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Pueblo West Middle School

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Posted December 11, 2013

Liberty Point International is a great school and better than any other middle school in Pueblo or Pueblo West. The teachers there are fantastic and the learning experience is fun and innovative.


Posted October 22, 2013

This is the worst school ive ever taken my kids too. They rank 3 on the national average with 1 being the lowest. Most of the teachers are lazy and disrespectful to the kids and don't offer help to the obviously struggling child. The teachers seem to not care and treat most of the kids as if they were a burden.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2012

this school is really a great school and I wouldn't be any happier of how high my child's grades are and how much they have improved since her old middle school Skyveiw.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2010

I will concede to the fact that the principal does yell quite a bit and can be harsh, I am very pleased that she runs a tight ship. Her expectations are high. Under her leadership, more advanced classes have been added to the curriculum. She also will not kowtow to parents who choose to coddle their children and refuse to hold them accountable. My children have all been through PWMS, and I feel their teachers challenged them and kept high expectations. I am proud that my children go to PWMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

This school used to have several issues with behavior and low academic expectations. I am happy to say PWMS has greatly improved since Ms. Tafoya has come on board. She is strict and has high academic expectations. The kids finally know that there are rules to be followed and the adults are to be treated with respect. I am sorry to hear that other parents are disappointed in the school. That is unfortunate considering the improvements I see at PWMS. I believe this school will only get better under the leadership of Ms. Tafoya.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

No communication with parents what so ever. You never know what is going on at the school unless you inquire about it and even then you don't always get answers. The principal seems to take out her anger on the children by yelling and can be unfair at times. We have tried emailing and calling both the teachers and asst. principal at different times and would not get responses back. Kids really do not have much time for lunch and are rushed to eat. I am with the first two parents, very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2008

I found that this school has alot of problems when I first enrolled my 2 children. First the principal is a total screamer not a yeller, a screamer which i deam very unnessary. My child is in the Gifted and Talented program and makes straight A's, there is no program for Gifted students at this school. There is alot of violence at this school and I am very disappointed with it overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

I am a parent and I would rate this school very low. There is no parent involvement and the principal would like to keep it that way. My kids do not enjoy going to school and I'm looking for other alternatives. Very disappointed overall.
—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.

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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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
32%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%
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 Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligible40%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Reading

All Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible60%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Writing

All Students50%
Female60%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%
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 Students29%
Female33%
Male25%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Free lunch eligible20%
Reduced lunch eligible33%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities31%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English29%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant29%

Reading

All Students55%
Female62%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Writing

All Students48%
Female59%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligible33%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%
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 Students30%
Female19%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligible35%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities35%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English30%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant30%

Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Science

All Students42%
Female37%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligible45%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant42%

Writing

All Students47%
Female58%
Male40%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 57% 56%
Hispanic 36% 32%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 54%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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484 South Maher Dr
Pueblo West, CO 81007
Phone: (719) 547-3752

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