Summit Middle Charter School

Summary:

Summit Middle Charter School is a highly-ranked public charter middle school located in Boulder, Colorado, serving 359 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Boulder Valley School District, which is ranked 7th out of 115 districts in Colorado and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Summit Middle Charter School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Colorado, ranking 4th out of 480 middle schools in the state for the 2022-2023 school year. The school's student proficiency rates on the CMAS assessments are significantly higher than the district and state averages, with 91.3% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 88% proficient or better in Math, compared to 60.8% and 50.6% for the district, and 43.7% and 32.9% for the state, respectively. While the student population is predominantly White (65.18%), the school has a diverse mix of racial/ethnic groups, including a significant Asian student population (17.27%).

When compared to other middle schools in the Boulder Valley School District and surrounding areas, such as Broomfield Heights Middle School, Angevine Middle School, and Centennial Middle School, Summit Middle Charter School stands out as a clear academic leader, with significantly higher proficiency rates in both English Language Arts and Math. The school's exceptional performance across various student subgroups, including Asian and White students, suggests that it is effectively serving the needs of its diverse student body.


Detail:

Public, Charter 6-8

 4655 Hanover Avenue
       Boulder, CO  80305-6036


(720) 561-3900

District: Boulder Valley School District No. Re2

SchoolDigger Rank:
4th of 481 Colorado Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,853 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  17.0 Help
Number of students:  359

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.2%
Asian:
17.3%
Two or more races:
8.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  12% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Summit Middle Charter School ranks better than 99.2% of middle schools in Colorado. It also ranks first among 9 ranked middle schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.11. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Summit Middle Charter School has the smallest middle school student body size in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2. Racial makeup is: White (65.2%), Asian (17.3%), two or more races (8.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 12% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Summit Middle Charter School is 17. 4 middle schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Summit Middle Charter School is $11,853, which is the lowest among 9 middle schools in the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Summit Middle Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Summit Middle Charter School 4th of 481 Colorado public middle schools. (See Summit Middle Charter School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Boulder Valley School District No. Re2:

SchoolDigger ranks Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 7th of 115 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Summit Middle Charter School

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Rank History for all students at Summit Middle Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 97.70 2nd 336 99.4%
2005 97.24 2nd 340 99.4%
2006 97.34 2nd 346 99.4%
2007 97.08 2nd 360 99.4%
2008 97.62 2nd 362 99.4%
2009 96.70 4th 377 98.9%
2010 97.46 2nd 409 99.5%
2011 96.96 3rd 422 99.3%
2012 97.04 3rd 425 99.3%
2013 97.61 2nd 454 99.6%
2014 97.54 3rd 461 99.3%
2015 99.09 5th 436 98.9%
2016 98.93 5th 400 98.8%
2017 98.62 6th 424 98.6%
2018 99.26 4th 418 99.0%
2019 99.12 4th 458 99.1%
2021 99.47 3rd 369 99.2%
2022 99.28 3rd 448 99.3%
2023 99.11 4th 480 99.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Summit Middle Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.44 6th 315 98.1%
2019 98.30 5th 352 98.6%
2021 98.21 4th 254 98.4%
2022 98.32 4th 326 98.8%
2023 95.42 9th 363 97.5%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Summit Middle Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.61 22nd 121 81.8%
2019 79.02 8th 134 94.0%
2022 79.55 9th 93 90.3%
2023 79.89 10th 125 92.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Summit Middle Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.28 3rd 317 99.1%
2019 99.07 4th 343 98.8%
2021 99.41 3rd 249 98.8%
2022 99.14 4th 328 98.8%
2023 99.48 2nd 356 99.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Summit Middle Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.87 3rd 16 81.3%
2019 85.07 2nd 25 92.0%
2021 68.72 1st 6 83.3%
2023 79.76 3rd 18 83.3%
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Rank History for White students at Summit Middle Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.03 8th 199 96.0%
2019 97.01 5th 283 98.2%
2021 97.93 2nd 203 99.0%
2022 97.59 6th 265 97.7%
2023 98.03 3rd 286 99.0%
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Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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by a parent
Sunday, August 29, 2010

Open Quote Children learn to love to learn at Summit.
They carry this invaluable skill with them through the rest of their education in high school, college, and beyond.
This is a remarkable school, with a remarkable staff and faculty. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Summit Middle Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1997 223 5 16 4 3 n/a n/a 0 251
1998 240 4 16 8 2 n/a n/a 0 270
1999 228 2 15 7 2 n/a n/a 0 254
2000 224 3 19 6 1 n/a n/a 0 253
2001 235 2 18 4 0 n/a n/a 0 259
2002 259 1 39 5 2 n/a n/a 0 306
2003 259 1 39 5 2 n/a n/a 0 306
2004 261 1 39 7 1 n/a n/a 0 309
2005 271 0 30 7 1 n/a n/a 0 309
2006 263 0 35 8 1 n/a n/a 0 307
2007 267 0 38 6 1 n/a n/a 0 312
2008 268 1 37 5 1 n/a n/a 0 312
2009 261 1 46 9 2 n/a n/a 0 319
2010 261 2 45 13 3 n/a n/a 0 324
2011 245 2 48 17 3 0 21 0 336
2012 240 3 53 14 0 0 24 0 334
2013 227 3 60 19 0 0 30 0 339
2014 220 2 66 20 1 0 33 0 342
2015 213 0 71 26 1 0 38 0 349
2016 220 0 78 22 1 0 32 0 353
2017 223 0 72 23 0 0 36 0 354
2018 225 2 67 22 0 1 40 0 357
2019 226 2 66 19 0 1 44 0 358
2020 240 4 49 21 0 1 44 0 359
2021 237 3 57 20 1 0 38 0 356
2022 231 2 58 27 2 0 36 0 356
2023 234 1 62 28 2 0 32 0 359

