School Details

Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy

4220 East Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(719) 328-6900
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 513 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

39%
56%
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71%
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51%
57%

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.
39%
60%
63%
46%
69%
71%
46%
60%
62%

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
  • Colorado Springs School District 11 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
49%
55%
54%
67%
69%
36%
56%
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.
23%
46%
53%
39%
65%
67%
28%
54%
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 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
  • Colorado Springs School District 11 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
48%
51%
39%
66%
67%
17%
46%
49%
23%
52%
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.
30%
44%
52%
37%
62%
66%
23%
50%
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 2014
  • Colorado Springs School District 11 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy is a public middle school in Colorado Springs. 513 children attend Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy and identify mostly as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 85% of the 513 students here have subsidized lunches. Atlas Preparatory School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 52% 29%
Multiracial 4% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 26% 53%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 7%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is great. Although it has it's up and downs. All of my kids have gone there for at least 2 years and i have not had one problem. The only problem is the person who works at front is a total witch. Other than that the teachers are there for my children as well as me. I would defiantly suggest enrolling in Swigert.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is currently a 6th-grader at Swigert. I was hesitant to send him to this school because of the neighborhood in which the school is. I visited with 2 counselors both of whom allowed me to tour the school on different occasions visiting classrooms to observe and they spent a great deal of time answering any and all questions I had. After much discussion with my husband we decided to enroll our son. We have been very pleased. Teachers and administrators respond to emails and phone calls immediately and often after hours which shows that they are checking emails after school. My son is in advanced math and his teacher is fabulous. There are many electives even in 6th grade from which to choose. My son is taking the broadcasting class and loves it. Administration is more than willing to help resolve any issue I've raised. Most of the staff is highly attentive. Security is wonderful and I know my son is safe. The school earned a math and science grant which enables every student to have a tablet which has been a curse and a blessing but mostly a blessing. I'm glad my son had the opportunity to attend Swigert.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to Swigert last year during its first year. It was rough at first because the rules and disipline were not consistant but then it got a lot better. They had this awesome teacher Mrs. Jameson in 8th grade who brought everyone together. All the students felt that she would help them if they needed it and she worked really hard to make sure everyone felt safe and was learning. She was the hardest working teacher their and we all knew it was because she loved us. I don't think she did it for the money she really loved teaching. I am really glad to have her and its too bad she moved. I would have visited her class this year.

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