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PK-5
Public
Colorado Springs, CO
Students enrolled: 657

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6175 Whetstone Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80923

(719) 328-6200
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October 25, 2013
This school is wonderful!!!!!!! We moved here from Pennsylvania this past May. We had our concerns about bullying (which there was a lot of back in Pennsylvania) and if our daughter would be to far ahead or behind in course work. I am very happy to say that THERE IS NO bullying at Scott. Unlike PA where it was all talk and no action on Bullying, It IS NOT ALLOWED here at Scott. If bullying happens Dr. Roth is right there on top of it putting a stop to it. We had our parent teacher conference yesterday and very happy to say that our daughter has straight (A's) and is very active in 2 clubs and band. Keep up the great work Dr. Roth and staff!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
I absolutely LOVE this school and the staff within it! The ESP staff is just amazing and so very patient and caring!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2013
Scott Elementary is a school full of well-trained, professional, yet fun staff. The teachers hold the students to a high standard, while giving them the personal attention they need. We have never had a teacher we didn't adore and respect immensely. The PTA sponsors a wide variety of events for the community, and finds ways to encourage and support the staff and students throughout the year. A school this great has to have great leadership too. Our principal leads with confidence, but is not tucked away in his office away from the action either. The students LOVE him and he's often seen around the school grounds playing basketball with the kids or wearing silly hats that make the kids giggle. I think the kids love him that much more because he is often like a big kid himself. Our family feels blessed to be a part of the Scott community!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
We have been attending Scott Elementary for 5 years. This school is awesome, the parent involvement, the teachers have been so great that I would trust them, I would call them friends, and I am so pleased with who my son is becoming. I know that is home life but I would give a lot of credit to the school. Any time I have had an issue I went in was always able to get to the right person and the issue was corrected immediately. We are lucky to be a part of Scott Elementary !!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
We moved into the Scott Elementary school area last year and could not be happier. Not only are they academically superior, their staff and the community has been very welcoming. I was afraid that my daughter would fall behind and not be socially welcomed because she was a new student, and hadn't attended the school since kindergarten, but her 3rd grade teacher went above and beyond to make sure that she got what she needed and the kids welcomed her with open arms. This is such a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
Love Scott! The teacher's and staff are amazing - and the parental involvement really brings everything together. My son has attended Scott from Kindergarten on (now in 4th grade) and I have been beyond pleased with the learning environment!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
My son started Kindergarten there and he is very happy. His teacher really knows her stuff and pushes him to do his best. She has boundaries and enforces them (he needs that). My one area for improvement is that they need a new parent orientation. I had to call to find out when the Kindergarten open house was, call to find out what his student ID number is, etc. I think they should give you all of that at once (without asking) and give a tour of the school before school starts.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
This is truly a wonderful school. The staff is always so friendly and helpful, the grounds are well kept, and the community is always very supportive of the school and school activities.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
Scott Elementary is an awesome school with a great community! The teachers, staff, parents and kids all make this school a great place to be.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
After reading a few reviews one thing changed a little. We have a new principle. The great thing is that he is really involved and works hard to know the children and you see him all the time with a smile greeting the kids. We were excited to stay at Scott this year. My son is in first grade and they were awarded a DOD grant to supply the kids with ipads. Technology is coming into this school as well as the whole district. I have loved that the teachers have taught my son to love learning and love reading and math, so far.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
So much to say and so few characters to say it with. We are in our third year at Scott and couldn't be happier. The staff is phenomenal. The teaching is exceptional. The love every adult at that school shows for each child is amazing. Our daughter enjoys every minute of it and is learning so much. They are a school that keeps up with the times and keeps kids involved with their learning. With so much "teach to the test" happening it is refreshing to see teachers provide an education that is so fulfilling for the students and parents alike. I look forward to our 3 remaining years at Scott and getting to know the rest of the teachers as we move up each grade.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
This is our second year at Scott Elementary. Dr. Roth is an excellent principal- he plays outside with the kids, gets to know them and gets to know the parents. The teachers have been outstanding, thinking outside of the box and making learning fun. I can highly recommend Scott Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
I am a parent and an office staff member... Everyone has the same priority... Support the teachers to educate our children. I love our school!!

- submitted by a teacher
September 23, 2013
I love Scott!! The staff and environment is so inviting and friendly my children love to go to school. I've gotten so much help and support from the school. My family and I moved from an apartment to a house but the only requirement was that we stayed within Scott's district. When I'm asked to describe the school my best description is it's a public school with a private school environment and way of teaching. We've been at Scott since my oldest son was in kindergarten and he is now in fourth grade and I have two other children at Scott.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
I cannot say enough positive things about this school! This is my daughter's second year and my son's first year at Scott. The structure, organization and devotion of the teachers is so impressive. My children are learning more than I feel they would at any other school in the country! We are military, and I'm dreading the day we have to move because I am not sure any other school can compare to Scott!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
School is big, but still has a small, family type atmosphere. The teachers and staff are caring and really want the students to succeed.

