School Details

Lopez Elementary School

637 Wabash, Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 488-8800
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 426 students 19 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

94%
84%
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89%
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65%
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.
89%
79%
70%
93%
84%
73%
76%
62%
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
  • Poudre School District R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
81%
72%
89%
79%
68%
66%
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.
83%
81%
71%
74%
78%
65%
51%
68%
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
  • Poudre School District R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
77%
65%
93%
82%
70%
78%
62%
49%
91%
72%
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.
71%
77%
66%
82%
81%
69%
51%
61%
47%
74%
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
  • Poudre School District R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lopez Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fort Collins. The principal of Lopez Elementary School is Dr. Traci Gile, whose e-mail is tgile@psdschools.org. 426 students go to Lopez Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 39% of the 426 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lopez Elementary School is 19:1. McGraw Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Bicycling
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 74%
Multiracial 7% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 15% 18%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    As a former student of Lopez Elementary I will say that this is not the best School I have attended. They do not give new students a warm welcome to the school and they do not discipline bullies. So basically what I'm saying is if you're thinking about send your kids to Lopez you might want to think about sending them to another Elementary School.

  • (1 year ago)

    Lopez is a neighborhood school of choice. We are proud to serve all children and have a range of support systems from gifted and talented to outstanding special education staff. As a Leader in Me school we help develop and celebrate the unique gifts within each and every child. In 2013 Lopez scored in the 90th percentile or above compared to all elementary schools in Colorado in reading writing math and science achievement. We have an outstanding parent community who contributes thousands of hours every year to our academic programs and school events. This is a wonderful school in one of the best cities in the country!

  • (1 year ago)

    My child is ASD and we were shanghai'ed into this school. The school admin paras are clueless on classroom and teaching techniques to be implemented. After many meetings the school will not accommodate our child's needs. We asked many questions held several 1on1 meetings with teachers & staff. With all that preparation WE still knew MORE about teaching & handling ASD than the professionals. It's not simply understanding the disorder or terms it's knowing how to handle security bullying shutting down elopement handwriting and the host of manifestations. His K teacher told us straight out she'd never taught ASD kids and did not have any training for ASD. There were no visual cues for children to follow no sensory play tables. The para was not certified and on and on it went. The teachers in higher grades were similarly unprepared unqualified. These types of children are good & academically proficient. They easily fall off an untrained overworked teacher's radar who cannot spot a child in trouble. Moreover the school & admin have refused to consider a transfer to a school meeting our needs If your child is ASD do NOT send to Lopez.

  • (3 years ago)

    Lopez Elementary is an outstanding School. The reason the school thrives is because of the teachers commitment to every child at Lopez even the Custodians play a role. Every staff member is committed to the kids and it shows. The teachers do more than they are payed for. My children have grown so much under the instruction of these teachers we are getting a private school edjucation for free. The future is at Lopez a Leader in Me School. I am forever greatful for all the investments made by every teacher who has taught my children. The foundation has been laid for their future learning and success. Praise God for a remarkable genuine School. God's hands are all over this school. When my last child leaves Lopez I will still continue to volunteer my time!

  • (3 years ago)

    When we moved across town we thought that Lopez would be a good school after our son did so well at his previous core knowledge school. After a year (2nd grade) he told us he didn't like Lopez- the teaching wasn't interesting and there were too many bullies. We are moving him back to a core knowledge school for 3rd grade even though it means driving him to and from school every day. This may be a good school for some kids but it just wasn't for ours.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is in response to the kindergarten parent who posted on May 8 2011. I am also a kindergarten parent at Lopez. If my child came home and said what your child said I would talk to his teacher for him if he is too afraid to talk to talk to his teacher on his own. It is our responsibility as a parent to be your child's advocate. They are too young in kindergarten to navigate this kind of situation on their own. Anytime I have spoken to a Lopez teacher para or the principal they have been very responsive. This is great school!

  • (4 years ago)

    When I first enrolled my son in Lopez I was very pleased. The kindergarden program is very good he knows how to read and simple math skills. What I am NOT pleased with is he started coming home saying how he hates school--come to find out he is being bullied on the playground by another classmate. This classmate does it behind the teacher's back and tells me son if he tells the teacher he will 'beat him up'. This is kindergarden ! Not happy about this at all.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am not sure how sincere the parent/teacher who posted on April 26 2010. I have two daughters in the school andjudging from the qualiyty of their work and my interaction with the principal and staff I can only say this is a great school. I am a contented parent and I would not move my kids for anything in the world!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter attended Lopez School and loved it! She attended her first school dance and it was a success. She now goes to Webber Jr. High and is a straight A student there!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a teacher and a parent of a Lopez student. I do not teach at the school nor would I as I have seen first hand how bad this school really is. They are horrible on discipline and they let the IEP kids get away with absolutely outrageous behavior and they just keep passing them. The teachers that my child has had are old and should have retired years ago judging from their poor teaching ability and lack of energy or true caring. As a teacher I am appalled at the lack of professionalism of the staff including the front office staff and the playground staff's lack of any kind of kindness. We volunteer as parents and have been nothing but disappointed and we can't wait to move our kids out of this school!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a special needs child and Lopez has been a great school for him. The teachers are very supportive and encourage parental involvement.

  • (6 years ago)

    Lopez Elementary is the greatest school ever. I have not only learned needed skills for Junior High but everlasting life skills. From K-6th grade the teachers taught me everything I needed to learn. With a wide variety of after school activities I can confidently say that Lopez gets two thumbs way up! Thanks all the teachers that gave me the life skills to reach for the stars!

  • (8 years ago)

    This is an outstanding school. The current principal Mr. Chung is from Hawaii and has introduced what he calls the 'Spirit of Aloha' to Lopez. Students receive a rigorous (but nurtured) academic education while at the same time learning principles of respect tolerance and other important virtues. We recently moved here and my son Conor has blossomed in this school. Availability of extracurricular activities (including something they call 'Homework Hotel ' supervised by teachers but run by tutors from higher grades) is excellent and parental involvement is welcome! I can't say too many good things about Lopez!

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