Students enrolled 61
Hours 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
School leader Eric Dinnel
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7094 Cottonwood Tree Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80927

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(719) 570-0075
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4 stars
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June 03, 2014
Ive attended Banning Lewis since the opening (06) and am currently in seventh grade. For the first 4 years of attending, I found the staff to be very caring and kept a good eye on the students. It wasnt until middle school where bullying had gotten completely out of hand. It would take constant reminders for the teachers or principal to acknowledge my complaints, as well as my parents. Not to mention, there were large amounts of foul language from students, as well as occasional swearing from teachers. I found that my needs were not payed attention to enough, and that unless you constantly remind the staff about bullying or academic issues, they wont pay attention. Within the past 2 years, the only teachers that met my needs and put student needs first, were Mrs. Mavel and Mr. Como. Within the past two years I have found the teachers to be inconsistent with the uniform policy where one teacher will say its okay for you to wear a pair of black tights, and than another teacher will give you a uniform violation for them. However, I found the learning curriculum to be fun to learn, and have found my self exceeding drastically. Sadly, I am no longer attending due to these issues.

- submitted by a community member
January 26, 2014
This school is great I have 3 children in Banning Lewis right now I had 4 kids there last year The teachers are good and do care If your student is getting a bad grade they email right away to let you know so that you can talk with your kid and take action Every day the teachers are available after school to help students if they are struggling The teachers will contact you ask if your student can stay after school for tutoring If your students grades still are suffering Then they will ask for a intervention For parents and student to meet with all the teachers your student has to set up a plan for success The teachers are helpful standard of learning is high which is great My son entered in kindergarten last year and began reading in kindergarten I have 3 other older sons that went to a different kindergarten and hadn't learned to read didn't start to learn sight words or essentials to start reading I can stand out side the school waiting for my son And not hear a bunch of junior high kids cussing up a storm along with other inappropriate talk At my 12 year olds last school this was a regular everyday thing Banning Lewis Ranch Academy is K-8 I really like the environment.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2013
It's a nice looking school but other than that, This is not the school it was 5 years ago. Administrative staff is mediocre at best. I've had 2 children go here and each year got progressively worse. The school overall doesn't offer support for struggling students and their parents. Teachers don't last (not the good ones anyways) here and the ones they have do not communicate with parents. The administrators focus on trivial issues while ignoring real issues that go on in their school. I would not recommend this school to any parent that expects a school to support and encourage their child.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2013
This is a wonderful school and has really supported all three of my children (K, 3rd, 6th grades) academically. The middle school recently achieved a grade of A on the state ranking system (coloradoschoolgrades.com), of which there are only a handful in the Colorado Springs area. Elementary received a B with improvement over previous years. Attitudes are positive, teachers are engaged. Parent involvement is mandatory. This is our first year here and I could not be happier that my kids went to this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2013
The school is great, but it is time to get a new administrator, he has no idea what he is doing and he is losing great teacher because of it. He tries to run the school as a dictator and only his voice is to be heard. My daughters have gone here for 3 years and he get worse each year. My daughter has had 3 teacher in 1 year, ridiculous!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2012
My son has been attending BLRA since the day the doors opened. He started there in kindergarten and is now a 6th grader. While the school has had its ups and downs and growing pains throughout the years, I would most definitely recommend BLRA to anyone. I do miss the old CAO, Mr. Dinnel, as I thought he was much more engaged in the school, but Mr. Franko is doing a good job. We've only had a bad experience with one teacher, who is thankfully gone now. The support staff is incredible. I also love the overall tone of the school and the sense of community. Parents are very involved. Yes, there are required volunteer hours, but most parents have no problem going above and beyond that just to be a part of their child's school and education. We recently moved into another school district and my son was given the option to go to a standard public school, wear jeans every day and walk to school. He declined. He enjoys his time at BLRA. He feels supported and like he's a part of something there. And when it comes time for his little brother to start kindergarten, he will most certainly be enrolled at BLRA. I just hope the proposed high school is up and running in time!!

