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Century Middle School

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Posted February 5, 2014

This year they hired a new speech and language teacher that seems to be very attentive to her students needs and listens to them. The teachers are great and very helpful, but I have made a huge effort to write a letter to each about my daughters issues and what she does excel in and what she doesn't. I also keep in contact with them via email to check her progress which they seem to quickly answer me and also take care of any issues that have arisen. The support is there but time is always an issue and just not enough time in the day to give the amount of support these kids really need. I think the thing our school lacks is extra Pera support. There are too many kids and not enough help for their individual needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2014

Some of the teachers don't help. The principle does not reply to the question we ask, some of the kids give opinions on how to make this school a better school, but the principle doesn't care. The teachers do not give out extra credit, and some of the teachers are boring. My math teachers room is dark she doesn't turn on the lights, this makes the students bored and they do not pay attention.


Posted September 23, 2013

This is my 3rd year at this school. My greatest concern is that there's tons of cliques! I absolutely hate how the "popular kids" treat the "losers". Other than, it's a great school. The teachers are super nice and they help you out a lot! But, if you're not rich or your kid has low self esteem, do not take them here. They will suffer.


Posted April 23, 2012

Moved here from out of state and have been extremely happy with our daughter's education from Century. She is in the IB program and is excelling. Her teachers have been incredible and the administration is outstanding! The principal doesn't put up with bad behavior, and cracks down on dress code. The traffic is a little crazy, but all the administrators are out there every morning directing traffic and helping things to flow smoothly. Overall it's been a great school. I would highly recommend it to anyone moving to the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2011

3yrs ago we moved to this area for the supposedly excellent school district & have been extremely disappointed. Adams 12 has gone DOWN HILL in the last few yrs. Century is very OVERCROWDED (built for 900 but now w/ 400 kids per class year). The halls & lunch room are LOUD & students are literally crammed shoulder to shoulder. Kids must also gather up outside classroom doors, waiting to enter, due to staggered release schedules used as a way to compensate for crowding. This contributes to student frustrations & aggressive behaviors. The BULLYING PROBLEM is extensive & ignored. I know of several parents who are worried about their child's safety, both physically and mentally. At this time Century does not have an anit-bullying campaign in action. Most EXTRA CURRICULAR activities & elective classes have been cut due to budget restraints. Yes, DRUGS are present, but not a huge problem. TRAFFIC, drop off & pick up, is a nightmare - one two-lane street entering into & out of the Hunter's Glen subdivision, clogged w/ work commuters and parents. We are now looking to transfer our 3 kids to 1 of the free charter schools w/ hopes of improved safety and a better education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2011

My son is in his 2nd year at Century and loves it. The kids are good kids, the teachers seem to truly care and following up with everything. The principal is great, runs a very good school. My son is in 7th grade this year and has an awesome core group. His teachers are very thorough and are fair. I do not know of any drug problems or drug dogs being at the school once a month. I am not sure those posts are accurate for this school. Every middle school will have their troubled youth that seem to ruin it for everyone else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2011

I am now a freshman in college and I attended Century when I was in middle school for all three years. I had an amazing time, met some of my best friends whom Im still friends with, and still go back every once in a while to say hi to the teachers. Overall it was a great experience. Things might have changed and programs might have been cut but I'm sure the environment is still as great if not better than when I was there. I was able to do the IB program no problem and do not consider myself "a genius", but it prepared me very well for high school and ultimately college as well. I am now at Pepperdine University and I know that Century was a huge contributing factor that has gotten me here.


Posted January 25, 2011

This school is great. There are devoted teachers that care about the students. The teachers may be strict but deep down you know they care about you education. The bathrooms are pretty disgusting but it is an old school. The lockers are great and big enough for all of your books. They have a loot of net books and laptops for kids use. In the morning there is Comet Cafe where kids can use the library to do homework. The library is stocked with amazing books. There is an MYP program, I would recommend this only if you need help to pay for college, but it takes up a lot of time of you child's/your life so don't go for it. The whole school has programs/clubs that are very beneficial. This school has gone through a few drug problems but safety is very important to our school and the school cop and the great counselors and amazing teachers will help. So I do recommend this school but don't go for IB.


Posted January 16, 2011

Century has not only cut Outdoor Ed. for 6th grade students, but French class and the AVID program, and we can only have 2 electives. The showchoir is amazing along wtih the rest of the music program. The teachers try hard , but the school won't work for you unless you are disabled or gifted. The IB/MYP program is awesome for talented students, and all students are encouraged to take a language class (German or Spanish). Drugs are known to be a problem here, we have drug dogs come in every month or so. We also have a poilce guard on duty every day. It's a good school in generel.


Posted December 2, 2010

Yeah century is alright. I've been going there for three years now, and its been pretty good. I like Century alot, but sometimes the teachers lack off on the teaching part to say the least. Then there are the teachers that care about their students, and teaching. Century is a very good nice place for students. The only part that makes me mad, is that Century ships kids of to Crossroads, because they are not "smart" enough. I've lost lots of friends......


Posted August 3, 2010

This school cares mostly about its test scores. Students who are struggling academically are eventually weeded out and shipped off to Crossroads for "remediation" so as to no effect the test scores. Apparently the teachers at Crossroads are able to "fix" in 9 weeks what Century couldn't do in 9 months.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2010

It is wonderful to have a school that is so dedicated to advanced students. The international program they have at Century is excellent and I would highly recommend it to any family that wants their child to have a superior education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2010

Excellent staff with amazing environment. Beautiful newer school with wonderful opportunity for the tough to please young teen age middle school kids. Couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2009

As a student, I'd say that the school itself and the staff are pretty decent. However, the kids attending here are a bit... nay. And next year, they're dropping the electives and your choice and etc. It seems to me that they seem to care only about the four most important subjects and test scores and all of that STUFF. Yet, some students mostly and only enjoy the elective classes and having those elective classes get them through the year! It's not only test scores, but the child themselves! They should ALL be happy at school with their classes. Peer pressure may hurt too, but since the school can't control the kids or their personalities, they can control the classes and such whatnot. Wow, I feel awesome being able to write this. :DDD
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2008

This school is the best school ever!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2008

This school does not care one bit about students that need help, only about students that have a 3.5 GPA or higher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2007

Very positive and supportive educational environment. Our oldest child insists we move back into that area to benefit her younger siblings'. AVID is an amazing growth experience that will be beneficial throughout the students life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

Century middle school is a great place to send your children. Offering both AVID and IBMYP, the academics are unsurpassed in Adams 12. The music programs are awesome. The art department is wonderful. They offer sports for 7th and 8th graders, with an emphasis on fun and learning, not winning. My kids are having a great experience at century
—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.

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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 62% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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

All Students68%
Female68%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian75%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligible48%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Reading

All Students76%
Female82%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian63%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible68%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English76%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Writing

All Students57%
Female63%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian56%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligible48%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%
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 Students64%
Female64%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian67%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian76%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Writing

All Students66%
Female75%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian71%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligible52%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
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 Students56%
Female54%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian71%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligible44%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian76%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Science

All Students65%
Female62%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian67%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Writing

All Students61%
Female67%
Male55%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian57%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
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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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 67% 56%
Hispanic 22% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

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