and you can ask for a tour during school hours to see for yourself.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 30, 2011

I have been very impressed with this school since my daughter started 3 years ago. She is now in middle school and thriving. She loves the middle school teachers and how they make learning fun. I like my daughter being at a smaller school where teachers know all of the kids personally. The music teacher is excellent. She has brought so much to the school in such a short amount of time. The programs that she puts together in band and the school concerts are top notch. Since everyone learns at a different pace I was looking for a school that would accommodate that and C2E has. They teach to the children s abilities and put them in the appropriate level. This is the 4th school my daughter has been at so I ve seen what s out there and C2E is one of the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2010

Challenge to Excellence is a great school for elementary students but as soon as the child hits middle school it's all down hill. They pile alot of homework on you, and claim they are preparing you for high school but the truth is they are doing far from that. The middle school teachers gossip about the students even though they claim not to. The music teacher is ridiculous and gives out detentions like its candy on Halloween. the teachers humiliate students in front of their classmates, and get kids in trouble for no reason. do not send your children to this school.


Posted November 18, 2010

I have watched teachers humiliate students on repeated occasions. The school is so intent on the idea that everyone needs to be at least a full grade ahead that they miss a lot of basics. Parents are expected to spend a LOT of their own time teaching what did not get taught in the classroom but got assigned as homework anyway, so if you don't have the time and/or ability to home-school in the evenings, this is not the school for you. There is very little communication between the teachers/administration and parents; teachers are very lax about keeping up with grades on parent portal. The dress code is simple and looks nice. Class size is usually under 25. If you like a classroom where the teacher will not be preoccupied by severely handicapped or autistic kids, this is the place for your kid. They do not allow anyone to tour the school during session, claiming it is a "distraction." We could have made a better decision for our family if we had been allowed an opportunity to see how the classes were conducted, and the "feel" of the energy in the halls. Our child is a high achiever and usually ends up in "gifted" classes but C2E just about broke this kid's enthusiasm for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

I think you are out of your mind...there are true leaders out there and she is not one of them.


Posted April 25, 2009

I think that this school has the most wonderful PVA!!! The president of the PVA is the best thing that has happend to our school. My children have been atending Challenge to Excellence since it has oppened. The system is amazing. My kids love love love the school and i just wanted to give a big thanks to the PVA president of 2009, 2008, and 2007. All of the years with her parent volentenre assosiation. And also the years before when she headed the social comite!!!! She is our schools CHAMP!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

I believe this school goes above and beyond with the kids. I actually took my child out of a cherry creek elementary school because he didn't fit their box, so to speak. He is on a 504 and the staff does a lot to keep him on track. This school is not for the faint of heart though. It is 'challenging' and they expect a lot. How much you put in to your childs education will depend on how successful they are. I would say most of the children are doing math at least one grade level above their actual grade. This school was also named one of the nine for 'school of distinction' in the entire state for their CSAP scores. With three children in this school I can say it is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2008

I am very pleased with this school. My child is reading and doing math at the 1st Grade level in Kindergarten. Kudos to the principal and teachers. This is one of the only schools that still has specials such as P.E., Art, Music and Spanish. This school is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

I disagree with the person who wrote ...' if your child does not fit the mold then they are a problem . The school can not handle kids that need more time on projects or help during class.' could not be more wrong. My child is on a IEP and the school/teachers/administration have been great!This school cares about the kids and what they learn! We are starting our 3rd year at C2E and I only wish we would have started sooner!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

Agreed the school is challenge to excellence, however, if your child does not fit the mold then they are a problem . The school can not handle kids that need more time on projects or help during class. I met several times with the staff and if you have a full time career run from this school. In my experience I was with the school for three years and it got worse not better. The interim principal tries really hard but the school is lacking passion and caring from the teachers. No child left behind does not apply to this school. When I notified the school that we would not be returning, the principal called my son the next day to say what a great month he had???
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

Although the current principle couldn't be worse, the teachers are ok. The only sports this school comepetes in are Flag Football, Basketball,and Volleyball.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2006

My son is in sixth grade now and we have been at this school since forth grade. This has been a wonderful school for my son, he is not been bored. Academically it is great! This is the second year of middle school sport teams for boys and girls. They are still working all the kinks out, but its still Fun! There is a school play and science fair each year for the kids to be in. I have another son who will start kindergarten next year and I cannot wait. Its still a young school but it's growing and getting better each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2006

When I read the reviews calling teachers 'militaristic' or saying that the teachers should do more to help the children that fall behind and give less homework, I can only sigh. This school is fantastic! Yes, it is tough. Yes, they ask a lot of the kids. Yes, they are challenged- Challenged to excellence. Our kids are meeting the challenges and are very proud of their hard work. When parents make excuses for their children, they aren't doing them any favors- the real world doesn't work that way. Our kids have had to work very hard and are quite proud of how they have met all of their goals. We are grateful that this school exists.
—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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

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 55% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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 Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant94%

Reading

All Students90%
Female96%
Male83%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%

Writing

All Students51%
Female65%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant92%

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Writing

All Students75%
Female87%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%
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 Students86%
Female79%
Male93%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Reading

All Students88%
Female79%
Male96%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Science

All Students77%
Female63%
Male89%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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 lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Writing

All Students77%
Female75%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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 lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%
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 Students79%
Female86%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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 lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant89%

Writing

All Students78%
Female89%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant91%

Reading

All Students89%
Female95%
Male84%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant89%

Writing

All Students78%
Female86%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%
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 Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Reading

All Students86%
Female95%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Science

All Students83%
Female79%
Male87%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%

Writing

All Students79%
Female89%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
Above average

Test score rating
Student growth rating

1-3 Below Average

4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Above 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 79% 57%
Asian 9% 3%
Hispanic 6% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
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 6%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Colorado School Grades.com (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Linda Parker
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
  • Please view website for email addresses
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (303) 840-3246

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Pei Deia
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


1 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
60
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
565

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Regis Jesuit High School
Valor High School
DCSD IB program
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16995 East Carlson Dr
Parker, CO 80134
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Phone: (303) 841-9816

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