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Centennial, CO
Students enrolled: 662

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5400 South Waco St
Centennial, CO 80015

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(720) 886-8500
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August 12, 2015
I LOVE this school! My child started Kindergarten and needed a lot of support. He got it and more! With the help of an entire team, his needs were fully met and I felt that they were willing to try everything just for my kiddo. Great staff too! Everyone is friends and children are their top priority.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2014
We love Trails West. My older daughter is returning for 2nd grade and the younger going into kindergarten this year. The teachers and principal are very personable and take the time to get to know their students and their needs individually. We've had a very good experience so far and look forward to staying here throughout the girls' elementary years.

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January 28, 2014
I called to set up a time to come in and tour the school. My son has an IEP, and I noticed the student growth rating was only a 3 out of 10. With his learning needs, I wanted to get a better feel for the overall school rather than just judging it solely on test scores. I was told they do not provide tours for Kindergarten parents because it would take too much time. The woman who originally answered the phone was polite and tried to be helpful, but eventually she transferred me to the office manager who was less than courteous. The best she could do was give my name and number to the principal. I was left with a knot in my stomach. I then went ahead and called another elementary school in the area, Rolling Hills, to set up a tour and was greeted by a helpful and friendly staff member who immediately said I could come in any day between 10am-2pm. She also said she would have a contact name and number for me when I arrived of a special educator who could answer my questions about providing services for my son. What a difference between schools!

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2014
Trails West Elementary has renewed my faith in public school education!!! As a teacher myself, I have a very high standard of academics and excellence in education for my 4 children. Trails West has more than exceeded my expectations. In particular, my first grade son has had a few glitches with his vision and reading. I had him tested by an outside professional and the school quickly assembled a team of people who work with my son every week to accommodate the areas of weakness determined by the developmental vision assessment. He has improved dramatically in a short amount of time and I know that he loves his teacher and he loves going to school. My 3rd grade daughter is also having a fantastic experience at Trails West. Kuddos to a job well done by all at Trails West Elementary!!

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2014
This school used to be great. the last 4 years it has gone downhill, gets worse every year. The teachers here are great but there is tension between them and the administration. No one talks about anything, nothing seems to be done and getting help as a parent is near non existent.

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2012
Trails West Elementary is excellent! The school emphasizes the importance of reading and encourages children to read every day and to fully comprehend WHAT they read about. Trails West participates in REACH program, which allows children with advanced knowledge to be involved in challenging projects and pursue greater opportunities! Thanks to everyone in Trails West!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2011
I believe Trails West is an amazing school. All of the Teacher's my daughter has had, have been wonderful. A certian Kindergarten teacher has went above and beyond to work with my daughter, she continues to work with her and my daughter is now going into 4th grade! Mr. Strikland is a wonderful principal and I am very sad that this is his last year. I truly have nothing bad to say about the school, Teachers or Staff! I would recommend this school to everyone I know!

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September 16, 2009
Trails West is the best elementary school any of my kids has attended. From the principal, Mr. Strickland to the teachers and staff; Trails West teaches our kids to live, love, laugh, and learn! They not only reinforce how important is it to excel in academics, they remind students to be good citizens - to strive to help others and to set a good example to their peers. I'm grateful to be a part of the TW family.

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July 21, 2009
Trails West Elementary is an excellent school. I really feel that my property values are protected by having such a great school in our neighborhood. I know most people don't know about this great school because it is tucked away in the housing development. It is very safe and supervised at all times. My children come home happy and have increased their scores tremendously. We love the care and commitment that each teacher has given to our children. If you are not happy here, you are probably not involved enough. Getting to know this group of hardworking people let me understand how much effort goes into educating children. It has a great traditional schedule and you will see that there are alot of administrators and teachers that send their kids here-from all districts. Wow, that really says something. I highly recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
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March 01, 2008
i love trails west it is an awsome school the teachers are great and everyone is friendly the school name is called trails west elememnetry school when you ask me to rate a school trails west comes to my mind first!!!

- submitted by a student
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July 11, 2007
My daughter attended Trails West Elementry form K-3 and mostly liked it the only things that my family did not like was that there gifted program is not where it should be and the after school program is very unsatisfactory. When we moved to littleton we found that there are some schools that handly diversity and gifted children much better.

- submitted by a parent

July 10, 2007
Trails West has been the most outstanding school our family has attended in Cherry Creek Schools. My daughter is thriving and enjoying the many after school activities offered. The staff is excellent, the leadership is terrific, and safety is of the utmost importance to this staff. I believe this school was one of the first in CCSD to have security keys for entrance and has special monitoring to ensure student safety. Parent involvement is of the greatest and highest quality I have seen in raising our three children. I would recommend this school to anyone transferring in as a school of choice or home of record school. Anyone would appreciate the level of professionalism at this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2007
I have loved my experience with Trails West. It is nice to have a principal that recognizes the good kids on a regular bases and rewards them for their efforts. The teachers that my kids were lucky to have went the extra mile to make sure that they learned in a way that fit them best. I am lucky that my kids have the opportunity to attend a great school

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August 09, 2006
Wow, I can't say enough about this school. It has the world's best principal and a great teaching staff. My kids learned so much everyday and couldn't wait to get to school in the morning. I don't think you could find a better place to trust your kids to learn!

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2006
Very disappointing. Discipline problems, school bulling runs rampant. Academics is not where it should be for this district. Not at all happy with this school. Transferring out.

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April 27, 2006
Trails West is a wonderful learning environment for all kids. The teachers care and are great.

- submitted by a student

June 14, 2005
I had two of my daughters go all the way through at this school. The current principal is leaving, which is a good thing. The are teacher is phenomenal and the music program is good only if your child is gifted in this area. I feel this school really helped my child who was gifted in the area of reading, but my other child, who in second grade, wasn't reading well at that time, fell through the cracks and received no additional help. Overall, the quality of this school is good.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2004
My son learned to read last year and he is a special needs student that requires a lot of support. I have nothing but great things to say about the staff at Trails West Elementary School.

- submitted by a parent

July 08, 2004
If there is such a word to describe the excellency of this school, please let me know. Trails West Elementary supported a great education for me. I loved the things that went on at Trails West. I learned a lot and had nothing but fun! Trails West is a school that deserves special recognition.

- submitted by a student
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Trails West Elementary School
5400 South Waco St, Centennial, CO  80015
(720) 886-8500
Last modified Trails West Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Trails West Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top