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K-12
Public charter
Aurora, CO
Students enrolled: 850
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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11001a East Alameda Ave
Aurora, CO 80012

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(303) 360-0052
(303) 360-0071
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Map of Lotus School for Excellence address.

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April 13, 2014
I have worked at Lotus for three years and have enjoyed working with the staff, admin, students, and parents. We have gone through many different transitions since I first started back in 2011 but I truly feel we are finally on the right track to become a great school. I thoroughly enjoy working with the staff and adore my students. We are a growing school and definitely would like to obtain more computers and resources but we have done well with what we have.

- submitted by a teacher
April 10, 2014
The Lotus framework and teachers are great at meeting kids at whatever stage they are in and educating them at their level. I love that my daughter can be in a class with kids her age and still have curriculum above her grade level that challenges her.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
This is the worst school I have ever been to the teachers treated me like an outcast and I was always in the deans office because when I was talking it was just me and nobody else and I was also pretty much kicked out of this school, I think you should either get better with kids with a slower learning ability or get shut down. I don't think parents should bring their kids here. I was a student at lotus and it's a nightmare.

- submitted by a community member
April 10, 2014
I love working at Lotus! The staff and students are some of the best people I know. We could use more computers for elementary use and more room as we have grown in my three years of teaching here. We are a very diverse population and learn so much from all the world cultures represented at our school. Come check us out!

- submitted by a teacher
December 20, 2013
As a junior in high school at Lotus, I have seen enough to be able to post a review. I absolutely LOVE Lotus. Yes, it is not perfect, but nothing ever is. However, Lotus is constantly trying to improve. Constantly. The academic courses here are definitely challenging. If you want to challenge yourself, Lotus gives you every opportunity to do so. I am taking AP classes this year along with extracurricular activities, and I have never been more busy, and feeling more challenged, accomplished, and satisfied, before in my life. Believe me, the classes are taught by professionals. Lotus allows me to always be learning, always be developing my skills. It's so hard to even put into words how much I have learned from Lotus. Lotus calls itself a college preparatory school and that is so true. The college counselor, and the teachers, want every student to get into a great college and they try their very best and do what they can. I am taking ACT Prep classes that would cost so much if I were take to them somewhere else. And they are so helpful, allowing me to score in the 30s. There is much more and I wish I could write more, but lastly, I truly enjoy attending, and learning, at Lotus. :)

- submitted by a community member
December 18, 2013
My previous review was posted too quickly. LSE is not a good school for many reasons. Homework is not graded based on content - kids are given a grade simply because they turn work in. LSE's Pre-calc class is not really pre-calc - there is a lot of basic algebra. The online course contains only 8 total lessons and all the kid had to do to get an A is to pass those 8 courses (limited to no study). And all a kid has to do to graduate with honors is to take 2 AP classes and pass - though that is not a great indication of success, since the AP teachers don't seem to understand how to teach an AP course. Our student completed one paper all year - constantly allowed to add to it until the end of the year. Our biggest concern is English class. There are few real English speaking teachers - if ANY this year. They pass all papers that are turned in on time - but they don't correct the work. We counted a paper that received a 19/20 and it has 36 grammatical errors, was a comparison between a book and a movie, and the main characters names were not spelled correctly - at all. Any student reading a Cliff Note could pass that class and that is sad. Don't send your kid to LSE.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2013
LOTUS SCHOOL FOR EXCELLENCE is a excellent school for kids. Teachers are great and work hard for you and help you when ever you need it.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2013
This school is not good many teachers just get mad because u ask them a question. Plus many teachers don't explain good.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2013
Ive been here at lotus since 5th grade and after three years this new school year is the first time i have actually started liking lotus they have gotten new electives, new after school programs, and new cool teachers!

- submitted by a community member
August 30, 2013
I am a student and I have been in lotus since sixth grade and i learned at lot but there were still trouble..... Entering in this new year i am now a 9th grader and lotus has finally gotten themselves together and we have tons of electives and after school programs. The new teachers here are great(esspically the language teacher he is really wise) and they fixed the inside of lotus and it is nicer. I have a good feeling about this year. :D

- submitted by a community member
August 30, 2013
This school is the best school ever. I'm a student. This is my first year and the school is very good. I'm really looking for summer school because I'm really behind my other school didn't teach me so well.

- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2013
Lotus School of Excellence is a school of caring professional hard working Teacher 's. The Dean of Elementary will make sure that each child has Self monitoring Strategies to develop independent students! The Principal is new this year we have had a complete face lift to the school! The Elementary Gym has a new floor. The school has been painted the hall ways all new flooring! The Science department 2 new labs. I have worked in public school, private school and find that our school as a community of hard working people from very culture! What a great school and nice school to work a d be a part of!

- submitted by a teacher
August 12, 2013
I'm a high school student who's been here since I was in 7th grade. Before you say anything, no I'm not one of the teachers pretending to be a student. This school for the past few years has been really bad, that is very clear. However, when I came home from school today I was extremely surprised at all the things they've changed this year. The school is planned to have over 200 online courses, along with many elective choices. They're changing the school to a K-16 school now, which pretty much means that even after leaving they will offer support, such as jobs and assistance in the subject you pursue. I suggest at this point that it's worth it to go here now, despite the bad reputation it's had in the past (which I agree with). Thank you for taking the time to read this. Four stars because of it only recently being improved, and still having quite a way to go.

- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2013
This school is amazing. The teachers work hard for you and help you when ever you need it. I had multiple ap courses this past year and I passed them. I would go to the teacher almost everyday after school to get help and they were always OK with me just dropping in for help. I did robotics and through hard work we won the state championship... But this year so many things have changed and for the better. Many new AP courses and after school clubs. Along with electives and I'm really loving it. In all honesty I feel right at home when I'm at lotus because that's just how the teachers make you feel. Some things remain to be fixed but what school doesn't have problems... I just love this school.

- submitted by a community member
July 21, 2013
Lotus School is a great school. Every year more and more rigorous classes and intriguing extracurricular activities are added to the school. This gives your child many options to choose from and challenge themselves. My daughters AP teachers did a great job in teaching her about the subject and how to study for the test as well because she passed both of her AP tests. (So a huge shout out for them!) I've randomly checked up on the school several times during the day to make sure if it was as great as it seemed during Lotus' open house and it was. My daughter is very happy with how the school fits her needs and as long as she's happy I am too. Thank you Lotus.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2013
This is an amazing school that i would highly recommend every students. The teachers in school are dedicated and care about students education. There are many after school programs/clubs for preparing your students for college. Highly recommended!

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2013
don't go to this school some teacher's don't do there jobs. others do outstanding jobs. the math department doesn't grade homework they just look at it. they need to actually grade homework. and they should stop being last minute because when we are upon an event that is when they tell you about it. it is very unorganized. they need to pull it together. some teachers just let the class go wild. other teachers are just mean to the kids. this isn't a good school.

- submitted by a community member
May 21, 2013
this school is really hard to deal with at times. two years ago i was ok with the school but ive noticed how that school really is. as a girl it is hard to deal with more than how guys have to deal with it. most of the kids at the school are imature and racist. they are also very sexist. when it comes to bullying they say they will "stop" it. aha no -_-. i had a muslim friend and she was being bullied by two other girls. no one stepped up to stop it so i had to. but then my friend was sent to the "dean" and he said he didnt need the drama in his life and didnt do anything about it. for me the education is good because i am behind but i have trouble with the math classes. the teacher doesnt explain things very well and skips chapters and things were suppose to know so on the test there are some things we wont know. the school is getting more ghetto each year.

- submitted by a community member
January 16, 2013
I find it interesting that this school is typically rated a 5 star with the phrase, "I assure you your child will love this school" on multiple posts while the 1 stars are sincere concerns and varied troublesome remarks. It seems someone has just gone through and made more 5 star posts to increase scores. I hope anyone who reads all of these, sees this huge discrepancy as a warning to consider when choosing a school. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a community member
January 09, 2013
THIS SCHOOL SHOULDN'T EVEN GET ONE STAR. IF THE STUDENTS COMPLAIN ABOUT THE TURKISH TEACHERS THEY COME OFF AS RACIEST! we have only been going for a year let me tell you it was the frist and last year. the schools lunches are also very unhealthy. it seems like they don't really know what they are doing over there

