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Fountain International Magnet School

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Posted October 29, 2010

I believe FIMS was initially to be a Lottery (but 1st the parents had to be interested enough in having there children attend to put them on the waiting list). But as time came near to do the Lottery they rearranged the student population at FIMS (PK-3) and CIMS (4-8), so that all could attend that were on the waitlists. So first most, it was not a lottery manner that was used to select who'd attended, but rather a parent interest manner. The curriculum had been suggested to parents be rigorous, so the parents that placed there kids on the waiting list must have thought that they were up to the challenge. And the children that weren't, they've work extended afterschool and intersession classes. I seems to work out very well for all, no complaints here...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2010

FIMS is a wonderful school my son has been there for two years and I can't say enough. The teachers are caring and the school teaches the whole child. The students are able to take art, spanish and gym. A great school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

While 1st impressions of this school seems attractive, once involved, it is different. There is no individuality in classrooms that are 24 students this year and expected to be 28 next. Teaching to the test overrides teaching children how to problem solve. High test scores appear great, but the state is ranked 47th in the country for education. My child is proficient in testing at a school, in a state ranked low in education. I am not really impressed. They advertise children are all to maintain a 3.5 GPA. The selection for students is based on a lottery. Statistics show a lottery would not turn out 100% of students who are capable the GPA required. What do they do with students who are not of 3.5 ability? If I had it to do again, I'd look elsewhere, for a school that is proven to turn out strong alumni.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2010

Excellence is the only standard at FIMS. Our classroom teachers are the best in Colorado. The team of specialists is comprised of professionals that are acccomplished in their field. Each member of the support staff shows a pride of ownership and accountablity to our school. The polished appearance of our uniformed students and teachers is just one way that we shine in our community. The everpresent affirmative attitude and positive energy at Fountain should be a beacon to all. We are very proud of our school and look forward to the continuation of excellence at Corwin.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%
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 Students85%
Female80%
Male89%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant85%

Reading

All Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant89%

Writing

All Students76%
Female80%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%
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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Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 52% 32%
White 41% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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925 North Glendale Ave
Pueblo, CO 81001
Phone: (719) 549-7535

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