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Valley schools issued report cards

Posted: Friday, Jan 4th, 2013




Courier staff writer

VALLEY — Colorado 2012 school report cards are out and the Valley will not receive special recognition for making the honor roll.

In the Valley, Centauri High School was the only institution to receive top honors with an A- overall performance grade. It was ranked 29 out of the 327 high schools in the state, and it received a B for academic proficiency and a B+ for academic growth.

Del Norte Middle School also received a notable mark in academic growth with an A, making for a B as an overall performance grade. It was ranked 75 out of 998 middle schools in the state.

On the opposite end of the grade scale, six Valley schools received a failing mark in overall performance: Alamosa Elementary School, Sierra Grande Middle School, Lamb Elementary School (Creede), Centennial Elementary School, Guadalupe Elementary School (Antonito) and Antonito High School.

Based on Colorado School Grades (CSG), a coalition of 18 community organizations that believe all children deserve access to a high-performing school, most Valley schools rank below satisfactory levels. While other rating systems are based solely on academic achievement or one student’s performance snapshot, CSG uses student academic growth to calculate overall school performance. CSG worked with the Center for Education Policy Analysis at the University of Colorado at Denver and R-Squared Research, LLC to calculate the grades using the exact same variables and weights as the Colorado Department of Education’s (CDE) School Performance Framework. The input data for calculating the overall grades include academic achievement, academic growth, academic growth gaps and, for high schools only, a college and career readiness mark based on ACT performance.

The key difference between CSG and CDE’s School Performance Framework are the categories and the cut scores that are used to determine placement in a category, according to CSG. CDE’s ranking categories include performance, improvement, priority improvement and turnaround.

Although CSG considers Colorado “a pioneer in developing an academic growth model and school performance framework,” the group finds its categories do not provide parents and community members with an accurate or intuitive portrayal of their school’s performance. CSG replaced unclear categories such as “performance” and “priority improvement” with universally understood letter grades (A-F).



