School Details

Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts

Test Scores by grade

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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.
24%
28%
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38%
51%
67%
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41%
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 2013
  • Mapleton School District No. 1 In The County Of Adams & St average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
27%
52%
34%
48%
67%
21%
28%
52%
28%
40%
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.
22%
24%
51%
33%
47%
67%
30%
25%
49%
24%
34%
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 2013
  • Mapleton School District No. 1 In The County Of Adams & St average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

10%
19%
39%
44%
56%
68%
22%
38%
55%

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.
17%
16%
38%
41%
48%
66%
25%
33%
53%

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 2013
  • Mapleton School District No. 1 In The County Of Adams & St average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

14%
14%
34%
52%
58%
70%
38%
32%
51%
27%
33%
49%

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.
13%
11%
32%
51%
51%
65%
32%
28%
47%
25%
30%
47%

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 2013
  • Mapleton School District No. 1 In The County Of Adams & St average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts is a public high school in Thornton. 543 children attend Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 66% of the 543 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts is 17:1. Academy High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 57% 64%
White, non-Hispanic 34% 30%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Asian 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 65%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My son has attended a few schools in Colorado and is a quiet kid. MESA has gone a long way in creating a inclusive atmosphere. He has always struggled getting motivated to do homework. MESA encourages him and holds him accountable. They encourage responsibility now it is his first priority. He doesn't feel like a failure and has a can do attitude. There is some bullying (every school) but they are attentive to this and act upon concerns quickly. They work with parents and encourages a non-threating environment. Parents play a large part in this. Kids can't learn if students are disruptive and it isn't the teachers job to teach kids to be well behaved. That should have started before Kindergarten. This school has an interesting teaching curriculum. The field/vol days helps kids to be well-rounded. Improvement - Although the school is quick to respond. Stricter guidelines for bullying zero tolerance. That way my son can focus on his work and not worry about being attacked in his classroom. This is a parental issue and the parents should remain at home with them. We love this school! Kudos hat's off salute to all the teachers in the 8th grade and counselors.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has had a great impact on my life and as a 2014 senior I have watched this community grow and transform in great ways. The community embraces individuality and provides strong support academically and personally. If you want to have close connections with fantastic teachers who actually care about you come to MESA.

  • (3 years ago)

    MESA is one of the best schools that ive been to. I live in California and regret moving school because it was such a wonderful school

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has been in this school for 2 years and that is 2 years too many. Be very careful in selecting this school. Teachers do not have control of their classroom and the rest of the administration is just as worse. We have pulled our child from this school because of too many gang or gang wannabe people made him feel very unsafe

  • (4 years ago)

    My son attends this school and we are VERY happy with MESA! He was always a quiet child when he attended the Charter School in Brighton. He struggled with getting good grades but his testing scores were always great. ??? Now that he attends MESA he has come out of his shell and is getting great grades AND test scores. He is more social and he loves this school. The teachers really see each student as an individual and if the child is behind or ahead they accomodate. My younger son BEGS to attend MESA. When he hits jr high he will be going! I am not overall happy with Mapleton District- But this school and the students there should be put on a pedistal. I also must add that the ethnicity % is a perfect mix. When the time comes for college my son will be ready. Kudos to MESA!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is great. the teachers help you with work if you dont get it. academic support is what helped me pass seventh grade. if you want to be sure that your child is being challenged enroll them here.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is 'twice exceptional' and this school has made the difference between being 'left behind' and becoming a valuable player in today's society. MESA lives up to the inspirational quote below. 'Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.' -- Goethe

  • (6 years ago)

    This was the first school in the entire state of Colorado to have all of its seniors graduate and get accepted to a four year college. A huge feat in this day and age especially in the Denver Metro area.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent. This school not only teaches what students need to learn (in a funn way) but they also teach students what they need to know to stand up and advocate for themselves.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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