Stott outshines its rating. New Principal who is very involved. My student has thrived at Stott. We have had good success with teachers. The Kindergarten teacher is super and has written grants to allow students access to amazing technology. My fourth grader is looking forward to another year at Stott.
Stott has been making huge strides in the last year. My daughter is learning and having fun. The new principal has the knowledge to make improvements and achieve higher goals. Stott seems to be a much more focus school that it was three years ago. I am looking forward to the remaining 4 years my child will be going here.
Last year when we did our school homework, we ended up trying to open-enroll into a number of other "high-rated" schools in the area (what a waste of time, energy and unrealized dreams that was!), without paying attention to our "home" school, Stott Elementary. Well, we were pleasantly surprised to find out they have one of the best Kindergarten teachers! We love our full day Kindergarten teacher and the teacher aid, they truly go above and beyond to give our kids the best education and experience. We appreciate open communication about our child's progress in both academics and behavior. The staff is also very helpful and super friendly. True, the facility itself is a bit older, but very well maintained and safe. And the learning environment the principal, teachers and staff have created there gets our vote: we would highly recommend this school to anyone who's hesitant - just visit and see the difference!
We love Stott. My son is going into 1st grade this year and we had an excellent experience with Kindergarten. The new principal is positive and friendly. The teachers my son had were wonderful and the staff is always friendly and helpful.
My child has attended Stott for the past 3 years and is currently completing the 2nd grade. The new principal and staff of teachers and faculty are amazing. From Kindergarten forward, my child has been challenged and has excelled with the guidance of her outstanding teachers. My child attended the 2009-2010 Kindergarten class and there is a lot of misinformation in the previous reviews. Her grade did have 54 students, but there was one full time teacher, one half-day teacher, and three teacher aids beginning from the FIRST week of school. Her grade is the largest grade moving through Stott and the staff has always been adjusted to guarantee that the class sizes are appropriate and similar to the class sizes in surrounding schools in Arvada. In fact, most class sizes at Stott are either at the typical size or a smaller size than surrounding neighborhood schools. The Kindergarten curriculum was challenging and appropriate for ensuring that students were ready to move on to the next grade. Her first grade teacher was amazing and gave her the confidence and knowledge necessary to become an excellent student for the rest of her education.
We have had a great experience at Stott! The new principal is amazing! She is very involved, super approachable and just a wonderful addition to our school. I have met some fantastic parents who are involved in making our school a great place to be. My children are thriving educationally and are enjoying their learning environment.
My child attended kindergarten at Stott for the 2011-2012 school year. I disagree with the previous reviews. Stott has a two kindergarten teachers and two classroom aides. Class size was 24 students in each class. The teachers did an amazing job of helping my student learn to read and write in addition to learning how to 'do school'. My child loved kindergarten and still loves school now. The teachers kept me well informed of my child's progress throughout the year. The class has many opportunities for children to work at their level, allowing for advanced learners to be challenged as well as students getting extra help. I love the use of technology and the computer programs available at school as well as home use. I think the kindergarten program gave my child an excellent foundation. All of the staff at Stott are friendly and helpful. Stott also has a fabulous new principal this year. I would recommend Stott as a school home!
My child attended the Kindergarten class for the 2009-2010 year. First I will say we moved him from all day to half day because he wasn't getting anymore from being there all day and now have moved him to another school for 1st grade! I agree completely with the last review of the Kindergarten class. At start there were 54 students, 1 teacher, 1 student teacher, and 3 aids. Later in the year the Student teacher became the teacher over the half day students and they lost an aid. I think the biggest problems Stott has are 1. The class size is to big 2. There is very little parent involvement 3. There is very little Principal involvement. Do your homework on the schools you are thinking of putting your children at, don't make the same mistake I did.
I'm disappointed with their Kindergarten. The children are becoming confused with far too advanced ciriculum i.e. nouns, verbs, sentence structure, puncuation; too much too soon! Also, they lack art, science, and gym. In fact, if a child is not focusing they are held in from recess.this being completely okay with the Principal. Seems to me that the first lady would not appove of this as, our children are now obese with a lack of excersise. It is important for children mentally, physically and socially to go outside. Whatever happened to children just being children?
Kindergarten is great! The first grade teachers also seem to be on-top of everything. Sott offers after school supplement for kids to hang out in the building. The extracirricular activites are offered through the park district (Apex Center) or several private business in the area like the YMCA. The Apex Center is great and they have several facilities for a multitude of interests for ALL ages. Also children can join clubs like girl or boy scouts and go to the library.
Oh thats not true the 2nd grade teachers are great and Mr. Jenkins 4th grade teacher is excellent!!
Stott is an excellent school with excellent teachers. Ver academiccally orientated. They do everything they can to help each student.
I believe that the lack extracurricular physical activities has greatly damaged the children and there learning achievements. My child's frustration with math and other areas, is partially contributed to the very large class size. Since there is very limited assistance for the teacher's, my child pays the price in education.
Stott Elementary has a brand new principal with great vision and experience with the Jefferson County assessment office. Instructions is centered around student achievement.
Stott Elementary has a very solid community involvement. For the most part the teachers are great except for grades 2 and 4. It has a small school feel and kids are held accountable in accademic and behavior infractions.
A community involved school. Teachers take an active interest in all the kids. The principal is a fantastic leader. The building/grounds are a bit dated, but the PTA is working to improve them! CSAP scores are rising fast!
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