School Details

Redstone Elementary School

9970 Glenstone Circle, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130
(303) 387-7300
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 687 students 20 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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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.
94%
81%
70%
92%
83%
73%
69%
63%
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
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
83%
72%
78%
78%
67%
69%
62%
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.
91%
84%
71%
83%
79%
65%
80%
71%
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
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
80%
66%
90%
81%
69%
72%
60%
47%
85%
73%
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.
92%
78%
65%
94%
83%
71%
87%
67%
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
  • Douglas County School District No. Re 1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Redstone Elementary School is a public middle school in Highlands Ranch. 687 students go to Redstone Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 2% of the 687 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Redstone Elementary School is 20:1. Rocky Heights Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 77%
Hispanic 8% 13%
Asian 7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Overall Redstone is an excellent school. The principal is readily available and takes action on perceived problems; she runs a tight ship and has high standards for the teachers. The school values diversity and growth. The teachers keep parents abreast of current events (via email) and are generally pleasant to work with.. The parents are involved and frequently volunteer in the classroom. The school building itself is on a larger plot of greenland located in a suburban neighborhood with easy access to Quebec. The sole negative Children are asked to conform to the rank & file early (Kindergarten) and are kept to a strict schedule with limited time to blow off steam outdoors. However this seems to be the current trend now in nearly all schools including public charter and private.

  • (1 year ago)

    Redstone Elementary and DCSD in general are places where 21st century eduaction and learning is being chartered. It is a 'messy' process to break paradigms and change traditional methods but I am proud to be a part of this school and this community. DCSD is the 'pioneer' in this change effort and as the 'pioneer' they get the 'arrows'. I feel my children will be better prepared for their futures having experienced this Renaissance in education. The teachers administrators staff and parents are great and the children of this community are always in everyone's best interest.

  • (2 years ago)

    The 2008 review still stands for this school. Many things fall through the cracks and it is still very cliquish (parents and faculty). I sure hope this year (2012-2013) is better. Parents should not have so much control and presence. Helicopter central.

  • (3 years ago)

    Excellent school. The teachers are great excellent faculty. I have a child who is a slow learner and they have a very caring group of teachers who really care about the development of my child.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great use of technology loving atmosphere. I have been very happy with everyone we have dealt with at this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    The school still doesn't know who my child is. Teacher had no idea of her record from previous school. Little welcome no follow up. Just another kid. Not much different from a review here in 2008. Things do fall through the cracks and communication is slow and at times incomplete. If you're in the parent click or PTO though you'll be fine and you won't miss or notice a thing. Teacher's individual interpretation of a watered-down grading system can be challenging as well.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school gets one star in my book. Not because of academics but because Laura Wilson the principal is there for one reason only. Her kids. When her children are no longer there she will leave as well. She cares only about numbers not the well being of the children. There are countless numbers of children who have left this school because of her. Ask her how she handles bullied children? She does not! When will the administration wake up and see she is the reason for the drop in enrollment? They won't because her numbers

  • (4 years ago)

    We are very happy with the quality of teachers and the administration! Good use of technology to keep parents informed.

  • (5 years ago)

    School administration is thoughtful and caring. The principal Laura Wilson has high expectations for the teachers and students. She moves the school forward by focusing her efforts on critical thinking. This is the best public school my children have ever attended!

  • (7 years ago)

    Overall I would say that everyone at the school does their best to make sure that the school is a well-rounded place for our children. However some very important things do fall through the cracks and even though intentions are good..follow through can be lacking. Parents tend to be clickish and it makes participation very uncomfortable. Going to your child's grade school shouldn't feel like going back to highschool! Ugh!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a new school that has already had to go on track. Very poor planning. The leadership of the school seems to be challenged to keep up. The handling of special education and gifted programs also needs a lot of work.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am really happy with the school. Parent participation sometimes leaves a lot to be desired but the education and the spirit of the school are more than I dreamed of. They have a GT program that starts in Kindergarten and also offer 2 full day K classes. Children are encouragd to treat each other with respect and still have lots of fun. I can't say enough about the place - I love it ad so do my children.

  • (7 years ago)

    Redstone is a very good school. Our son in in Kindergarten and he loves it. The effort the teachers are placing in enhancing the kids experience at schools is commendable.

  • (7 years ago)

    Redstone's administrative and teaching staff have all proven to be both highly experienced patient and proactive in the development of the children's education and social nurturing. There is an extremely active PTO program and tons of activities for families to stay involved. There is an air of happiness as soon as you walk through the doors. Our children are thriving there and we can't imagine being anywhere else. The school is on a track system which goes year round. It allows our family more quality time together throughout the school year as we have 3 week breaks 4 times a year instead of one long summer break. Redstone also was awarded the ranking of Excellent by the State of Colorado this past year. Their motto is 'Reaching Every Child Every Day' and they mean it. We love Redstone!

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Overall score

(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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