- submitted by a community member
January 06, 2013
Love this school.....Teachers are very good, and generous. They have after school, and weekend club for help the students. My son is very happy in this school. I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2013
My kids attended this school for more than one year. It was a HUGE disappointment. There were a large number of Turkish "teachers" that had no business being in the classroom. They had no teaching ability whatsoever. As another parent said, the website is the best thing about this school. My kids were on the junior high - high school side of the school. Granted, my kids had one or two teachers who were decent, the rest were just there for a paycheck and could care less if the kids learned what they needed. And, I heard that the few decent teachers left. How sad that this is what our kids are expected to settle for. This school is a farce and I sincerely wonder who posted the positive reviews of Lotus. Another thing, they promote and steer the graduating seniors towards the armed forces. Is that all they think the Aurora students are capable of? I read in the one of the Lotus school newsletters that they were giving "points" to students to attend some sort of armed forces recruitment session. Also, if you report concerns about the staff, the administration allows their employees to retaliate in ignorant, discriminatory ways. That was my experience with this pathetic "school."

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2012
If you want your child to have as good education. I do not recommend this school. I have a Junior that was suppose to be a Rock star at Math and then when it counted on her CSAPS or a harder Math class she couldn't do any of it because there Math department didn't really grade anything. Then on the elementary side if you have any problems it will be do to a mental illness or at least that is what the elementary Dean likes to say to a parent because she doesn't want to deal with the parents. Also when your child lies its expectable and they think it's cute and OK to do. Not wanting to take care of the issues at hand they let bad behavior go and don't do much about it. Then their acedemics in the elementary side they are so busy moving the kids around to play they don't have much time for learning. Suppose to be a Science and Technology school yet last year they were so busy doing other things they only had time for Social Studies or Science not both at the same time because I guess these two subjects aren't that important that we can skip one or the other. I would not recomend this school and have taken my kids out so they get a real education.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2012
I am a 9th grade student at Lotus School for Excellence, I first attended Lotus in 8th grade and I can say that this school is truly a great school. Our math teachers are willing to give you one on one help and by the time you leave the classroom you understand the lesson very well (I had a 6th grade math level but now due to the assistants of my math teachers I am at the 8th grade level now). The language arts teachers give tricky homework sometimes but your writing skills and vocabulary are improved drastically (my writing skills and vocabulary are nearly past college level, and my reading level is 12.9). All of the social studies teachers are very knowledgeable in what they teach, so understanding the lessons is not to hard (social studies is one of my favorite subjects, and I currently have a B+ in my crime and law class).

- submitted by a community member
October 19, 2012
My daughter attended the middle school at Lotus and now she is in high school. I am very pleased with the school overall. She is becoming a strong thinker and is doing increasingly well in all classes. I love the uniform dress standard as well as the school discipline standard. I also deeply appreciate the responsiveness of the teachers. It takes committed and involved parents working along with the school to really grow a school. The Lotus PTO has strong teacher/administration involvement. Although parent involvement in the PTO is good and must improve, the PTO at Lotus is truly wonderful! Together we are making a difference!

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2012
I believe Lotus has helped me tremendously in many ways. The individual attention given at this school has helped me strive to become the student i want to be. It has instilled a set of morals that i believe will help me advance to sustain a well rounded mind in my later years. Overall....Lotus Rocks !!

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2012
This is a very good school, i really recomend it. There are small classes so it will be easier to understand

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2012
I am currently at lotus the teachers are geat and give the students great attention when it comes to thier academics and helping with school work. courses that are offered are very challangeing and the carriculum is great expecting students to have a c at the most in order to pass it a great school.

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2012
Some teachers have malos teaching strategies. School tiiene a/c and heater. Tambien, There are poquitas computers que work. I tuve que arreglar una computer, y soy brilliant.

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2012
Lotus school for excellence is a very good school i've been here since sixth grade when opened and now im a senoir. In this school they have really prepared me for college and they have also tought be so many good things such as respect, and many parents don't like this school and say it's bad when actually their kids are the bad ones.

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2012
I am a Senior going to this school and i have been coming here since this school opened in 2006-2007. Ive watched this school grow and go through it's ups and downs. I would only recommend this school if you or you're child are determined to put with it's rules and regulations. If you don't want to put up with the rules just stay at you're school. It has helped me with some problems but also caused some.

