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North Star Academy

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 6 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted Saturday, August 16, 2014

Both of my kids go to NSA and so far we couldn't be happier! We love the teachers, staff and parents. We feel like we finally found a home here with NSA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

We have two children that attend North Star Academy and we're extremely pleased with our experience thus far. Highlights for us are the character education, caring-responsive-invested staff and teachers. Additionally, there are high, but realistic, expectations for the students in a rigorous curriculum and a top notch Spanish program. Naturally, there have been bumps along the way with NSA, but we set realistic expectations going in and we believe that our children are genuinely benefitting from NSA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

Our son has been attending North Star Academy for several years and we are exceptionally happy with the school, the teachers, and the curriculum. We like that there are small class sizes, and the teachers work closely with the kids. The school utilizes ability grouping, which ensures that children are taught at the appropriate level for their needs. There is a great emphasis on character education and foreign language development, as well as a fair disciplinary policy in place. Our son has really blossomed since starting school at North Star, and we feel like we made a great choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2014

This school is not what it was. The focus and culture have greatly changed. It is difficult to know what the Board is doing because minutes from the meetings are months behind in posting. Parents complain that the principal is rarely visible. While the test scores are good, the school ranking has slipped. Someone should start minding the store as many families have left and more say they are leaving!


Posted December 5, 2013

Great school! North Star holds their students to high standards, both academically and behaviorally. Parents are expected to volunteer and to be a partner in their child's education which results in high success for the students. Both the Spanish program and the Character Education make this school different than any other in the area. Ability grouping is utilized in multiple subjects and math is taught a grade level above. I highly recommend this school for students and families that wish to be academically challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2013

The elementary school is wonderful, the education level is top-notch, with Spanish as a part of the curriculum from Kindergarten-8th a huge plus. However, I am concerned with the current quality of the middle school. Although my kids are not quite there yet, I know many middle school parents who were/are not happy and are planning or have already pulled their kids from the middle school. The problem seems to lie with a few particular teachers whose students grade averages are consistently low, among other issues. What concerns me is that the administration, despite numerous complaints from parents, seems to not ever address these issues or take them seriously. If these particular teachers, one specifically, is still there when my children reach middle school, we will be withdrawing from the school. I have heard so many complaints and concerning issues from too many parents to risk it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

The school is more concerned with scores and winning awards that don't warrant what the school reflects. If you don't fit the mold of a soldier, you will be pushed out. School was satisfactory, until middle school. Bullying is an ongoing issue at this school and it's not just with the students. Principal left mid-year in the 2012-2013 school year, for obvious difference in opinion that was never addressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2013

This is our 5th year at North Star and we continue to be very pleased about the education our two children are getting at the school. North Star offers a very rigorous (Core Knowledge) curriculum and a nurturing environment for our children. In both math and reading, they are grouped according to their abilities, so that they can work at an appropriate level. With its daily language (Spanish) program and a character education program that infuses the school, our children are getting a very well-rounded education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

A school that has success in academics that can be seen by their thorough test scores. I like that they use a variety to really know their needs of the students.


Posted October 8, 2012

My both children go to North Star. We are so HAPPY to be here. The Principal at this school sets very high standards for the children and her staff!! This school is exceptional in every way!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2012

Our children have attended NSA for the last five years, and we are very pleased with the curriculum, teachers and character education. While the school is probably not a perfect fit for every child, both of our children were ready for an academic challenge--which they were not getting at our neighborhood school. The teachers, curriculum & approach keep them engaged. In addition, the classes are small--so kids get the attention they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2012

School is as advertised. We have been at NSA for several years and are very pleased with the school. The teachers are amazing, and care for the students. The programs are challenging and the children show great improvement each year. We have a gifted child, an average child, and one that needed help. In all cases, the students have been treated with respect and have all improved in their ability greatly. The school is advertised as a very rigorous curriculum, and strives as an educational first institution. I do hear complaints occasionally about homework load, but in my opinion it is the parents responsibility to assess their children and get them help or put them in school that is right for them. Our child that needed help was struggling at NSA, we chose to hire a tutor and work with her to see if we could get her back on track, which we did. It frustrates me when I hear parents complain that NSA is too rigorous, and their kids can't play, soccer, dance, and 10 other things because of the work at school. Educations should come first, and if a student is not achieving their academic potential, then maybe they shouldn't be involved in 15 extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2012

