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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Platt Rocks! The acedemic help they give the kids is wonderful. I love Platt!
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.
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!
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