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Falcon Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 911 students

 
 

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Posted November 16, 2011

The teachers overall are easy to communicate with. Like most situations there are one or two every year who aren't as active. Even with a district in turmoil the staff at the middle school put forth a great amount of effort to connect with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2010

My son has completed 6th grade at Falcon Middle and is getting ready to start 7th grade at this school. He had some excellent 6th grade teachers and one particularly bad teacher. Some teachers don't seem to be too interested in helping the kids learn and excel. Overall, it is a good school and seems to have a lot of extra-curricular activity and sports choices. Also, lots of fun days and dances and that sort of thing. There is a lot of school pride at Falcon Middle. This school is overcrowded, as are most in this district (Falcon District 49) There seem to be some problems with bullying, although the school has a pretty strict anti-bullying policy. 5-star principal rating for the 2009/10 principal. Falcon Middle will have a new principal for 2010/11.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

My daughter loved it there and is now doing great in high school. I felt that the facility and staff were involved and took pride in their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

This school has some great 6th grade teachers... Ms Brown Science and Ms Telljohn Geography are top rate in my book. Push the students to excell and make learning fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

this is a great facility and and were pleased with the service
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2007

I am pretty unimpressed with this school. It's over crowded, I feel the teachers (with a few exceptions) are lacking in ability and compasion. And I find the overall environment cold and hostile. One of the main reasons I plan to move is due to the poor schooling my child is receiving here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2007

We movede here from Missouri and thought the Colorado schools would be better, but they aren't. My son is a year ahead of his peers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

The academic programs are second rate. Teachers aren't concerned about individual progress or problems students might be encountering.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2005

Find their cirriculum standards are being compromised by the challenge of the csap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

I would say that overall the teachers care but it is so overcrowded that it is difficult for them to do an efficient job of teaching.
—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 62% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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 52% in 2013.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%
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 Students59%
Female66%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial45%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligible40%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%

Reading

All Students78%
Female86%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracial65%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Writing

All Students63%
Female78%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial60%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible55%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%
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 Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Reading

All Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Writing

All Students70%
Female77%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities74%
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

Math

All Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial94%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligible52%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%

Reading

All Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial95%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible76%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Science

All Students61%
Female63%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial95%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%

Writing

All Students70%
Female80%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial94%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligible68%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
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

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.

 
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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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 74% 56%
Hispanic 15% 32%
Black 4% 5%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 19%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1199755 Towner Ave
Peyton, CO 80831
Phone: (719) 495-5232

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