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Core Knowledge Charter School

Charter | PK-8 | 600 students

Our school is best known for its high academic results and strong community.

 
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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 6 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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24 reviews of this school


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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

We really enjoy being part of the Parker Core Knowledge community. Our teachers, staff and administrators are fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

PCK does an exceptional job of teaching each student individually at the level that is most appropriate for that child. This allows a student to flex up or flex down and feel like they are achieving their academic goals. The teachers and administrators are also exceptional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2014

My school focuses always has the child's academic development as a primary focus. But, I continue to be pleased with how it also demands excellent character out of every student. The staff is amazingly connected to each students personal development. Lastly, the fine arts (art and music) are nothing short of astonishing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

Amazing! The staff at Parker Core Knowledge is excellent and the education my children are receiving there is above and beyond!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2014

LOVE this school!! Not only are my children academically challenged, but they are also taught to have strong moral character as well. Every month, the school does Spirit Days, which focuses on a different character attribute to work on. The great thing about this school, though, is that it doesn't just focus on it for that day. It is felt throughout the entire school, every day. Mrs. Aplin and Mrs. Harth have created and amazing environment that my children excel in. You could not choose a better school for your child to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2014

We CHOSE to enroll all three of our children at Parker Core Knowledge Charter School because of their stellar academic reputation. The advanced curriculum and rigorous grading scale appealed to us as parents. Our children received a solid educational foundation which prepared them for high school and college. Highly dedicated and qualified staff made our journey from kindergarten through 8th grade a truly positive experience. At PCK we became "family" and have nothing but great memories to share.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2013

I have did all the research, toured 4 schools in Parker, met with staff and observed classroom activity all before choosing Parker Core Knowledge. Now, after having a child at the school, I am still thrilled with our decision. My child loves going to school and tells me daily how much fun school is; I see the growth and am in awe of how much she is learning. I cannot convey how much I love this school! Kind, caring teachers, an advanced/tough curriculum but taught in a "fun" and exciting way. My daughter is leaps and bounds ahead of all the kids in the neighborhood attending other schools. Sooooo impressed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2013

I have no idea why I keep getting updates to read new reviews. Not impressed. Admissions were snooty as heck when they found out that my children were currently going to a Private school and admissions said they "don't track who goes to Regis". Please! If your students are doing well enough to be accepted at Regis...you would most certainly be tracking this information. Get over yourselves please!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2013

While I can fully understand the frustration of those who have issues with the wait list, as a parent of a PCK student I couldn't be happier with our experience. In our experience, the level of education has been worth the "wait." Everyone has been very welcoming, kind and encouraging. Our daughter has been challenged to push her boundaries and has had support and encouragement from teachers, administration, parent volunteers, and the cracker jack bunch or resource teachers at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2012

We have friends that their children started from the time this school opened in a shopping center. Their children are well-rounded and responsible. Our friend even asked if we have looked into the school. After her comments, we added our child to the waitlist when she was under a year old. An addition was added to the school in 2011, which added the room to add pre-K, as well as, classes in each grade. Unfortunately, this was a big detriment to our position on the wait list. At the very beginning of pre-K, the school stated that there would be no preference to move up into kindergarten. Therefore, we decided to wait until kindergarten. Then, mid-year rules miraculously changed without letting those on the wait list give their public input and now, a portion of the pre-K moves up on a lottery. So even though we signed up on this so called wait-list, we are behind the expansion that brought in upper grades with siblings and behind the pre-k lottery. We have a very bright child, and in the beginning the staff said we would make it in. It is a very disappointing process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2012

We switched our preschooler from another school based on the reputation of PCK. However, after the first month of school, we are planning on switching our child back to the previous school for several reasons. They seem very "militant" in their approach to the kids and learning. They are not very creative in the activities offered for the kids as the same puzzles, white paper & crayons, etc are there every morning and very few projects have come home. Our child seems very somber and never as excited as at the previous preschool. If your child is excited about learning and creative in the way he/she looks at the world, then look elsewhere for preschool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2012

My daughter went for one year. Principal allowed the bully girls to do their thing- while they went to "friendship" classes. The principal and her teachers are voting members of the board - extremely inappropriate, and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2012

