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Flynn Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 367 students

 
 

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Posted September 11, 2013

To all the family and friends at Flynn Elementary Mr. Waldau (teaching 1st grade) is a recent addition of the Flynn family, and I am so glad my daughter has the opportunity to be in his class. I feel confident that she is getting the finest education by the best educators in the area. My daughter is still enjoying school, and is continuing to grow and learn with Mr. Waldau s strong learning techniques. I am particularly amazed by the structure of his classroom, and the atmosphere he cultivates. Thank you, Flynn, for introducing us to this wonderful teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2012

Principal never returns calls and I still can't find a teacher who understands the new "standard based" education. How can they teach our kids if they don't get it? It is starting to be a rough school and no one seems to care including the staff!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

Excellent teachers, glad my child attends this school. They truly care for the children. Two of my children have attended this school both were behind prior to attending here. The teachers have taken the time to get my kids caught up and ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

I cannot fully express my appreciation and love for Flynn and its staff! My 3rd grader has struggled with reading and keeping a positive attitude throughout her previous 3 years of school. Flynn has such an uplifting 'can-do' atmosphere. My daughter has been encouraged to work hard, and she has improved her reading skills by almost 2 grade levels! The office staff are fabulous. I feel welcomed and respected everytime I have to do business in the office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

My son goes to Flynn and he enjoys it greatly. Mrs. Patty is a angel in the making with her caring touch to the students and her warm smile in the morning to greet the children. Art is quesionable due to change of teachers so often. Music is spactatular. However the Principal cares more for the way cars are positioned in the parking lot than the safety of any kids in the parking lot getting to/from school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Flynn is a great school with lots of school spirit and a very positive and inviting atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

The Level of Parent involvment is wonderful in this school. The teachers are great and really take the time with each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2005

Flynn is a great school. There is a lot of parental involvement, but only from a specific subdivision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

I am a new parent to the Flynn community. My daughter attended kindergarten last year -2004/2005. I was very impressed with the the curriculum, high quality of instructiion, and caring attitude toward children My daughter's kindergarten experience with Ms. Pennell, laid a strong foundation for her future schooling career. I would definitely recommend Flynn to families searching for a top knotch school with quality teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

Nice school & good focus on academics. Everybody knows us by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2004

School has only been in session a few weeks, but my kindergarten daughter and I are already in love with this school. It is probably the best public school I have ever had one of my kids in. Very clean, very hospitable. The teachers are warm and caring. The staff is as friendly as can be. The kids are so nice and very well-behaved. It's a fairly small school, but feels very intimate and seems very family-oriented. I can't recommend this school enough.
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
24%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

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 65% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
47%
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 Students52%
Female52%
Male53%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)58%
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Reading

All Students42%
Female49%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)53%
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%

Writing

All Students11%
Female12%
Male9%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)5%
Free lunch eligible8%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch14%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities13%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)16%
Proficient in English7%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant11%
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%
Female55%
Male54%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English57%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Reading

All Students38%
Female41%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant38%

Writing

All Students27%
Female35%
Male19%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Free lunch eligible22%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English35%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%
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 Students47%
Female35%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)32%
Proficient in English58%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%

Reading

All Students55%
Female53%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)36%
Proficient in English68%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Science

All Students25%
Female15%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch33%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities25%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)8%
Proficient in English37%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant25%

Writing

All Students31%
Female32%
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)16%
Proficient in English40%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant31%
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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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 57% 32%
White 33% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
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 74%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8731 Lowell Blvd
Westminster, CO 80030
Phone: (303) 428-2161

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