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Swallows Charter Academy

Charter | K-8 | 263 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
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Posted June 24, 2013

This is an AMAZING school with excellent staff! The administration is great! I have attended the school since 6th grade and next year I will be in 11th grade. Many changes have occured with staff and administrations and extra curricular activities, but it didn't detract from the great quality of this school. It is definitely more centered around academics rather than extra curricular activites, but they are availible. I played volleyball, basketball, and track this last year while in student council and I still maintained a 4.0. You have to be willing to work hard, but the knowledge obtained is well worth it. I would reccommened this school 100%! It's amazing! :)


Posted June 6, 2013

My kids have attended Swallows for five years now and I have been very pleased. The elementary teachers are amazing! My kids have LOVED every teacher that they have had the privilege of having at Swallows. My kids are reading at advanced levels and they both have a love for social studies and science because of the great curriculum and teachers. I am so glad that I put my son on the waiting list when he was only two years old. I can't say enough positive things about this school! If you look at the grammar on the April 9th posting you will obviously see that it was not written by a teacher that Swallows would hire. Swallows has "directors" instead of a principal so I am doubting that the review was even written by someone who attends the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2013

I am a teacher here and there is way too much religion and politics. If you a teacher or principal and your kids go here, they get all the benifits. I hear trachers say that give kids a hard time because their parents are Democrats, or they believe different from them. This is the worst school in the Pueblo area.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 9, 2013

My children attend Swallows elementary. We have had a wonderful experience here. Be ready to help your children. It is a tough curriculum. Most elementary schools push reading and math. You will get more than that here. There is an amazing science and history curriculum. Great overall school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2013

I just have to laugh when I read the negative comments. This school is the highest performing school in Southern Colorado. Just look at TCAP scores and compare. Or pick up Monday's newspaper and you will notice this school has the highest graduation rates and the highest ACT scores. This is a school of choice, and requires effort from the parents, which good parents don't mind. Your kid will fail if you are not actively involved. All the complaining on here are from parents that want the State to teach their children for them. The key word here is this is a school of "choice". No one forces you to take your kids there. You probably thought that you could bring your kid over (because it is such a high performing school) and they would fix your issues. It doesn't work that way. You have to be responsible and be involved in your child's education. You can always go back to the crap school you came from. Don't get on here and trash a great opportunity (which is what a school of choice is) if you can't be responsible enough to work with your child. I am tired of teachers and schools getting the blame when kids don't perform well. You are the parent, do your part before you complain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2013

There some posts about the turn over in administration and faculty. While that was true in the past, this is the 3rd year for the present administration. They have done a great job of correcting the problems that came with the turnover and the poor decisions of the past. The school is moving forward with plans to build a new campus. We outscored every other elementary school in the district on TCAP in 2012, including a 100% in 3rd grade reading. Did you catch that? 100%! We offer early college that allows students to receive an AA and a high school diploma at the same (if they are at grade level when they enter the program). Class sizes are smaller than average. We offer vocal music, including choir and musical theater. There are multiple sports with plans to build a gym. Other opportunities include D.I., Brain Bowl, etc. (Both elementary & middle school Brain Bowl teams did well last year.) One of our kids has been there for 7 years and the other for 6. We are very happy with the education they have received. I would suggest dropping by and taking a tour. See what's going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2012

Our family has been at Swallows for the last 7 years. It is easy for anyone to get on here and trash a great school and I just wanted to say that the administration and the board has really made this school an awesome place for education. For those that complain about teacher and /or administrator turnover I would say as parents, we only get part of the story and turnover is not a bad thing when better teachers and/or administrators get hired. For my family, I prefer a school that has that flexibility (even with any temporary short comings that may come with it) over other schools where it is difficult to get rid of bad teachers and administration. All the testing data for the 2011-2012 school year show that Swallows is the highest performing elementary in the area. While it is true that bringing in more kids in the middle and high school makes the overall scores drop, those that start in the program and continue always out perform their peers from other schools and the ones that come in later end up doing better as well in the long run. If parents participate in their children's education they will be successful at any school. If your child is a good student they will thrive here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

We have been very happy with the elementary education our children have been given at Swallows. The teachers are tough, but caring. Same with administration. However, they need to be a little more selective on who they allow into the middle school program...Go Spartans!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2012

Swallows has way too much change in teachers and principals. It also has a click and those students get everything. Every year is different. The writing instruction is limited. Some teachers give hours of homeworks the next year no homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2012

Great school. New principal has taken over for the last 2 years. I think she will be a positive for the school. Hopefully she can address any weaknesses and get the school back up to the standards it has always been known for. I think administration has to be stricter with the teachers. That is the only negative I see thus far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2011

