Truscott Elementary School

211 West 6th St, Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 613-6900
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 281 students 13 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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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.
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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
  • Thompson School District R-2j average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
74%
72%
65%
74%
67%
30%
58%
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.
53%
75%
71%
55%
73%
65%
35%
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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
  • Thompson School District R-2j average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
69%
66%
74%
75%
69%
39%
53%
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59%
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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.
45%
66%
65%
61%
76%
71%
41%
59%
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
  • Thompson School District R-2j average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Truscott Elementary School is a public elementary school in Loveland. 281 students attend Truscott Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 73% of the 281 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Truscott Elementary School is 13:1. Garfield Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 77%
Hispanic 36% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Asian 0.7% %
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 73% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Truscott is a hidden gem of Loveland. Pros include; a diverse group of students and families dedicated teachers and staff Spanish language starts in Kindergarten!!! Our Kindergartner is reading above grade level learning Spanish art music and more. We love the small class sizes and cultural diversity. I encourage every downtown Loveland parent to visit this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    I was nervous about having my child attend this school because of the state scores and terrible GS score. She has Autism and I've worked as a parent mentor and disability rights advocate for years; typically not getting along with school officials. I'm a behavior analyst too. However the previous school my child attended (same District in affluent area) refused to work with me. When asked to describe the school my child said it "was like being a caged animal". Truscott from the beginning has worked with me extensively and my child now enjoys school again. They communicate with me daily respond immediately to issues or concerns and even work to help implement a behavioral program between school and home for better results. The new principal Hanford is amazing and goes above and beyond. The SLP actually worked her day off just to help manage my child's anxiety on a field trip! Both teachers have been very patient and involved. The school psychologist works hard to help increase social skills. Really I haven't met one staff at this school that hasn't put an extensive amount of care into the students! It has made me realize that state scores do not define a school AT ALL!

  • (2 years ago)

    My children started attending Truscott last year and I have to say t we love it! The staff and teachers are encouraging and helpful. Mr. Bessey has helped my son so much and Mrs. Atwood was a saint with social butterfly daughter. My son has ADHD and we are trying to handle it with little or no amphetimines and the school has supported and helped my din have a great year!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a grandma and our kids went to Truscott. They liked their school and that helped them continue to like school in the upper grades. These are the formation years and Truscott did a good job.

  • (5 years ago)

    Shellie Olsen Truscott is a great school the staff is awesome my oldest child loves school thanks to Mrs.Pond last year and Mr. bessey this year. Great teachers!! My youngest is ready for Mrs.Pond to teach him to read next year. Mrs.Fothergill great!! Mrs.Noland great !! Mrs.Morse great ... The school also has very good security. Side doors locked staff outside after school to ensure safety! PTO great!!! It's just a great school our family is very happy to belong to it.. Thank you!! Truscott staff

  • (5 years ago)

    Truscott is Loveland. Colorado's primary downtown school. The school just celebrated it 50th anniversary and it has come a long way over the years. We are now a Core Knowledge school offering a wonderful added curriculum for the students. The staff is highly dedicated to the growth of it's students in every aspect of learning. Truscott has a great community in and outside of the school with parents and local businesses doing everything they can to support this great school. Truscott works tirelessly to provide every possible opportunity to it's students and staff and would greatly benefit from $20 000.00 dollars. I wouldn't put my children in any other school!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Truscott is home to a diverse group of students and families. We try to make it a place where everyone is welcomed and accepted for who they are.

  • (5 years ago)

    Truscott teachers and staff go beyond just caring. They challange their students yet provide support for their success!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Truscott Elementary because we have students and staff who show Respect for each other. We have students and staff that are successful in all that they do. We have students and staff that are safe at home and at school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Truscott is a core knowlege school and my daughter has learned more about life music history and science in kindergarten than we ever imagined. Her teachers genuinely care and check in with us all the time on our daughters progress. It's a fantastic school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff here at Truscott is the BEST! These teachers are so dedicated friendly hard working teachers! I am honored to work here with them.

  • (5 years ago)

    because of the kids. they may be financially disadvantaged but they are the most loving caring kids in the world

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and staff care about the kids and their education.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our school has the best staff members of any school that I have ever been to as a parent or a student. Our Principle is the best she knows each and every student by thier full name and some of those names are very hard to pronounce. Everyone in our school from the custodians to the librarian are the friendliest and nicest people around. I love Truscott and the people who work there.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff and curriculum are the best. My son has learned so much at Truscott!

  • (6 years ago)

    Touchy feely without high expectations of student and staff. Some staff are wonderful many are really mediocre or worse. Overall not impressed with bad management of teachers and kids.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has been a important change we have made for our son. We transferred to this school for the Core Knowledge curriculum and have been amazed at the depth of information that he has learned. The teachers are encouraging to the children and my son has never been happier.

  • (9 years ago)

    The new Core Program has been a wonderful experience for my son. He has developed a better love for learning and enjoys the challenges of problem solving and discovery. He is a shy child but has found his voice through the process of discovery with his classmates and teachers. I transferred my child to this school and have not regretted my decision. It has opened new doors and he now can see 'how to learn' not just 'what to learn'. This school has taken on the challenge of a new curriculum and done so with each child in mind. I applaud the principal and his staff.

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