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Mandalay Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 401 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2014

My child has been sick for a few days and as parents will call school to let them know she will not be there. The attendance person is very rude asking many questions of why our child will not be there . Apparently being sick is not a good enuff answer cause on the second day they demand a note from a doctor. I don't take my child to dr office every time they are sick. So let's all take our sick children and drop them off at school every day to have them call us mid day to go back to the school and pick up our SICK child to bring them home. Hmm I'm not the smartest person on the planet but that's crazy. So now I'm taking time off work thriving my child to dr office for them to tell me to just give child a few over the counter meds. Which we are already doing and let child rest a few days . Hmm sure lets demand a dr note . Other then that the school is not a bad school teachers are good. My child loves it there .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

The teachers are excellent, it'll be hard to come by such a great group of people again. However, the school administration is terrible. They want you to believe that they are "proactive" but they find excuses to single students out for discipline. They also have assigned seating for all the kids at lunchtime, which is ridiculous. Would be a TERRIFIC school if the administration was replaced with those who didn't have a hidden agenda. Communication is fairly decent, although it could use some work. I wish my child has had a better experience, but the school administration has made the transition 10x's harder for these kids than necessary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

A very good school. My child likes his teachers and there is respect from others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2012

I have been so impressed by Mandalay this year. Administration listens critically to parent concerns and works to resolve issues. Teachers are working hard to make sure my student has everything she needs to succeed. They started a remedial math class upon realizing that a regular math class with extra support wasn't meeting the needs of the students. They have been working to employ literacy strategies school wide and have started to recognize students for their achievements in this area. Teachers have changed the way they teach from my last child to attend (3 years ago) to now. Most teachers are working to make sure kids are talking to each other and learning from each other. Most notable is that teachers are asking kids to think at deeper levels. There isn't as much memorization and busy work as their used to be. Teachers are giving up vacation days to take a group of students to Washington D.C. No school is without issues, but Mandalay seems to be working hard to resolve theirs. One thing that would help to make Mandalay stronger is if more parents were involved on a regular basis!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

No communication when there is a concern with our children... But plenty of communication when the school is requesting money or funding..... Whats worse false allocations on two different occasions...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2011

Not a good school I do not recommend it . No communication, No support. Unsatisfactory!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2006

I think mandalay middle school is a wonderful place with a great staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2005

This shcool is great! If you want to get involved with a sport all you have to do is sign up with the counslers. The parents aren't that involved.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2005

All cirriculum is at or above grade level. Parents attend all functions. Music, drama, art and sports are available as are many clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2005

Mandalay is a good school that struggles with communication with it's parents. I have left messages several time with Teachers and Administrators with no returned phone call. My son was decent student at Castle Rock Middle school and has really struggled at Mandalay. The Teachers and Administration are very set in their ways and don't like outside suggestions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2005

We love this school! AR time challenges kids to read and most importantly comprehend what they read. The Principal is actively involved, as well as the Vice Principals. One VP is assigned to 7th and one to 8th grade. The grades are then divided into teams which become like a family within a family. What I love most is that Mandalay strongly believes that Middle school is not only academic learning, but there are physical and emotional aspects of a Pre-teen that they feel are just as important. I feel comfortable in the fact that they are helping my child to be a well rounded person who is expected to care for their fellow students. You get what you put into a school, if your actively involved you can notice how involved the teachers and staff are. Teachers provide before or after school help if needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2004

My three children attended Mandalay, each for the full two years. The AR program seemed to be a failure for my household. And the school was over populated by far. While my youngest attended, there were problems with fights as well drugs. The musical program was wonderful, and the academics limited.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2004

Mandalay is a good school for the 'mainstream' student. My son and daughter were both diagnosed with ADD. This school does not know how to deal with Children that are not mainstream. They don't have the time or the capacity. If your child can do well in any other school they can do well here. If they have special needs that are not apparent I suggest an alternative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I appreciate the team approach this school takes in directing education. The leadership in this school is phenomenal.
—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 55% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%
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 Students64%
Female56%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian72%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligible59%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Reading

All Students77%
Female84%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian67%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)30%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Writing

All Students71%
Female78%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian67%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligible70%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%
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 Students55%
Female56%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligible56%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Science

All Students60%
Female58%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible35%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%

Writing

All Students57%
Female64%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

Above 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 65% 56%
Hispanic 21% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 35%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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