This school changes principals like most change pants. Too many changes with principals, teachers, and most teachers are weak. Also many favorites and no communication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2009

It seems to me that if a review is going to be posted on a public website, the reviewer should have to include their name. It is so easy to be critical if you don't have to take 'credit' for what you are saying. Swallows Charter Academy continues to out-perform many of the schools in District 70, including being one of two high schools that attained AYP for last year. SCA accomplishes this without being exlusive with any marginally legal student acceptance and retention policies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

I have to agree with the June 2003 comment. This was a great school with an awesome set of teachers. When the new board took over, it hurt the students education the most. The Core Knowledge Curriculum takes time for teachers to learn to teach effectively (approx 3 years) You can tell the quality has suffered. However, after many years, the school is on the road to bouncing back. The board has turned over and the devious ones are gone leaving the key focus on the improvement of education and not pushing personal agendas. The administration dicipline in the middle school is severly lacking but can be handled if you persue one on one. The high school has been kink free this year and is somewhat challenging. I recommend this school because it is still the best option for public education here in P.W.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

Swallows is not without its hardships, but it is as if everyone is in a large family. I have been part of this small school community for 8 years, unfortunately I have to leave, and I WILL MISS IT so much. Everyone there is dear to my heart, This is a great school, your child will learn SOOO much! I loved it there, although, I do not recommend sending your child to their new high school, let them have a normal high school experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2008

Swallows earns high scores on CSAPs. The numbers only tell part of the story. Students and their families pay a high emotional price. We used to love this school, but we do not expect to return next year. The new administration is consumed with program expansion rather than delivering a quality program. Attempts to reconcile bigger problems with administration have been frustrating. Administration discourages communication between parents, and between parents and teachers other than progress meetings. So far, about 30% of last year's staff is not returning. Morale is suffering, teachers seem angry and they yell a great deal at students. Discipline is extremely inconsistent. A high school is being added at this small location - in trailers. We have serious concerns about high school students in such close proximity to grade schoolers. Too bad, it used to be a really great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

Not a school for everyone. Swallows offers a challenging Core Knowledge curriculum. Expect homework every night, including weekends and holidays; 2 hrs average before middle school. Music and PE are offered once per week each. Soccer and Basketball are offered, with fee, but students are are not nurtured well, and poorly skilled students are played very little. There is excessive yelling at the students by teachers. Administration is focused on expanding the program and a new building but respond poorly to parent concerns, and sometimes sends out form letters to specific written concerns, which is a violation of the bylaws. Discipline is inconsistently enforced, even arbitrary at times. Students not returning, or pulled by their parents mid term approaches 20% per year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

Swallows is a parent driven school with a Board of Directors made up of parents. The curriculum is a building blocks system that has each grade level build on the previous. Two of the valedictorians of the local high school this year were Swallows alumni. This school has prepared all of my children for the challenges ahead. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2007

Swallows is a great school where parental involvement is strongly encouraged. Students are challenged in creative ways and learning is expected. Any student that is struggling or falls behind is encouraged to stay for tutoring for an hour after school every day where they get one on one assistance from their teacher. This is a back to basics Core knowledge school, where reading, writing, math and science are at the center of the educational focus. Kindergartners are reading and writing usually by the end of the first semester and first graders are writing in paragraph form by the first nine-weeks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2006

This school has made a tremendous difference in our son's life and academic achievments. The core knowledge teaching has defintely prepared him to excel in high school and given him moral and learning skills that will follow him throughout his life. Though there is no sports or organized music programs the basics are what will get him through life. Teachers & staff are always willing to help and keep the kids accountable. This is our 6th year at SCA and can't say anything but good things about it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2005

We love this school, it will provide everything you ask and more. Highly recommend to anyone in the area.
—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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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 62% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students95%
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American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant95%

Reading

All Students91%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant91%

Writing

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%
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 Students91%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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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 lunch95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant91%

Reading

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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 lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Writing

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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 lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
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

Math

All Students81%
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Asiann/a
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Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Reading

All Students76%
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Science

All Students57%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%
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 Students64%
Femalen/a
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Reading

All Students69%
Femalen/a
Male62%
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 lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Writing

All Students56%
Femalen/a
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%
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%
Female63%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Reading

All Students72%
Female82%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%

Writing

All Students63%
Female74%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
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 Students46%
Female50%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Reading

All Students78%
Female88%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Science

All Students27%
Female21%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English27%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%

Writing

All Students57%
Female67%
Malen/a
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%
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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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 64% 57%
Hispanic 34% 32%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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278 South McCulloch Blvd
Pueblo West, CO 81007
Phone: (719) 547-1627

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