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Colorado Springs, CO
Students enrolled: 461

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2340 Ramsgate Terrace
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

(719) 328-5500
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February 10, 2015
We are very happy at Chipeta! We have found the principal to be positive, receptive and encouraging. I haven't seen much turnover in teachers either...so not sure why others are commenting on that as an issue. I find there is a strong sense of community at Chipeta between staff and parents. There are many opportunities for parents to become involved (SAC, PTA) and a great variety of activities for the students (intramurals, chess, choir, enrichment classes, etc), that you just don't find at other schools. I believe the last statistic I heard was that 25% of the students have utilized School of Choice to come to Chipeta? They must be doing something right!

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November 18, 2014
We have been part of the Chipeta family for nearly a decade and could not have been happier with our early experience. A few years ago, the school acquired a new principal, and the results have been devastating. Many great teachers have left for other schools or retired early. The staff that remain have become largely short tempered and unsupportive. Bullying has become rampant and many children who seek help are accused of tattling. We are seeking alternative opportunities for our remaining students. I would only recommend this school to those who have very quiet, internally motivated, studious children. Any support beyond basic supervision has become the exception. And the principal's treatment of parents as characterized in a previous post is spot on. Her treatment of children is comparable.

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March 13, 2014
Both of my children attended Chipeta Elementary, and one is still there. I love the teachers, the staff, the challenging environment they offer the children...but I do not like the new principle. She treats the parents as if we are children and is basically a socially inept. I will be very happy when my last child moves up to middle school.

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February 28, 2014
This school is amazing. It is the heart of our community. There is much expected of students, and enough help given for them all to succeed. The principal has even gone back in the classroom to teach because the budget cuts district wide didn't allow a teacher to be hired. Nearly half of the students here choice in from other schools and there is a good reason for it. While the building is older, with the fire recovery new equipment is being purchased. The playground might even be artificial turf in 2014-2015. The computer resources are so well utilized that the National School Board is sending a special delegation to review how they are used in learning. If you do a cursory look at the scores you'd think they are going down. This is because there are so many new students that haven't been "at Chipeta" long enough for it to have made a difference. After a full year here scores will rise. There is a parent in every classroom at least once a week. There is a WATCHDOGS program bringing in good male role models. There are great after school programs. And the art, music/orchestra, and PE instruction at this school are the best in the region. Visit the school. You WILL be impressed.

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December 05, 2013
We could not be happier. It starts with the principal who is a wonderful leader, really cares for our kids and encourages parents to come to school. Every teacher we have had at Chipeta has been exceptional and caring; they expect much from the kids and parents.

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November 16, 2012
Our son just started his first grade year at Chipeta after attending a WONDERFUL Montessori school through Kindergarten. We were concerned about the transition from Montessori to Public school, but the whole experience has been Outstanding!! His teacher communicates each week about what they are studying and encourages parent participation whenever possible. I love Chipeta!

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October 28, 2012
Chipeta has been a great fit for our family. I had some major issues with a public school in GA and homeschooled for a little over a year before looking at schools here that the kids could go into. I have a 5th grader, 3rd grader on an IEP plan, and a Kindergartener. The staff has been very supportive and helpful in the growth of my children. I am just really thankful for this school and the their teachers.

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June 06, 2012
I am not very happy with the results of this school.My child has been bullied by other students and now also doesnt take any interest in school.His mind now focuses on how to avoid theese mean people instead of trying to meet his acedemic needs.He was very exited to get out of the school because he would be able to avoid the negitive people in his life.This school deserves this rating because of its unexeptable results.

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June 05, 2011
We were very unhappy at this school. As an educator, I'm always suspicious when the school's test scores are touted as the badge of honor. It can mean the teachers are teaching to the test. It's possible that's not the case here, and I know there were amazing teachers we weren't fortunate to experience the year we were there. The school itself is good overall, but do your research. As a military family, I didn't see any accommodations made for explaining their math program to new students. It can be a great program...if you never move, and are there from K-6!! Administration always met with us about problems, but nothing was ever visibly accomplished. We moved away in '09, but our child lost a year of academics, and I had to tutor her extensively after our experience at Chipeta.

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January 20, 2010
I am also very unhappy with Chipeta. The administration and parents are very unfriendly. My child has been negatively affected by this and will be attending another school. To the admin and parents: ''you r not all that.''

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December 16, 2008
I have found that the principal and teachers at Chipeta are always willing to meet and discuss any problems or issues that a child might have. No school is ever perfect, but the staff at Chipeta seems to go out of their way to make sure that my child's needs are met.

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August 28, 2008
I am very unhappy at Chipeta. They are very unfriendly and uncooperative. It is really sad that my son is beginning to hate school now. It's sad that the test comes before the child. I have not heard one positive thing so far this year, but plenty of negative.... I am very unhappy.

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June 09, 2008
My son has been attending Chipeta for three years. We have loved the staff, teachers and administration. He has excelled in all areas and has had his needs met. We especially liked his second grade teacher, Mrs. Tuttle. The PTA is strong here and do an excellent job organizing events and fundraisers. Wow! We are so sad to be moving to Alabama and realize it will be hard to find a school there that can compete with this quality of education! Thanks Chipeta!

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April 24, 2007
My children attended Chipeta and are happy, high-achieving students at the middle school and high school now. The attention and instruction they recieved at Chipeta was top-notch. The school currently has an intervention system that helps teachers meet the needs of all children, at both extremes. The gifted and talented teacher there is on site full-time and is contributing to some award-winning thinkers.

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Chipeta Elementary School
2340 Ramsgate Terrace, Colorado Springs, CO  80919
(719) 328-5500
Last modified Chipeta 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.
Chipeta Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top