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2012
The teachers have been fantastic for our children, going out of their way to help our son who needs a little extra attention. There is a wonderful community feel to the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2012
We move every 2 1/2 years. My 8th grader has been in a lot of schools. his one was just awful for us. My special needs second grader did not get what she needed there, and my older daughter was treated terribly by the teachers. The teachers and staff lack experience. The principal is removed from what goes on, and th curriculum isn't the greatest. The teacher's inexperience and the principal's lack of involvement made our time there horrible. Very glad Colorado offers the school of choice program.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2012
BLRA is an impressive school. My oldest has been attending for a few years and I am constantly impressed by the quality of education she recieves. It is obvious the teachers and administrators are tuned into what kids need. Things have shifted quite a bit over the years, but I like the fact that BLRA is willing to try new things. Education has changed so much, but BLRA keeps learning fun for kids in a high stakes world. I want a GREAT education for my children and I get it at BLRA! It would be nice to see the parent community show appreciation for those who work so hard for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2012
Our kids currently attend BLRA and it is a very good school. We have had one terrible teacher and some great ones. I would say it is one of the best but lacks a little behind TICA. BLRA leadership is trying too hard. The focus is on the numbers and mandates and not the kids. Learning has to be fun for kids to buy in and excell. If you could somehow merge TICA and BLRA you would have the BEST school anywhere. TICA has the fun atmosphere and academics and BLRA has everything else - especially the more well thought out campus and more rounded and diverse classes

- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2011
Withdrawling my child after five years at BLRA. I thought the school was amazing the first few years, but after CAO Dinnel left, the school has went down hill and extremely fast. The new CAO Franko, doesn't care about the students, their parents, or any programs that would be a fun aspect to the children's fun part of a school's experience. I was extremely disappointed by the huge turn around of staff members from last year to this year. The majority of the teachers that they got rid of, were the best ones that were at the school. Now the class sizes are around 31/class, they have lost their library education classes held weekly, until last year. Each year things are being taken away at the child's expense. The only thing that keeps the school going forward is the parents and the fact they you are forced to volunteer your time and it is logged and tracked. It's unfortunate that most of these reviews are coming from new parents to the school, but give it time and you will see the true happens behind the scenes that the staff and CAO don't want you to know. I had volunteered and worked at this school for years and will not waste my time anymore or my son's future either!!

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2011
this school is the best school my daughter has ever been too the principal and teacher are wonderful and lets not forget Tammy who is also wonderful and a big help couldn't ask for a better school

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2011
We are pleased with BLRA. I hate to see people knocking PTO. There is no pleasing everyone. PTO is one of the few sources for fundraising. Considering the budget cuts state wide, I am not sure what parents are expecting, especially when we pay $10 for an art fee and that is it. I am all for new ideas and change, as well as keeping things that work well. Everyone involved, in whatever area, needs to be thanked instead of complained about. If a parent doesn't like something, they should get involved and help make it better. Thanks to all parents and staff who help make this school as great as it is!!

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2011
This school is wonderful! My daughter attended Kindergarten here and loved everyday of it! Mrs. Simon is the best! I feel this school is equivalent to private education (and I know this from experience). It is small enough where alot of teachers and staff knew my daughter on a first name basis which she loved and I did as well. The communication from this school was great...weekly updates sent via email. The teacher was available to talk in person or email. This school has full day kinder with recess, Spanish, Art, Music, Library time and PE. Many schools in the nation do not offer these today!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2011
I love this school. My daughter has always been in the top of her class, and the teachers are always finding ways to challenger her. I spend a lot of time volunteering at the school and I interact with the staff and teachers. They are all wonderful. I always feel welcome when I come in. This school is wonderful. I'm excited to have my youngest start there in a year.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2011
My children have attended this school for 4 out of 5 years. The school overall is incredible. My children love it. The teachers, staff and administration truly care about the childrens education. My only concern has been about the increased fundraisers. All we hear from the PTO is money money money and no information on where the funds are going. The past PTO boards have been great, parent involvement was at a peak and great things were done for the school. This year has lowered the standard of this great organization. It is to bad. I want to thank the parents involved in the past years, 2 and 3 for giving so much of themselves to make this school great!!! What happened to our great fundraisers, santa shop, spring festival baskets, etc. The wheel was recreated with many flaws.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2010
This has been a great school. My child has gone 3 out of the 4 years and it gets better every year. As with any new school, it was a bit bumpy at the beginning but it's getting it's stride. There have been many extracurricular activities added and the staff turnover has settled down. I see some people complaining about the length of the Paragon curriculum but you have to remember that it covers all the "soft sciences" of history, georgraphy and social studies. I recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2010
This School is great. My daughter is in first grade and loves everything about the school. This is her first year at BLRA and she wants to attend thru 8th grade. I would highly recommend

