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Pine Grove Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted September 11, 2013

This school cares a lot about academics, which is certainly important. They fail, however, to teach/address appropriate social skills, which is also extremely important. Bullying IS a problem and there is little/no diversity in this school. All the parents drive the same cars, it seems that every family has one "at home" parent, and families that don't fit the mold, plain don't fit in and aren't welcomed. It does have a positive affect on "parent involvement" but working parents are judged for "not caring" about their child. This is poor leadership by the parents and certainly discourages the acceptance and diversity this school needs. The current principal, Mrs. Gnaegy has invested time in working with my child's specific needs which is so greatly appreciated and a first step in repairing my opinion of the school, but more work is needed from the school and from the families in this neighborhood to round out the experience this school offers its students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2011

Every teacher we've had at this school has been amazing and my gifted child has thrived here. There is tremendous involvement by parents who volunteer hours each week. I couldn't have picked a better school than Pine Grove, and can't wait for my younger child to attend there too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2011

Pine Grove is an excellent elementary school! We moved here with the hope that this community/school would be a good fit for our family, and we have been very pleased with both! The school has been absolutely wonderful! I am so impressed with how many parents are involved and volunteer in the classroom! The children are bright, positive learners! I am very impressed with this school, and am hoping for the absolute best with the new principal; Mr. Minter has great shoes to fill!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

An excellent school. Caring teachers, attentive staff and principal. The principal takes care to hire good teachers and holds them accountable to performance. Kids with special needs (like mine) have a great support system in this school. We moved to the Stonegate community to attend this school and have had kids in this school for 7 years. Regarding bullying - the (remote) exception - NOT tolerated at all. Involved, responsible and understanding parents make ALL the difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2010

I actually agree with the November poster. Thursday folders have general info - not classroom specific. However, some teachers do a better job than others (as in any school) with communication. I think any parent should park their car and watch the second recess. Not the first with the aides. Most of the teachers use the second one to chitchat. The neighborhood comment doesn't apply - go across Stonegate to Mammoth Heights - it's fenced in. Bullying has been reported continuously - I think it's unfair to blame a child for being bullied as the last poster claims. I also think the poster saying the child isn't doing what they are supposed to do is horrible. Be fair - there are some great teachers and then there are some that show movies a lot, have Pop/Pillow day for the entire day once a week, etc. Not very challenging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2010

I disagree with what is posted by November 4th,2009. All upcoming activities are sent home in the Thursday folder, if you are not receiving this information it is your student responsibility and also yours. It is your job to check for information. They children don't have a chance to be bored, if your child is bored that means that they aren't doing what they are suppose to do. There has never been fencing because this school is actually part of the neighborhood. Yes you may see teachers chatting on playground every once in a while, but they are always watching!! Everyone that works there is very good at diffusing or preventing problems on the playground. If bullying happens and nothing was done then it wasn't reported!!!! Can't fix what you aren't told about.!! I once heard about a student crying bullying, later found she was mad they wouldn't let her play.


Posted August 2, 2010

Pine Grove is an excellent school. My children are very happy with the teachers. They feel a sense of community and enjoy going to school everyday. The teachers are great and encourage students to work hard. Mr. Minter knows every student by name and does a good job of communicating with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Pine Grove is the best school! Great teachers and staff and a great sense of pride by the students. Go Pine Grove!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love the quality of the teachers. I love that the principal knows each child and visits each classroom almost on a daily basis and truly cares about their learning. We have great parental involvement and many, many parents volunteer many hours to make this the best elementary school. It shows in the test scores and the great caliber of kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers work with my son. Principal Minter's is good for morale.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

This school earns high CSAP rating; but fails to consistently meet expectations. Some teachers pile on hours of homework. Others believe howework is unnecessary. As a result, the kids do not develop and maintain positive independent learning skills from year to year. Leadership from the administration would greatly improve this pitfall. Several student's in my son's classroom were highly disruptive which detracted considerably from the learning environment. There's little his teacher or the administration did or could do to address repeat offenders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2006

Wonderful school all around. Teachers are great and curriculum is stimulating for the kids. Great exposure to a variety of subjects and sports. Terrific community for children to grow and learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

Fantastic school with wonderful teachers. Best in the county
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

This is a decent school with a nice facility and an excellent rating on Colorado's CSAP. However, it is a bit crowded and the year-round school program isn't desirable in our opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2004

Wonderful school. Strong paernt/teacher involvement. Fantastic art program! We had to move out of state and I really, really miss this school.
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%
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 Students84%
Female78%
Male90%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant84%

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male80%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant85%

Writing

All Students71%
Female76%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%
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 Students90%
Female86%
Male94%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant89%

Writing

All Students76%
Female80%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%
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%
Female88%
Male81%
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 lunch85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant85%

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%

Science

All Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
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 lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Writing

All Students83%
Female90%
Male75%
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 lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
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 Students90%
Female96%
Male84%
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 lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%

Reading

All Students91%
Female100%
Male79%
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 lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities97%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant91%

Writing

All Students82%
Female93%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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

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Math growth at this school

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 81% 56%
Hispanic 11% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 0% 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 3%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10450 Stonegate Parkway
Parker, CO 80134
Phone: (303) 387-8075

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