« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
PK-5
Public district
Centennial, CO
Students enrolled: 537
 

Contact this school

7451 South Homestead Parkway
Centennial, CO 80112

School website
(720) 554-3700
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Homestead Elementary School address.

January 29, 2015
This school does not deserve the rating that it currently holds(9). You must be lucky if you got your child to study under an experienced teacher for that grade. This school started rotating teachers between the grades. That's a good thing for the school and the teachers and probably even for the kids in the long run. But since they just started, not every teacher is able to handle their subjects right. I am so surprised that they don't spend enough time with the kids to cover the subjects for their grades. I am the one sitting and teaching my kids even basics. Whenever i see test results, i find many questions which my kids mentions that he never remembers teacher teaching them. We are just frustrated. It's just an average school. I request parents not to have high expectations.

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2014
My granddaughter attended Homestead 1st-5th and my daughter and I loved the school as did my granddaughter. The teachers were wonderful, helpful and all seem to love teaching. We went back for fall festivals years after she went on to middle school and helped during the summer science camps. The teachers were always glad to see how the kids had grown and asked about how they were doing. I always enjoyed going there. It is a wonderful school.

- submitted by a community member

December 22, 2013
We have had a very positive experience at Homestead for all three of our children. All three are different learners but all are successful students. Teachers are great, a lot of parent/community support, and principal is very dedicated. Overall, I couldn't ask for a better school for my children.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2013
I would like to post a negative comment & not be accused of writing multiple comments. The reviewer below seems to think that her overall positive experience means that no one can hold a negative opinion. That is one of the problems with this school- a "we have to all be the same mentality". People have different opinions and children are different in terms of culture, learning styles, etc. I think the school in general whether it is the teachers, principal or curriculum tends to be geared to one type of child. If your child doesn't fit into that mold, they don't really have alternative teaching approaches. It is quite limited in my opinion. There appears to be an anti-bullying philosophy, but the techniques taught to deal with bullying are completely worthless. There was a big bullying problem at Homestead last year. A portion of last year's 5th grade class had to take special classes on bullying because the problem was so pervasive. I'm sure the parents of the 5th grade kids that were bullied have multiple opinions based on the inadequacy of the school to make every child feel welcome & have a sense of belonging. SHAME ON HOMESTEAD AND THE PARENTS THAT PERPETUATE THE PROBLEM.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2013
It is obvious to me that there is one parent that had issues and decided to write multiple negative comments about Homestead. Boy are those negative comments so far from the truth...This is a fantastic school. We interviewed 12 principals before we moved across the country with our children. We are so thankful we found Homestead. Academics is very important; they will advance those kids a full grade level if need be in order to meet their full learning potential. The entire school has math at the same time to make this possible. For parents of kids with needs, the school has been great and detected a learning issue with one of our kids, offered support, services and interventions. The Principal is so nice and is so friendly. She welcomes the kids everyday and is always willing to talk. The parent involvement is also second to none...which can be seen by the numerous name badges as you walk in the school. This is a community school; the neighborhood is also fantastic and one of the best places to live in this area. This is a walk or car ride only school which to me builds that community feel. Honestly, this is a great school and one you would be blessed to find!

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2013
We love Homestead! The principal is amazing and listens to parents always. The teachers are supportive, caring, and enthusiastic. My children love being Homestead Hawks! We are proud to be part of a high achieving and nurturing school. Pe

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2013
I had to take my son out of Homestead because of a bullying situation. The school did next to nothing to help or support him. He is much happier in his new school and actually wants to go to school.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2013
BAD SCHOOL, TEACHERS ARE LAZY AND WOULD NOT LIKE TO HELP KIDS IMPROVE.......Sorry to be here!

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2013
This is a school for snobs proven by the Audi Golf Cart in the parking lot every day. This is NOT the school to open-enroll into, they are all about parental involvement and financial support. They do not care about your child, simply attaining high test scores. The staff is rude, condescending and stuck-up - this is a school for wealthy people and they have no issues shunning out anyone who they believe might not belong. When I was 7 months pregnant & dropping my daughter off, the lady monitoring the door literally shut the door in my face forcing me to walk pregnant all the way around the school and forcing my child to have a tardy on their record. This school is money based and could care less about encouraging or nurturing your child on ANY level. If you saw the movie 'Bad Teacher' it's the prefect example of what motivates Homestead Elementary Faculty - numbers, test scores and cash. When I addressed issues with the principal, she too laughed at me and literally discarded every concern regarding her staff and professionalism.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2012
Homestead has exceeded my expectations! The quality of work that comes home is incredible! The homework that they receive is purposeful and the amount is age appropriate. The academics and discipline the students get here is fantastic. The longevity of the teachers and administration is a testimony to the school as well. The communication is so good... we get emails weekly from grade level teams, communication in their weekly folders and a monthly news letter (Homesteader) that is for the entire school. I addition to this, every Friday we get an email that lists all the activities for the upcoming week. This year every family received a calendar with all the years activities already on it! The other awesome thing about Homestead is the parental evolvement. The number of volunteers at this school is incredible! I am so thankful for the experience my kids get to have here and the lifelong friends they have made.

