School Accountability Report
School Accountability Reports are available online on the Colorado Department of Education’s Web site, www.cde.state.co.us or parents can link to it via Cherry Creek School District’s Web site at www.cherrycreekschools.org.
The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) annually issues the
School Accountability Reports, also known as SARS or School Report
Cards, for each school in the state. They include information about the
school's academic performance, CSAP results, safety and discipline
incidents, student/teacher ratio, teacher qualifications and how
taxpayer dollars are spent.
CDE gives each school a rating of either Unsatisfactory, Low,
Average, High or Excellent. More than 60 percent of Cherry Creek Schools
were rated Excellent or High. No school in the Cherry Creek School
District has ever received a Low or Unsatisfactory rating.
New this year is the Colorado Growth Model. The Growth Model
compares each student's academic growth to students in the same grade
throughout Colorado who had similar CSAP scores in the past year.
Ninety-three percent of Cherry Creek schools showed High or Typical
growth on the model.
High Plains' rating from CDE is High and the Growth rating is also High.
We are especially pleased with our Growth rating. As mentioned
previously, the growth rating measures the academic growth of students
from their performance in the previous year. We hope you are able to
take the time to look over our school report. Please contact the school if you have any questions about our School Accountability Report.
High Plains Vision
Our High Plains Community* is committed to building a
collaborative learning environment that promotes lifelong education
growth. In our continuous pursuit of excellence, we endeavor to create a
school that acknowledges the whole child. We accept challenges, share
ownership and put forth admirable effort in the quest to teach and
High Plains Elementary opened in 1978 and was remodeled in 1991. We invite you to come to High Plains, tour the building
and visit the classrooms. You will enjoy the positive climate. We are confident
that the nurturing environment we've designed will help create responsible,
self-assured, creative thinkers who will value learning throughout their
Climate and Culture
Integrity cements the foundation for success in our safe, respectful,
caring school community. Professionalism is demonstrated in our acceptance,
respect, and nurturing of individuals. We cherish joyful learning
sustained through daily recognition and celebration.
Our strength is fueled by teamwork. We recognize each other's assets
and help one another with our challenges. Creative use of human resources
develops intellectual capacity, and optimizes social, emotional and
physical growth. Time is provided for meaningful dialogue and courageous
conversations. Change and improvement result from healthy collaboration.
We approach education with a clear sense of purpose. Instruction and
opportunities enable learners to explore their potential gifts. Exceptional
student achievement results from consistent use of effective instructional
practices directed by continuous assessment and evaluation of observations
and data. Flexibility is essential for meeting individual optimal
growth and progress. Our professional development is research based
and designed to support the goal of exceptional student achievement.
Our passion in the High Plains learning community is touching the
hearts of children, motivating their desire to learn, and enabling
them to reach their creative and cognitive potential.
*Community refers to parents, teachers, students and anyone involved in
the education of our student population