School Details

Walt Clark Middle School

2605 Carlisle Dr, Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 613-5400
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 530 students 15 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

43%
54%
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69%
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61%

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.
44%
54%
53%
73%
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67%
64%
66%
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 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

56%
52%
51%
70%
71%
67%
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54%
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53%
55%
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 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.
44%
55%
52%
69%
69%
66%
47%
56%
56%

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

Walt Clark Middle School is a public middle school in Drake. The principal of Walt Clark Middle School is Martha Gustafson and can be contacted at martha.gustafson@thompsonschools.org. 530 students go to Walt Clark Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 33% of the 530 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Walt Clark Middle School is 15:1. Bill Reed Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 77%
Hispanic 15% 18%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Terrible. I've had 3 students in this school over the past 4 years. Teachers are overwhelmed and teach primarily by handout grades are frequently entered incorrectly or not at all (leading to confusion about missing/ungraded work) and morale is awful. Additionally there is a general culture of intimidation including frequent police presence and threats to search students' personal property. I would not recommend this school to any parent who has a choice. My daughter is a straight A student who loved school until she went to Walt Clark; now she hates it. Meanwhile the administration seems completely indifferent.

  • (2 years ago)

    Like most parents I was unsure how our daughter would make the transition from elementary school to middle school the staff has made her transition a walk in the park. Thank you. I would recommend the school to anyone. My only complaint is the school website and trying to get information regarding the school calendar etc... without calling. Needs improvement.

  • (2 years ago)

    I'd like to share how much I've been so impressed by the level of professionalism and compassion that I've witnessed and experienced my child feels known respected and very well cared for by all of the adults on staff at Walt Clark. People at Walt Clark go above and beyond what is expected. Walt Clark is a wonderful school! I would highly recommend this gem to any parent looking for a great school. The principal Martha Gustafson made us feel welcome from the very first moment we meet her and she continues to pay close attention to our child and our family. Just walk through the doors and you will instantly feel the warmth caring and high standards!

  • (2 years ago)

    I couldn't be more thrilled with Walt Clark! Both of my kids went to the school and althought they have completely different needs both of my students thrived socially and academically at Walt Clark. The teachers where inspirational and caring and the prinipal was very involved with both of our kids. Thank you for a job well done Walt Clark! I highly recommend this school to any parent!

  • (3 years ago)

    I don't even know where to begin...I expected a difficult transition between elementary and middle school but nothing could prepare me for the hardships my child and I would face at Walt Clark. From the beginning of the 2012 school year my child was harrassed and bullied by the same sfudent relentlessly. After numerous meetings with the school counselor there were no repercussions for the bully and so the misery went on for my child. Because of this I reported the incidences to the principle and 3 weeks later she has not returned my calls. This is not my only complaint however there is no communication between school and home at Walt Clark. They expect e-mails and a parent website (which requirs obtaining-which took half the school year to get from them-and using a 20 character user name) to be sufficient. Neither of these are effective due to the fact that they are not checked daily by teachers (even every other day would be nice)! If my child has a missing assignment there is no way for me to find out what the assignment entails etc because e-mails are answered long after the item is due. My child has gone from a B average to failung in 1 year at this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I had a great expermence here. I miss it and I think it much better school then what the review says.

  • (4 years ago)

    Walt Clark is a fantastic school! The teachers and staff are dedicated to helping students succeed. I know many families that have children that attend there and they are very happy. When my child is old enough to send to middle school I will be driving across town to send them to Walt Clark. As for bullying on the other reviews I heard they are now a No Place for Hate school. Maybe that will help.

  • (4 years ago)

    The worst school our family has ever had the misery of dealing with. Example? We had to deal with an English teacher who finally updated the missing assignments in MAY after assuring us all was well for 3 months. Our child was passed through every single grade with all 'F's (Let the high school deal with it?) They take the "No child left behind" to the extreme. If your child attends here you may as well let them ditch for 3 years.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child is in her second year at the horrible school. Everyday my child complains about being harassed and being alone. Nothing gets done to the point where it changes anything. It's hard when your child asks everyday if she can stay home and tells me that her telling the teacher and principle doesn't help. I have called and had meetings with teachers the counselor and the principle and it doesn't change anything. I would never recommend this school in fact I strongly advise against it. Since there is about five months left at school I cannot switch her but there is no way she will attend this school for eighth grade.

  • (5 years ago)

    We moved our children to a different school because of the drugs bullying and harassment our children we subjected to. The new school is positive inclusive no cliques and the administration is outstanding. We wish we hadn't wasted the previous years at WC and left sooner.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm moving my child to a different school so obviously I wouldn't recommend WCMS. The principal and student environment are not good. The principal ignored voice messages I left. When I finally was able to get a meeting set up with her she wasn't there for our scheduled time. Then she lied about why not a real good example for the kids. The kids are clicquish and many are downright mean.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers are committed. New Principle for 09-10 has heart of gold. I have observed an attitude of caring on PTSO staff. The administration goal is to increase connection between the school and the community.

  • (5 years ago)

    Walt CLark Middle school has done an excelent job educating 2 of my 3 students. The staff there truely cares for the students. I am truely sorry to see the administration change Scott Wallace did a great job with this school in the short time he was there.

  • (6 years ago)

    I dislike this school and many of the 8th grade teachers do not teach the students properly. There are also many drugs and children being very rude. In fact I had my child switch schools. I would not tell someone to have their child go there.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is not a good school for kids to get them ready for high school. tehre is a lot of drugs involver in this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    it is exilent i highly recomendend from a 6th grader like me i love the teachers

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