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2577 N Chelton Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
p. 719-636-2722

Colorado Springs Charter Academy
in Colorado Springs, CO

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Charter School Institute
State Agency:
Colorado Department Of Education

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offeredKindergarten – 8th Grade
LevelPrimary School
Teacher FTEs18.5
Surrounding communityCity, Large Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with population of 250,000 or more.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Total Population37,510 (37,510 urban / N/A rural)
Households15,940 (2.3 people per house)
Median Household Income$35,041
Families9,571 (2.92 people per family)
Pop. — African American3,050
Pop. — Asian993
Pop. — Pacific Islander151
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native879
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)31,296
Pop. — Other2,927

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 45 14%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 21 7%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 66 21%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students    
English Language Learners     9%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A60%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A59%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A69%
White Non-HispanicN/A83%
All StudentsN/A77%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 28 82.46%
GED Recipients     5.81%
Other Completers N/A 5.29%

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Colorado Springs Charter Academy?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic10<3%5%
Asian / Pacific Islander7<2%3%
American Indian / Alaskan Native61%1%
White Non-Hispanic257>82%61%
Kindergarten 1 6 1 35 43
1st Grade 2 4 1 1 36 44
2nd Grade 3 4 2 39 48
3rd Grade 1 1 2 40 44
4th Grade 2 3 1 2 30 38
5th Grade 1 2 1 31 35
6th Grade 1 7 13 21
7th Grade 1 1 19 21
8th Grade 3 14 17
Total 10 31 7 6 257 311

Charter School Institute – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Colorado Springs Charter Academy's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides53.8>29%27%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors1.0<1%3%
Library / Media Specialist1.0<1%2%
Library / Media Support0.7<0%2%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)1.7>1%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)4.4<2%3%
Guidance Staff Total6.1>3%3%
District Admins7.4>4%2%
Dist. Admin/Sppt1.7<1%8%
School Admins24.2>13%5%
School Admin/Sppt29.3>16%9%
Other Support35.1<19%26%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Charter School Institute Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools  $29
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year  $8,544
 Issued During Fiscal Year$3,883,000<$878$7,622
 Retired During Fiscal Year$3,883,000<$878$7,622
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$3,809,000<$861$9,243
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
 Sinking Fund  $1,184
 Bond Fund  $3,534
 Other Funds$7,439,000<$1,682$5,341
Total Revenues$24,820,000<$5,614$14,504
Total Expenses$27,808,000<$6,289$14,568

Charter School Institute Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$5,724,000$10,207,716
Special Education Programs$312,000$1,680,058
Vocational Education Programs $462,531
Other Education Programs$10,000$1,247,211
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$6,397,000$1,477,000$13,763,954$3,178,692
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$148,000$32,000$1,114,082$254,549
 General Administration$264,000$47,000$247,841$55,005
 School Administration$1,229,000$212,000$1,779,397$418,273
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$294,000$78,000$1,281,733$335,540
 Student Transportation$305,000$89,000$659,044$169,236
 Business / Central / Other$211,000$49,000$872,067$201,360
Food Services$129,000$37,000$413,640$109,127

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Charter School Institute.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$1,074,000<$242$661
  General Administration$943,000<$213$659
  School Administration$3,279,000>$741$615
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$1,934,000<$437$1,060
  Student Transportation$537,000<$121$425
  Business / Central / Other$1,848,000<$418$982
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$589,000<$133$371
  Enterprise Operations$200,000<$45$62
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$247,000<$55$91
 Adult Education  $46
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures$1,597,000>$361$342
 Instructional Equipment$429,000<$97$106
 Other Equipment$1,526,000>$345$321
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's$14,000<$3$82
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$3,000 $819
Debt Interest$1,276,000<$288$367

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Charter School Institute.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$103,000<$23$772
  Children with Disabilities Idea$161,000<$36$2,951
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$14,000<$3$185
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$4,000 $18
  Title V, Part A  $11
  Vocational and Tech Education  $177
  Bilingual Education$20,000<$4$79
  Child Nutrition Act$75,000<$16$152
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $368
  Indian Education  $17
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$15,623,000<$3,533$5,309
 Staff Improvement Programs  $5
 Special Education Programs$141,000<$31$2,591
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs   
 Bilingual Education Programs$11,000<$2$7
 Gifted and Talented Programs$27,000<$6$216
 Vocational Education Programs  $57
 School Lunch Programs  $5
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$493,000<$111$372
 Transportation Programs$2,000 $100
 Other Programs  $134
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes  $3,732
 General Sales Taxes  $348
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes  $116
 From Other School Systems$167,000<$37$907
 From Cities and Counties  $71
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$336,000<$76$297
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents$41,000<$9$18
 School Lunch$346,000<$78$129
 Textbook Sales and Rentals$15,000<$3$14
 District Activity Receipts$559,000<$126$372
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services$277,000<$62$80
 Interest Earnings$248,000<$56$249

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If your kindergarten child has nothing he or she needs to improve on in his/her social behavior or learning skills, then this is the school for you. If your young child has never pushed or behaved roughly towards a sibling or friend, then this is a good choice. If your child can absorb lots of information quickly in a high pressure learning environment using a single method for all students, then this is a good choice. If you are looking for a school that will communicate effectively with you and work with you through small behavioral or learning problems without resorting to humilation of your child or finger pointing in your direction, then consider a different school. I have experienced and spoken with other parents who believe this school gains its "high" ratings by bullying out ANY child who's behavior is not angelic at all times, or who's learning curve dips even slightly below the norm. Improvements in behavior (mostly brought about by parental efforts rather than the school's) are NOT always considered when a child is threatened with being expelled. Yes, even a kindergartner can be expelled from THIS school BEFORE a teacher comes under scrutiny. Do not EXPECT this school to follow it's own rules concerning "DUE PROCESS" with your child. "Consequences" are NOT "Love and Logic" based. They resemble more the "punishments" of the old days - your child MAY be set apart from the class or denied stickers or prizes in humiliating fashion. All that is missing at times is a "dunce cap" EXPECT that these "punishments" may be changed, added on to (while being served) and be blaringly inconsisitant to your child. If this does not trouble you, enroll today! Just keep in mind that you and your child will be joining an ELITIST group that is FALSELY advertising its use of Love and Logic in its classrooms while perpetuating intolerance in our community. Colorado Springs Charter Academy Board, take notice - the word is out on how you are achieving these "Excellent" ratings.

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