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Broomfield, CO
Students enrolled: 404

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1035 Birch
Broomfield, CO 80020

(720) 561-8800
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April 02, 2015
My family loves this school. The kindergarten teacher Miss Brown is amazing. She works every hard with all her students and she not only teaches them school but manners as well. She is an amazing teacher and I was my son could carry her with him for the rest of his years. :-)

- submitted by a parent

February 05, 2015
My kids and I absolutely love this school. We live about 20 minutes away and choose to open enroll there. I couldn't ask for a better community orientated school. I love that the teachers are open & caring about each student. Communication is always open & welcoming between the staff, children, and parents. I am completely thrilled that I was able to open enroll my kids in such a great school!!

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2014
Was a great school until they got the new principle. She is loud and puts on a great show even has a few loud parent cheerleaders but don't be fooled.

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2013
We are in our 2nd year at Birch and have had a great experience. The office staff are always so helpful and friendly. The principal is always up for new and fun ideas and makes the school experience fun for the kids and parents.

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2013
We came to Birch from a private school and have found that our kids get all the same advantages here that we we paying for previously. Individualized attention, focus on reading and literacy, involved staff, a great school leadership team and parents who are passionate about the school as a whole, rather than just their children. The Great Schools rating belies the true value, as similarly rated schools nearby do not offer near the same level of instruction or involvement.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2013
Birch Elementary is a socio-economically and culturally diverse school that focuses on teaching the "whole child". The Principal at Birch introduces herself as having 380 kids. That is how she, and her staff, approach their teaching... with a loving hand. Over the past few years, I have watched Birch follow a path of introducing new writing and math programs that are making amazing improvements in learning, and are reflected in our TCAP scores. In addition, their positive behavior mechanism (PAWS), is a wonderful example of how behavior is approached throughout the school -- encouraging the positive. I feel incredibly lucky that we live in this amazing neighborhood, but would, without hesitation, open enroll into Birch if we didn't. It is a wonderful combination of a feeling of community, and a place where my kids can learn to be good citizens, good students, and good friends.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2013
Birch is a great neighborhood school that has high standards and expectations for all students. My children are early elementary age and feel as though Birch is part of the family. Communication is honest and frequent: parents get regular messages about what is happening. There are many opportunities for parent and community involvement, and there is a clear and shared focus. It feels as though everyone is on the same page, pulling in the same direction, giving kids the tools they need to succeed and excel. The principal s attitude is encouraging and innovative. She is student-centered and sets the tone for the rest of the school. She is super-visible to the kids, gets to know them on a personal basis, and they love her! In addition, the school has a great mix of new and veteran teachers in a supportive learning environment. The small learning setting increases student contact with teachers. Staff recognizes that some students must overcome significant barriers, but these obstacles are not seen as insurmountable. Curriculum, and assessments are aligned with state standards and BVSD does a great job in supporting district schools.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2013
I love first and foremost that the school and its teachers and staff are so accessible. Rarely have I sent an email or made a call that has not been answered. Additionally, the teachers and staff reach out to me if I need to be made aware of something, and there's also plenty of opportunity to be involved at the school. Birch's principal, in particular, is very involved with and passionate about the students. In the short time we have been at Birch, I have seen the writing and math programs grow by leaps and bounds and seen how it's affected my own child's schoolwork. I live in the Birch neighborhood and though I could have open enrolled at other BVSD schools, I chose this school because it is a slice of real life the families here are socio-economically and culturally diverse and, though at times that can present its own set of challenges, I love that those challenges exist. Through them, my kids get to see that hard work and perseverance, by anyone student, staff member or parent (and there is a very passionate and hard-working PTO) can make a positive change to his or her own life as well as the community.

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2013
This school used to be wonderful. unfortunately, this past year has been absolutely horrible for not only my daughter but for a lot of students whom I baby-sit for after school! their reading levels are way be hind as well! Unless their are some drastic changes school year. I don't see this school improving much!

- submitted by a teacher

April 22, 2011
The teachers and staff at Birch are so friendly, outgoing and approachable. They go out of their way to make all the students feel like they are heard and supported. We moved our kids to Birch from a different elementary school and we are so happy that we did. Our kids are thriving at Birch.

- submitted by a parent

November 04, 2009
A terrific, small school that offers more than meets the eye. I have 3 children all of whom have attended Birch Elementary. Two of my kids also attended 2 other elementary schools. One of my children is academically gifted, one is average, and one has struggled. Each of my children has received the individual attention required to both excel and work at his/her level at Birch. The teachers, administration/staff, and parents are super involved, approachable, and supportive. In my experience Birch has exceeded my expectations when compared with the other elementary schools my kids have attended.

- submitted by a parent
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September 16, 2009
Birch is a intimate school with an icredible staff. Anyone I ever come across there is always friendly and wants to help. All the kids seem to be very happy. My son loves it!

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2009
My 3 year old son is attending preschool and Ms. Sara and Ms. Lucia are awesome. The kids do a variety of creative things. My son has learned a lot. Thank you for being so great.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2007
This school has wonderful, motivated teachers. Parent involvement is high and there are great art and music programs. This is a raelly nice community school whose only drawback is the facility itself which is aging and in need of air conditioning.

- submitted by a parent

February 17, 2007
Although Birch does still have somewhat 'open' classrooms, the teachers and students are respectful of others. I have been pleased with the teachers at Birch. They spend a lot of time working individually with students. The parents at Birch are wonderful. So many awesome parents volunteer their time to help out in the classrooms. I look forward to all of my children attending.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2006
I have two children that attend Birch and I have been very pleased thus far with the attention and education that they are receiving. My doubts are in the administration. Keep up the good work teachers!

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April 21, 2006
Teachers and Staff are all helpful and a joy to work with. Although our kids are used to more challenge, the school overall is pretty good.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2006
We have just moved to the area and my child seems to love Birch. The teachers are wonderful and seem to care about the children. My child has made friends easily and enjoys going to school every day.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2005
Our children attend Birch because that is where my husband went. It seems to me that not much has changed since he was in school. Our son is not doing well, and I find the teachers to not be at all interested in helping him.

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2005
School facility is terribly outdated. Has the 'open - classroom' environment which is not safe and makes learning difficult because of the noise. Leadership is run as a dictatorship. Many teachers have been at the school for over 25 years. Many are burnt out and have little patience. . Broomfield school in general do not have the same facilities, programs, leadership or teacher quality as the schools in Boulder. Furthermore the SRA funding for Broomfield schools is consistently lower. School does have a strong parent support group but we rarely get to decide where the money we raise should be spent. One bright side... Mrs. Ludwig - 2nd grade is awesome!

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2004
My daughter has been going to Birch since Kindergarden, she is going to third grade now and she loves it and I really have liked her teachers, They work with her great. I feel they really care about her achieving her education and she loves going to the school. When ever she is having any difficulty they let me know, also have regular parent/teacher conferences to keep you up to speed on how they are doing and what can be done to help in any certain areas.

- submitted by a parent

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Birch Elementary School
1035 Birch, Broomfield, CO  80020
(720) 561-8800
Last modified Birch Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Birch Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top