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Fox Hollow Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 877 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 8, 2014

Fox Hollow has been a wonderful school for both my children (grades K and 2.) We could not be happier with the quality of teachers my children have had. Fox Hollow offers wonderful specials ; including STEM and technology and lots of parental involvement. We feel very lucky to be part of this school community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2013

We are relocating, but I thought I would leave a good review of Fox Hollow before we leave. We have had 3 children who have attended Fox Hollow and we have been in the community since the year it started. Our youngest is in fourth grade and the rest are long moved on from Fox Hollow, they all enjoyed Fox Hollow very much. The teachers at this school are very caring and you can tell they want the best for their students. The specials program is amazing. Ms. Schulte, who has been teaching music at Fox Hollow since it opened, has been a favorite among all of my kids. You can tell she has some really fun, hands on activities to teach music. I always feel right at home whenever I visit Fox Hollow and I love helping out in class. My daughter was very behind when she entered first grade, having not gone to kindergarten, but was put in special classes with other kids at her level and by the time she was in 3rd grade, you would have never known she was behind. If you are contemplating having you child attend this school don't think twice! It is a fantastic school with fantastic teachers. I am sad to leave behind this wonderful community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2013

I would just like to clear some things up as some of these reviews appear to have a blurred idea what is happening with this school. D track (The smallest track before it was removed) was removed not because families were opting for charter schools or the new catholic school down the road, but because many students are moving on to middle and high school and their families are staying in their houses in The Farm (The neighborhood this school is located in), making this school's number of students go down, eliminating the need for D track. From what I understand, they are moving to a traditional schedule to save money. They would not be making class sizes go up if it weren't for the benefit of the students in the long run by having more money to spend. The principal did no "allow" students from a failing school to come to Fox Hollow. Village East did not meet the standard on their CSAP scores and parents were allowed to make a decision whether they wanted to stay at Village East, or go to Fox Hollow; Not the principal's decision. While the principal may have made some seemingly odd decisions, I would say they were for the better. The new art teacher gained, Ms. Zeman, is FANTASTIC!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

I have 2 kids in Fox Hollow, a 5th grader and a 2nd grader. I have been involved in the PTO and the classroom for several years and have to say that my experience and my kids' experiences have been nothing but wonderful. We have had the greatest teachers who challenge the kids, but are very supportive. I have not had any negative experiences with administration. I love the new "Leader in Me" program that has been implemented at the school. Our neighborhood is lucky to have such an excellent school. But, like anything-it isn't for everyone, so fortunately there are choices for people if it isn't a good fit for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

Unfortunately this school is hopeless as long as the district insists on allowing the current administration to remain in control. One of the reasons they are removing D Track is that the Catholic church up the street is opening a school and neighborhood families are opting to go there and many other families are opting for magnet and charter schools. Good families are leaving in droves. I have had at least one child in this school for the last 10 years. The principal has driven away all the good teachers and behavioral issues go unchecked. My youngest will be in 5th grade next year, but I have found another school, like many of my friends. Very sad considering how great the school once was just 5 or 6 years ago. The district should be ashamed of how they have let this school go downhill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2013

It's official- 30+ kids per classroom next year. We are losing one track next year and they are shoving all of those kids into the remaining classes. Even the best teachers (those who won't lose their jobs, that is!) will be overwhelmed. Pathetic. Who plans this?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2013

I have to agree with the recent posts that our school is getting worse every year. We have had some great teachers over the last 2 years but now it seems like every year is in transition. I am not sure I am willing to waste another year while teachers are getting used to figuring out a routine. I have a had issues with bullying with my son and It just doesn't seem to be getting any better. The principal is terrible and doesn't seem to be very concerned that things are on the decline. We are looking for a new home in the next year before my kids really end up being miserable..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2013

My son has ADHD been n school 2 yrs. last school A's & B's most turned around student. Fox hollow has been a night mare. Bullied, failing grades, nothing put in the planer, no graded work sent home. Son gets hit with sticks. Not only have I, other parents and my daughter has gone to school to address and nothing happens. Teacher states meds do not work at home he is fine infact he is very comm. I have switched meds only for the teacher to say last meds better. In 2 years, 3 different meds. Now I refuse to change again. Teacher calls everyday I have called school told them to have her stop calling my phone while I am working. Talking to teacher or assist prince all they want to do is talk about his meds not any other issue. They are not dr. I am currently looking to switch schools cause the things that are needing to be address aren t and my son has been suffering from depression and has gotten to wear he does not even like going to school anymore. He uses to love school. It hurts to see my son so hurt, upset and not getting the attention a student deserves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

I have a child who has attended this school for 2 years now (we moved from out of state). While I find some teachers to be extremely great, we had a bad year last year, where the teacher was overwhelmed by the class. This was due to many trouble students being placed on the same track instead of dispersed throughout the tracks. In addition, the administration did not support this teacher when they requested additional assistance, including behavioral improvement plans. Fast forward to this year and now the teachers are dealing with additional students from an out of community area who are wrecking havoc and causing emotional and physical (yes, physical) abuse on children who belong to this school's neighborhood and the teachers are not getting support from administration. Weekly, my child is being bullied, but the administration turns a blind eye to it, or punishments are not effective enough to warrant change. Several parents have elevated complaints to the teachers then to the administration. The teachers have their hands tied (or are doing the best they can) and the administration is ignoring claims. Bottom line - teachers are great, administration is poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2012

