My kids are in this school and all three of them are doing great. I do not understand why people want to talk to the Principal when your child have a classroom teacher. Do you attend the conferences to get a report about your child? Do you spend time with your child after school to see what they did and find out if he/she understand what was taught? I ask my Kids everyday, do you have homework? When is it due? what are you struggling with? Why is it so difficult for you to understand it? My daughter struggles with Maths, she and the other kid spend 45 minutes every Wednesday after school with a Maths teacher free of charge. I love Sagebrush.
My son is in the third grade and his grades are starting to suffer. He was doing swell up until the new principle, Toliver, arrived last year. Last year the principle smiled and said whatever it took to make you believe that she cared. This year, she won't return many of the parents calls and only reaches out when your child might be affecting her numbers. I have called multiple times with concerns and have tried to address them with the teachers, needless to say nothing has been resolved, my son is feeling like he's not good enough so we are now forced to follow the steps of a few before us, this year alone, and transfer my son to a school that hopefully has a principle that does more than ignore the same people that her job depends on.
From what I have and heard about the principal is really some thing All True! I was told at the beginning of the school year that the principal (Toliver) is very difficult & rude Which has made me to want to switch school you can see more @ great school.org my son's class has Only 12 student s now I know why. I do know most of the parents are not happy with her and now am not either EVERY DAY some parent has something to talk DO NOT SEND YOU'R CHILDREN HERE
PLEASE IF YOU CARE AND LOVE YOUR CHILD DO NOT PUT THEM IN SAGEBRUSH. this school is one of the WORST schools my son has ever been to. The principle Toliver targets certain children til the parents get fed up and pull their child. That's the way Toliver likes to run her school. Well guess what its called harassment and a lawsuit has been brought against her and the school for this problem. I have tried on more than one occasion to talk to her but Toliver doesn't let you talk and loves to call the parents liars. even the rating for the principle for this school is only a 3, really Multiple children have been pulled out of this school just because of the principle Toliver. PLEASE IF YOU CARE AND LOVE YOUR CHILD DO NOT PUT THEM IN SAGEBRUSH. this statement is so true " If you show that you really care about your child and are interested in their education and well-being, you are labeled as the problem parent."The new Principal, Mrs Toliver, says"my door is always open, we have an open door policy"yet when I show concern with an issue she seems to be defensive, instead of helpful. She is very unprofessional. The superintendent doesn't care or let you speak either
I am disappointmented that the reputation for Cherry Creek Schools has not proven successful. The hours of operation have made it very diffiucult for any working parent to adjust and adapt toward their schedule. I feel that the principal is more concerned with each student's TCAP score instead of the well being of the child. The before and afterschool program is ran with young adults (late teens or early twenties) who choose to gossip about their lives rather than give students growth in their academic learning. The staff including the director sit behind their desk and simply yell at the kids. You pay outrageous prices for a program in which at anypoint you can be charged an extra day with little to no explanation. They choose to ignore the questions of parents, rather than work with them as an adult. If you have a choice of schools to go to, DO NOT CHOOSE THIS ONE!
I think the school it is just ok. My son goes to sagebrush and i do not like the fact that they do not let parents be part of the school. but sometimes can seem uncaring. I agree with another comment that was made. If you show that you really care about your child and are interested in their education and well-being, you are labeled as the problem parent. I have so many issues with this school and school just started a few months ago. Sounds like a new Principal same old results.
I have a first grader that attends Sagebrush. I am sad to report that this is her first year there and may be her last year there. She went to Cimmaron last year and we loved it. My daughter does not much care for the school and I try to keep a positive attitudefor her, however, I HATE THE SCHOOL. The new Principal, Mrs Toliver, says"my door is always open, we have an open door policy"yet when I show concern with an issue she seems to be defensive, instead of helpful. She is very unprofessional. In response to a statement that I made, she replied, "thatshow I roll" On a better note, I like my daughters teacher, Ms. Versman. The B&A staff are ok, but sometimes can seem uncaring. I agree with another comment that was made. If you show that you really care about your child and are interested in their education and well-being, you are labeled as the problem parent. I have so many issues with this school and school just started a few months ago. Sounds like a new Principal same old results.
Both of my sons have attended Sagebrush this year, grades 4 & 5. They both have enjoyed their teachers and fellow classmates. They have improved considerably, academically according to their CSAP scores and I have also noticed how much they have advanced with their character building. Ms. Liley's leadership, reflects strongly within the excellence of teachers and challenging academic programs. I am highly involved in extra-curricular programs (such as DI) and believe that this school is very far advanced compartively within the Cherry Creek District. I am very pleased to have met the staff and fellow parents.
I have children ages 8, 19, and 21. All 3 have attended and loved this school.
The principal Mrs. Liley personally cares about the students. She knows most by name. My grandson is learning on a very fast past. The 3rd grade is already into 4th grade math. The teachers are really caring people.
My son has been at Sagebrush for the past 3 years and my daughter will be going into her 2nd year in 09-10, for 1st grade. My kids have had a fabulous learning experience at this school. They have taken part in many new experiences that i have seen to have had a positive in pact on not only their academic growths but their character development as well. This school has recently become involved in environmental in pacts and has taught both of my kids how they can make a positive in pact on the world through the choices they make every day. I would recommend this school to others and would also say that it is worth taking the time to visit the school and meet the staff before taking my or others opinions as facts :)
My two kids atended this school last year and this is thier last at this school. The teachers are uncaring and rude.It seems they forgot the meaning of a teacher. The ploicy of the school is bad. When student misbehaves on the field they punish every one. The school doesn't teach responsibility. Over all it was a bad experience.
This school is terrbbile . My son has attending for K . This was his first and is going to be his last year there. The teachers and staff are very rude and uncaring. They dont really teach anything. My son learned more at his private preschool. This school is the most horrbblie school I have ever had the displeasure of dealing with.
I cannot understand how this school is getting a 4 out of 5 stars when most of the comments are negative. My child attends Sagebrush and I am sad to say that not only is the principal un-professional, her teachers follow her example. I have had to deal with rude and un-caring staff, as have numerous other parents. If a parent raises a concern, they are then known as a 'problem parent' instead of a concerned one. They talk of an open door policy but tell the parents not to come to class parties, on field trips and other functions. Because the ratings are falling in the academic area, I see no reason to have my child attend next year.
I do agree with the comment made in your review letter dated November 15, 2007 about the teachers treating the kids bad. The teachers and the lunch room attendants treat the kids like they are in boot camp. The principal clearly doesn't try to take care of any issues. The schools policy seems to be one if one child does something wrong they all get punished.
I have to agree with many of the comments made. I think Sagebrush is a wonderful school, However it has been quite the challenge since Kindergarten. My daughter is in first grade and is behind in reading, writing and arithmetic. I believe the expectation is that children know all of the basics before starting kindergarten. We now find ourselves trying to play catch up. While that is not necessarily a bad thing, it does put a lot of pressure on the children and the parents to excel at a very fast pace.
Very disatesfied with the way teachers treat the children. Also the way the principal promises things she does not plan to follow thru with.
I can't say enough how wonderful Sagebrush is. I have a son who had a speech impediment and Victoria, the speech specialist, has help him overcome all his obstacles. Both of my children attend the Before and After School Program and that entire staff is awesome. When we move further away from the school and I was willing to commute to the school in order for my kids to be happy because they have great friends and super staff that cares for their well being.
I agree with most comments here, Sagebrush is an excellent school. They do teach all the basics, as well as challenge the children to achieve. The principal is very involved and always out front to speak with the children and parents alike. My son likes his school and when we move, I will do my best to stay within the Sagebrush boundaries! By the way, excellent rated per CSAP scores and is 'traditional calendar' (not track).
2 of my 3 children attended this school from kindergarten through the 5th grade and the 3rd until we moved. The teachers in this school are very motivated to teach which in turn builds excitement in the kids to participated in class work and extracurricular activities. I was extremely happy with the school, teachers and staff.
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