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
I love this school so much. We took them out of regular public schools. They get more hours in the day compared to traditional public schools. I believe they are so much further ahead. My kindergartner has learned much more at BLRA than my other children at public schools.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2010
My son is a kindergartner and he has learned so much this year at Banning Lewis Ranch. I am a teacher myself and I have very high expectations and so far they have met them all. All the kindergartner teachers are fantastic. So far very happy!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2009
We have been in the school since Day 1. Was very upset to think at first that we were not going to make it in, due to the long waiting list. But, was so glad when we receieved the call that we had made it in & to a free, Full day Kindergarten program which has the 3 most professional & caring teachers & aides! Though, it was a brand new school, I was very impressed right off the bat! And, from then, it has only continued to get better & better. From an even better principal to all the sports, clubs & other extras the school has to offer now! The curriculum is terrific, love that my children will be aware of the world around them & that they get to perform & participate in front of their peers & family, what fun! My children love attending school every day!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2009
This is our second year at Banning and I have to say it is an amazing school. We attended the Stallion Round up, it was very well organized. It was nice to be able to see the school and meet my sons new teacher. My only thing we are unhappy about is the way the resell was handled and the constant asking of money from the PTO. Last year they did things for free and included all families. The teachers are wonderful, the sports programs are in their second year and there are alot of clubs. Overall the school is great.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2009
I love Banning Lewis Ranch Academy. I have learned so much and have learned more than my friends that attend public school. After reading the other review I have to agree that it is sad to see the prior pto board leave. They did so much for our school. Everywhere you look you can see where they touched the school in a positive way. I really enjoyed seeing them in the school. The president was always friendly and willing to listen to our thoughts and ideas. I keep hearing the word the next level by the new board, there isn't a next level unless it is down. I will miss seeing them this fall.

- submitted by a student
July 08, 2009
I have been very happy with BLRA, the teachers and staff. I was always supportive of the PTO and other fundraisers the school held. I do have concerns about next years leaders in the PTO. The last board was very supportive of the teachers, staff and families. Their opions really mattered. Now there are issures of control. I do think BLRA is a great school it is just sad to see such strong, caring, easy to approach leaders not on the board anymore.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2009
I was very unhappy and displeased with BLRA, its lack of leadership within the staff, lack of understanding of child development and individuality of the child, and huge staff turnover rate. I placed my child back in private school and experience a complete turn around in self esteem, behavior, and learning. I would not recommend BLRA for anyone until they get leadership that know what they are doing. Right now, I can't say that they got it together despite the rating you see above.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2009
I was very unhappy with this school when my son attended. I would NOT recommend this school to anyone! I was very involved in the school, PTA, and went to several board meetings. Being so active in the school I saw many things that appalled me. And I have been and always will be very active in my childs school!

