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Colorado Springs, CO
Students enrolled: 638

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6460 Vickers Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

(719) 328-6100
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Amount of homework: Not enough
June 01, 2015
Principal voiced she didn't support homework, when the issue came to vote on for the district. I was the one who brought three topic to be voted on to our school accountability meeting.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Disagree
June 01, 2015
All they care about is how the school looks. On time, smiles, not a care of actual grades or safety of students.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
June 01, 2015
Faculty wants to sugar coat instead of fixing problems. In one year I wittnessed physical assaults between students, racism demonstrated in front of children, unruly outbursts, yet not a single act of correction for these actions.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
June 01, 2015
The school might be a lighthouse school but only because of lies. I was on the school accountability committee, there is NO discipline and when the subject is brought up, it was always quickly dismissed. The tardy policy was harsh, yet children threw tantrums, punched other in the face, with no action taken. I feared for the safety of my child.

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2015
My daughter has attended for 4 years. This year in third grade she was put into a higher reading class. What a joke! All she did was play board games and her reading actually dropped because the teacher was too busy working on her own degree. There were numerous instances where kids physically asulted one an other and still allowed to attend. There is no discipline! No wonder the test grades are low. The kids are too busy doing whatever they want instead of learning. Not only switching schools, changing districts.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2015
I am not sure how to begin other than expressing my displeasure of the seemingly lack of academics at this facility. The staff is more concerned at becoming a Franklin Covey school than focusing on what is critical: reading and writing! My child has been doing academics far beyond what her grade is currently offering, and when you ask why the high learners are not being challenged, the teacher explains it is that so the low learners can catch up. Since when was it ok to make everyone the same? Why not challenge the low, middle, and high learners to succeed?! Why is this school using convoluted verbiage called "win, win" when kids are in trouble?! How is this a win? You are being naughty, now you get to sit apart from the others...It is time to get back to the basics: reading, writing, math, and science, not coat the academic world with sugar coatings to make everyone feel like they can do no wrong.

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2014
Martinez is an excellent school. It provides before and after school clubs in music, choirs, physical education, art, karate, band, and academics. It has a lyrics to learn program, which uses music to help student remember important information in core subjects. Martinez has a top of the line stem lab providing cutting edge technology for student success in a highly technological market. Students at Martinez are taught leadership and to set goals, which are designed to make them independent and responsible learners. The school's approach is ahead of others in preparing students for a competitive life and work force.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2012
We moved to this school at the start of the year. Our experience has been excellent so far - the teachers are phenomenal, the principal seems to have a great handle on things and there is a team feeling in this school that is just "wow". Our kids were both behind in math and writing when we started here (even so we came from a match/science/space focus school). The teachers at Martinez caught our kids up in no time :) One of the best decisions we made was to move to this school :)

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2012
Please take care of the school grounds! Let me start by saying that I don't have any children that go to this school and I don't work at the school, but I do live in the neighborhood right across from the school and I do wish that the Principal took more pride in the school by keeping up the grounds a little better. It is over run by weeds and usually looks like it is way past due to be mowed. I know times are tight, but I see other schools around this area that are maintained to look clean and tidy, why not this one? It may be a great school, I don't know, but It is an eye sore from the street.

- submitted by a community member

May 19, 2011
Excellent special education team! They work hard and truly care for our children. Unfortunately, we had to move last year, so my kids don't attend Martinez anymore. I wish I could have taken their SPED team with us! I have yet to encounter a SPED team that even comes close to comparing to their dedication. They are unmatched!

- submitted by a parent

November 24, 2010
Excellent school, my daughter is in 4th grade and son in kindergarten. Very safe and pleased with standards to which they hold children, both in terms of behavior and curriculum. Principal was very receptive when we had a problem with another girl in my daughter's class and helped us come to an acceptable resolution for all. Drop off and pick up is MUCH better starting Fall 2010 when they added additional loop in back of school.

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2009
Fantastic school. I can't say enough good things about it. PTO is very involved. This is a wonderful school and I feel very safe having my children there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 25, 2009
What a phenomenal place to teach! The principal is wonderful with students, parents, and staff, and very knowledgeable about curriculum. The teaching teams are learning to work together to meet grade level standards and provide interesting lessons to all students. WOW!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
August 22, 2007
My son just started at Martinez so far I am not impressed the physical layout. They have open classrooms. The drop off and pick up is a compleat mess. I hope the teaches make up for it...

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2006
Martinez is one of the best elementary schools in D11. The teachers are great and test scores are well above average. Level of parental involvment in the PTA/PTO could be improved. Seems to be a lack of recruitment on the part of school officials. School could improve upon communication with parents -- perhaps by implementing email and improving the school website to allow for better exchange of ideas and feedback. Parking and access to the school is in dire need of improvement.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2005
My children moved to Martinez from a private school. I was very concerned about the move. The staff and children at Martinez welcomed my children and helped them through the first year. It was wonderful. I now have 3 children at Martinez and they love everything about it. There are a lot of activities for them to choose from and I always feel welcome to help in their classrooms or talk to the staff in the front office. We are very happy with Martinez Elementary and their staff.

- submitted by a parent
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Martinez Elementary School
6460 Vickers Dr, Colorado Springs, CO  80918
(719) 328-6100
Last modified Martinez Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Martinez Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top