Thomas Maclaren State Charter School

Public, Charter, Alternative 6-12

 1702 N Murray Blvd
       Colorado Springs, CO  80915


 (719) 313-4488

District: State Charter School Institute


Student/teacher ratio:  12.1
Number of students:  452

Racial breakdown:

White:
71.9%
Hispanic:
17.5%
Two or more races:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.9%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 16, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Thomas Maclaren State Charter School ranked better than 90.9% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 86.72. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, Thomas Maclaren State Charter School ranked better than 99.5% of high schools in Colorado. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.07. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (71.9%), Hispanic (17.5%), two or more races (6.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 21.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Thomas Maclaren State Charter School is 12.1, which is the 2nd best among 0 alternative schools in the State Charter School Institute District. (See more...)
Compare Thomas Maclaren State Charter School employs 37.1 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Thomas Maclaren State Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Thomas Maclaren State Charter School 38th of 418 Colorado public middle schools. (See Thomas Maclaren State Charter School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Thomas Maclaren State Charter School 2nd of 388 Colorado public high schools. (See Thomas Maclaren State Charter School in the ranking list.)

State Charter School Institute:

SchoolDigger ranks State Charter School Institute 52nd of 124 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Thomas Maclaren State Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 71.95 109th 409 73.3%
2011 82.48 62nd 422 85.3%
2012 90.00 24th 425 94.4%
2013 92.90 19th 454 95.8%
2014 92.80 21st 461 95.4%
2015 94.43 19th 436 95.6%
2016 90.34 28th 400 93.0%
2017 90.16 29th 424 93.2%
2018 86.72 38th 418 90.9%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Thomas Maclaren State Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 76.29 69th 327 78.9%
2011 95.85 5th 337 98.5%
2012 95.31 3rd 334 99.1%
2013 97.29 3rd 349 99.1%
2014 98.43 1st 369 99.7%
2015 98.19 2nd 292 99.3%
2016 97.75 1st 255 99.6%
2017 95.78 1st 256 99.6%
2018 99.07 2nd 388 99.5%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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All ratings (Avg rating: 4.9)
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by a citizen
Sunday, November 5, 2017

Open Quote Performance speaks for itself. So does a culture of community, of goodness, truth, and beauty. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, August 18, 2017

Open Quote Our daughter loves this school and has embraced the culture of learning. Close Quote


by a citizen
Friday, August 4, 2017

Open Quote So glad my granddaughter was accepted here 5 years ago. Amazing school, teachers, faculty and now a real school building! Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Open Quote This is the best school in the world. If you want your students to learn an instrument, send them here. Orchestra teachers include members of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Open Quote A wonderful school, MacLaren is set up to help the kids achieve excellence. Between teachers who care and love what they do to a tutorial hour where anyone can get the help they need, this school strives to give kids the tools to achieve amazing things. Coming from a homeschool background this school was exactly what my kids needed. My kids have attended for three years and it's exciting to see how the school is growing with opportunities for them. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Open Quote Thomas MacLaren School has been an excellent school for our daughter. In the three years she's been there, we've seen wonderful growth in her time management and study skills, abilities in written and oral communication, and overall excitement about learning! We have found the culture of the school to be built on mutual respect between students and staff and very accepting. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Open Quote The rigor of the curriculum is balanced by the supportive environment created by faculty and staff. It is small enough that a child doesn't go unnoticed, and large enough to provide great opportunities in the curriculum and in after-school clubs and sports. Close Quote


by a parent on FaceBook
Friday, February 20, 2015

Open Quote The school challenges my children to think outside the box. They read the classic literature that has become absent in most curriculums today. They are doing algebra in 8th grade and moving into the higher maths the first year of high school. The school is known for its exceptional music program, although I do think there is value in more than just strings and classic music. But it's a great jumping off point into other genres, giving the students a firm grasp of music theory and an appreciation for where music comes from and how it has changed through time. The staff is caring and student focused, seeing each child as whole. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Open Quote Maclaren is still a relatively new school and, as good as they were in years past, it continues to get better each year Close Quote


by a student
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Open Quote I just graduated from MacLaren and honestly, it could not have been any better.

The school really took learning to the next level. Students who didn't want to work hard were the ones who didn't last very long. In the end, you were left in your class with only the people who wanted to work hard, which was good. You were constantly encouraged to do your best. Some students thought that the curriculum was too tough or the rules too strict. The students who did well at MacLaren were the ones who realized that the school is the way it is because it teaches you to focus on the classics, and not on your cell phone.

The school taught good morals, confidence, and the teachers were always there to help. It was honestly the best thing that could have ever happened to me. Close Quote


by a Facebook User (a parent on FaceBook)
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Open Quote My student has attended Thomas MacLaren for three years now (transferring from traditional public schools) and it is the best thing we could have done for our child. The teachers take a genuine interest in the students and rise to meet the needs of each individual learner rather than taking a one size fits all approach. The intentional simplification of curriculum allows the students to master their subject and be continual learners. We could not be happier! Close Quote


by a student
Saturday, June 29, 2013

Open Quote It's an excellent school with an excellent curriculum. It really has a sense of community to it and the teachers are fantastic. All you have to do is ask and they will help and they really care about both what they are teaching and their students without exception. You know everyone in all of your classes very well, but that can be a burden. The biggest problem with the school is that it is so closed. It is completely removed from the outside world. Students cannot leave once they are there for all hours unless they are sick or have a doctor's appointment or something. So if they just want to get away or text someone during their lunch break they can't. They will not be in touch with the outside world at all. They have to be happy with the people in their class, and i'm sorry to say that if they cannot relate to the other students they are out of luck. If this school was less like a prison I would have given it five stars. There's a lot I like about it, but it's definitely not for everyone, especially people who would like just a little bit of freedom. High school students can't even go walk to panera or just meet a friend outside school on their lunch break. Nobody is ever let off campus and that really bothers me. After all we're almost in college. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Thomas Maclaren State Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 54 7 2 12 2 n/a n/a 0 77
2011 76 15 2 19 0 0 0 0 112
2012 113 13 2 28 0 0 5 0 161
2013 128 7 2 35 0 0 11 0 183
2014 159 5 3 49 0 0 25 0 241
2015 238 5 3 69 0 2 26 0 343
2016 278 6 7 78 0 1 22 0 392
2017 325 6 11 79 n/a 1 30 0 452

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Thomas Maclaren State Charter School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 77 4.6 16.4 19.5
2011 112 10.3 10.8 30.4
2012 161 13.8 11.6 28.0
2013 183 15.6 11.6 26.8
2014 241 20.9 11.5 26.6
2015 343 28.0 12.2 24.2
2016 392 32.0 12.2 19.6
2017 452 37.1 12.1 21.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Thomas Maclaren State Charter School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 77 4.6 16.4 19.5
2011 112 10.3 10.8 30.4
2012 161 13.8 11.6 28.0
2013 183 15.6 11.6 26.8
2014 241 20.9 11.5 26.6
2015 343 28.0 12.2 24.2
2016 392 32.0 12.2 19.6
2017 452 37.1 12.1 21.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education.

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