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2009
Excellent School, Administration, Facility, Faculty and Parents. Needs more District funding support.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2009
Great school, awesome teachers and great leadership from the top down! I'm guessing that the parents that complain about the school are not attending PTO or board meeting to address their issues. Please be active in your childrens school and attend these meetings and be involved.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2009
I have qickly fallen in love with this school. My two children are completing their first year at the school and have received excellent education and have had a tremendous experience. I can't say enough about the outstanding leadership of the principal and administration of the school. Absolutely amazing!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2009
My children have attended this school since it's opening. My experience is that the teachers do not treat the children respectfully. My kids are either not challenged enough or hate school because of the teachers or bullying from other kids. The few that are awesome are too little. I will be looking at another school for next year since I keep hoping forthe best. We are impressed with the all day kindergarten curriculum with Mrs. Vinchattle. One of our children is inthe gifted and talented and it consists of no real challenge except setting goals. There is no real GATE curriculum. Paragon is 90 minutes which is more than any other subject which I believe is backwards and more focus should be on math and language arts.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2009
Both my children are attending Banning Lewis Ranch Academy (one in Kindergarten and one in 4th grade). To help put things in perspective, both my children used to attend public school in D49 and both suffered setbacks because of bulleying and other safety issues that were not addressed and my oldest, who went through public school while in Kindergarten, could not write, read, or otherwise comprehend math. Since enrolling both my children at BLRA, my Kindergartner, who is in his final semester, can read Dr. Seuss books by himself, composes sentences with accurate punctuation, and has a fundamental understanding of math. My 4th grader has accelled into the Gifted & Talented program, attends extra-curricular class at the University of Colorado and has just been accepted to the National Honor Society. I can't say enough great things about this school, its faculty & leadership!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2009
LOVE IT! My kids have been here for 3 years and have truly bloomed at this school. The world culture curriculum is fantastic and helps our kids get a global view of our world. The staff and administration are out of this world. High recommend!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2009
I went to BLRA for all three years it has been open and i absolutly loved it! it was the best school i have been in! i just had to move to new mexico and it was pretty much heart breaking to have to leave.... I was in the 8th grade when i left... The teachers were the best! Mr. Dahlman, Mr. Vinchattle, Mr.Mavel, Mrs. Conder, Mr.Bonner, Mr.Dinnil, and Mr.Parker for the best 3 years of school ever! i will Never forget it!

- submitted by a student
February 12, 2009
My child has been in two other schools before attending Banning Lewis and I never realized what a big difference a great school and staff can make. Since we have come to Banning Lewis we were welcomed in and felt at home. The coursework challenges my child to think at a high level and he often challenges me with his advanced thinking from concepts learned at Banning Lewis. The extra-curricular activities at BLRA are expansive and my son loves the opportunities here, at BLRA.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2009
This school really cares about my childs education. When my sons teacher had a concern about my son struggling in a topic in math she gave me a review packet to help him and made me aware of tutoring she was going to offer (free). I continue to see this type of behavior from other teachers, the principal, Mr Dinnel, Dean, Mr Parker and other staff members. Thank you BLRA!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2009
Wow, I have never seen a Charter school that offers so many programs to their students and families. They have sports programs, clubs (ski, guitar, chess, enviromental, art, spanish, band, choir, spelling bee, yearbook, student council, etc.) Plus they have a gifted and talented program, Jr. Honory Society, and a great education is offered to every student. BLRA has their own School Board, Sports Booster club and Parent Teacher Org.(PTO). I am very happy with BLRA

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2009
This school requires a commitment from parents to participate in their child's education. This includes everything from homework being completed to school uniform is being worn. The parents that have involved themselves in this school have gone above and beyond in helping this school provide extras for the students and staff. I would recommend this school to any parent who wants their child to excel and is willing to be involved. If you are looking for 8hours of babysitting then look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2009
My son had a horrible experience at BLRA. He was not taught to his ability and became bored and acted up. Discipline was not appropriate and he started to believe that he was bad. I pulled him out mid semester and he is now very happy at his new school and has shown an immediate improvement in behavior. I regret not removing him sooner!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 25, 2009
BLRA's Paragon curriculum is a unique experience for your child to expand his/her knowledge far beyond what traditional core schools can offer. My 3 children have learned alot in a short time here at BLRA and when meeting with their friends from other schools the difference is obvious. As with any school, the more your student applies him/herself the more they will learn what a richly diverse and eductaionally deep this school is. My children and I love it! The teachers and staff know their material and how to teach the students in a challenging environment here. We're here to stay.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2009
Do your homework before enrolling your child in this school. The staff, from the teachers to the principal leadership are more concerned about state testing than the education provided to the children, as an attempt to raise their reputation, being a fairly new school. They still have a long way to go. If your child does not meet their curriculum, he/she will have a hard time at this school because teachers are more concern about the curriculum that the children's education.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 17, 2009
I have been a staff member at BLRA for 2.5 years. Starting a new school is one of the most difficult, yet engaging and rewarding opportunities one can have to experience in their lifetime. Any new school does not open it's doors without lessons learned in the first few years. At BLRA, we are now at a point where teacher turnover has stabilized and our teachers are top notch and the best anyone can ask for! They are caring, supportive and invested in the education of every child they come in contact with. Our entire staff is committed to the education of every child in our building. From the principal, dean of students, office staff, teachers and custodial staff, we are a tight knit group of leaders that work diligently to serve our student population and community with every ounce of heart we have! Come take a tour and see!

