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Mountain Range High School

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Posted March 14, 2014

Mountain Range High School, is a very good school. But I think the way they handle situations are not handled correctly. Over all, it is a pretty good school. Also, I think the teachers should start doing extra credit, and should let students retake test they got bad scores in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2013

Most disorganized baseball program EVER! The coaches have zero respect for parents, or their time. The website is never updated, I get my info from the opponents website. Love everything else about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2012

II'm student at Mountain Range and I think that Mountain Range is an excellent school with variety of classes to choose from that build a path to your desired career. Also, Mountain Range has very experienced staff, that ensures safety in every corner of the school, that is why in 2008 when student brought a gun to school, staff reacted quickly and stopped him before he could dealt any damage. Only 6 years around, but the growth is astonishing. Now, teachers in Mountain Range are working very efficiently to deliver material; people can take time to answer your questions. Also, peer tutor center will help you better understand almost any subject, that is also why CSAP growth is high in Mountain Range. Teachers are very patient and ready to give their after school time to help us. Second of all, we're in high school, teachers are not going to do our work for us, we are young adults and we must do our work ourselves to prepare ourselves for college. Mountain Range prepares you for adulthood, if you need help there are many ways to get it, but don't expect you teachers to run after you and push you. Finally about safety, school is your second home, place where you fell safe.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2011

Send your children here if you want them to go to a middle school for an extra 4 years. The teachers and supervisors think we are irresponsible and run the school like a Nazi camp. They don't care if we are successful in life, they just want to move us along so they don't have to deal with us. Ok, so you can't categorize the whole faculty like this but the teachers I have had that actually care, I can count with less than a full hand. "Setting your children up for the failures tomorrow brings" should be their motto.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2009

I'm a student at MRHS, and I love it. The teachers can be strict, but they are also laid back too. They have a tutoring program where they do it during every off hour (I think) I don't agree that a person could just walk in with another persons id on and get in. They check your id a lot. I think the school is really safe, and the classes are challenging and fun. Theres also many classes to pick from, and whatever you want to do you can do it. The music program is really good, and the band & choir is amazing. Teachers are constantly sending parents progress reports so they know whats going on with their kids. And they take the rules seriously.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2008

I am a student there and right now, I wouldnt suggest to go to Mountain range. The school is new right now and they change things like bell scedules, buses, everything. They are treating the first generations of students there as guinea pigs and they really dont know what they are doing. Also, they have many resictions that are really unnessasary. yeah you have to wear ids but honestly i could get any on of my outside friends in. You can just go buy an id and you could walk in there like nothing. They think they are being safe, but its really not that safe. No off campus, ids all the time, you cant even walk through the halls without someone stopping you. Yes that might be safe, but i think it is really ridiculous. Its like a jail always on lockdown. Its not that safe and not established enough.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

I am a student there and i definately recommend that all students go here because it is one the most safe school i have been to and its curriculum is challegning and advanced
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2008

I love the academics at Mountain Range. I choiced my son into Mountain Range because he had been in honors in Middle School and I wanted him to continue being challenged in 9th and 10th grade. The school is safe and rules are enforced. The Principal communicates via a phone recording if there is something she wants parents to be aware of. The teachers have been great in getting progress reports sent out. They have a strong tennis program and Coach Buck and his staff have been wonderful. I can't say I like the basketball program as well as the tennis program, but that could just be me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

Has a varied academic curriculum with many opportunities for the student to excel in any area they wish.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 39% in 2013.

517 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

517 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

517 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
44%
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%
Female37%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian45%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligible31%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

Reading

All Students70%
Female77%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian86%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)31%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%

Writing

All Students56%
Female63%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian77%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible39%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities60%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)19%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%
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 Students27%
Female25%
Male29%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian40%
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Free lunch eligible19%
Reduced lunch eligible20%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities30%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English27%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant27%

Reading

All Students65%
Female71%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian68%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligible44%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Science

All Students50%
Female49%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian64%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities54%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English51%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant50%

Writing

All Students43%
Female51%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian44%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligible33%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%
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?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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

89%

Average ACT score

20

Graduation rate

89%


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 65% 56%
Hispanic 26% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 27%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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12500 Huron St
Westminster, CO 80234
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