James Irwin Charter Middle School

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4/10
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Reviews
30
Grades
6-8
Students
448
Type
Public charter
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Academics
6/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


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Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


English
35%
State avg: 40%
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Math
32%
State avg: 27%
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Social Studies
9%
State avg: 18%
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2/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Depending on where the school's test scores start, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very low progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills but that students in this school are making smaller gains than similar students in other schools.


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Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

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Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
Hispanic
41%
White
37%
Black
11%
Asian
6%
Two or more races
2%
American Indian/Alaska Native
2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
1%
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Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
22 :1
State avg: 17 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
65%
State avg: 82%
% of full time teachers who are certified
50%
State avg: 89%
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Neighborhood
5525 Astrozon Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
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Last modified: June 1, 2017

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