School Details

Zach Elementary School

3715 Kechter Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80528
(970) 488-5100
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 666 students 19 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

97%
84%
72%
98%
84%
73%
85%
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.
92%
79%
70%
93%
84%
73%
84%
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

97%
81%
72%
94%
79%
68%
89%
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.
93%
81%
71%
93%
78%
65%
87%
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

89%
77%
65%
95%
82%
70%
86%
62%
49%
84%
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.
91%
77%
66%
94%
81%
69%
89%
61%
47%
92%
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

Zach Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fort Collins. 666 children attend Zach Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 3% of the 666 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Zach Elementary School is 19:1. Traut Core Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 74%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 3% 18%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We are new to the neighborhood and my 3rd grader and kindergartner were worried about leaving their old school. Within the first few days we all fell in love with the school and the education they are getting Zach is 100% better than what we got in Greeley. I recommend Zach to anyone especially the kindergarten teacher Mrs.Cey. I am so happy we have another four years at the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    There hasn't been a review in a while for Zach Elementary. It is a fantastic school. The facilities are top-notch and the teachers are fantastic. All three of my kids have thrived there. The best part is the new park and that it is walking distance to the three neighborhoods it feeds into.

  • (2 years ago)

    Zach was an amazing school! They had a wonderful GT program for my child and the principal there is leading the community well. All of the teachers were kind understanding and helpful and the volunteering program allowed me to be thoroughly involved. I know that we made the correct decision and if you're looking at schools by all means stop here! It's truly a privilege to attend.

  • (3 years ago)

    We school of choiced into Zach and it has been well worth the drive every day. The teachers challenge the students academically but I found they also know how to slow down when my child struggled. Once she regained her confidence and capabilities they challenged her again. The teachers are quite creative in actively involving the students in learning so they "live" the knowledge instead of just listening or reading. They make learning fun for the whole child!! The parental involvement can at times be overwhelming but in a good way. If the school is open you will see multiple parents supporting differentiated student groups helping in work rooms cutting and pasting or running parent supported programs like book bowl. Bottom line - your child will thrive at Zach.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am the parent of 2 Zach students; new to the Fort Collins area this year. My children LOVE the CORE sequence and the empahasis placed on history. As a teacher myself I love the differentiated learning that ZACH delivers; both my children receive reading and Math instruction specifically tailored to meet their needs.

  • (7 years ago)

    I had a child a Zach for 3 years. He was not the exceptional student that Zach pushes but just and average student and struggled with reading especially. The mentality at Zach was that there must be something wrong with him and no one had a problem letting him know. His self-esteem suffered. We have since moved and he is a completely different child now that no one implies daily that there is something wrong with him. If you have a gifted student Zach is a great choice. Parents of all other children shoud beware.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school not only focuses on the child's academic success but character growth and development is recognized as a major factor in a child's success! They see each child as an unique individual with unique talents.

  • (7 years ago)

    Zach elementary has very high expectations for it's students parents and staff. With these high expectations come high rewards. Children and parents are proud to say they attend this school and staff are proud to say that they work there.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school looks great on paper but has NOT been a positive experience for my children. The emphasis here is on teaching to the CSAPs. Math and science curricula are inadequate at best. Extracurricular activities are pricey ($200 for Spanish instruction once a week!). Overall - an economically competitive environment with very little focus on well-rounded comprehensive education. Inexperienced PTO with questionable priorities and fundraising techniques.

  • (9 years ago)

    By far the best quality teaching staff available. Would recommend Zach Elementary to any special needs child.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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