School Details

Foothills Elementary School

825 Allegheny Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
(719) 234-4500
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 416 students 16 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

76%
86%
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86%
73%
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51%

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.
69%
82%
70%
89%
87%
73%
59%
68%
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 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 2011
  • Academy School District No. 20 In The County Of El Paso An average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
85%
72%
86%
82%
68%
67%
66%
53%

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.
81%
84%
71%
80%
83%
65%
76%
72%
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 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 2011
  • Academy School District No. 20 In The County Of El Paso An average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
81%
65%
83%
85%
70%
74%
69%
49%
78%
73%
57%

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.
79%
81%
66%
83%
84%
69%
68%
68%
47%
70%
74%
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 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 2011
  • Academy School District No. 20 In The County Of El Paso An average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Foothills Elementary School is a public elementary school in Colorado Springs. The principal of Foothills Elementary School is Rose Bergles and can be contacted at rbergle@asd20.org. 416 children attend Foothills Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 16% of the 416 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Foothills Elementary School is 16:1. Rockrimmon Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 82%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 14% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We choice into this school because we were not happy with our neighborhood school. This is our third year and I can never say enough about how much I love it here. The principal is a great leader and has high expectations for all of the staff and the students. Some of the teachers have been there for over 25 years. The students are learning to love education and be great citizens.

  • (2 years ago)

    Foothils is a very positive renforcing school.They also have amazing staff to go along with that.The student are raised to a higher expectation and this year over half of the fifth grade received an average of an A.The students enjoy the school because of the teachers and other students who make them feel superior.Theese are just some of the good oppurtunities that foothills elementary provides.

  • (2 years ago)

    Amazing School-They really listen to parents concerns. My child is severely Autistic and he did very well at Foothills. He made friends and all his classmates just loved him. He was 80 percent in the classroom and pulled out for specials. The team he worked with really worked hard to make sure all his needs were met. IEP's were taken seriously and they made sure he received the services he needed. He was involved in choir and sports there. Kathy Emeis-Beers Ms Kraus and Ms. Potter really worked hard to make sure he succeeded in and out of the classroom. The school in general is very supportive of parents and all teachers in special education are excellent! Marky will miss Foothills!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    WOW! I just can't say enough about this school! The Principle Vice Principle TAG teacher all of the regular teachers EVERYONE is so nice and supportive of the families and children. My son loves school again and we have realized that a first class Public School education is still available. My son's two teachers P.E. coach librarian music computer and spanish teacher are fantastic. The staff are always polite and encouraging to him. We left a school at a nearby district to attend Foothills and the difference is amazing. The parents are nice and helpful to new parents. Thank you Foothills for taking such good care of our son!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is Kindergarten student with Foothills and has autism. His teachers aides and the school in general have been fantastic. He's blossomed under thier teaching encouragement and accountability. I especially appreciate all the feedback I receive on his progress his gains and the areas we need to work on. We are looking forward to his continued progress in 1st grade at Foothills

  • (4 years ago)

    Our son started at Foothills in 3rd grade 2007. We were immediately welcomed by staff parents and students. The curriculum was clear and well thought out. The academics and the way they teach the children inspire them to want to continue their excitement as well as love of learning. The academic education is punctuated with experiential instruction. Thus the children use the knowledge they are taught in a meaningful way. Children are in a nurturing environment that also supports their social and emotional needs. I just wish I had more children to send!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is just a terrific school! I have 2 children who attend this school and they have grown and been supported greatly within this school The staff is wonderful the location is great and I am so very pleased with Foothills as a whole. They deserve this rating for sure.

  • (8 years ago)

    The academic programs at Foothills are great and there are many opportunities for those kids who excel and who need help to get the individualized attention they need. They also have great music art and sports programs that are offered outside of regular school hours. Most of the parents participate on a regular basis volunteering in the classroom as well as at the school in general.

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