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Prairie Winds Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 528 students

 
 

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Posted April 14, 2013

the staff is horrible and rude. the secretary is rude, the teachers are rude, and do not really work that well with children who are not from rich families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2012

I worked in the office at the school. Parent complaints were often not taken serious by the principal. There was repeated issues with one teacher and staff member. There was also a major issue with a parent that had no boundaries. Also bullying problems were a constant complaint. Lots of children are pulled from the school for issues that could have been resolved but because no one keeps track of it no one cares. Please call the district if you have problems with this school or Principal because the school is not going to do anything to help you.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 25, 2012

I am the parent of a child with special needs. Prairie Winds has provided our child with a top notch, inclusive education. She has flourished thanks to the phenomenal team of teachers and leadership, therapeutic intervention and overall atmosphere of the school. I cannot praise Prairie Winds enough for the accomplishments I see in my child. Excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2012

Do not sent your kids here as long as the current Principal is there. A man that eats lunch with his kids was hugging my daughter even after she asked him to stop and the school Principal did nothing. The man admitted to "group hugs' and the school wouldn't do anything at all. I was forced to remove my child because the Principal had zero solutions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2012

Both my sons are students at this school and I am very happy parents. Everyone in school is so involved and supporting, starting from main office, teachers, to the Principal. I have never seen Principal that is so carying, she is personally involved in every day activities with kids, like ensuring safe pick up. Teachers really care about students, it is not just let them pass the grade, they make them work hard and learn, and they sure are great educators. I feel like part of family and will miss everyone when my boys move to middle school. We are four years with PRE and only great things I have to say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

I can not say enough positive things about this school. My child attended kdg here last year and I was concerned that the short week and half days would not allow for much learning but boy was I wrong. The teachers are focused and dedicated and really made the most of every minute they had to teach. The principal is very involved in the daily activities and was always available to discuss any concerns. She certainly runs a tight ship and so do I. I have high expectations for my children so this was a great school for our family. Very structured, nurturing and just the right amount of discipline and praise. On another note they sometimes take things too seriously but I guess that's an ok trade off for a great education. Don't send latex balloons to school they will be quarientined! : )
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

I have two children who attend Prairie Winds and am proud of their achievments. I can not say enough about the staff and students. The students enjoy learning as much as the staff enjoys teaching. The after school enrichment programs are designed with the various learning styles in mind. The PTA is very active and involved with both the staff and students. I am utterly amazed at the relationships evident between the students and all staff members. This is a very innovative learning environment! The childrens saftey and education are the main priority of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2009

I have two children who attend this school and I have found this school to have very caring teachers and staff. However, I've been very concerned about the way children are allowed to treat each other at this school. They have a no bullying policy but I have a hard time convincing my child this policy exists.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2007

(cont.) science, drumming and sewing. All provided by teachers who volunteer their time and supplies. Prairie winds is dedicated to learning and meeting all needs in a fair and accountable manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2007

Very involved PTA with a lot of extracurricular activities for the students. No holidays are celebrated at the school. An after-school program is available on a 'draw' basis for 25 students in Art. Parents are not encouraged to participate in classrooms, but they're asked to come in and donate for things such as Harvest Festival, or things involving the PTA. Birthdays are allowed to be celebrated one time a month with approval from the teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2007

Prairie Winds is an AMAZING school! I can not say enough about it. It is apparent from the first second that you walk into the door, that, learning and the success of all students is paramount to the staff members at Prairie Winds. The teachers, aides and adminstrative staff, are all well trained and excited about learning. There is no other place that I would want my children to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2006

I am a deployed father of two children currently attending Prairie Winds, and I cannot say how dissapointed I am in the school and its staff.
—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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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

All Students86%
Female83%
Male88%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Writing

All Students47%
Female52%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch47%
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 Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Reading

All Students72%
Female81%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
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 Students53%
Female68%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%
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 Students66%
Female64%
Male69%
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 lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Reading

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
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 lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Science

All Students48%
Female45%
Male52%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

Writing

All Students61%
Female64%
Male57%
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 lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%
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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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 72% 57%
Hispanic 24% 32%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Black 1% 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 34%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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