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Shadow Ridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1050 students

 

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2012:
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Posted March 20, 2014

Horrible school , bullieing and stuff your kids shouldnt be around horrible influences by teachers staff i hate it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

We pulled my son from Shadow Ridge. Bullies were not managed and victims were blamed. They recommended social skills for my son and didn't do anything to stop the bullies. Teachers refused to follow my son's IEP and spoke to me very disrespectfully. His learning disabiliies class was out of control and the teacher was bullied by the student. She spent all of her time trying to control behavior and non of her time teacher. If you have any other option than to send your child here, do it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

It's an okay school. I wouldn't say that it's the best. Being a student here, I have noticed occasional bullying. The school is filled with litter, and it's disgusting. In my 1st year at this school my locker would get jammed a couple of times during the year. If you are a parent thinking about putting their child in this school, just think through again about this school. It isn't the #1 school.


Posted June 25, 2013

My daughter has been being bullied in this school and I contacted the safety officer and another person on this matter and I heard nothing from this school. My daughter has one more year there but does not want to attended this school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2012

My review is regarding Special needs students. I had two autistic children attend Shawdow Ridge, four years apart. Both were promised the help, support and safety that any child deserve and BOTH were completely failed by the staff, principal and safety officer to the point that both were pulled from this school due to fear for their safety. Student bullying is out of control. The safety officer filed charges against my older boy because he hit back when a group of bullies were hitting him. I asked the principal for support with my younger son, she told me "it's his problem and he needs to deal with it". The staff and safety personel at this school need serious training before they should be allowed to work with special need children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2012

100% agree with the review from July 3, 2012. From the reviews from the students below, I can understand why they love it so much. The staff themselves think they are still in high school and act like it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2012

I have had kids at this school for 5 years and I can't wait for my kids to get out of it. I hate it! I feel like I am an inconvience when I call most of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2010

this school is great everyone there welcomes you in the learning environment. I love the principle she is amazing
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2009

I love this school Im in 8th grade and the teachers are so cool. we have a thing called web and its for 8th graders only so we can help the new 6th graders find thare newrooms. also we have CIA .
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2007

This school is great! I love it here it is really laid back.The teachers are fun.Every day I look forward to going to school.Thank you Shadow Ridge for making me like school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 9, 2007

Great school, really truly great. My child went from a C student to an A student there. Thank you Shadow Ridge Middle School
—Submitted by a parent


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.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
41%
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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%
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 Students55%
Female51%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian42%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible45%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)30%
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Reading

All Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian68%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligible55%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)30%
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Writing

All Students48%
Female54%
Male43%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian47%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligible35%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)20%
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%
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 Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian56%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligible36%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Proficient in English47%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%

Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian44%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%

Writing

All Students48%
Female56%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian56%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligible54%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%
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 Students45%
Female48%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian62%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligible35%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant45%

Reading

All Students56%
Female67%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian62%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Science

All Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian57%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English47%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Writing

All Students45%
Female57%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian48%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligible44%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)17%
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%
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

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 63% 57%
Hispanic 30% 32%
Asian 2% 3%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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