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2012
This school is actually a great school for many reasons. The teachers here will sit down with the student or students and actually help them succeed when they need the additional help. There are many clubs to choose from, many which are competitive (for the college resume). Students will meet other students who are from other cultures and religions with no major group of a certain ethnicity. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a place to send their student to.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2012
This school not only offers a quality education, but extra curricular activities that take the learning even further. The teachers and staff are motivated and fully engaged, to the advantage of the students. We absolutely love this school and the difference it has made in our child's education!

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2012
I am a student in the 8th grade and I started last year for 7th. I absolutely love this school! The teachers are great, they have really helped me with turning in my school work on-time! I especially love the science teachers!!!!! The only complaint that I have is the hallways are a bit to small, but other than that I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
July 04, 2012
THIS SCHOOL IS A JOKE. THE SCHOOL WEBSITE BOASTS ITS EMPHASIS ON MATH SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, BUT REALITY IS ITS NOTHING BETTER OUTSIDE OF OTHER SCHOOLS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SCHOOL OUTSIDE OF PUBLIC, I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL. IT HAS A POOR ACADEMIC REPORT & MANY OF THE ADMINISTRATORS & TEACHERS ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH NOT ONLY THE STUDENTS BUT THE HIGH LEVEL OF ACADEMICS REQUIRED NOWADAYS. THE SCHOOL IS VERY UNINVITING & HAS A QUICK TURNOVER BC THE GOOD TEACHERS LEAVE AFTER A YEAR ONCE THEY REALIZE HOW SCREWED UP THE SCHOOL & SYSTEM IS ALONG WITH NO REAL SUPPORT OR THE TRUE HEART OF EDUCATION - ALL ABOUT CHILDREN! IT SEEMS THE PRINCIPALS & DEANS ARE ALL ABOUT THE DATA & $$ WHICH IS A JOKE BC THE SCORES R LOW OVERALL BASED ON THE CO STANDARDS DO NOT FALL FOR THE SHOW THIS SCHOOL PUTS ON FOR YOU IN ORDER TO COME TO THEIR SCHOOL. THERE IS LITTLE SUPPORT FOR PARENTS & IT SEEMS LIKE AS SOON AS THERE IS A PROBLEM YOU ARE EITHER IGNORED OR REFFERED TO MENTAL HEALTH. MY CHILD CONSTANTLY CAME HOME UPSET THAT HER MATH TEACHER WOULD NOT HELP HER EVEN WE SHE ASKED. WHEN I ASKED ABOUT THINGS, I AWLAYS GOT A BS ANSWER THAT NEVER HELPED ANY SITUATION. BE AWARE OF THIS WEAK LEVEL SCHOOL!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2012
The Lotus School for Excellence has NO excellence. It is not good at all. Poor staff, poor results, poor management, poor structure, poor administration, POOR COMMUNICATION! I definately do NOT recommend this school. It seems great on the website, but once you see whats really going on, it is a disgrace. NOT a good education by any means. You would be better off putting your child in public schools.

- submitted by a community member
May 19, 2012
this is a medicore school with medicore staff. do NOT send your kids here! the principal and staff are the ones putting the good comments on this site to make their school look better. they do NOT have anything special or more worthy than any of the other schools in the area. the technology piece - they have nothing special & do not get technology education more than the public schools around here. the special education dept does NOTHING! the sped lady doesn't even come into the classroom! & small class sizes...yeah right unless 25 is small to you! the principal has no conncetion to the kids, and the elem dean has no love for the kids...she can't even say my child's name right! there have been several parents pulling their kids because this school simply has no clue how to run a GREAT school. they put on a great show for you, but after that, it's nothing special at all. they have staff members who are not licensed and have no clue what they are doing. i have walked in for several "surprise" visits & it is so crazy in there. & the principal & deans arn't in the classrooms or interacting with the children except when they immediately suspend them instead of working with them!

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2012
THIS SCHOOL HAS BEEN A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE FOR MY CHILDREN. this is a Turkish school. go on the 60 minutes website and look up turkish schools and it will explain what these schools are like and what they are doing. the staff will tell you they are not a "turkish" school but they are...all but a couple of the administrators are turkish. most of the middle/high school teachers are turkish. the kids have to take half year of turksih language even in elementary! and the people here treat many people unfairly! they put their own people and culture ahead of everyone else!

