Guide for relocation to Steamboat Springs, CO

School rankings above average

District and school scores for the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, science exams show Steamboat Springs students continue to perform above state averages.*

In the Steamboat Springs School District, 65 percent of fifth-grade students and 57 percent of eighth-grade students met or exceeded expectations on the science exam, compared to 30 percent and 24 percent, respectively, at the state level. Students in both grades performed better than district students who took the test in 2015.

These results are one indicator of the teamwork of teachers, staff, administration, parents and community members in making sure that we do the very best we can to educate our students,says Marty Lamansky, district director of teaching and learning.

In the science exam, about 30 percent of 11th-graders met or exceeded expectations, a figure above the state average of 24 percent.

On the Colorado ACT test, which tests in four subjects and is taken by all juniors, Steamboat Springs students earned a composite score of 22.2 points on a 36-point scale, compared to 20.4 points on average statewide.

For the PSAT, Steamboat Springs students had an average score of 1,032 on the exam’s 1,520 point scale, compared to a 944 average for students statewide.

These scores are another indicator of the outstanding job that our teachers do in preparing our students,adds Lamansky.

The school district was also named to the College Board’s AP District Honor Roll.

* Students in fifth, eighth and 11th grades took the science exams; third- and ninth-grade students were tested in English and math; and fourth- and seventh-grade students tool the social studies test.

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TCAP scores

Steamboat students also show high levels of proficiency in TCAP testing.

According to the Colorado Department of Educations 2014 state assessments in reading, writing and mathematics, local public school students demonstrated academic growth significantly above state averages, ranging from 83 to 93 percent achieving proficiency or above, with scores ranging from 11 to 24 points above state averages. In writing, the results showed between 66 and 84 percent of all students ranking proficient or above (15 and 27 points above state averages); and in math, between 56 and 87 percent ranked proficient and above range (13 and 28 points above state averages).

Growth data based on the academic progress of students shows local students exceeding the typical mark of 50 in all three content areas of math, reading and writing. The district considers the growth statistic as one of the most important indicators of student success as it demonstrates how students are progressing as they move through grade levels.

The results continue to demonstrate the high quality of education that the students in our district receive,says Lamansky.

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