1551 Prairie Hawk Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Academy Charter School serves 767 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Academy Charter School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Academy Charter School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Academy Charter School's student population of 767 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
767 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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Event
Date
Last Day of School Dismissal 11:45 AM
May 26, 2022 (Thursday)

School Rankings

Academy Charter School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,783 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Academy Charter School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#211 out of 1783 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
10%
34%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
80%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.35
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
8%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  2.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
1  
This school is petty and more interested in bossing everyone around rather than what is best for parents and students. My child currently goes to this school and in my opinion, this is the worst school I have been involved in. The school principal is more worried about liability than what is good for the kids who attend. #1 Apparently they were sued over 5 years ago because a kid was injured on the playground so NOW no parents are allowed to utilize the playground or soccer field in the morning before school nor after school. Last year My son and I went to school early every morning to practice soccer and spend time together without any problems. The new principal Erin McMillan has effectively put a stop to all activities from parents with attending kids. I tried to go early to spend time with my son on the soccer fields and have been escorted off the field and told I was not allowed to be there before during or after school due to liability issues. Instead of working with us and figuring out a way for us and others to spend time with our kids enjoying the school and its facilities before and after school She instead had us escorted off the field and threatened us with the on-staff officer Instead of working toward a solution like signing a waiver she and her governing board apparently DON''T CARE ABOUT WHAT THE ATTENDING PARENTS WANT.
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1  
LITERALLY, hell on earth, don't send your kids here. If you love them you would stay, far, far, away. Teachers are petty and rude. Very detrimental to my mental health.
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1  
I went to this school for 9 years and I regret it. Please don't ever send your kid through this school. They care more about numbers and statistics than the student. Do not send your kid here. I am not exaggerating. I am about to graduate high school and this school is the biggest waste of time.
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5  
Think twice before sending your kids here! Administration, staff not very involved or concerned for individual childrens needs. curriculum wonderful, location fine, Overall feel no community or support for anyone outside of the circle formed by the administrators...
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 767 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.35 (Btm 50%)

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