School Details

Mrachek Middle School

1955 South Telluride St, Aurora, CO 80013
(303) 750-2836
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 977 students 18 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 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 that 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.
41%
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52%
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Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Aurora Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
31%
55%
37%
46%
68%
44%
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61%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 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 that 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.
31%
33%
53%
49%
46%
67%
36%
38%
59%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Aurora Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
33%
52%
37%
47%
67%
23%
31%
52%
32%
40%
56%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 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 that 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.
29%
35%
51%
41%
48%
67%
24%
28%
49%
24%
30%
54%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Aurora Public Schools average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mrachek Middle School is a public middle school in Aurora. 977 students attend Mrachek Middle School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Multiracial. 63% of the 977 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Mrachek Middle School is 18:1. Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Asian 5% %
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 38% 51%
Black, non-Hispanic 28% 20%
White, non-Hispanic 23% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    HORRIBLE!!! We moved here a few months ago and unfortunately couldn't get my child into a different school. She was in honor classes at her last school and since coming here she has gone downhill with her 'grades' and her attitude! I hear weekly about fights and caught her using offensive language. This is a toxic school and something needs to be done!

  • (7 months ago)

    The teachers are outstanding! They go above and beyond what is required of them. I will say there is a big lack of respect toward teachers from some students that is unfortunate this stems from what they are taught at home. This lands squarely on the shoulders of the parents if you are a bad example of a human being your children will follow! The teachers are there to teach academics to your child. Parents it is your job to teach your children to respect others. Leadership at Mrachek is solid we have had nothing but positive experiences with the teachers and leadership. I will reiterate the teachers are outstanding!

  • (1 year ago)

    As a student I want to say I really don't like this school. I used to be a straight A student till I went to this school. The teacher are very unorganized and are constantly losing our work. Another problem is that there are fights almost everyday and the staff does nothing to prevent it. Another problem is that if you have a problem at the school and you fill a statement about little to none help comes the principal is pretty much invisible to every problem. The only positive thing I can say about the school is that not all the teacher give up on the students for example Mrs.Rahn Mr.Muller and Mr.Emmer are probably one of the only reasons why I stay at the school. If they weren't there I would be done with this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is AWFUL and my child is suffering there. She has excelled in all of her years of school until she attended Mrachek. The English teacher is from another country and can't speak English! Sadly that may be the least of this school's problems. It is unreal!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is the worst school my child has ever attended. The administration allows staff to be verbally abusive and condescending to the students and parents. The curriculum is biased towards low achievement and there is no positive energy for the students. My son went from being excited about school in all his other schools to begging me to let him stay home. The entire staff needs to be replaced.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child is an 8th grader at this school and has had problems since he started there in 6th grade. I give this school a low grading because there has been nothing but problem after problem with my child and the students and certain staff. One problem is that his academics are not as good as they could be due to children messing with him and the children get away with it. Another problem is that whatever issues he has had to face with the children the staff were of little to no help on resolving the many issues. I have been to the school many times to try to help come up with a plan of action for my child to succeed but all my child and I ever get is run-around by the staff; for example he has had to fill out many statements concerning these issues but again none have been resolved. I understand that teachers may have many students in their classes but for my child and I to be ignored throughout these years as I've tried to work out the kinks and he gets blamed for everything has left me today with unbelievable frustration. To sum it all up my child has been physically assaulted his items have been stolen and worst of all he has been verbally put down by a staff member here.

  • (2 years ago)

    My opinion of this schools based on the interactions between the dew and the teachers and their students. I have seen pictures that I am appalled at taken of a student that has learning disabilities after the teacher and dean " restrained him" it looks like the child was choked and has signs of this behavior by staff members on his neck and face. It is ABSOLUTLY unacceptable for staff members to touch the children in this manner. If school police can be called because there is an issue then that is what should have been done. The school swears they have no idea what happened and the dr. The child was taken to reported this situation. Be careful when you send your child to school not only do they need to worry about bullying from students it seems the staff is just setting an example of appalling behavior.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a student at Mrachek and I have to say a lot of these reviews are unfair and/or inaccurate. Our building may be old not as good looking as newer schools but we aren't beneath any other middle school in Aurora. We have teachers who really care for us and our futures.We have accelerated programs that are successful we have success with our sports {every sport we participate in}. We are a diverse school and our scores here have been improving each year. Positive feedback on our school would help a lot! Don't belittle us! Help build us up!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a horrible school for your child(ren) to attend. Don't do it. The teachers don't give out homework on a regular basis. My child has been pulled out of class by an AP to discuss what my child is telling me about her day at school. The boys eat lunch before the gilrs because the are "full of energy". The girls in turn miss out on food food is warmed over left overs and they are asked to eat an area that is dirty. The girls are also asked to clean up after the boys. The teachers as a whole are not leaders. They are busy on the cell phones are recess and the re are fights on a regular basis.

