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Sky View Middle School

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3 stars

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2011:
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Posted May 26, 2014

This school has two tracks, the students who are valued, praised, and taught that they are better than the rest and those who are not in the AP track. There are many reasons why a student is not in AP, and none of those reasons are because they are "less than" anyone else. The teachers and administration all participate in this bullying, and it is not a healthy place for either track of students,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

So far the school has been pretty good for my child. Skyview was recommended to me by a former teacher who said it was the best public middle school in Pueblo, and it seems to be well regarded. The facilities are lovely; very spacious and modern. We don't seem to have a lot of conferences with teachers and staff but so far everything seems fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

My daughter is in 6th grade and always has great things to say about each of her teachers and how wonderful her school is. However she does have one teacher specifically that inspires her to learn. A special thank you to all teachers because it takes a special individual to teach. An extra special thanks to Mr Hogan for enlightening my daughter in the subject of math. Not only does she mention how amazing the teacher is and how easy and fun she makes math clas, she also talks about different math equations and demonstrates how well she understands each lesson with excitement. Thank you!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

This is a great school. Most of the teachers are really nice but some teachers could be unhelpful .


Posted February 28, 2013

Sky View Middle School is an excellent school with strong academics and great, caring staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2013

Im not happy with the school. My problem is more with teachers. My child's 8th grade math teacher is never willing to help or explain more on a question my child my have. Its been a repetitive problem. My other child has had problems with the band teacher and P.E teacher. when you talk to the teacher they are very disrespectful and not willing to help work with the parents or child. I do like the VP and front desk..they are helpful. Also the Car Loop needs to be managed better...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2012

I am a teacher at Skyview Middle School and, naturally, will stick up for our school at all costs. Many of us spend countless hours helping students with all kinds of things, not just academic-based things. We stay after school to help tutor (at no charge), sometimes helping kids with subjects other than what we teach. I could complain about lack of funding and I could go on and on about being overworked and underpaid, but the truth is, I LOVE my job and I LOVE these kids. Kids are what keep me coming back, day after day. I can't think of another school I would rather be at than Skyview Middle. Like anything else in life, you get out of things exactly what you put in. If you give no effort in helping your child obtain a quality education, then you shouldn't complain. The grass is not always greener on the other side!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 9, 2012

I give Sky View a big thumbs down due to all the rude comments and language my daughter has told me about. moving to Pwms was a good move now that they have the IB program that Sky View does NOT have and should be recommended for any child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2011

Overall this is a good school. Like most schools, they are dealing with a funding shortfall. District 70 doesn't provide enough resources to teach the kids. The school has shifted teachers and classes again for the second year to deal with the funding and FOUR day school week. The administration is certainly playing a balancing act to hold it together. This year, they finally added advanced courses in science and language arts to add to the advanced math taught for a few years. The homework is bit excessive, but it will prepare the kids for high school AP classes. The teacher quality is a 9 out of 10, but they are really overworked and you have to stay involved in your own students work. The band program is really lacking, but the new music teacher is trying rebuild with no funding. There has only been one teacher (math) in the three years my child has been going to Skyview that has lost her heart to teach. She was very impatient, rigid and not very approachable even as a parent. The principal runs a tight ship and he demands respect from the students. The Great Schools score of 6 doesn't represent the good quality education and positive learning environment at Skyview.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2010

I find it very interesting to see a few parents venting their displeasure for this wonderful school. I guess anytime people feel strong emotional bonds with their families, especially their kids, they act irrationally when it comes to working out the problems they have in the school environment. It is soooo much easier to blame the school for their own inadequecies than it is to point fingers at their own shortcomings. What a shame that people have to sully this schools reputation by badmouthing it here. As a former student, I can most assuredly tell you that there are high expectations for all students both academically and socially. At no time was my family ever solicited for 'pay for grades' fees for extra credit. That is ludacris and the parent who said the teachers don't know how to teach...did you look at how high the test scores are at this school?
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2010

I attended Skyview the first two years it was open and had a great experience. I formed great bonds with a handful of the teachers. It baffles me that some parents claim that these teachers don't know what they're doing and/or treat students from lower classes differently. I by no means come from a wealthy family but my parents have always pushed me to be the best student. Former teachers have also contributed to my educational achievements- Skyview teachers included. I feel that their advanced classes were also very adequate. I am now in my junior year at Regis University in Denver. I credit these teachers as well as those PWHS for my academic achievements. I really do not have any bad things to say about the school. My younger brother attends Skyview and I expect him to continue to excel academically.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 31, 2009

My son and step daughter attend this school. Now they are both on different ends of the academic spectrum. My son has always been a straight A student, involved in peer mentoring, student council, and Gifted and Talented programs for the last four years, my step daughter has always struggled in school. I do not have many nice things to say about this school. My straight A son has struggled since attending, the teachers do not help in any transitions and have a no mercy attitude. Prob would have had more lee way in the military. He has now becomed depressed, and stressed out all of the time, he has panic attacks (that he has to see a doctor about) and finds no joy in learning anymore. I tried talking about my concerns with both the teachers dean of students and nothing! I am looking at alternate ideas for him
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

Sky View Middle School is an excellent school and a great choice to send your child or children too. The teachers are all very supportive and the kids are also very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

You'd better hope you're rich if you want your child to get a good grade. Last year, on more than one occasion, they offered extra credit to children who could pay class fees, etc by an early date. Well that's nice unless you're a low income family. :( I pulled my daughter out of that school and will NEVER send her back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2005

As a former student of Skyview Middle School, I would like to say that upon my 8th grade graduation, i felt educated and fully prepared to start my high school career.My Sports were fun as well. Greg bradfield, doug bonicelli, trent kropf, leonard lopez,elise faulkner, patrick McAuliffe, and matt sherman were some of the best coaches and 'life teachers' i know. They were also my friends.Skyview is good for the brain, and for the soul.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2005

Good leadership. With every school you will find great teachers mixed with mediocre. Needs more adv. courses and a better evaluation system for G&T. One of the best in Pueblo West, Connect would still be a favorite, hands down, for all Middle schools in Pueblo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2005

This School shouldn't even be one! The teachers do NOT how to teach the kids This school needs to learn how to teach!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2004

My grandson goes to this school and the teachers were wonderful in trying to help me help him. I really appreciated it because trying to raise kids at this age you forget what you did in school and they are so much further ahead than we were. He is at the age that we can't help him much except incourage him to do his best. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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 52% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
54%
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 Students65%
Female61%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Writing

All Students59%
Female65%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%
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 Students52%
Female52%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligible44%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Reading

All Students69%
Female68%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Writing

All Students66%
Female75%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%
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 Students53%
Female52%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Reading

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Science

All Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
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 lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Writing

All Students68%
Female75%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%
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 66% 56%
Hispanic 28% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 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 28%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Pueblo West, CO 81007
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