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Academy Of Charter Schools

Charter | PK-12

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted October 21, 2011

The high school is fantastic. My son had to transfer in as a senior and was warmly welcomed by students and staff. Every room has a SMART board. The teachers seem to meet the kids where they are at. I am impressed. The football program is TOP NOTCH and highly recommended. Have not had any problems with dress code, high schoolers don't wear uniforms, but normal dress seems fine. I highly recommend, especially high school. The teachers WANT you to go to college. The parents are fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2011

My son just started going to this school and so far I am very impressed the teachers are wonderful and he comes home every night excited about what he did in class. I also love the fact that they not only have a strong focus on academics but also on building important character qualities in each student, like honesty, respect and responsability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

I just wanted to say that The Academy has been around for 17 years now, so the former student complaining about things from its beginnings needs to know that things are MUCH different now! The facility is amazing, the technology is second to none compared to any school around this area, and the teachers and administrators are top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2010

Love the high academic standards. Love the high expectations for behavior and the character education. The specials teachers are incredible...especially elementary PE & elementary art! The dress code is ok...its moving in the direction of being pretty normal instead of so strict.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I absolutely LOVE the Academy! I almost never get teased or bullied and when I do, it's so easy to get help. The teachers are flexible and they will bend and morph their teaching skills untill they fit according to their students and parents. Especialy Mrs. Alexander! Without a doubt, The Academy of Charters Schools is the best of the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2009

Both of my children attend the Academy and we love the high expectations that the school and each of the teachers hold. As parents we desire for our children to grow to be responsible citizens which will give them confidence to reach for anything they desire in their lives. The core curriculum, excellent reading program and character development are a few of the highlights for our family. Our children are encouraged to be individuals and yet still learn to function in group settings because this will be how their entire lives are structured in the adult world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

High School teachers really care. Administration in secondary school leaves much to be desired. Board is very secretive. Things happen that are not explained. Good people leave suddenly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

If you care about keeping kids in dress code than this school is for you-not your kid. If you want your kid to have an open mind and learn- stay away.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 21, 2009

We have had two children graduate from The Academy 2008 & 2005. The school was great in assisting them maintain character traits that are above and beyond any children we have come across. The staff is wonderful, very well educated, supportive of parents and has great discipline policies. My children are better people for attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2009

I love this school. My wife attended the school when she was a senior and two of our children go there now. The only problem I have is Mrs. Lurvey. She doesn't listen and she is not helpful at all. We had a major problem last year and she said that her main priority was 'to defend the teachers'. Really? See here I thought it was to educate our children? Replace her and this school would be doing a lot better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2009

Overall I'm glad we made the switch to the Academy 2 years ago. The curriculum is awesome, my kids are reading 2-3 year above their grade level, and writing good solid stories with details is required as early as kindergarten. The teachers are awesome and even took an active part in helping my socially awkward daughter 'fit' in. They are encouraging, and communicate well with the parents. Sometimes more attention is put on the dress code vs learning. I got a phone call that I needed to replace my daughters broke belt during my lunch break. I thought this was totally absurd and asked to speak with the principal. The matter was solved without it going to that level, but the fact that I was contacted at all made me wonder if the focus was not on teaching but what she was wearing. The uniform policy needs to be revamped.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2008

My children are in Secondary school. I like the dress code. I also like that teachers are not afraid to give students failing grades. The sports programs are very good. Going to a small school gives my children opportunities to participate where they may not have had at a larger school. I like the smaller classrooms. My only complaint is that some of the teachers don't have a lot of experience. I would give it an five star rating for more experienced teachers. However, this is also one of the things I love about the school. There are many young, enthusiastic teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

This is our first year at the Academy and I am so impressed! Just the communication alone is so different from any schools our friends attend. The curriculum and character education is just something that would not happen in our neighborhood school (about a block from our house). I cannot believe the writing/reading/spelling they are doing at the kindergarten level. It was a difficult decision not going to our neighborhood public school, but I am so grateful that we tried the Academy. We were very lucky to get in and my son is doing so well and he loves it! The future looks extremely promising for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2008

We can only say great things about the Academy. Our 2 children are in the elementary program there. Both are reading 3 grade levels ahead. I like that they are trying to improve the writing portion of the curriculum. I appreciate that the school is really concentrating on character education, it is what sets them apart from other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

Good teachers, and a great learning atmosphere for the most part, but the general way the school is run is not very... smooth? You might say? When they try to work out kinks it just makes it harder on the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2008

We have been going to ACS for 3 years now and love it! The education my child receives is far better than most of the schools in our area! My child is more advanced in reading and math compared to the children in our area that go to a Adams12 school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

My daughter has been at this school going on 4 years now and she is so far above other kids in the neighborhood schools. She is reading three grades above her level and loves being there. As a parent I am very happy with the school and am very involved in my daughters education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

I love ACS & defend this school fiercly when others have negative things to say about it. Currently, there are more kids on the waiting list than there are enrolled! They must be doing something right! If you don't like it there, you need to take your kids out immediately & make room for someone else that desperately wants in, instead of complaining & trying to change something that the majority loves. I've tried our local elementary school down the street & even attempted home-schooling for a couple of years. I never thought I could be so happy in a public school. It is like getting a private-school education without the outrageous tuition. We've built lasting relationships with other ACS families & I'm thrilled that all of my children will be attending school on the same campus all the way from kindergaren through 12th grade graduation! It's simply awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

I have been so pleased with the teaching staff, they are beyond wondeful. I am truly amazed at the core curriculum and what they are learning. My children are above average in their grade level. I love the fact we can volunteer at any time and we are welcome with open arms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2008

I have two children at The Academy. My oldest child has been there since 1st grade and my second child since kindergarten. I would not send them any where else. Love the K-12, Core Knowledge, the discipline structure and, of course, the parental involvement. I do wish they offered more hands-on learning, field trips, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

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

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%
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 62% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

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 39% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

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

All Students88%
Female84%
Male94%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Writing

All Students52%
Female64%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%
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 Students88%
Female87%
Male90%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Reading

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Writing

All Students68%
Female78%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%
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 Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Science

All Students58%
Female56%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Writing

All Students66%
Female72%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
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 Students70%
Female68%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant71%

Reading

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%

Writing

All Students64%
Female68%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%
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 Students58%
Female58%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant58%

Reading

All Students74%
Female82%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Writing

All Students65%
Female73%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%
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 Students46%
Female50%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%

Reading

All Students78%
Female85%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Science

All Students51%
Female45%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Writing

All Students60%
Female72%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
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

Math

All Students23%
Female24%
Male22%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch23%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities24%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant23%

Reading

All Students67%
Female78%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Writing

All Students49%
Female57%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%
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 Students28%
Female28%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English28%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant28%

Reading

All Students77%
Female85%
Male68%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Science

All Students46%
Female43%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%

Writing

All Students50%
Female55%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
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

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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ACT participation

96%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

88%


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
White 64% 56%
Hispanic 26% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Black 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 8%N/A41%
Male 46%N/A51%
Female 54%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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