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2012
DON'T PUT YOUR CHILD IN. IT'S HARDER TO GWT THEM TO DEAL WITH BULLYING THAN TO HAVE THEM THREATEN TO NOT ALLOW YOUR KID BACK IF YOU DON'T PAY FOR THEM TO GO TO SUMMER SCHOOL. They allow one child to bulky many and disrupt the many students by forcing them into other classes instead of dealing with the one kid doing the bullying. However they bully the parents into forcing money to pay for their "programs" or their books. They offer assistance to the ones they want but will not even return calls for those kids they don't want to deal with. Pay them or your child's on the list to find a way to remove. Only focus is on tests score not the focus they "run their school mission on". Too bad.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2012
this school is not academically challenging at all. My children have attended this school for two years and I am pulling them out. Last year was ok, but this year it has been worse. The emphasis on math, science, and technology, is NO higher or does NOT stand out more than any other charter school or higher performing public schools in the area. If this school is so great, then why arn't the test scores higher? If this school is an "excellent" school, then why is the school rated so low and given an "F" on the CO grader of schools webiste? If this school is one of the best in the area, then why don't we hear about its accomplishments, its teachers, its staff, its clubs or sports on the news or in education news? If this school is doing so well, then it would have higher test scores, a much higher grade from the state, teachers of the year, and an overall better review from the department of education. Think twice & thoroughly research this school before taking your children here. It is not an "innovative" school or a high-performing charter school that is raising the bar. It is just another lacking school in the bottom of the pool that uses "charter" to make it sound better.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2012
this school says a lot and shows a lot, but in reality it is not a very good school at all. the administration is not fair with all the kids & doesnt treat all the kids equally.The principal has very little invovlement with the elementary kids. Many of the teachers are unhappy and are treated poorly by adminstration with very little lack of appreciaition (ive been told by 4 teachers). The tests the kids take to measure the growth is not even colorado certified. over the last two years the good teachers have left the school becasue the admin does not recognize or appreciate or treat them fairly and the school is left with inexpeirenced and lazy teachers. this is why i am taking my children out of the school. i do not want teachers who arn't licensed or have very little experience in the field teaching my child. the school does not have a full sized gym, & the building has not been updated with things falling apart. this school does not have small class size either. 24-26 students is not small class size crammed in little rooms. the school and admin puts on a good show, but in reality they are not a true school with all staff truly focused on the children & academics.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2012
lotus school for excellence is a great school it give you a chance to b great in the future This school is unlike a regular school a public school doesn't work with you so you can pass your class they tell you if you want to pass do it yourself but lotus teachers work with you to pass your classes. lotus school for excellence is a great school to send your child to grow and learn to be a better adult in the future.

- submitted by a community member
May 09, 2012
Lotus School for Excellence is on the top of my list! My grandsons have attended this school, one since 6th grade (9th grade now). The educational structure of LSE is why my grandsons are intellectually seeking more knowledge from their teachers daily. They challenges to learn more about the world have made them both exceptional academic students. The faculty and staff of LSE care about the students, the parents, and enabling their student body to become future leaders of the community and America! I thank them daily for their commitment and dedication. Barb Whitfield

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2012
Lotus is an ever emerging school K-12 school. Certainly appreciate the emphasis in Math and Science. Since all of the students wear uniform shirts/blouses there is little to no peer pressure regarding dress. There is little to non-existent dicipline problems. Recommend this school for you child.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2012
I am a student attending LSE, I've been at this school since it first opened back in 2005, I started in 6th grade and now I am in 11th, the school is actually really amazing, its multicultural and everyone is like family because of the small classroom sizes. The teachers are completely involved with students and even make time to help them afterschool, which is appriciated by many. Also because we have small classroom sizes (most being 24) each student gets individual help from teachers when it is needed. From the first year this school opened and til' now a lot of improvments have happened. We're getting sports teams, MESA, and have camps that students can go too, yearly talent shows that are a blast, bulling is absolutly not tolerated and every student feels welcomed. My whole class loves going to this school, we believe that it will be really good for our future. Thank you to all the teachers and staff at LSE, you're all appriciated. :)

- submitted by a community member
February 21, 2012
Lotus is a terrible school with mediocre staff and lousy teachers. There is rarely enough food for all the students at lunch and the administration abuses their power to punish students that they don't like. They even kept a teacher around that was accused multiple times of inappropriate behavior around students. They may say that they rise above other schools but that is just an illusion, they spend more money on advertising and bringing in new students then they do actually improving the school. You don't know what's happening to your kid there, so it would be a good idea to steer clear

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2012
Great educational opportunity awaits you! Math has a strong emphasis here, so go for it!

