Mrachek Middle School

1955 South Telluride St, Aurora, CO 80013
(303) 750-2836
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 946 students 18 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 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.
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47%
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71%
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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 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 CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
  • This school in 2011
  • Aurora Joint District No. 28 Of The Counties Of Adams And A average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
31%
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49%
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61%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 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.
31%
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53%
49%
46%
67%
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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 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 CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
  • This school in 2011
  • Aurora Joint District No. 28 Of The Counties Of Adams And A average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
35%
51%
41%
48%
67%
24%
28%
49%
24%
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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 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 CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.
29%
29%
52%
33%
40%
66%
30%
35%
56%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Aurora Joint District No. 28 Of The Counties Of Adams And A 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. 946 students attend Mrachek Middle School and identify as Asian, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 65% of the 946 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio 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 5% %
Hispanic 41% 52%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 28% 17%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 65%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    I'm a former student and this school completely wrecked me for the time I was there. No one wants to be there the students or the teachers. There's no welcoming aura anywhere and I even remember one of the teachers telling students to not come to school since he didn't want to do any work. Another who I had a bond with begged my mother to enroll me somewhere else. That students were like animals and that I deserved better. I remember all the horrible things I was succumbed to even getting choked in the middle of a hallway and not a single staff member glancing at the scene. Substitutes broke down in tears during lunch teachers swearing loudly to students and I even remember a newly hired teacher showing up one day and quitting the next. I found plastic in a sandwich and choked weekly fighting and a student once went into a classroom wildly bleeding from cuts they induced on themselves in the bathroom smiling. This school traumatized me and I left soon as I could. In my new school substitutes and teachers wince at the thought of this school. Please parents don't torture your kids through this. This school messed me up to a point I still have to go to therapy bi-weekly.

  • (8 months ago)

    Mrachek Middle school was one of the worst schools' I've ever attended. I'm a former student at Mrachek and now a Sophomore at Rangeview and let me just say that Mrachek Middle school is a nightmare. The staff there would rather be dead than teaching immature adolescents and get angry for every action that the students do. In addition to having low tolerance they're also rude and get mad at you for making mistakes. I received attitude from Mrs. Fecko for entering in the wrong door with her asking me if I knew how to read. My 6th grade year was horrible as my science teacher Mr. English was scary mean and constantly threatened and berated us and treated us like dirt. I came home crying because they mistreated us so many times. The students there were rude so they wouldn't be messed with and there were fights all of the time. So many students had attitudes and interrupted other students educations because they didn't want to learn. Students would get bullied & nothing would be done that's why students kill themselves. The school always blames everything on the students 7 they don't make school a safe comfortable environment. The school didn't take responsibility for anything.

  • (9 months ago)

    WORST School ever it's really old smells bad has bad food and most of the staff will get mad at you for doing pretty much anything even though it's not bad there's weekly fights and there's a lot of terrorizing people there lockers are hard to get to and when you walk through the hallways you get pushed all the time people there aren't normal alright if I got to switch schools I would so I would not recommend Going to Mrachek middle school.I've seen people making out in the hallways and the teachers there don't do anything about that. Our principal didn't even cancel school when it was below 10 Celsius so we had to wake up and get dressed in that weather.

  • (11 months ago)

    I attended Mrachek 13 years ago. The teachers were amazing. The staff was friendly. All the problems I remember experiencing were due to super low budget. Desks were really really old and the place always smelled like wet socks and old food. Books were old equipment was old and it was an old building with no windows. Yeah none. I have been there recently for work a few times and it saddens me how little is different and how little investment has been made in improving the school. They put in windows (thank God) but that's about it. Stuff that was old when I was there was still there. New coat of paint new carpets windows and the same old crappy desks and broken down gym equipment that was there 13 years ago. And from what here the curriculum is suffering too. This is sad. It seems like this whole district. I wouldn't want my kid to go to the schools I did. Not because they weren't good but because they aren't good now.

  • (1 year 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!

  • (1 year 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!

  • (2 years 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.

  • (2 years 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!

  • (2 years 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.

  • (3 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.

  • (3 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.

  • (4 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

  • (4 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.

  • (4 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.

  • (5 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.

  • (5 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

  • (5 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.

  • (6 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!!

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