- submitted by a community member
January 09, 2009
Big mistake! Very disappointed in the school. The quality of education is very poor. The staff is very unprofessional. Students are not challenged enough and discipline is handled unproportionally. My child will not return to this school next year!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2008
This is an excellent school. The Kindergarten program is top notch. All the teachers at the school are amazing. I love how involved the parents are in the school, as they should be! The staff is very helpful! The principal has added many new programs! I love the sports program this year! My child is way ahead of their peers that do not attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2008
I had high hopes for this school. But the education just isn't the quality that I expected. The hands learning is less than other schools in the district. There is a very high staff turnover rate. And one has to wonder if it is such a 'high' quality school then why are all the staff leaving?

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2008
Definitely check the other schools - the kids are not learning much but getting As.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2008
Wonderful, caring staff. Excellent curriculum. The teachers are very hands on and my children could not be happier. I find staying involved in my kids education helps me realize just how much they really are teaching them! Recommended.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2008
My sons class got highest in district for csap!!! I cant believe how great this school and how awesome both my kids are doing!!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
June 17, 2008
I could not be happier about this school & how great this past year was! My child has been eager to come to school every day & is already looking forward to returning in Aug! The staff has been wonderful, the parent participation is fantastic & I would highly reccommend this charter to anyone who really cares about their child's education & happiness!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 16, 2008
Very disappointed in the school. The quality of education is very poor. I regret putting my child in this school. And he will not be returning next year!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 16, 2008
Overall low quality school. This school lacks most everything a parent would want for their child. There is a very high teacher/ staff turnover rate which was very disrupting to my student in the middle of the year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2008
We re enjoying BLRA kindergarten this year, and highly recommend it. After hearing of disorganization during BLRA s first year in existence ( 06- 07), I was a little concerned. However, I wanted to give it a chance. I was really drawn to the Mosaica/Paragon curriculum, the uniforms, the (free) all-day Kindy, and the longer school year. Being from another country, these are normal public school concepts to me. As a mother of twins, I was impressed when the registrar asked whether we wanted to keep our twins together or separate them. Our teacher and aide are spectacular. The office staff is very pleasant, and the new Principal and Deputy are visible and readily available to hear any parent concerns. Without fail, we are warmly welcomed to school by a multitude of different staff, each and every morning, starting outside in the parking lot. My boys are excited to go to school each day!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2008
My little one's state assessment and national (IOWA) scores are not good but he is doing great according the teachers and the report cards. Im thinking the cirriculmn is off target here, too much paragon (social studie) and not enough math.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2008
We has to make a change from a school that we used to be happy at. We were very skeptical entering BLRA, but they have set all our fears aside! The teachers that my boys have this year are fabulous! They have really made this a wonderful year for our family!!! The staff appears to make a genuine effort to greet you when you enter the building. The principal is visible and involved! My 4th grader is now reading at a 10th grade level and is being considered for the gifted and talented program for next year! We are looking forward to wonderful year next year too!

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2008
My 3rd grader is getting all A's but can barely tell time, doesn't know how many inches in a foot, or feet in a yard and can't do fractions - yes he loves the school but the kids are NOT learning anything.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2008
My daughter enjoys this school very much. We pulled her out of Evans Elementary and we do not regret it! She enjoys Paragon, even do some parents do not understand the benefits of this course. Its basically Social Studies. My daughter has learned so many things about other cultures and religions. I feel this school has a well rounded curriculum. She is already learning basic geometry in 2nd grade. The school has some improvements to make in extra curricular act. and other minor things, but they are getting there. Parents need to remember that this school opened in 2006. They are getting there!