I can't speak highly enough about our 16 year tenure at this school . We have five children, four of whom have attended this school K-8. Our last child is currently in the 7th grade. The quality of education is exceptional. All of my children have done well there and have started high school at least a year ahead in their studies. The math program is excellent and all of my children can sit and write good essays without help. They also have scored above the county average on all of the standardized tests. The work ethic and character development is also exceptional. The leadership of the school is very consistent and stable and shows in the quality of teachers hired. I absolutely love uniforms. It simplifies all of our lives. All of my children have maintained close friendships with at least two of their friends from Core Knowledge since graduation. I feel very fortunate to have been told about this school 17 years ago and wouldn't change a thing about the education my children have received. It has exceeded my expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2011

I feel the need to write this review to save other parents frustration but most of all the kids who will end up in this "lot to be desired" environment for learning. I have a child who loved school until we started at PCK. We will be pulling him out at the end of the year. Also, there are often assignments sent home with numerous teacher errors, etc...the communication is unlike anything I have ever experienced. This school may have great CSAP scores (teaching to the test) but the environment and professionalism of the teachers is very lacking. I would advise parents to observe, observe before placing your child here. PLEASE take this review seriously. If I had I seen more reviews like this we would have not wasted our time with this "so called" GREAT charter school. They clearly have their priorities only on testing and fundraising.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2011

In my opinion, this is one of the best schools in Douglas County. As with any school, it is important that parents do their research and make sure it is a good fit for their kids. We do not have kids there this year. My children's needs changed which were better met with another approach. If your child thrives in structure, needs a solid foundation in rote learning, benefits from a predictable sequential education approach, and a discipline code-this school may be for you! If your child is a project based or kinetic learner, you may want to look further. There is no school that is designed to meet every learning style. If it was, it would only be able to meet every need partially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2011

Education level= 4/5 Experience level= 2.5/5 Teachers= 3.8/5 Rules= 2/5 What I don't like is now middle schoolers only get about 5-10 min of recess!


Posted August 30, 2011

We cannot say enough about this school. We love the teachers, the administrators and all of the staff. Everyone at this school is dedicated to the success of each student and it shows. No, this school is not for everyone, especially parents who do not want to be involved. However, if you are looking for a school that will push your student (and you) to be the best (and be accountable), this is the school for you and your family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

This school challenges my child to be the best she can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

Im a 7th grader right now, and i have to say i have learned so much! I know they took away our dances, and thats lame. But all the teachers are great! there is not one i have disliked!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2008

This school seemed pretty elite when I first put my child s name on waiting list for enrollment, which I thought was good. Then we were 'accepted' and I changed my mind. This is not a school for educating. It is a school for pushing, and pressuring. My child is bright, so this bad review does not come out of spite. He did well there. But the environment was not good. And most of the parents are neurotic! Douglas County public schools are terrific and fun! We are happy with our change.
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

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 72% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%
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

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Male100%
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American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
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Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch100%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant100%

Reading

All Students97%
Female100%
Male96%
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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 lunch97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant97%

Writing

All Students85%
Female96%
Male80%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant85%
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 Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
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 lunch97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant97%

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
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 disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant93%

Writing

All Students83%
Female81%
Male86%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%
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 Students94%
Female97%
Male93%
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 lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant94%

Reading

All Students96%
Female93%
Male98%
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 lunch96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant96%

Science

All Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
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 lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant89%

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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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 disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%
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%
Female100%
Male96%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant98%

Reading

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
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%

Writing

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
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%
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 Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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 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%

Reading

All Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
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 lunch96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant96%

Writing

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
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Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant96%
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 Students87%
Female83%
Male92%
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 lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Reading

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
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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 lunch96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant96%

Science

All Students77%
Female70%
Male83%
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 lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Writing

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
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 lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%
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

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 91% 57%
Asian 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 32%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

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
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Parent carpool
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Serve on the school's Operating Council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

Apply

 

This school accepts applications on a

rolling basis

 
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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
92
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
770
Students typically come from these schools
Preschool
Various district schools

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Various district high schools
Private high school (e.g. Lutheran HS, Valor Christian or Regis)
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1161 North Pine Dr
Parker, CO 80138
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Phone: (303) 840-7070

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