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2011
Great school. We moved to the US from a different country and were worried about how our daughter in first grade would fit into the school. She has now moved to second grade and she couldn't be happier. The teachers were understanding of our situation and cultural differences. Focus on Reading, writing skills, math and arts. Higher grades have more focus on sports is what I hear from other parents. There is a vibrant parent volunteer community too.

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2010
This school was my saving grace. We had just moved here from Illinois, and my daughters didn't want to go to a different school. The first day of school, they felt at home. The teachers were caring, understanding of their situation, and made sure that they felt at home. Now my daughter is graduating from the 5th grade. They are more confident, and they've made lots of life long friends. The parent involvement is strong. And the principal is incredible. The art program is also excellent! Could not say enough good things about this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2010
My daughter goes to 4th grade this is an excellent school

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2010
Excellent learning environment. Encourages kids and they have fun learning as well. Teachers are wonderful and there is strong parent support/involvement.

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2009
Homestead has great, caring and hard working staff. I could not choose a better school for my child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 02, 2009
My children went to this school in it's second year open. It has always been a quality neighborhood school. The teachers have been exceptional then and now. My children excelled in that school and are now all college graduates. I feel that the years that they attended Homestead Elementary School helped shape them for all of their future successes.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2009
The children love their school. My granddaughter in first grade tells me "we don't do work; we do "fun work". The one on one interest shown to each child is wonderful. The volunteer support system is great.

- submitted by a community member

April 06, 2009
Homestead is an excellent school! All students receive quality reading, writing and math instruction, as well as a high emphasis of the arts (music, art, physical education, library/computer skills). Homestead also emphasizes social studies and science instruction and character education. Parent support is amazing! Classrooms have Smartboard technology, clickers, document cameras...the latest technology to prepare our students to be successful in high school and college. The staff is very knowledgeable and they care for the whole child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 28, 2009
Good school overall. Teaches to the middle and open enrolled students becoming higher proportion of population which is negative in that they are not generally high achievers. Poor recent hires in the early primary grades hopefully offset by strong existing faculty.

- submitted by a parent

July 20, 2008
This is a great school and neighbohood. Homes from the $200Ks to over $1M. Its got it all!!!

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2007
We chose to open enroll our child at Homestead and couldn't be happier. We love it! There's a reason there is such a high open enrollment population. The teachers are wonderful; we've been at this school K-5 and have had positive experiences with each teacher each year. If you choose this school, you won't be disappointed.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2006
Best school. Period. Public, private or parochial. Oldest son went 1st to 5th, youngest son k-4th, and will finish 5th next year. Both boys attended advanced math and reading as well as gifted programs. 2 neices there also. Kids come home every day and say they had a great day, and they love school. Teachers there because they love kids, no because of a paycheck. Very involved and available.

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2006
The best elementary school in Denver.

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2006
This is a great school. We recently relocated from South Dakota and my son had apprehensions about how he'd fit in. BUt he's been here for a school year now and loves it. We re expecially happy with his progress in Math, Reading and Music.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2005
This is an excellent school. My daughter open enrolled here for 5 years because of its strengths. The academics, extra-curricular activities and parent envolvement are the best I could find in the local area.

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2005
great academic programms, music & art, but lack of athletics and other extracurricular activities , mid level parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 03, 2005
Solid curriculum and teachers here.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2005
Parents highly involved in child's education... great school and lots of dedication.

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2004
Parent participation and parent/educator communication make this school the best I've ever experienced.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school's profile?

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!
for Parents
for Schools
 
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook

Find out what parents are saying about Homestead Elementary School

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Homestead-Elementary-School/139511272752378

Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: January 29, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Homestead Elementary School
7451 South Homestead Parkway, Centennial, CO  80112
(720) 554-3700
Last modified Homestead Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Homestead Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top