Unlike many families at NSA, we attended a wonderful school in another state so we had something to compare it to. There was no transparency upon enrolling our children. Parents were never told major changes had been made to the math program beginning with the 2009 kinder classes. We learned after school started, they would be teaching 1st grade math in kinder rather than kinder math. The '09 class were the guinea pigs for the new advanced math curriculum. We also came to learn that the principal is extremely opposed to ability grouping children. All children are in the classroom together whether they "get it" or not. They pull those that do not "get it" (not 1 yr advanced in math as they believe all children should be) out in front of their peers across the hall for "help". In 1st grade, they were doing 2nd-grade Saxon math and were doing multiplication and division by the end of the yr. Children who transfer in will be one year behind! Nightly 1st grade homework: 15 min reading, 2 math sheets, phonics sheet, study for spelling & SS +100 math facts per night was added by end of yr. NSA has no balance and is geared toward the academic elite mindset. Principal & board were unhelpful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2012

North Star Academy did not meet the needs of my child, he is gifted in the reading area, and always felt bored. Further more, a teacher picked on him throughout a couple of years for being a little bit different. And he was a very good student, he got all A's in all subjects that the teacher taught. The citizenship they teach is ok, but a couple teachers don't abide by the citizenship that is taught. There is also a big popularity issue in every grade, and class and it made his self esteem very low. We will not be returning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2012

Northstar Academy has been an incredible experience for our two children. We have never attended a school that has such incredible teachers and principal. The school is highly focused on the student s education. It is a warm and friendly environment with extremely dedicated teachers. I can t say enough about the principal, Ms. Haw s. What a very talented educator and woman she is. Under her leadership, the students are disciplined, and are taught good citizenship. We feel privileged to have our children attend such a fine school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2011

This is our first year at NSA. We moved from our neighborhood school. This was the best academic decision we have made for our children. The curriculum is rigorous, but the teachers do an amazing job of teaching the children. Classrooms are organized and interesting. The lessons are thorough, consistent and fun. There is constant feedback on how our children are progressing. The principal is a dynamic leader who is always visible. She often has lunch with the students and has an open door policy. The character development is reinforced daily. Overall, we could not be happier with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2010

An excellent school with great leadership from the principal, great discipline enforced by teachers and principal, and great academic curriculum including Spanish program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

This was our first year at North Star. We enrolled our two students here after spending 3 years at another charter school in the area; so, we're familiar with the charter school culture and its demands. We are ecstatic to be here at North Star. Our students, one elementary and one middle schooler, are thriving. In fact, our family is thriving. I could not disagree more with a previous comment on the middle school teachers. Without exception, North Star's middle school teachers are consummate professionals with a genuine interest in their students. Our family has seven years' experience in regular public and charter schools; I'd say we're in an ideal situation at North Star Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

My 2 children have been at Northstar for 3 years now and I am very pleased with their progress. I have high expectations and NSA is meeting them with a challenging curriculum and grading scale, excellent Spanish program that is taught every day, solid curriculum and amazing teachers. My high achieving middle school student has excelled this past year in the smaller environment where she received a lot of individual attention. Also, NSA has a variety of electives she can select for the 2010-11 school year including cycling, health and first aid, photography, robotics, 3D modeling and animation, Science Olympiad, and team sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

North Star Academy Charter is a school of choice...a choice I am proud to be a part of! This school has a back to basics philosophy with a well defined curriculum that has helped my two daughters to thrive. The expectations in the school are set high both for academics and behavior...but those expectations are taught and modeled by the teachers and administration. One of the best qualities that sets NSA apart from other schools is the community feel throughout the school that leads to outstanding communication between teachers and parents. NSA is a cut above!
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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 55% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
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 Students93%
Female89%
Male95%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant93%

Reading

All Students94%
Female92%
Male95%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant94%

Writing

All Students80%
Female87%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant98%

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant93%

Writing

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male90%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant93%

Science

All Students69%
Female65%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Writing

All Students81%
Female93%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%
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 Students85%
Female94%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
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 English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant85%

Reading

All Students89%
Female97%
Male83%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
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 English89%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant89%

Writing

All Students84%
Female100%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%
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 Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Reading

All Students91%
Female96%
Male86%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant91%

Writing

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
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 lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%
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 Students59%
Female53%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Malen/a
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 lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%

Science

All Students79%
Female77%
Malen/a
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 lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Writing

All Students79%
Female77%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 56%
Hispanic 12% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 0%N/A41%
Male 47%N/A51%
Female 53%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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16700 Keystone Blvd
Parker, CO 80134
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