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Chipita Park, CO
Students enrolled: 146

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9230 Chipita Park Rd
Chipita Park, CO 80809

(719) 685-2227
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April 29, 2014
This school is a small, caring elementary school with a fantastic principal and a great staff. My son never wants to leave the school. Asked yesterday if he could go there all the way through college. A great testament from a student!!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
I cannot think of anything to improve this school. It is a parent's dream to have a school that cares about not only the student but the family as well. The instruction by the staff helps build not only a good educational base, but also a caring and responsible person as well. Principal involvement is high, with the principal monitoring recess outdoors. I have never heard of another school in which the principal helps supervise recess. There are tons of afterschool activities that cost little or nothing, with scholarships available so that no student is left out. I highly recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2013
My son attends this school and comes home smiling every day!! This was not the case at his last school. I loves school so much, homework is never an issue anymore. He sits down to do it without being told! The staff is amazing, caring, appreciative, nurturing in every respect, no only to the students, but the families as well. I am so amazed at this school, I wish my son could have started in pre-school. I highly recommend this school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
It's a relatively small school with great parent and community involvement.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 29, 2009
Everyone knows and looks out for one another. Students, parents, staff, community memebers all care deeply for each child's success.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
I am an 'alumni' of Ute Pass Elementary. The foundation for all of my education was established there - where I acquired, and came to love, the discipline of learning itself.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 07, 2009
I love the small class sizes. The 5th graders know the preschoolers and everyone looks out for each other. We are a true community school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
This school is a small, caring elementary school with a fantastic principal and a great staff.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 07, 2009
Ute Pass Elementary has great teachers and a low student-teacher ratio. This year is its 40th anniversary, and the school held an alumni-sponsored celebration of the event. That shows how much people love the school! I went to Ute Pass Elementary the first year it opened as a 5th grader. My daughter attended Ute Pass Elementary, and my son is currently in second grade there. We love our teachers and are proud of our school's success!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
UPE provides our children with a great learning environment, the teachers and staff are awesome.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Our school is in a small, rural area with little local resources to assist parents and students outside of the school environment. Knowing this, the school is very proactive in offering after school programs that successfully add to the overall education of the student. Appreciation of our beautiful mountain community is just one of the many ways the school effectively teaches our students about the importance of individual stewardship towards people and the environment in which we live.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Great teachers, great staff, a vital part of the community. I love the place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 25, 2008
I have had three children complete study at Ute Pass Elementary School and very successfully move on to Manitou Middle School. From my perspective, Ute Pass Elementary is unique in two main perspectives: 1) extra support provided to the students, and 2) parental involvement. This is a fairly small school, and the teachers, principal and administrators are extremely involved in providing additional help to each student, as well as a fantastic after school program. Each week there are after school hours set aside on specific days for assistance with homework. The After School Program (known as TAP) also provides elective classes ranging from swimming lessons (at the local Manitou Springs Pool) to art, to hiking, to fun areas focused on specialized needs (math, etc). TAP has high educator involvement, high parent involvement and high student involvement. Parent involvement comes in many forms at Ute Pass Elementary and is encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2005
I am new to the school, so I am writing this review based on just about three weeks of observations. Some excellent things I have seen include the following: small class sizes, teachers and staff know most everyone by name, cozy atmosphere, clean & bright building, good offering of 'specials' classes and an afterschool program; high level of parental involvement and presence before, after & during the school day; Friday folders where student work, school events, and classroom news are shared. Classrooms seem to have a variety of resources. Teachers seem to be able to address standards of learning and expectations. Individual needs of children are addressed. Volunteering in the classroom is welcomed and encouraged. Principal is present and accessible.

- submitted by a parent

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Ute Pass Elementary School
9230 Chipita Park Rd, Chipita Park, CO  80809
(719) 685-2227
Last modified Ute Pass 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.
Ute Pass Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top