CSG 2012 Valley report card data



Alamosa School District

Alamosa Elementary School

Overall Performance: F, 952 out of 998

Academic Proficiency: C-

Academic Growth: D



Ortega Middle School

Overall Performance: B-, 162 out of 491

Academic Proficiency: C

Academic Growth: B



Alamosa High School

Overall Performance: C-, 264 out of 327

Academic Proficiency: C

Academic Growth: D



Center Consolidated School Distict

Haskin Elementary School

Overall Performance: D, 913 out of 998

Academic Proficiency: D-

Academic Growth: C-



Skoglund Middle School

Overall Performance: C+, 201 out of 491

Academic Proficiency: D-

Academic Growth: B



Center High School

Overall Performance: B, 98 out of 327

Academic Proficiency: C-

Academic Growth: B+



North Conejos School District

Manassa Elementary School

Overall Performance: B-, 338 out of 998

Academic Proficiency: B

Academic Growth: C



La Jara Elementary School

Overall Performance: B, 265 out of 998

Academic Proficiency: B

Academic Growth: B-



Centauri Middle School

Overall Performance: D, 433 out of 491

Academic Proficiency: C

Academic Growth: D



Centauri High School

Overall Performance: A-, 29 out of 327

Academic Proficiency: B

Academic Growth: B+



Sangre de Cristo School District

Sangre de Cristo Elementary School

Overall Performance: C, 479 out of 998

Academic Proficiency: C

Academic Growth: B



Sangre de Cristo Middle School

Overall Performance: C, 344 out of 491

Academic Proficiency: C

Academic Growth: C



Sangre de Cristo High School

Overall Performance: B-, 113 out of 327

Academic Proficiency: B

Academic Growth: C-



Sierra Grande School District

Sierra Grande Elementary School

Overall Performance: D+, 869 out of 998

Academic Proficiency: C

Academic Growth: D



Sierra Grande Middle School

Overall Performance: F, 473 out of 491

Academic Proficiency: D+

Academic Growth: D-



Sierra Grande High School

Overall Performance: C, 222 out of 327

Academic Proficiency: C-

Academic Growth: C



Creede Consolidated School District

Lamb Elementary School

Overall Performance: F, 969 out of 998

Academic Proficiency: B

Academic Growth: F



Creede Middle/High School

Overall Performance: N/A

Academic Proficiency: B-

Academic Growth: C



Del Norte School District

Underwood Elementary School

Overall Performance: D+, 869 out of 998

Academic Proficiency: C

Academic Growth: D



Del Norte Middle School

Overall Performance: B, 75 out of 491

Academic Proficiency: C

Academic Growth: A



Del Norte High School

Overall Performance: C, 217 out of 327

Academic Proficiency: C

Academic Growth: C-



Mountain Valley School District

Mountain Valley Elementary School

Overall Performance: C, 738 out of 998

Academic Proficiency: C

Academic Growth: D



Mountain Valley Middle School

Overall Performance: C, 275 out of 491

Academic Proficiency: C

Academic Growth: C



Mountain Valley High School

Overall Performance: C-, 247 out of 327

Academic Proficiency: D+

Academic Growth: C+



Centennial School District

Centennial Elementary School

Overall Performance: F, 972 out of 998

Academic Proficiency: D-

Academic Growth: D-



Centennial Junior High School

Overall Performance: D, 437 out of 491

Academic Proficiency: D

Academic Growth: C



Centennial High School

Overall Performance: D, 437 out of 491

Academic Proficiency: D

Academic Growth: C



South Conejos School District

Guadalupe Elementary School, through fifth grade

Overall Performance: C, 738 out of 998

Academic Proficiency: C-

Academic Growth: C



Guadalupe Elementary School, through seventh grade

Overall Performance: F, 480 out of 491

Academic Proficiency: D

Academic Growth: F



Antonito Junior High School

Overall Performance: F, 486 out of 491

Academic Proficiency: D

Academic Growth: F



Antonito High School

Overall Performance: C, 238 out of 327

Academic Proficiency: D

Academic Growth: D+



Sargent School District

Sargent Elementary School

Overall Performance: C+, 410 out of 998

Academic Proficiency: C

Academic Growth: C+



Sargent Junior High School

Overall Performance: C+, 191 out of 491

Academic Proficiency: B

Academic Growth: C



Sargent High School

Overall Performance: C+, 136 out of 327

Academic Proficiency: B

Academic Growth: C



Monte Vista School District

Marsh Elementary School

*N/A



Bill Metz Elementary School

Overall Performance: C-, 827 out of 998

Academic Proficiency: C-

Academic Growth: C-



Monte Vista Middle School

Overall Performance: D, 444 out of 491

Academic Proficiency: C-

Academic Growth: D+



Monte Vista High School

Overall Performance: C, 222 out of 327

Academic Proficiency: C-

Academic Growth: C-



Sanford School District

Sanford Elementary School

Overall Performance: C+, 434 out of 998

Academic Proficiency: C+

Academic Growth: C-



Sanford Middle School

Overall Performance: C, 332 out of 491

Academic Proficiency: C

Academic Growth: C-



Sanford High School

Overall Performance: C+, 144 out of 327

Academic Proficiency: C+

Academic Growth: C-



Moffat School District

Moffat Elementary School, through fifth grade

Overall Performance: N/A*

Academic Proficiency: C

Academic Growth: F



Moffat Elementary School, through eighth grade

Overall Performance: B-, 460 out of 1447

Academic Proficiency: N/A*

Academic Growth: N/A*



Moffat Middle School

Overall Performance: B+, 64 out of 491

Academic Proficiency: C

Academic Growth: B+



Moffat High School

Overall Performance: D, 288 out of 327

Academic Proficiency: D

Academic Growth: D-

* CSG does not grade schools if they do not have 100 percent of the input data used to calculate a total score. Of the schools without letter grades, most fall into this category for one of three reasons. First, they are a new school and have not been open long enough for the CDE to calculate academic growth or growth gaps data. Second, they are a small school and the CDE does not publicly report data points when there are between 16 and 20 students to protect student privacy. Third, they are an alternative school and CDE opts not to provide them a label and instead defers to the local school district.











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