- submitted by a community member
January 04, 2012
I was a student at Lotus in 2006-07. I am now a sophomore in high school, I went to LSE of 6 months, and I loathed it. Nothing that i learned there I remembered, I had 4 hours of homework every night, (IN SIXTH GRADE!!! In high school i have barely and hour of homework a night if any) They do NOT have two gyms, Or a great kitchen, And the "cafeteria" is a Stage. If you value your child's happiness as well as their education, do not send them here.

- submitted by a community member
July 08, 2011
From what I can tell in the reviews before me, parents and students alike are not familiar with the more international approach to teaching that Lotus provides. Students may complain about the rules at first, but they do come around. I have been going to Lotus since I was in 8th grade, I am now a senior graduating with the inaugural class of Lotus School and I can easily say that my experience at Lotus has changed me. I went from being a troubled, misguided youth in 8th grade (I was frequently in the dean's office) to the valedictorian of my grade and example of the Lotus student molding process. If you child is a good student, not necessarily brilliant, but one who is willing to learn, Lotus is a good school. If your child shows inclination towards the academia and/or is very curious/precocious then Lotus is a good fit because the teachers can easily recognize their ability and adjust accordingly. Test scores and academic progress have been well noted in recent years at Lotus, and considering the United States recent drop among other well-known countries (in terms of education) this is a good sign for the future. All in all, Lotus is a unique and wonderful school.

- submitted by a community member
December 23, 2010
I like the school because Learning is promoted as the most important reason for attending the school.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2010
My Son went to this school and he loves it.I will asure you that you're child will love this school.The teachers are great and will let you know if you're child needs any help.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2010
My daughter love Lotus, both her grades and behavior have greatly improved. She enjoys the after school clubs and the teachers are outstanding!!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2010
I am a student at Lotus and I am in 7th grade. I like this school because it is a challenge. The teachers answer any questions we have, they offer free tutoring to help you succeed. There are lots of fun clubs and activities you can do. Not a bunch of kids to crowd the hallways. The teachers are nice and helpful.

- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2010
very bad for childern students are not allow to go during class in there first four periods and if they do leave classroom then they get in trouble school needs to learn how not to abuse the rules

- submitted by a community member
July 06, 2010
I am a student of this school and you may not care what i have to say because the child going to a school is always complaining about it but PLEASE listen to a students words because parents drop their kid off and don't know what torture they go through but a student in the school knows what is going on form the INSIDE. From my point of view when you first hear of this school they will try to win you over with all the things like computers a tv in the front of the school and let me be the first to tell you that they are feeding you lies about them caring about the education of their students. To keep you from dissapointment from this school PLEAS STAY AWAY! Take my work for it.

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May 09, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2010
The school is one of the safest school in the neighborhood. It has been a great experience for us. After-school and weekend tutoring are very good opportunity in order to get extra help for missing class-work. They recently started their ACT/SAT classes at the weekends. In addition to these, class size is small so every child gets enough attention he/she needs during the class time. I would strongly recommend the school to everyone as a parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 22, 2010
I am a parent of the Lotus School for Excellence`s student. Our mother language is Turkish. We have been in USA for only one year. My son got the advanced levels of English and science and math in the Lotus. Thank you so much the school administration and teachers of Lotus.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2010
If you like a safe, small, and disciplined school with dedicated teachers, this is the school to choose. Higly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2010
The school has been a great experience for my child. School goes above and beyond to help students. Free tutoring is amazing. Teachers spend so much time with kids outside of their class time. Math placement gives my child great opportunity to be challenged appropriately. They recently started their ACT/SAT classes at the weekends. Class size is very small so my child get the attention he needs. I would recommend the school to everyone.

