Chatfield Elementary School

3188 D1/2 Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81504
(970) 254-4930
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 376 students 19 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

44%
69%
71%
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72%
27%
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51%

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.
37%
65%
70%
63%
70%
73%
23%
40%
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 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
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
68%
72%
54%
65%
67%
39%
47%
52%

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.
55%
66%
71%
57%
62%
65%
34%
48%
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 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
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
59%
66%
43%
69%
69%
26%
40%
47%
35%
54%
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 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.
40%
59%
65%
62%
69%
71%
40%
51%
55%

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
  • Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Chatfield Elementary School is a public elementary school in Grand Junction. 376 students attend Chatfield Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 56% of the 376 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Chatfield Elementary School is 19:1. Rocky Mountain Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 64% 73%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Hispanic 28% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I had my kids in Chatfieldl for one school year and sadly is not a good school. This school has some good teachers and a lot bad teachers. they know they have bad scores but will do nothing to improve or at least try to do better. The principal seems and shows to not care either Some of the Teachers who had been there for longer than the principal are the ones who rule the school. The school does not really have a PTA (PTO) so there's not a lot of parent involvement. Their special class teachers such as the music teacher does not even teach the art of music by playing piano and teach them to sing. The kids just watch videos and play freeze games.(I had never seen that in other schools) Their discipline system is very dysfunctional. I also notice that if you have a child with special needs This school could work for you and your child. I notice that the special learning teachers will really try to help out those kids. The school could do so much better and have way better scores if only the principal could do her job and could care. but sadly she does not. Chatfield is very close from where I live but I rather drive my kids across town to a better school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been pleasantly surprised by the entire staff's (from the music teacher to the principal) involvement in my gifted childrens' education! They've gone above and beyond to meet my childrens' needs in every aspect and challenge them daily. They have done an exceptional job of keeping me informed on every aspect of their education and have always been available to answer my many questions. Excellent staff!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is great. It helps kids with special needs a lot and caters to the needs of every child. They make sure every child suceeds! Since we moved I haven't found a school like this.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my sons first year at Chatfield. So I don't know a lot about it but my son has been learning alot this year and he realy likes his teacher Mrs. Tooker. He has lots of fun sending her letters just about every day. The office people are great and they ask you to be part of the school not ask you to stay away like the school we came from.

  • (9 years ago)

    Teacchers are great and the kids are learning fine

  • (9 years ago)

    I had 2 children that went to this school for almost 3 years and then we moved out of district i have not found a school yet that helps with my childrens special needs nor listens to the parental concerns and tries to help as best as possible as chatfield elementary does. They have great athletic programs for the children a lot of activities after school for parents and students many music programs which parents are asked to come and see and their special education programs are what i would rate one of the best that i have found in the valley. The teachers communicate with parents about any concerns and are willing to help any parent as needed.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is only the first year for my child to go to this school and so far I am very pleased. The teachers have really put in a lot of thought and effort to personalize each child with their learning abilities. The school really make an effort to envolve all families in various activites such as move night each month sponsored by each grade. I look forward to the next years my children will be attending this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    It cares for its pupils and goes that 'extra' yard to help. The staff are extremely great and helpful in every respect.That alone speaks highly for the Principal and right on down the chain. I can only speak for this school alone but with my child in the fourth grade now and going there for the past three years I have never ever had a complaint of the school or of its teachers on up.Great schhol..great staff.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think Chatfield is an awesome school & I am very sad that we will be leaving the school district. My daughter has recieved nothing but the best...she is in the gifted & talented program & she has been dealing with the GT teachers since she was in Kindergarten. I only hope the next school my daughter goes to displays such a high priority for their students as Chatfield as done with theirs.

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