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Mapleton Expeditionary School Of The Arts

Public | 7-12 | 556 students

 
 

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Posted April 28, 2014

Awesome - they really work with the students. My child is happy for the first time in 3 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2014

My son has attended a few schools in Colorado and is a quiet kid. MESA has gone a long way in creating a inclusive atmosphere. He has always struggled getting motivated to do homework. MESA encourages him and holds him accountable. They encourage responsibility now it is his first priority. He doesn't feel like a failure and has a can do attitude. There is some bullying (every school) but they are attentive to this and act upon concerns quickly. They work with parents and encourages a non-threating environment. Parents play a large part in this. Kids can't learn if students are disruptive and it isn't the teachers job to teach kids to be well behaved. That should have started before Kindergarten. This school has an interesting teaching curriculum. The field/vol days helps kids to be well-rounded. Improvement - Although the school is quick to respond. Stricter guidelines for bullying, zero tolerance. That way my son can focus on his work and not worry about being attacked in his classroom. This is a parental issue and the parents should remain at home with them. We love this school! Kudos, hat's off, salute to all the teachers in the 8th grade and counselors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2013

This school has had a great impact on my life and as a 2014 senior I have watched this community grow and transform in great ways. The community embraces individuality and provides strong support, academically and personally. If you want to have close connections with fantastic teachers who actually care about you, come to MESA.


Posted January 18, 2012

MESA is one of the best schools that ive been to. I live in California and regret moving school because it was such a wonderful school


Posted November 10, 2011

My son has been in this school for 2 years and that is 2 years too many. Be very careful in selecting this school. Teachers do not have control of their classroom and the rest of the administration is just as worse. We have pulled our child from this school because of too many gang or gang wannabe people made him feel very unsafe
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

My son attends this school and we are VERY happy with MESA! He was always a quiet child when he attended the Charter School in Brighton. He struggled with getting good grades but his testing scores were always great. ??? Now that he attends MESA, he has come out of his shell and is getting great grades AND test scores. He is more social and he loves this school. The teachers really see each student as an individual and if the child is behind or ahead, they accomodate. My younger son BEGS to attend MESA. When he hits jr high, he will be going! I am not overall happy with Mapleton District- But this school and the students there should be put on a pedistal. I also must add that the ethnicity % is a perfect mix. When the time comes for college, my son will be ready. Kudos to MESA!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2009

My son is 'twice exceptional' and this school has made the difference between being 'left behind' and becoming a valuable player in today's society. MESA lives up to the inspirational quote below. 'Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.' -- Goethe
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2009

This school is great. the teachers help you with work if you dont get it. academic support is what helped me pass seventh grade. if you want to be sure that your child is being challenged enroll them here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2008

This was the first school in the entire state of Colorado to have all of its seniors graduate and get accepted to a four year college. A huge feat in this day and age, especially in the Denver Metro area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

Excellent. This school not only teaches what students need to learn (in a funn way) but they also teach students what they need to know to stand up and advocate for themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 55% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
34%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
10%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
25%
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 39% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

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 34% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%
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 Students37%
Female35%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

Reading

All Students51%
Female52%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant51%

Writing

All Students47%
Female56%
Male32%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
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 Students21%
Female22%
Male20%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Free lunch eligible20%
Reduced lunch eligible17%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities22%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English19%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant20%

Reading

All Students34%
Female41%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligible42%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English37%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant33%

Science

All Students21%
Female22%
Male20%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)22%
Free lunch eligible17%
Reduced lunch eligible33%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities22%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English20%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant20%

Writing

All Students28%
Female33%
Male24%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
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 English30%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant28%
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 Students10%
Female13%
Male6%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)7%
Free lunch eligible13%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch7%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities11%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant11%

Reading

All Students44%
Female51%
Male34%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%

Writing

All Students22%
Female26%
Male17%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch20%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities25%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant23%
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 Students14%
Female7%
Male20%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)22%
Free lunch eligible12%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch11%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English19%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant14%

Reading

All Students52%
Female61%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)18%
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Science

All Students38%
Female36%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible37%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch21%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English46%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Writing

All Students27%
Female36%
Male20%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch21%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)0%
Proficient in English35%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant28%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

100%

Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

78%


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.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 61% 32%
White 31% 56%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 69%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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