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January 25, 2010
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January 16, 2010
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- submitted by a teacher
January 13, 2010
For middle school this school may be alright but for high school students it is not a good way to go. It does not offer extra activities to keep someone interested and the ones they do offer they expect 15 year olds to hang with 11 year olds not a good combination.Athletic minded students this is also not the place to be. Also some of the teachers were not accessable to me when I needed help and were not clear. Lunch was expensive and also not so good as they changed the program last year and next year they are going to add elementary kids which is amazing when they can not handle what they have got. Not a good idea and would not recomend this school.

- submitted by a student
December 31, 2009
Lotus School for Excellence: This school, in the point of view from a student, would be that this school is filled with many students that don't want to learn and pefer to be sent to the office every period. I, being a student, would say turn the other direction, don't waste you time. When you look at the brochure, I can tell you this, we do not have sport activities, we do not have TWO gyms, we do not USE the commercial kitchen, we do not have proper enstrance to the school, finally we do not have a 'cafeteria' unless you want to call a stage a cafeteria. One last time, save the dissapointment and please go to another school. Thank you from a student.

- submitted by a student
August 24, 2009
This school used to be a godsend. Until the new administration came aboard. Now I am actively seeking a new school for my child. There are a few good teachers that really care about the kids and thats where it ends. Constant inconsistency with rules, teacher & staff favorites and the concept that bullying should be swept under the rug have made my decision to leave an easy one. Spare your kids and yourself the frustration & stay away. They are now going to add k-12 and have no idea how to run it as it exists. I highly recommend any other APS school to all of my friends & associates. It used to be a really wonderful environment for the students, now it has fallen in line with the rest of APS, which is less than desireable to begin with.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2009
This was one of the best decisions we ever made. My son went from an MTV enviroment to a structured place. We advised him he could go back to APS nextyear for High School and he wants to stay at Lotus to continue Education. Would reccomend to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 09, 2009
This was a awful experince. Lotus needs a new board and some teachers who could get the job done right.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
August 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2008
I have a daughter that attends Lotus and they have been great with her. She is high energy and busy. The school is still in the start up phase and it but it is headed in the right direction. Her math has increased and the teachers are great. Highly recommend!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 25, 2008
I did my homework and thought I was getting our child into a great school. This was far from it, the school is awful across the board. Teachers don't follow through and turnover is awful and never explained.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2008
I was little considerate at first to send my son to the LSE. But after couple months, I understand that I made a really good decision. Individual attention to kids has anabled my son improve his math and science skills. Great teachers. Highly recommended!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 04, 2008
1-Small school, small classroom size 2-Individual attention, after school tutoring 3-Very high quality teachers 4-Teacher and student diversity 5-Great facility with computer labs, science labs, gym and cafetaria 6-Convenience location, very central to Aurora 7-Many field trips 8-Parent involvement

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2008
I have been frustrated about the lack of choices for my child in Aurora. Lotus kept its promise to keep it a small school and my daughter loves the one on one education. I have never teachers as dedicated. And they accept everybody. I thought that my child needed to have special Science or Math skills to be accepted. I am the biggest fan of the school, I strongly suggest it to eerbody.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2008
There is individual attention to students and it has after school tutoring from teachers who have very high quality. The best thing is small classroom size

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2008
Highly dedicated great teachers..

- submitted by a community member
January 04, 2008
It is wonderful to send my child to Lotus a school where she receives individual attention in a small class. Her grades have improved significantly since starting at Lotus- thank you!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
The school has excellent dedicated teachers. If you want quality math, science and technology education, this is the only school in Aurora. After school activities are great. If you care about college-prep, they are adding 9th grade next year. Startup problems were normal, second year is much better.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
Currently 6-8. It is adding 9th grade next year. It is a small charter school with small classroom size, which means more individual attention for your kid. Teachers bring international experiences and unique vision to education. Advanced kids are offered higher level classes. Much better than public schools in Aurora.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
January 02, 2008
This school has been very beneficial for my kid. They have great people and one-on-one tutoring for many students. Curriculum is based on math, science and technology. I definitely recommend this school to any parent searching for a good school in the area.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2007
This 6-8 grade school has moved to 11001-A E. Alameda, Aurora 80012. It has high staff and student turn over. Promises and plans are not well executed. Some discipline and consistency issues. It is a start up in every sense of the word

- submitted by a parent
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Lotus School for Excellence
11001a East Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO  80012
(303) 360-0052
Last modified Lotus School for Excellence is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lotus School for Excellence Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 86 reviews. Top