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Pine Lane Elementary School

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014

I was told this is a STEM school. I really don't understand WHY it is a STEM school? My child went to a science class 2 days every 3rd week. I think the teachers were nice enough, but everyone is too busy assessing and testing. My child's academic levels seem so far behind what my in-laws kids are learning and doing in Denver. Why?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2014

There are better schools in the area with newer facilities. Too many nasty people there and it starts at the top.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2014

Pine Lane is not a great school. Very low average and a leadership team that is not in touch with its kids. Poor discipline and follow through, teach to the test mentality, and only trying to impress the district leadership. Before and after school is crowded and unorganized. Grading system has no bearing on progress, and unnecessary fundraisers for kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2013

PLE is not a school that looks at a child as an individual. They teach to the minimum state standards and that's it. They do not look at a child as an individual to see what their needs are but as just a body. It was a horrible experience dealing with teachers and the administration at this school. Minimal extra curricular activities to speak of and please check out the website, says a lot about the school compared to other schools in the district. A bare minimum effort is put forth at this school and it shows from the top down. No initiatives have been taken to make this a great school. If you're OK with subpar average at best and this is your feeder school, then there you go. Since we do have a choice, choose wisely and do your homework first. That's where I made my mistake. The leadership of this school sets the tone for the entire school. Meet and ask questions first to see what you're getting into. That should be enough to steer you clear. Absolutely not pushing kids to do their best. Wished I would have done my homework first and saved a lot of wasted time. So glad to be gone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to research and review schools on behalf of your child. Please understand that the data that is used to rate Pine Lane Elementary School, by Great Schools, is restricted to state testing data and does not account for other quality school indicators. Pine Lane is a high performing school and continues to exceed state testing averages and targets. The data from our annual community and parent survey indicates overwhelmingly positive feedback and support in all of our critical school focus areas including: academic programming, safety, communication, involvement, leadership and accountability. Our school community is diverse, dynamic and comprehensive which makes it very unique in comparison to other neighborhood and charter schools in Douglas County. Diversity, dedication and diligence are core values of our school community and we continue to progress with our instructional practices and approaches that benefit our 21st century students. I encourage you to visit our school website for more specific information about our instructional programs and learning opportunities. Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you. -Danelle Hiatt, Principal
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 2, 2013

We moved from Pine Lane after four years and had no idea how poor the education was at Pine Lane until moving. If your child is gifted and talented or special needs it is fine but otherwise you are shuffled along with no individualized learning. It has taken my son a long time to catch up and I attribute this disservice to Pine Lane.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2013

This review is for the Discovery Program (G&T) at Pine Lane. My daughter started in the 2nd/3rd grade class this year and looks forward to going to school each day. There is always something there to challenge her. This is a dramatic change from Frontier Valley where the teachers could not keep her interested or challenged. Mrs Littrell has done an excellent job at engaging her students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

Our middle child (the only shy one) was terrified that she was going to move to a new school (from MountainView) after doing really well on the COGAT's. She has started her 2nd year in the G&T program in Mrs. Littrell's class. My daughter actually wakes up early because she can't wait to see her friends and teacher. She absolutely loves going to school at Pine Lane. Can't say enough about the caring staff...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

I am a former student at PLI and I loved it there were many great teachers,students,and everything! This school is amazing


Posted January 7, 2008

My son has been attending the Gifted and Talented Program at Pine Lane Intermediate for two years. He has loved his teachers and has really enjoyed the challenges there. The extra-cirricular activities, some of which have included student council and science clubs, are activities that he may not have been able to enjoy at his previous school due to a great deal of favoritism and cliques. The office staff is the nicest I have ever met, and Ms. Ashworth is an outstanding teacher! We have found PLI to be a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2007

I enjoy going to this wonderful school. They have so many friendly teachers who encourage us in so many ways. I just want to say, thanks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2006

Very child focused school. Because it is a 4,5,6 building, it has a reputation for being a little 'tougher' than a K-6 building, but I think that it really means that kids are held accountable for their actions more, rather than being given lots of get out jail free cards. Teachers & administration are smart & caring, & I really love the amazing depth of their specials department (art, music, etc.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2003

I love Pine Lane! What a great school for your children. We were truly blessed to have gone to this school all the years form the primary to the intermediate schoool. Top teachers that provide all the kids need. Mrs. Shea 5th grade is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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 65% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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 62% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)39%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Writing

All Students61%
Female68%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%
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%
Female81%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Reading

All Students71%
Female78%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%

Writing

All Students65%
Female75%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%
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%
Female83%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Reading

All Students81%
Female85%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Science

All Students59%
Female66%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%

Writing

All Students69%
Female80%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%
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 Students71%
Female77%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%

Reading

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Writing

All Students70%
Female84%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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 75% 56%
Hispanic 15% 32%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
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 22%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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