School Details

The Pinnacle Charter School High

1001 West 84th St, Federal Heights, CO 80206
(303) 450-3985
7

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-12 448 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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66%
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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
  • State Charter School Institute average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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47%

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.
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69%
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49%

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
  • State Charter School Institute average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

The Pinnacle Charter School High is a charter high school in Federal Heights. 448 children attend The Pinnacle Charter School High and are mostly Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 49% of the 448 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at The Pinnacle Charter School High is 18:1. Global Leadership Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 60% 42%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Asian 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 30% 47%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 0.4% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 51%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Excellent school. I am now a graduate student at Colorado School of Mines thanks to the skill sets acquired while at The Pinnacle. Although the school may be small the teaching quality is amazing.

  • (2 years ago)

    My children have been attending this school for two years now and they will not be returning the next year. The school offers no additional academic help for children who struggle nor do they offer a solution. There are middle school children surrounded by the younger children and there is so much inappropriate language that goes around but the staff does nothing about it even though they hear it. Academically speaking my children have not advanced as they should. I would not recommend this school at all for any parent that is considering this school. There are far too many students (six 4th grade classrooms each with 30 children) for the staff and teachers to be able to give children the attention they need.

  • (2 years ago)

    I started out at Pinnacle Charter School in kindergarten. The academics & teachers were amazing even at that young of an age. I was there from the beginning when we started in the Pinnacle shopping center and moved to a remodeled King Soopers. Pinnacle was known for its academics & its competitve nature of having to test in to attend this prestigious school. I was always proud to say I attend the Pinnacle Charter School and had for over a decade not very many people can say that. However things started taking a turn for the worst. I was a student that was well known at the school and always was above average with my grades and very close to countless teachers teachers that would confess their frustration with the school. Parents now send students to Pinnacle as a punishment as if it was an alternative school there are no longer tests to attend the school the board is controlled by the administration the discipline goes to extremes teachers that have worked there for over 4 years up to 6 or more have resigned because of their frustration and many more reasons. I hoped to be a 13 year student but I could not take it anymore and switched schools my junior year.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter stared attending Pinnacle when she was in 3rd grade. She is now a senior and has moved schools due to the lack of challenge in academics and because of the lack of leadership and care from the staff. She sat in all her classes bored all day even though they were honor classes. She endured bullying and the school became aware of the situation and their solution was to keep her separated from the rest of the students and have her sit in the counselor's office all day. When the school was made aware of the fact that she was harming herself the only course of action they took was to have her sign a contract saying she wouldn't harm herself. The school's academic program isn't challenging the rules are ludicrous and the most of the staff present themselves as rude uncaring and inexperienced. I would not recommend this school if a quality education or a quality environment are being sought out.

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm a parent and volunteer at Pinnacle and have been for over ten years now. We've moved twice in that period of time but each time we first made sure that the Pinnacle bus operated in that neighborhood. I feel very strongly that Pinnacle is the right choice. I raised five sons in the schools and have worked in that environment (not pinnacle) over the years and (other than private schools) I'd choose Pinnacle over the other schools any day.

  • (4 years ago)

    The Pinnacle Charter school it is a Pinnacle of the all stars (teachers students principals stuff) We love " The Pinnacle" ! Yesaulov family

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children that graduated from The Pinnacle and three that are still attending. Our family has seen the school grow over the years. The school has been constant in providing an excellent academic program for our children 1st through 12th grade. They compete with the Frontier League in Football Basketball Soccer and Volleyball. They have a terrific art and drama program. Students are involved in the Key Club Honor Society and Student Council. I strongly encourage parents and students to tour the school and see the positive atmosphere and students that are truly learning each day.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm currently attending my senior year at the pinnacle and this is my second year there. this school is very competitive when it comes to academics to the nearby schools im proud to be graduating from this school. at the pinnacle they make it so easy to get into college from what past graduates have told. It is a small school but its a great atmosphere for learning. If you are intersted about your eduacation this school should be on your list.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm currently going into my junior year at pinnacle. I have to say that this is a good school.Teachers care about students Disciplen is pretty good here. The only thing that i do not like about pinnacle is they dont offer many extra curricular activities. They have been trying to get us a brand new high school to be separated from the middle and elementry. They promised the class of '09 to have them graduate from there but nothing has happened. In my opinion if like to be stuck with only 300 other hig schoolers then go to pinnacle but if not then dont go here. Oh and also they have a very though dress code.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm currently going into my junior year at pinnacle. I have to say that this is a good school.Teachers care about students Disciplen is pretty good here. The only thing that i do not like about pinnacle is they dont offer many extra curricular activities. They have been trying to get us a brand new high school to be separated from the middle and elementry. They promised the class of '09 to have them graduate from there but nothing has happened. In my opinion if like to be stuck with only 300 other hig schoolers then go to pinnacle but if not then dont go here. Oh and also they have a very though dress code.

  • (6 years ago)

    its a great school i have learned alot and the teachers always stay on task and are alot of fun

  • (6 years ago)

    this school has great graduation requirements. and a bunch of friendly students.

  • (7 years ago)

    There are very limited choices are far as classes go and fewer for extra curricular activities. Would not recommend.

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