We are so lucky to be in the Fox Hollow Community. We have a son with special learning needs and some behavioral concerns. I love the way that he has learned from mistakes and is being helped educationally. He is really come a long way and I know most of that is due to the wonderful teachers and special ed staff. His third grade teacher is amazing and truly cares about my son as if it were her own. It is hard to believe some of the negative comments posted in earlier dates! You would really never know that our enrollment is high because the students seem to thrive! My daughter is in Kindergarten and getting the support and love that she needs from the wonderful C Track teacher. They are really on top of it at Fo Hollow! The PTO is wonderful along with all of the parents. We are lucky to live in such a wonderful and supportive community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

My son has severe ADHD and was very far behind upon entering Fox Hollow in 1st grade. He could barely read and had no attention span. In the almost two years he has attended, he has been in remedial reading and is almost grade level now. The school has an amazing school psychologist that my hard-to-reach son absolutely loves. She has done wonders for his impulsivity and anger issues. His second grade teacher has been beyond wonderful, she takes time before and after school to work personally with my son in math to get him caught up. I don't love the principal, she is very hands off. And the new vice principal isn't great either in my experience. But the staff goes above and beyond for their student. I don't know how they are with advanced students, but for students behind or with some behavioral issues, I couldn't ask for a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2011

My kids have been going to Fox Hollow since 2004. We love that school. The curriculum is excelent and the teachers challenge the kids to learn new things. I had to move to another state and went to a "great" school district and I can see the difference. Fox Hollow is about 1-1 1/2 yrs AHEAD of the same grade levels here. My kids basically repeated everything they did a year before. Cherry Creek is an excellent choice for your kids. and Fox Hollow is very missed....ONLY DOWNSIDE is that some parents that are overly involed think that they can dictate what to do with their own children when it comes to the advanced classes. There are only a few kids that get selected because of class size. I know of some parents that had other kids kicked out in order to get their own kids in the class. Many may not agree but I know for a fact it happens!!! Whinning and begging seems to help.To clicky there with the parents! But it is an amazing school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

We recently have been moved to an additional track for 5th graders, this track has been added to keep the class size smaller. While I was not thrilled at moving tracks, it is in the best interest of the school. I feel that they are moving in the right direction. Every teacher that my child has had has been exceptional, and my child continues to thrive. I love the sense of community and am very happy with my experience at Fox Hollow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2011

This school used to be great. Enrollment is over 850 students right now and the principal allowed 30 kids from a failing school to enroll. All resources are now dedicated to interventions for these kids. So it is incredibly difficult for the kids for whom this is their home school to get any extra help in matth or reading or writing. Additionally, the GT program was cut to half time which is standard around the district, but most district elementary schools have about 250 less students. Find the parent of a first or second grader, most are looking for alternatives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2010

The teachers at this school work very hard and are greatly appreciated. Volunteering in a class is sometimes hard because there are so many parents who want to volunteer. Our specials teachers rock. Our school pychologist, reading teachers, and special ed teachers are phenomenal. The PE teacher is one of the best and is a favorite among the students. The leadership in the front office needs some work. The parking lot is chaotic. The school is very crowded and more classrooms are needed. Overall, this is a great place to be because of the teachers and support staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

I've read a few reviews that worried about security. I complete security assessments for the government and have to say the security of this school is better than some top-secret facilities. I am tired of reading reviews of parents that have no idea what they are talking about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

We are so pleased with the smooth and positive start to the new school year. This year started seamlessly, due to the strong leadership within the school. As a parent, I always feel welcome and comfortable. Whenever I am in the school, I really notice that students are treated with respect throughout the building from the principal, assistant principal, teachers, and other adults within the building. I feel last years change in leadership was a welcome one!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2010

The principal seems nice enough, but has made some odd choices which don't really benefit the students. Parents either really hate her or are ambivalent, I don't really know anyone who thinks she's doing a stellar job. I hope she gets her act together b/c the school is really a great school, but I know several really good teachers that are looking to leave and a lot of parents are looking at other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2010

Agree with prior poster, WAS a great school, the new principal desparately lacks the leadership of the old principal. She definitely seems cowed by male teachers. Had five, she fired two and one left for better pastures. Great teachers are already fleeing and the ones that haven't found a job are looking. If you are looking for a school with middle aged white female teachers, Fox Hollow is your place. I used to love to volunteer there, but the mood is very dark now. I'm just hoping the principal can hold it together for one more year and then my son will be done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

Good teachers, great PTO, parents are encouraged to be involved. New principal has ruined school in the 9 months or so she's been there. Had 40 parents complain about a decision she made to the Board of Ed and the principal and never addressed anyone, including the staff regarding the decision. My youngest is finishing up her last year at Fox Hollow, just in the nick of time.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian84%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%

Reading

All Students82%
Female79%
Male85%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%

Writing

All Students63%
Female71%
Male57%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian63%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant96%

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian85%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)53%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Writing

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian80%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian86%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English91%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant90%

Reading

All Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian86%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant89%

Science

All Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian67%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Writing

All Students79%
Female85%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian67%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 56%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 3%
Hispanic 11% 32%
Black 5% 5%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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