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2008
The Paragon curriculum requires that my daughter learn the Five Pillars of Islam. This type of multiculturalism is intrusive. Meanwhile, in my daughter's 8th grade English class the main emphasis is on reading 'chapter books.' BLRA has its priorities upside down. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2008
My child has been at BLRA for 2 years now. And I am very unhappy with the quality of education. I will be pulling my child from this school. There is a high staff turn over. Several staff have left in the middle of the school year distrupting the childrens learning.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2008
The free all-day kindergarten is great and the elementary grades seem good but the middle school has major problems.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2008
I love this school. I wanted my son to stay in a relatively small school but still have the educational opportunities that you find in larger districts. We have found that at Banning Lewis. My son has always enjoyed school, but now he loves it! The staff has always been very polite and helpful and make every volunteer feel appreciated! We can;t wait for our younger son to start next year!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2008
This school is good for those kids that need the special education, but not my boys, they are getting rated as A and A+s but I really feel they are B students. After 2-years of straight As I'm planning to pull them and looking for another school. However I do like the staff.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2008
The 90-min a day paragon (hands-on social studies) curriculum has the most daily emphasis. I'd rather see emphasis in Language Arts, Science, and the subjects that are expected in High-School & College. I feel my little one is falling behind. But she does enjoy going to this school, but as a parent I'm a bit worried.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2008
I visited many schools before settling on BLRA. I am amazed by what my daughter is learning in kindergarten. She comes home excited every day to tell me something new she learned.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2008
Me and my Husband looked at many different schools, since are child was starting Kindergarten. We wanted the best education for her. My child has been challenged at this school and loves it. teaching. Everyone in the staff is very nice and helpful. Next year there will be more opportunities for the students regarding sports and extracurricular activities. I like the idea of a uniform so, children can focus on their education instead of who is wearing what. They really care about our children's education. This school will only get better with each year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 12, 2008
I have a daughter who is in her second year at BLRA & her sibling will be joining her next year, as we are very excited! For the school opening just last year, you couldn't tell! I too was previously a cargiver at a couple of elementary schools around town & was very picky when 'shopping around' for a school as my 'baby' was entering Kindergarten. I just have to say, you always have to worry with a 'starter school' but BLRA has never let us down. They take your feedback/ideas seriously, have a great parent-participation/PTO, curriculum, & an excellent staff who genuinely care about your children. My daughter is excelling in each class so we are very proud. She loves to go to school each & every day, (with a smile on her face) & that is what is really important! Keep up the awesome work, BLRA! :)

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2007
The office staff are VERY unprofessional and rude. The school doesn't offer a good education. My child ended behind in classes. I wish I would have kept my child in regular public school. I do not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2007
This school is going into it's second year. This school is very well for children who need an extra push. They recognize the need of each individual child. If they are behind they will offer free tutoring after school. If they are excelling they will meet the needs of that child. My kids are learning so much. Thank you BLRA Staff! I look forward to the future of this school!

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2007
BLRA is a first year school who has had a great start. The teachers had to take an entire student body, identify and assess their needs, and then teach accordingly. I was impressed with their love for the students and doing what it took to help them learn. The music program is still growing, as well as the sports program. I think it is worth the wait and will stick with the school.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2007
For a first year school, I am very impressed. My child has been challenged and loves it. I like the fact that the teachers are young and not burned out. They have an excitement for what they are teaching. I give the admin. and teachers a high 5. Next year there will be a lot more opportunities for the students regarding sports and extracurricular activities. I am very happy we made the move from a public school to a charter school. The children can focus on their education instead of who is wearing what. They really care about our children's education. This school will only get better with each year. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our children.

- submitted by a parent
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Banning Lewis Ranch Academy
7094 Cottonwood Tree Dr, Colorado Springs, CO  80927
(719) 570-0075
Last modified Banning Lewis Ranch Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Banning Lewis Ranch Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 73 reviews.