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Fisher's Peak Elementary School

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Posted May 17, 2013

The hard work of the teachers in this school is undermined by administrators with agendas that are contrary to the well-being of the kids. Policies have been implemented by the superintendent and the school board which prevent teachers from meeting the needs of kids who fall outside of a narrowly defined average. My child is one of many who now travel out of the Trinidad school district for the opportunity to be educated instead of just being babysat by her teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2011

Poor overall test scores. In the lower 53 percent of the state. Constant bullying!! Check the state scores for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2011

I give this one star only because some of the teachers and one of the counselors work really hard and care about the children. While a nice looking school is better than one that isn't, it really is the only other thing FPES has to offer. The curriculum is lacking, and this becomes apparent if you have ever had the experience of school elsewhere in the state. Special needs children are at a disadvantage here as well. While parents should not be screaming and yelling at the school, that could be better handled by better policies, not calling the police. Parental involvement is purely up to the parents, but not encouraged like it should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

The principle and the counselor has favorates whom get by with quite a bit. If you get on there bad side they will call child protective services and the resource advisor at the drop of a hat. Parents who have had arguements with the principle or counselor have been known to get arrested. Students who the principle hates has been known to have there school general records butchered with slander.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2007

Good curriculum, clean and modern building, good programs and teachers, safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

The school has absolutely no capability to handle severely special needs children. This school has no capability of handling special needs children period!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2005

Administrators are to strict with kids, for example they can only reach a certain noise level at lunch. I think if they are otherwise being good they should be able to be loud at lunch. They are also restricted on the reading level they can check out in the library. This is based on a system that monitors going from level to level, however I don't see a problem with letting students check out one book at a higher level, if they want to try it out and practice at a more difficult level.
—Submitted by a staff


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 72% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%
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 72% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
46%
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 65% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male84%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)86%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Reading

All Students73%
Female78%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Writing

All Students49%
Female61%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%
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 Students69%
Female74%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Reading

All Students53%
Female56%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Writing

All Students38%
Female51%
Male22%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%
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 Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligible84%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Reading

All Students64%
Female70%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Science

All Students39%
Female37%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Free lunch eligible24%
Reduced lunch eligible58%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities43%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%

Writing

All Students55%
Female63%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligible58%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%
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

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 61% 32%
White 32% 56%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 2% 5%
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 61%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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900 Moore's Canyon Rd
Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: (719) 846-2513

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