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 Summit Middle Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 251 13.9 18.1 2.4
1998 270 17.3 15.6 2.6
1999 254 17.6 14.4 3.9
2000 253 15.2 16.6 4
2001 259 16.3 15.9 2.7
2002 306 17.6 17.4 2.6
2003 306 17.6 17.4 2.6
2004 309 19.1 16.2 1.9
2005 309 19.1 16.2 0.3
2006 307 20.3 15.1 1.3
2007 312 22.7 13.7 2.6
2008 312 22.3 14.0 3.5
2009 319 19.2 16.6 3.8
2010 324 18.7 17.3 0.9
2011 336 18.7 17.9 3
2012 334 18.6 17.9 3.6
2013 339 19.7 17.1 3.8
2014 342 16.7 20.4 7
2015 349 19.0 18.3 5.7
2016 353 19.0 18.5 5.1
2017 354 19.6 18.0 4.2
2018 357 22.7 15.7 3.1
2019 358 20.2 17.6 1.4
2020 359 20.1 17.7 3.3
2021 356 20.1 17.6 4.5
2022 356 20.6 17.2 5.3
2023 359 21.1 17.0 12

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Summit Middle Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1997 251 13.9 18.1 2.4
1998 270 17.3 15.6 2.6
1999 254 17.6 14.4 3.9
2000 253 15.2 16.6 4
2001 259 16.3 15.9 2.7
2002 306 17.6 17.4 2.6
2003 306 17.6 17.4 2.6
2004 309 19.1 16.2 1.9
2005 309 19.1 16.2 0.3
2006 307 20.3 15.1 1.3
2007 312 22.7 13.7 2.6
2008 312 22.3 14.0 3.5
2009 319 19.2 16.6 3.8
2010 324 18.7 17.3 0.9
2011 336 18.7 17.9 3
2012 334 18.6 17.9 3.6
2013 339 19.7 17.1 3.8
2014 342 16.7 20.4 7
2015 349 19.0 18.3 5.7
2016 353 19.0 18.5 5.1
2017 354 19.6 18.0 4.2
2018 357 22.7 15.7 3.1
2019 358 20.2 17.6 1.4
2020 359 20.1 17.7 3.3
2021 356 20.1 17.6 4.5
2022 356 20.6 17.2 5.3
2023 359 21.1 17.0 12

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Summit Middle Charter School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $9,031
2020 $9,599
2021 $9,248
2022 $11,093
2023 $11,853

Data source: Colorado Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Summit Middle Charter School

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 4th of 458 Middle schoolsRanks 4th of 480 Middle schools
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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Summit Middle Charter School)89.392.4
 3.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)59.760.2
 0.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)43.643.4
 0.2%
6th Grade Math (Summit Middle Charter School)81.890.8
 9%
   6th Grade Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)43.144.4
 1.3%
   6th Grade Math (Colorado)29.528.2
 1.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Summit Middle Charter School)88.892.4
 3.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)58.760.9
 2.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.545
 1.5%
7th Grade Math (Summit Middle Charter School)82.889
 6.2%
   7th Grade Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)47.440.7
 6.7%
   7th Grade Math (Colorado)31.626.3
 5.3%
8th Grade Science (Summit Middle Charter School)78.168.3
 9.8%
   8th Grade Science (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)44.947.3
 2.4%
   8th Grade Science (Colorado)31.531.3
 0.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Summit Middle Charter School)89.488.7
 0.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)59.156.1
 3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.942.4
 4.5%
8th Grade Math (Summit Middle Charter School)81.984
 2.1%
   8th Grade Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)52.849.2
 3.6%
   8th Grade Math (Colorado)36.932.7
 4.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Summit Middle Charter School)89.191.3
 2.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)61.160.8
 0.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.7
 2.1%
All Grades Math (Summit Middle Charter School)82.288
 5.8%
   All Grades Math (Boulder Valley School District No. Re2)5050.6
 0.6%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.732.9
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students358359
 0.3%
African American21
 50%
American Indian02
Asian6662
 6.1%
Hispanic1928
 47.4%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White226234
 3.5%
Two or More Races4432
 27.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients1.4%12%
 10.6%


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Yes! Summit Middle Charter School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 4th of 481 Colorado middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 359 students attended Summit Middle Charter School.

Students at Summit Middle Charter School are 65% White, 17% Asian, 9% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic.


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