Aspen schools score well in latest accountability ratings |

Aspen schools score well in latest accountability ratings

Katie Redding
The Aspen Times
Aspen CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Aspen schools scored either high or excellent performance ratings according to the latest round of school accountability reports, released Tuesday by the Colorado Department of Education.

Among other things, the reports rate the average performance and academic growth of students at every Colorado school. Ratings are calculated using the prior year’s scores on state-mandated Colorado Student Achievement Program tests.

The ratings are but one aspect of the reports, but they matter to schools, as they are often cited as an indicator of the educational quality within school districts. Education websites such as and real estate websites like frequently use the ratings to guide parents and potential homebuyers regarding the performance of schools in various districts.

Performance statistics for Roaring Fork Valley schools in the 2007-’08 school year follow, showing average performance/academic growth. For more on what the ratings mean locally, see Wednesday’s Aspen Times.

Aspen Community School (1-5) ” High/Typical

Aspen Community School (6-8) ” Excellent/High

Aspen Elementary School ” High/High

Aspen Middle School (5-6) ” High/Low

Aspen Middle School (7-8) ” Excellent/Typical

Aspen High School ” Excellent/High

Basalt Elementary School ” Average/Typical

Basalt Middle School (5) ” Average/Typical

Basalt Middle School (6-8) ” High/High

Basalt High School ” High/High

Carbondale Community School (1-5) ” Excellent/Typical

Carbondale Community School (6-8) ” Excellent/High

Bridges Alternative School ” Average/Typical

Crystal River Elementary School ” Low/Typical

Carbondale Middle School (5-6) ” Low/Low

Carbondale Middle School (7-8) ” Low/High

Roaring Fork High School ” Average/Typical

Sopris Elementary School ” High/Typical

Glenwood Springs Elementary School ” Average/Typical

Glenwood Springs Middle School ” High/High

Glenwood Springs High School ” Average/Typical

To view the reports, visit

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