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6-8
Public district
Boulder, CO
Students enrolled: 502
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6096 Baseline Rd
Boulder, CO 80303

(720) 561-5536
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April 18, 2015
My 6th-grader headed off to middle school totally ready and excited for the next stage in his education. He enjoyed his teachers, classes, and extracurriculars, but when he was faced with a traumatic situation involving another student who was clearly troubled and potentially dangerous, he was completely let down by the administration. Platt seems to have a 'culture of bullying,' where it is much easier to 'blame the victim' and hope the victim just figures it out and goes away, no matter how much a parent tries to advocate or cooperate.

- submitted by a parent

April 12, 2015
Platt has an excellent music program and the academics are solid. The culinary arts program is fantastic - the teacher is a trained chef and the kids have a ball with him. Most of the teachers are wonderful. The bullying, however, is pervasive and the administration shrugs it off to the point that it is dangerous. The administration is ambivalent and defensive about the situation, and seems incapable of curbing it in any way.

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2015
Platt has a wonderful music department with teachers who create an enjoyable and memorable experience for young musicians; the fall music fest is the highlight of the school year. Everything else about Platt Traditional is unremarkable. The counselors and teachers are uninspiring. My daughter is bored in many of her classes, but her teachers refuse to give her more challenging work. Also, there is a culture of bullying at Platt that the administration ignores. Platt has been a disappointment. My older daughter attended Southern Hills MS and it was a better overall experience.

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2014
Platt is the best kept secret in BVSD! My child is in 6th grade and absolutely LOVES it. We are in the traditional program, very challenging with plenty of room for advancement. The new math and reading teachers are great as are the original staff, very supportive. The kids are the most well-behaved kids I have ever known. The new principal and vice principal are second to none. They can even be seen playing on the playground with the kids. The counsel is terrific. Homework is not on the heavy side, so there is room for extracurricular activities. I would highly recommend Platt traditional.

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2014
My school is a great school! I am currently a 7th grader attending Platt. It is amazing in the science department where we got a new science courtyard just recently. The music department is amazing too. All the kids that tried out for All State Choir made it in and we've been to the CMEA's countless times. The math department is great. The teachers teach very well. The Language Arts teachers are the best. I am in Advanced Language Arts, where it is still going a bit slow for me, so my teacher is letting me choose an independent project topic for me to do and then present to the whole grade. Socials Studies is a little lacking, but it is still very interactive and I learn a lot each day. The gym is great. We do warm ups every day and then we get down to business where the teacher just leaves us alone to figure out what works for us. He does go over some basic skills for the unit though. The language department is wonderful. One of the teachers (mine), is on absence because she is having a baby, but her substitute is just as good as she was. The other teacher is from Guatemala and is a really good interactive and hands on teacher. Overall, Platt is a great school that offers a lot!

- submitted by a community member

April 13, 2011
I have had 3 children attend Platt and believe it has been an amazing experience. My daughters are off to High School (Boulder & Fairview) and doing great. My son is now attending Platt and is very happy. The teachers and administration are extremely supportive as is the counseling staff. I feel it is a wonderful community for kids and everyone in the building is there to make sure every student is happy and learning.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2011
I currently have two children at Platt- an 8th grader in the CHOICE program and a 6th grader in Platt. They both love their respective programs. I've found the teachers to be extremely well qualified, creative and flexible. The administration is caring and gets things done. Overall, an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2011
The teachers at Platt are wonderful, but the administration and counseling departments have much to be desired. Dr. Gates plays favorites with students and parents alike and seems to want the approval of bullies making them feel more entitled. She's a good brown-noser but not sincere, not good for kids or teachers (so I hear). Ms Santee (AP) seems nice enough, but is pretty lazy about taking care of things. Ms Patterson sticks her nose into everything and then acts as the admin informant (NOT how a counselor should behave). Teachers A, admin F

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2010
The Platt campus offers 2 amazing programs for middle school. Two-thirds of the students are on a high achieving traditional middle school track, while one third of the students are in a unique program called CHOICE (Cooperative Hands On Integrated Community Education). Both tracks are rigorous and high achieving thanks to a strong teaching team led by great administrators! Dr. Gates has worked wonders to raise the bar on expectations of students. A very cohesive school community!

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April 22, 2010
The school pays as much attention to students' social and emotional development as it does to their academic development. The curriculum is rigorous, but the caring is abundant.

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2008
My child just completed 7th grade at Platt. It was a wonderful year for her. The school is very supportive and the core teachers made themselves available every morning for tutoring. The math and science teachers were especially supportive to struggling students. The social studies teacher, language arts/reading group helped her to really blossom this year. School became fun and she really felt successful. The librarian has made the library a welcoming place. He encourages the children, yet sets a high bar for behavior.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 26, 2008
We have a 6th and 8th grader at Platt currently. I think Platt does a great job for a public school. The counseling staff and administration are good, and getting better with the addition of Dr. Gates as principal. The 6th and 8th grade teams are great. I was less impressed with the 7th grade team. The WEB program is wonderful and the Connect classrooms provide a nice 'home base' for students. There are countless activities and sports for kids to get involved in. Our children have tested very well and our 8th grader was accepted at a very selective private high school. I have looked into public schools in Denver and quickly discovered that we are very lucky in Boulder to have so many great choices, including Platt.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2007
Platt Rocks! The acedemic help they give the kids is wonderful. I love Platt!

- submitted by a student

February 20, 2007
Nevin Platt appears to be a great school but fails at giving parents feedback on a timely basis if their child is struggling in a subject. I had to approach the teacher about any form of tutoring. If it weren't for the online grade postings I would have never known my child was struggling. The expectations of 6th grade teachers are not what I would expect from a middle school. It's run more like an elementary school.

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2005
I think that Platt Middle School is one of the best schools out there! The teacher quality is great, and I would reccomend it to anybody who wants to have a fun, safe time at school. The WEB program there makes it so that nobody feels left out. You learn a lot, and have acess to fun subjects such as Drama, Applied Technology, and Art. So please, go to Platt and your kid will be very happy!

- submitted by a student

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Nevin Platt Middle School
6096 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO  80303
(720) 561-5536
Last modified Nevin Platt Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Nevin Platt Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top