School Details

Rocky Heights Middle School

11033 Monarch Blvd, Littleton, CO 80124
(303) 387-3300
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1319 students 18 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

88%
77%
62%
91%
87%
73%
79%
73%
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.
92%
79%
63%
91%
86%
71%
88%
78%
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 2011
  • Douglas County School District, No. Re 1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
68%
55%
89%
79%
68%
87%
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.
80%
70%
53%
85%
79%
67%
82%
73%
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 2011
  • Douglas County School District, No. Re 1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
67%
52%
88%
80%
67%
77%
63%
52%
80%
69%
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.
76%
66%
51%
87%
79%
67%
72%
60%
49%
78%
68%
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 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

Rocky Heights Middle School is a public middle school in Highlands Ranch. 1,319 children attend Rocky Heights Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 2% of the 1,319 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Rocky Heights Middle School is 18:1. Cherry Hills Christian is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 83%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 5%
Hispanic 6% 9%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My two daughters have been in this school for the past 2 years and we really apprecite the teaching staff of this school

  • (2 years ago)

    Our son has had a great experience. The teachers and counselors have been very supportive.

  • (3 years ago)

    After reading several reviews I was pretty stunned. Our child attended 6th grade in the 2nd year RHMS opened its doors to 6th graders. It appears as though the same problems exist. Counselors are an issue--Very Placating. Staff seems unable or unwilling to find easy resolutions to quick fix problems. Some good teachers leave this school. I don't know why. But they teach elsewhere. As was mentioned by someone else I too am concerned about PE teachers/coaches here. We found programs outside of this school to be much more professional with kids.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school! I am in the 7th grade and it is SO much fun! All the teachers here are awesome and know what they're talking about. The principal is very nice and the academics programs are good too. I can't wait to be in 8th grade here! Go nighthawks!

  • (3 years ago)

    My 7th grade year wasn't too bad (at the time the school didn't have 6th grade) but my 8th grade year was terrible and led me to the decision to attend a private high school. Overall the kids were immature and not focused. The teachers are okay and the good ones don't stay. I was not challenged in academics.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter went to 6th 7th and 8th grade here. It was an excellent school. The teachers were great. The choices of electives were amazing for a middle school. The counselors were great. We loved everything about this school

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an outstanding place of learning. My son has started enjoying school again and has teachers that are more than willing to go the extra mile to help him continue to grow. (My daughter also loves Rock Canyon high school next door). I have had nothing but positive experiences with either school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I would not recomend this school. Im not happy with it no one really is. Learning a language is impossible the consellors don't help much and I've been having a hard time in math and its not going well.

  • (5 years ago)

    I would not recommend this school. The counselors were not very helpful and the education was lacking.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to RHMS for 7th and 8th grade. My teachers were pretty good but my experience with the counselors was ungodly. They have no idea what they are doing and I was extremely disappointed with them. The administration is horrible too but as long as you're not a troublemaker you won't have to deal with them. A very average school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Teachers are great in everything but math. Kids are sweet not a lot of discipline problems. Great programs but for only a few. Foreign languages are impossible to get. Counselors are more like gate keepers for saying 'no that can't be done.' Placement for math is questionable. Our one experience with one coach was not great. The coach was not knowledgeable of that particular sport and had no interest in coaching and took no interest in the kids or the game. She was like a zombie on the bench.

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(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

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