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Centennial, CO
Students enrolled: 382

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711 East Euclid Ave
Centennial, CO 80121

(303) 347-4525
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October 10, 2015
We returned to Highland after years at a charter school and have been very happy. My son has 20 kids in his class opposed to 36 that he had at charter school. I was worried that he would not be challenged after attending an "academically rigorous" school. He is thriving and is challenged. I feel the homework load is far less than he had last year and he usually completes the weeks worth by Wednesday at the latest. So far we love Highland and the staff. My son is excited to go to school for the first time in his life. This speaks volumes to me as a parent. This is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
October 05, 2015
How can they be with a 1:30+ ratio? I know they are doing the best they can in the situation, but the situation should not exist.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Too much
October 05, 2015
While they do not check the homework, the amount and topics are insane. The homework will cover new topics that my child has not been exposed to.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
October 05, 2015
They repeatedly will use phrases like "We don't do grades, so it really doesn't matter" or "You should not be concerned, your child is not the lowest in the class" or "Homework is for fun and I never check it for correctness or completeness".

- submitted by a parent

October 05, 2015
The school is a huge disappointment. After buying a house just so my kids could attend Highland, I am desperate to find a way out. The class sizes are too large which leads to kids falling through the cracks and not getting any attention. The details that are overlooked by teachers and staff is astounding. The administration will tell you what you want to hear with no follow through. They are also begging for money at every turn, while not offering any solutions to class sizes or more support.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2015
This school seems to be letting my daughter fall through the cracks. It is very disappointing.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2013
My son attended Highland Elementary School. He received an excellent education from experienced teachers that have prepared him well for middle school. I highly recommend Highland.

- submitted by a teacher

May 16, 2013
My son went to Highland for 1st and 2nd grade until we moved away from the area. It was really a great school with great teachers and staff. My son was on an ILP and worked with Mrs. Chambless who was a godsend. The teachers really helped address his issues with learning to read and he is a great reader now! I would have never left Highland had it not been for moving across town and I highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a great learning environment for their child!

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2013
My son has been at Highland Elementary now for 4 years and for the most part we have been happy with it. The teachers are very caring and helpful. I really like the fact that so many parents are volunteers. The general layout of the school is really nice and spacious. My issues are that a new principle arrived in 2010 and things seem to be getting more and more disorganized. Also I feel that some of the office staff is incredibly rude when we have needed to call with a question or issue. It just seems like anything out of the ordinary gets you a rude response these days.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2010
Highland has a warm, caring atmosphere. Many of the teachers have been there for several years (low turn-over rate, which is good.) I have only two complaints--the school hours (9:06-3:43) and homework. Beginning homework at 4:00, after having already endured nearly 7 hours of school seems wrong. It makes for a hectic schedule, particularly if your child is involved in any extra-curricular activities. It also affects a normal dinner schedule, as the kids are generally starving when they get home. So, they eat a snack, then aren't hungry for "real dinner" until much later. The entire window from 4:00 until bed-time consists of snack, homework, dinner, shower, read, and go to bed. Very little family time left over. I understand the importance of working with your child one-on-one to reinforce skills taught at school--but how about skipping unnecessary busywork and looking into a more reasonable start/dismissal time?

- submitted by a parent
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January 08, 2008
Excellent school. There is a wonderful feeling of belonging here. Lots of parental involvement (voluntary!). I feel like they actually care what happens with the kids. Smalltown feel.

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September 27, 2004
My oldest son attended Highland from Kindergarten through 5th grade and my twins are currently in 1st grade at Highland. Every teacher I've encountered through the years has been dedicated, nurturing and inspiring to my children and to myself. Every day I am grateful to them for all they do for each child in their classrooms. One of my sons has been in the Gifted and Talented program and another has seen the Speech Therapist regularly. From these two extremes, I can say that both of them have been treated wonderfully, made to feel important and have progressed in great strides, both in their own ways. The principal, Mrs. March, and all of the staff are caring and efficient. I volunteer a lot at the school and each staff member has sincerely expressed their gratitude. Through volunteering, I have met so many wonderful parents. I would highly recommend Highland Elementary!

- submitted by a parent

July 01, 2004
I have had three years experience with Highland and am very pleased with the experience my 8 year old son and I have had. My shy son has come along way in feeling comfortable at school and is always happy to go. I contribute much of this to the warm, nurturing environment provided by the whole staff. The test scores shown seem lower than what I would expect. I have had nothing but excellent experience with the teachers and the quality education they have provided. I do know the Principal at Highland reviews programs regularly and takes feedback from parents seriously. I am happy to know that the educational experience offered to my children will only improve with the coming years. I have also had a positive experience volunteering in the school. Volunteers are made to feel appreciated and it has allowed me to get to know many other dedicated parents.

- submitted by a parent
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Highland Elementary School
711 East Euclid Ave, Centennial, CO  80121
(303) 347-4525
Last modified Highland Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Highland Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top