  • (3 years ago)

    Please parents READ!!! If possible please try to find your child another school to attend. My girls had to go to this school last year after being in Cherry Creek District. I check this site and I was shocked of the reviews. With this being the school for the address I live at they had to go. Worst chose of my LIFE!!! They have never been in trouble until attending this miss managed school. I am really suprised this school could remain open. I feel really bad for anyones children that have to rely on this schools education. The Principal should be FIRED!!! Disappointed Parent

  • (3 years ago)

    While there are some teachers trying very hard to make this school work and even some administrators that are responsive to students needs this school is just too overwhelmed. From fighting bullying and threatening students to kids being jumped at lunch to kids having a bad attitude towards the idea of being educated. Add to that parents that don't support and just a leader that seems kind of lax about the entire situation this school is just not safe for kids and because it is not safe it is not educational. Our student went into the school system ahead on some areas and is falling behind in many areas since. I sat in the office one day as a much older 8th grader student became disrespectful to the front office staff (who try to be very nice) he was taller and it was ok that she was smaller and not one male seemed willing to come out and defend her to this kid - can't imagine what the teachers deal with every day. My kid is done I am getting my child out of there asap.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have gone to mrachek I have to say I did enjoy my self because I had my group of fiends and they where all I hanged out with.I will say that at some times it can be alittle intimidating but I got over that.I also leanred quite a lot of knowlege druring me 3 years there. This will be my last year there and my writing grades went from a PP to a B but it has gone back down to a PP but i was having some problems of mine own. I have to say that doing chior all 3 years keep me going. I am now going to high school in honors biology geomety and 10th grade math so i say going to Mrachek got me somewhere.

  • (4 years ago)

    I suffered this school for 3 years and hated every day of it. I learned next to nothing because the students care about nothing but gossip and strive for attention- good or bad. the teachers are wonderful but only teach a select few students- the one's who care about school. I help on of the teachers and am disgusted by the behavior the students exhibit. I don't recommend this school and would send my child anywhere but this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    i'm a 7th grader that goes to mrachek and hate so much. Most of the staff members care about the bad kids more than the good students the lunch is nasty and what i dont get is if your in a fight and you dont want to get beat up you cant defend your self. if you want to stay out of trouble than stay out of fights or get beat up. I hate Mrachek!!!!!!!!!!> p

  • (4 years ago)

    Do not send you kid to this school if you can. There are to many kids not enough teachers. The principal is the worst. I have walked in the school and watched him sit around and do nothing while teachers are calling for for help to have students removed. Go on youtube and you will see all the fights. It has taken up to 20 minutes to have students removed from class while being violent. APS needs to start over with this school. To much vilance and not enough leadership.

  • (5 years ago)

    I used to attend Mrachek last year and I believe the teachers are very strict the principal actually really does communicate with the students people in my grade always told him about ideas for like dances and stuff and he listened really well he actually put my friend on like a student council!! Lunch teaches responsibility because you cant go outside unless you have your student i.d and if you dont have it you cant go outside and there was discipline I was on Leadership for counseling and the office and if someone was in trouble they always were talked to cause even though the teachers didnt tell you anything about the student you could by the hostility of the kid that he/she was in trouble. I absolutely LOVED mrachek!!! I miss it soooo much!!

  • (6 years ago)

    There needs to be more dicipinary action.

  • (7 years ago)

    Overall I think is a good school. I have some issues. My daughter says that they get no break. If they don't get a break and they're hungry kids won't be able to learn as well and I'm worried about her health. Kids absolutely need a break.

  • (7 years ago)

    I can't recommend this school. My son attended last year. I found the Principal leadership to be almost non-existent. Communication is spotty with things that parents need to know. My son struggled and had difficulty all year long. Most of the his teachers I felt tried but I feel this school is overwhelmed on so many levels. We left this school after just one year. The school is trending down and isn't making progress.

  • (7 years ago)

    Compared to the school my son went to in Texas Mrachek is 100% improvement! He had a problem with bullies in both schools but Mrachek was the one that clamped down on the problem with no urging from me. Any academic problems have more to do with the low economic make up of a large portion of the kids than anything.

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