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Windsor Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 570 students

 
 

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Posted August 8, 2014

This school is the best middle school I could have ever asked for. Sure every school has its week spots and areas that it could improve on but for the most part this school is amazing. I have gone to three other middle schools in Co. and this one is by far the best! The teachers are very flexible and will do anything to see you succeed. The staff is very nice and helpful. Overall, if you are looking for a middle school that will best fit your child, Windsor Middle is the best choice.


Posted October 25, 2013

I love this school to pieces! I honestly can't think of anything wrong with it, and as long as you do what is asked, you will love it too. A personal favorite teacher of mine is Mr. Kathan, the sixth grade reading teacher. I know they have a great "no-bullying" policy and make sure kids have fun! You can be any type of kid to make it in this school!


Posted February 17, 2011

This school has many areas that need improving. Specifically, they do not have a strong anti-bullying policy. Popular, mainstream kids may do well here, but kids who struggle socially face challenges from inefficient counseling staff, administration that support the privacy rights of the bullies over the bullied, and a general sense of "suck it up-relational agression is part of middle school." The office staff presents a rude, "burned-out" attitude toward students and parents alike, and the principal is essentially a figure head; he does not get involved with parent grievances. Teachers and administration need a large dose of diversity training and the students need to be held accountable for harrassment other than a light slap on the wrist.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2009

They have many ways to get us ready for high school. Such as using the credit system that many highschools use. Also allowing students to attend after school with a teacher. A teacher fact : The teachers don't just teach they make friends, I made friends with many of my teachers such as Mr. Guiliani, Mrs. Wood, and Mrs. Babb. The sports are magnificent. This school can be at the top of any sport you name it. Wrestling,Football,Volleyball,Cross Coutry, they will not quit at any thing. The staff all care about the students. Even the own students care. They have one activity when they let the kids talk to other kids with problems . To sum it up this is the best school in Northern Colorado. Heck even more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

I have had two students in WMS and both have had positive experiences. The teachers are responsive to the students needs and look for ways to help them be successful. We have a lot of great parent volunteers that help make things run more smoothly too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

I think the Wizards are fantastic. Mr. Tom Osborne is probably the best teacher I've ever known! Someone should give him a few extra days off and he probably needs a raise too. I've never known a better teacher.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 1, 2005

I think there is lots of room for improvement in this school. the teachers don't have enough text books and they don't take the time when a child doesn't understand they just go on. but i think that is district wide. they have a block schedule to follow and so they don't want to take more time to stop and make sure all kids understand. they are more concerned with getting everything in and then they don't see the kids for two days until the block schedule turn comes back to them. this may o.k. for some students, but for the majority it is just to hard and they fail. however the assistant principal is amazing and he cares and participates in everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

I do believe that to much energy is spent on rules(I know we need rules, but this is not a military school, and not enough on teaching and understanding the childrens point of view. When a child is trying to learn and may have a question, yet you may have answered already, but they still don't quit understand still, the teachers need to find a way to explain ar show the child so they do understand, not continue on with what they were doing, because then you have a lost child and I am sure many more that just keep quiet. Pay more attention to the childrens questions and figuring out how to answer them so they can comprehend along with the others. Remember not all children learn the same, and they never will.
—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 62% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%
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 Students74%
Female70%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant82%

Writing

All Students64%
Female67%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%
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%
Female76%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant69%

Reading

All Students78%
Female85%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Writing

All Students71%
Female79%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%
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 Students63%
Female60%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Reading

All Students78%
Female84%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant78%

Science

All Students60%
Female51%
Male66%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Writing

All Students61%
Female65%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
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

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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

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 81% 56%
Hispanic 15% 32%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 0% 5%
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 24%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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900 Main St
Windsor, CO 80550
Phone: (970) 686-8200

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