School Details

Boltz Middle School

720 Boltz Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 472-3700
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 571 students 17 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

64%
75%
62%
71%
83%
73%
51%
66%
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.
79%
77%
63%
80%
81%
71%
68%
73%
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 2013
  • Poudre School District R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
72%
55%
65%
79%
68%
59%
74%
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.
73%
71%
53%
78%
80%
67%
70%
71%
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 2013
  • Poudre School District R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
66%
52%
68%
77%
67%
58%
65%
52%
56%
66%
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.
57%
64%
51%
64%
76%
67%
44%
61%
49%
58%
67%
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 2013
  • Poudre School District R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Boltz Middle School is a public middle school in Fort Collins. 571 students go to Boltz Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Multiracial. 35% of the 571 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Boltz Middle School is 17:1. Lesher Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 74%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 19% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have had three children at Boltz over the past five academic years. In our experience we have found Boltz to be a terrific place for our kids to go through the often challenging middle school years. Every one of my kids has experienced teachers who have shown caring and kindness to them. They have been challenged and have grown academically. Their critical thinking skills have been stretched and their writing skills improved. When one of my kiddos experienced a boy who was harassing her it was appropriately addressed immediately and the harassment stopped. Boltz has a WEB Leader program and other school culture programs in place which encourage acceptance. Teachers and counselors have spent time to hear when I've expressed concerns and made adjustments as they are able. They have truly looked out for the best needs of my children. My kids and I feel welcomed at this school. The student population is both economically and socially diverse which is a huge positive in my book. Don't let test scores fool you. Boltz has a fantastic GT program and many many dedicated and excellent teachers. My children have and are thriving here and I recommend this school to others.

  • (2 years ago)

    I m a student; I m not the most popular kid or the outcast. But there are clicks; the parents don t get it unless you re the actual student. Most teachers don t seem to care if you pass or not. They treat the students like 5 years old. The bullying is out of hand! Rich to poor pretty to ugly minority to white nerd to popular; it s all here. The teacher s don t care if they do their afraid to do anything to help. Teachers worry about people holding hands but not whether or not someone is getting harassed. Boltz needs to get it together. They only really care about the Pre-Ap kids other than that the needs of students don t matter. Boltz is a wanting to-be 5 star rating academic school. If your child maybe has a hard time fitting in or a little "different" don t put them in this school. I have participated in this school and have made a great effort to fit in but the kids are disrespectful and rude. Teachers don t always care and the average student is treated poorly. The favorites get everything. Same kids get the lead roles and anything worthwhile. That's how it feels to be a kid who has been harassed because I m smart and not most popular. I m sick of it. Good luck (

  • (3 years ago)

    Boltz is amazing!!! My daughter has been able to do great work while still have time for friends. It really allows her to learn without stress. Boltz has been a great school for my daughter and is a great pick for future reference.

  • (4 years ago)

    my boy has just transferred to BOLTZ since early Feb. Every teacher is so devoted and kind even they keep track of all students. They exactly know what their students are doing. The registratre is so nice and sweet. and counselor is wonderful. I am really satisfied with this School

  • (5 years ago)

    Both my kids went to Boltz last year and my daughter will go again this year. The principal is engaged with parents and students and the teachers are top notch.

  • (7 years ago)

    Boltz is an excellent school! The teachers really care about the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    most of the teachers are really kind to the students and very nice to one another teachers. mostly there are no clicks here such as groups like popular nerdy so on and so forth.

  • (9 years ago)

    Boltz is great! I thought the other review was incomplete and untrue. I think that people (other than parents) should be able to post their reviews on the site. Everyone knows that no one has anything to say unless it is a complaint. I am disappointed in your site's one-sided view of things. I don't think I would make any decisions based on the poor quality of information available on your site.

  • (9 years ago)

    I was very unimpressed. Looks great until your child attends.

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