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Brighton, CO
Students enrolled: 527

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12060 Jasmine St
Brighton, CO 80605

(720) 972-5940
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May 27, 2015
Our daughter started kindergarten here for school year 2014-2015. The parent/teacher night we were supposed to meet "the new K teacher" ... first they said she was running late ... then someone else said she wasn't showing up-didn't get a good feeling. The first day of class she just opens the door for the kids, doesn't introduce herself at all, doesn't even make eye contact or state her name, not even a smile, it's the first day of school for the kids! at least act welcoming. Our daughter came home from school every day for two weeks saying kids were being mean to her and she told the teacher and the teacher only said "be nice" to the other kids... great start to the year, I called the teacher twice, and the office people at least twice stating my concerns only to be told there's nothing going on. We withdrew her from school due to the lack of concern and efficiency. The principal called us two weeks after we had switched schools, to find out what was going on.. horrible experience

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2014
I have had 3 children that have attended Glacier Peak since Kindergarten; the oldest that graduated from Horizon and another that is a Junior at Horizon and now a 3rd grader that is currently in Glacier Peak. Glacier Peak has been an excellent school and created a great foundation for my children.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2013
My school is the BEST! We moved into the neighborhood in January, 2013 and went over to the school to meet everyone as my children would be attending their school in the fall. Everyone greeted us with open arms and the amazing thing is that when we went to open house this year, the office staff remembered us. What a great feeling! Summer had come and gone and they knew who we were. I am ecstatic with the way things are at Glacier Peak!!

- submitted by a community member

October 28, 2012
Last year was not a good start with us at Glacier Peak BUT this year has been MUCH better. I think a lot of my frustration was because of the teacher my daughter had and not a true reflection of the school. My daughter now has a fabulous teacher who truly cares about each of her stuudents. I'm still not happy with the way they do field day (at the beginning of the year and make it a fund raising event) but the overall learning experience and day to day activities have been great this year. My son just started kindergarten and its is going good as well.

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2012
We have two children (3rd and 5th grade) who have gone to GlacierPeak their entire academic career and we have had nothing but positive experiences here. The Principal is very attentive to the student s and their parent s needs while still being a strong leader. The teachers are great and the ones who are not, are weeded out. The office staff is always courteous and professional. Academically, both are children are at or above grade level in every category. When our daughter fell below grade level, the teacher took the extra time to work with her and get her up to speed. I believe GlacierPeak offers a positive learning environment and makes special accommodations to those who need it. As an advocate for anti-bullying in schools, I am happy to report that GlacierPeak also takes this issue seriously. We have not had any issues go unresolved when it comes to bullying in school. The school s communication to the parents is above average. They utilize auto-dialers, flyers and website to disseminate information. The school staff is also very responsive to concerns parents may have through email, notes, phone calls and face-to-face meetings.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2012
Glacier Peak is widely recognized as one of the most outstanding schools in Adams 12 by teachers and community members throughout the area. The teaching talent improves every year, the office staff is first-rate, the principal is a tremendous leader and the facility is immaculate. The two recent reviews of this school are totally off-base and without merit. This is a school focused on sustainable academic growth and achievement. They're building students who will thrive as adults. If you're worried about fun and parties, you should try home-schooling.

- submitted by a parent

July 30, 2012
This is school is a joke. They do not have resources to help children who have learning difficulties. My child has had nothing but issues there. My child was pushed through the grades and bullied there by both staff and students and nothing was done. The staff does not take responsibility for their actions and short comings, but instead blames the child and the parents, especially when the parents are active. The staff tells parents one thing and does the total opposite when parents are not around. The Principle goes to great lengths to disregard parents inputs and concerns. I do not recommend this school for anyone.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2011
The staff at the school is AMAZING! I have 2 children that have attended over the last several years. The staff is always willing to take extra steps to ensure my children are getting the best education. The principal is wonderful; he cares about his students and his staff. Even with all the budget cuts he is able to make this school better and better every year!

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2011
This is a fantastic school. I have had children going to Glacier Peak for 4 years now. The staff is fantastic and the learnig environment is very positive and encouraging. I can't imagine finding a better grade school for my children.

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March 06, 2011
You can't find a better school in the district! The leadership is outstanding, the staff collaborative, hardworking, and student centered. My own children love learning here. They come home happy and I couldn't be more pleased.

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February 02, 2011
This school has taken CURSIVE WRITING off their requirements. It's OPTIONAL. How can this be? My son is getting A's and B's and he's really 2 years behind. Now I find out that he's not required to complete cursive writing. Your child will be behind if you send them to this school.

- submitted by a parent

July 10, 2006
Both of my children have attended Glacier Peak. It is an excellent school with dedicated teachers. My son ended K reading at a 1st grade level and ended 1st grade reading at a 6th grade level. I wouldn't send my children anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2005
My son has attended this school for 3 years, and we are delighted with the staff and the programs that allow parents to join in activities with the students (e.g., Trick or Trunk and Field Day) as well as the curriculum. Our son is learning a lot of math skills with Everyday Math, and we are happy with the progress he has made with the reading programs.

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2005
I believe the school has alot of problems, starting at the principal all the way down to some of the teachers. The principal doesn't back the parents in any situation, and will always side with her friends of 25 yrs that teach there. Makes for a very unhappy, sad enviroment. Alot of the children are afraid of some of these teachers, and know there is nothing we as parents can do about it, because 'open enrollment' is blocked at other schools when we try to remove our children from that school. The principal doesn't do anything to help the Pta (peak partnership) and critisizes all they do. I would never recommend puting any child in this school, and have placed my house for sale just to move away from it. I know my children will have a better future somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
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Glacier Peak Elementary School
12060 Jasmine St, Brighton, CO  80605
(720) 972-5940
Last modified Glacier Peak Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Glacier Peak Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top