School Details

Adams City Middle School

4451 East 72nd Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022
(303) 289-5881
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 717 students 17 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

40%
37%
62%
45%
48%
73%
33%
34%
58%

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%
41%
63%
49%
46%
71%
37%
40%
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 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
  • Adams 14 School District average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
37%
55%
45%
43%
68%
41%
40%
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.
20%
24%
53%
36%
40%
67%
34%
37%
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 2011
  • Adams 14 School District average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
31%
52%
49%
45%
67%
33%
28%
52%
39%
38%
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.
34%
38%
51%
46%
49%
67%
26%
25%
49%
30%
33%
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 2011
  • Adams 14 School District average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Adams City Middle School is a public middle school in Commerce City. 717 students attend Adams City Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 90% of the 717 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Adams City Middle School is 17:1. Community Leadership Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 78% 81%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 19% 15%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.5%
Asian 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 80%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    At the last PTC we went to I was absolutely shocked to find out a couple things that the teachers do. The first thing is the language arts teacher gives at least 50% credit to kids on assignments that aren't done handed in or just plain missing. Her explanation was that 50% is still an F but is easier to come back from if the student starts trying to get caught up.So basically a kid can do half the work in class and as long as it's A work he can walk out with a C. Not OK in my book. Second the math teacher gave my child a very high A in her class yet I find myself constantly struggling through it with him. He comes home not knowing the process or the terms they use. Her explanation of this was that homework was only 10% of their grade because " a lot of kids don't do it anyways and the ones that do we don't know how much help they're getting or if their brother's doing it for them" . Also not OK. I feel like this school is just ushering these kids through to high school where they'll actually get educated and hopefully learn a little about accountability and work and not as much about excuses and loopholes. I'm not even that old but wow have the schools changed.

  • (1 year ago)

    Its awsome its fun and I always look forward to going to school there's counselers to help. Out and the teachers a spectacular

  • (4 years ago)

    I like the school as a whole but do agree that the communication is not where it should be. Teachers can not expect the students to let the parents know how their grades are and by the time the parents get the progress report it could be to late. I have not recieved what days the students are out of school and don't know until my son comes home and tells me he heard it on the loud speaker. I can not attend the parent meetings because I am at work this does not in any way mean that I am not involved in my sons education and that I don't care! I believe that some of the teachers care more about the children than others but that will happen at any school....

  • (5 years ago)

    oh man i go to this school and besides the bad influences lol this school is amazing!!!! i recomend it because it has great oppurtunities!

  • (7 years ago)

    I think that ACMS is doing a great job given the types of children they are trying to educate. I think that most of the teachers are doing a great job and try to teach even though most of the students have no respect for education or adults. I think ACMS tries to get parents involved but most of them do not care. I know that the parent meetings are attended by only one or two parents! I think that until parents step up and take an active role in their kids lives the schools will struggle. It is not the schools job to parent kids it is the parents job.

  • (9 years ago)

    There is a lack of leadership. The level of teaching is not where it should be. There are not enough programs for the G/T students. This school is unorganized parents do not know what is happening at the school unless they drive by the front and read the board and it usually has only minimal information they do not make the parents feel welcome the office staff is pathetic there are so many good programs available to the district but there is no leadership to run these programs the district couldn't care less about the needs of individual students but much rather the progress of the school as a whole. There is a major lack of discipline. Some kids get away with a lot some gets get away with very little. The school does not take the time to deal with problems in the school.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools