My son is happy to go to school here. They take into consideration who your child is, their strengths and weaknesses when pairing students w/ teachers. We have loved our teachers and have only heard good things about the teachers here. They make sure kids get on the right buses. The principle is great! She is available and really listens. She lobbied the district to hire another teacher to open another classroom to make my son's classroom sizes more reasonable (22). The district approved it! Front office staff very friendly. All take safety of the kids seriously. Not to mention caring to educate them well.
Make sure you check out the Colorado Growth Model of each school before you go to this one. They catch up only 23% of kids within 3 years in Reading and 28% in Math. That is a very, very poor showing. This shows you how much they ignore the kids that need instruction. I wish I would have known that before my children went here. This is a horrible school with staff who are condescending and demeaning towards parents who are usually footing the bill for outside tutoring and instruction. PTO pays for teacher assistants so they can make copies for teachers instead of helping kids. Don't know what happened to this school, but they should be ashamed of how they treat children and parents.
LOVE this school!! Teachers are better than the best. My daughter loves it here and I can't wait for my youngest to attend as well.
LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!! Two kids attending Rolling Hills and it is a WONDERFUL SCHOOL!!!! Academics to "Specials" it is TOP Cherry Creek Elementary School!!!! So thankful for everyone involved there! :-) Special THANKS to all the parental involvement!!!
I was a former student of rolling hills about 5 years ago. It was a wonderful school that had taught me a lot. It was probably one of my favorite experiences that i had. The teachers were awesome who really impacted me and my life.
Rolling Hills is a great school and definitely has a lot to offer. Unfortunately for the younger kids that excel (kindergarten-2nd) there are no programs that cater to these individuals. The Gifted and talented is offered to 3rd grade and above. As so many other activities. Due to costs these younger kids do not have the same opportunities as the older kids, this is a major disadvantage. I also think they need to offer second languages to all students.
This school is wonderful! The 'specials' (music, gym, computer, assets and art) the kids are envolved in daily are exceptional....especially assets. As to the parent who wrote a negative on having 3 principals in 3 years. The first one retired (I believe that should be ok to do). The second one that left was a Vice Principal that moved onto another school to become a Principal (I believe that should be acceptable too). The last principal the writer is speaking about is currently in her second year at Rolling Hills and is doing a great job. I have seen many great changes due in part to her coming to the school. The parent who wrote a negative about 1st graders doing research papers...what's wrong with challenging a 1st grader on a 1st grader level. As far as physical activity...the children have 2 recesses daily, plus gym class when it's their week.
The school is great There is incredible parent involvement and people are highly encouraged to get involved in the classes.
1st graders at Rolling Hills are required to do research papers. Physical activity has virtually no place in this school.
I have quite a different opinion from the other writers, unfortunately. I wish I had their view. I have experience 3 principals in 3 years. Not a great track record. The teachers surely perform and their test results prove it. Sadly, I have removed both of my children from this school into a charter school. They are so worried about their scores that I almost feel like they would rather you leave. Please check this school out further if your child isn't an academic sponge. It would be worth it to find out ahead of time that your child won't fit.
This is an awesome school. The teachers and staff go above and beyond and take an interest in each child both academically and personally. I am moving my family out of state, and only pray that the teachers and staff are half as good as the those at Rolling Hills.
Best elementary in Cherry Creek! Teachers go above and beyond their jobs. Small classes. Academics are great. Test scores prove this. All staff is caring. Parent volunteers are abendant and really make a difference. Only draw back-Year Round school though so different from traditional. Kids go 9 weeks to school and then have 3 weeks off. School ends in June. Most tracks start right after fourth of July. Most elementary schools in Cherry Creek School District are year round.Just too many kids. Great before school program.
I moved from the Denver Tech Center area over to a neighborhood that feeds into Rolling Hills, specifically to get my daughter into this school. In my opinion this is the best elementary school in the Cherry Creek District which probably makes it the best in the State. The only thing that I think this school needs to improve on is extracurricular activities. Affordable foreign language classes, a choir, sports etc.
Rolling Hills has extremely high quality academic programs. We have been very favorably impressed with the teachers' experience and the curriculum. There is a good amount of parental involvement. In fact, the PTO purchased a room full of computers for the computer lab last year! We are very pleased with Rolling Hills Elementary.
This is a great school with parent involvment and teachers who care.
I have been very please with the progress of my kids in Rolling Hills since Kindergarten. The teachers really care and spend time with each of them as necessary.
My children have attended Rolling Hills since Kindergarten. Now my daugher is off to Middle School and my son is in 4th grade. I can't express how wonderful my experience has been a Rolling Hills. They are an exemplary school with lots of programs to support the kids. There has been a great acceptance of the difference kids have in learning styles and abilities. Parent participation at this school is fostered and welcome and makes an impact on the atmosphere. We may have to leave the area due to job chances and I am using School net to see if I can find even something remotely as great as RH has been.
Incredible school! We moved to this area because of this school. The teachers are fantastic, we love the open-door policy, and the caring environment our children walk into every day!
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