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Freed Middle School

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Posted June 19, 2011

Freed is not a bad school. The kids aren't bad either. There has been a lot of transition in teachers and administration and in typical 8th grade fashion...the students test their boundaries. The changes being made are great and in a few years, if the current principal stays...it will be a very good school. The bad (weak) teachers are being weeded out and in my short time there...I saw great improvement.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 19, 2011

This school needs to be shuttered. The students are out of control and administration fosters a climate of underachievement and low expectations. Scores on standarized tests are horrible and have been horrible. Students throw papers all over the class, vandalize school property, disrupt the teachers, sabotage the learning process for everyone else and take great pride in running otherwise competent and caring teachers out. Between the rotten kids and inept administrators, this is one toxic school that needs to be shut down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2011

i have gone to Freed for all three years of my middle school career. Freed has helped me in everything, I am grateful to all of my teachers and the students. I have gotten a chance to see the students as they are, along with how they act around teachers. To the teacher/staff member that reviewed this year, I bet you didn't even give us more than a week, none of the subs/teachers we've had for science did. so if you want to review, you should have at least tried to handle my class a little while longer. and I agree that some students were worse than others.If you had these comments about our school, you must've been an 8th grade science teacher/sub. Am I right???? Well you have almost no right to call us ALL INGRATES AND ILL MANNERED BRATS!!!!!!!! That is just rude! Considering that we had over 15 subs/teachers! You would act that way too! I am proud to be a Freed Ram. Just because there are a few bad kids that need help does not make the rest of us deserve this treatment. I find it extremely rude for people to say almost outrageous stuff. If every student is as bad as they are saying, why do we have so many students involved in extra-curricular activities. I am glad I found this.


Posted January 21, 2011

Though the staff tries very hard, the students are awful. I have never seen such a bunch of ill mannered brats in my life. They go to great lengths to disrupt the learning process for every other student in the classroom. I have known of teachers quitting because teaching these ingrates isn't worth the headache. Quitting teachers emboldens these brats to escalate their misbehavior. They seem to thrive on how many teachers they can run out. Unless administration starts expelling these problem students (most of the student body), I couldn't recommend this school for you teen and preteen.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 10, 2008

Its a good school it's just that some teachers need to let lose a little bit more and the girls bathrooms need to be cleaned more then once a week.
—Submitted by a student


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.

About these ratings

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
23%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
21%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
15%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
31%
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 Students32%
Female21%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English31%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%

Reading

All Students55%
Female64%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Writing

All Students26%
Female30%
Male22%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Free lunch eligible17%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English23%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant26%
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 Students19%
Female13%
Male25%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)32%
Free lunch eligible17%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities21%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English20%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant19%

Reading

All Students43%
Female38%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%

Writing

All Students32%
Female27%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities37%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English31%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%
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 Students16%
Female17%
Male15%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)19%
Free lunch eligible8%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English15%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant16%

Reading

All Students38%
Female42%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Science

All Students15%
Female15%
Male15%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)16%
Free lunch eligible8%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch28%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English15%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant15%

Writing

All Students20%
Female28%
Male13%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)19%
Free lunch eligible14%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities24%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English20%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant20%
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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52%
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24%
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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
Hispanic 64% 32%
White 32% 56%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Pueblo, CO 81003
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