Avery/Parsons Elementary School

516 East Main Street, Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-7020
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 461 students 16 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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51%

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 2014
  • Buena Vista School District No. R-31 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
66%
72%
71%
71%
67%
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52%

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.
63%
64%
71%
67%
67%
65%
68%
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56%

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 2014
  • Buena Vista School District No. R-31 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
69%
66%
75%
75%
69%
50%
51%
47%
67%
68%
60%

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.
51%
51%
65%
63%
63%
71%
43%
43%
55%

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 2014
  • Buena Vista School District No. R-31 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Avery/Parsons Elementary School is a public elementary school in Buena Vista. 461 students attend Avery/Parsons Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 44% of the 461 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Avery/Parsons Elementary School is 16:1. Darren Patterson Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 86%
Hispanic 8% 10%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 0.9% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    We have been very pleased with Avery Parson's for the last 2 years. But with any school too many parents rely solely on the school for their child's success. A child's success in ANY school really depends on parental involvement.

  • (4 years ago)

    Where do I begin with the problems with this school? Let's start with the principal-Stefani Franklin. She has no control over the school she promotes "clicks" with teachers in the school and if you do not walk the way she wants you to she will not renew you for the next year. There is no safety and security at the school. You can walk around the school yard and no one will ask you your business. A lot of times I have walked right though the lobby and no one was there to greet me or verify my presence. There are teachers that leave thier outside doors propped open for air-again not enforced by the principal. My child has been bullied & manipulated by other children for 2 years when she makes a valid complaint about it she gets in trouble for calling that child a "bully". There are students that a very physical w/eachother on the playground and in the school hallways that never get paid attention to. There is no consistency in discipline and not enough supervision on the playground during recesses. Many of these topics have been brought up to the principal and her response has been "so what". I can't wait until school is let out-my child will not be returning next year.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an average school but with very little opportunity for children's growth and expansion especially if you are a gifted child. I have made arrangements to move my daughter to Darren Patterson Christian Academy due to its curriculum child to teacher ratio and opportunities for gifted children.

  • (5 years ago)

    We are new to the area and have found APE to be a very supportive and hands on school

  • (5 years ago)

    Our school is very hands on. the student to teacher ratio is amazing and when children fall behind there are teachers put in place to spend one on one time with them until they have advanced to the correct stage. Teachers hug kids in the hall and everyone knows everyone. There is also a security program in place to protect our children from predators and violence entering our school. This is done in conjunction with the officers at the reformatory as well as our local police and sheriff's offices. No one is permitted to enter school grounds unless checked by front of the school staff. There is a zero tolerance policy on school ground prohibiting anyone from smoking on or near the school grounds. I feel comfort knowing where my children are during the day.

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