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!
My child's school is the best my children have been in, and I have worked with 6 other schools over the years. This school is concerned with the child, the family and the community. The involvement in the student's lives is unbelievable. They are caring, helpful, nurturing, appreciative of family/parental involvement including attending parent/teacher conferences. I was thanked by the principal for attending. Wish my child could have started at this school from pre-school!! I would highly recommend this school to anyone!!!
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!!
It's a relatively small school with great parent and community involvement.
Everyone knows and looks out for one another. Students, parents, staff, community memebers all care deeply for each child's success.
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.
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!
This school is a small, caring elementary school with a fantastic principal and a great staff.
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!
UPE provides our children with a great learning environment, the teachers and staff are awesome.
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.
Great teachers, great staff, a vital part of the community. I love the place.
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.
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.
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