- submitted by a teacher
August 20, 2013
Definitely a great school, my kids attended Scott Elementary for two years. I highly recommend this school, Mrs. Michaels and Mrs. Douglas are the best teachers we have ever met, they are all about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2010
This is my daughter's third year at Scott and I am continually impressed by her academic achievements each year. The Principal, Dr. Howard is very visibile as he is the crossing guard every day... often times with students stopping to hug him as they cross the street. Parent involvement is phenomenal. There are 600 student at Scott and in 2009, 800 parents volunteered over 10,000 hours in the classroom! Scott is acadmically ranked as one of the best schools along the Front Range and I'm proud to call it our home school!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
I love this school!! The principal and vice-principal are excellent and very caring and sweet with the students. Dr. Howard, the principal, is the best. (He even fills in for the crossing guard sometimes and does it with a big, warm smile.) The teachers are top-notch. The school makes parents volunteers feel welcome and part of the school. I love it when the kids eat lunch outside when it is nice outside. Plenty of PE and running around time for the kids. And the school is very clean. Overall, it is a very inviting and education-driven school with your child's interest at heart.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2009
Scott is an amazing school! They are teaching the CO state standards for each grade level, and as an educator and parent, I can tell you that they are above and beyond the majority of schools in the area (including the D-20 schools) in all academic areas. The staff (including two National Board Certified Teachers) are the best I've seen in my 13 years as an educator. My daughter has grown by leaps and bounds in the two years she has attended and I am grateful for the opportunities the school offers. Dr. Howard is the best principal I have had the pleasure of knowing and I believe that he does an outstanding job for the Scott community. I believe, without a doubt, that this is the best school in the city!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 22, 2009
I moved here in 2005 from NJ and my children started the school year in Scott. My son was in 4th grade at the time and came home complaining that he learned all the info. last year. After confirming with the teacher that this wasn't just review, and it wasn't, I was told that it would be easier for him to keep up with the children since he had chronic illnesses that kept him out 25 + days the year before. She didn't seem to care that during that previous year he was able to maintain high honor roll during all those absents. The district seems to be 1 year behind. Needless to say my children lasted 6 week and I moved them over to D20. Try it! You will be amazed on how behind your child is!

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2008
My son Joshua just started 4th grade. He is very excited. Mrs. Shanklin has instilled a great sense of responsibility and self-esteem for the upcoming year.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2008
Just to update. The new school in Wagon Trails has opened. Scott is much less crowded, but still over capacity at 600+. I have had a child in Scott for five years. We have been happy every step of the way!! Congratulations on your Excellent scoring on CSAP!! Parent volunteers are in the school daily. I don't know why that area has been rated lower. It is certainly not deserved! thanks, Scott staff

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2007
We just moved from Southern California, where I had done extensive research re: where our daughter (5.5 yrs.) would go to elementary school. That was before we moved & I suddenly found myself too busy to do the same in-depth research here. Scott has been a total God-send. School started a little over a month ago & I am already very impressed by the staff - from the principal's hands-on involvement, to the helpfulness of the office personnel, to the wonderful, caring teachers & aides. Kindergarten has started off as the great experience we had hoped for our little girl. I saw that parent involvement is rated w/ less stars than the other areas. I have yet to see why exactly; even the PTA is impressive. I highly recommend Scott. These people care about the kids!

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2007
My son attended Scott for 2 years and I am completely impressed by the quality of Teachers he had. We are now at a new school and it has really reminded me how great Scott was. Nice school, good teachers, I am very pleased.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2006
After two years at Scott,I continue to be amazed at the professionalism, dedication, and determination of the Scott teachers and staff to provide cutting edge education with a standard of excellence!

- submitted by a teacher
July 03, 2006
I am very happy with all aspects of this school. My children have attended a few schools looking for the right combination. I currently have 2 children attending. One who is a high achiever and is excelling wonderfully. The other has an IEP. With the help and discipline of the staff I have seen a great turn around both academically and socially. We are involved in art, music, choir (0ne of the best), and extracurricular sports. The school keeps me busy. I volunteer mostly on field trips on my off days and the parent involvement is more than I have seen at any school. We have found our sweet spot!

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2006
Scott is a wondering place for children to grow academically and socailly. The teachers are very involved with the children. There goal is for every child to have sucess in their lives.

- submitted by a staff
October 28, 2005
Academically, Scott is a gem. Their problem is the overcrowding, which goes back to the public not funding the building of the new elementary school in Wagon Trails. Scott is funded for about 550 kids but handles over 700. The teachers make up for the overcrowding the best they can. They work long hours to handle the extra work load, and they are very creative about finding space to put all the stuff. Most of the staff are wonderful, and the principal, Dr. Howard sets a very caring and supportive tone. They have art, PE, music (both vocal and instrumental), intrmural sports and a gifted and talented (GT) program. The GT program was too full to take our son, though. He would have qualifed, but they didn't have room for him. Bottom line: great school, doing their best under the circumstances.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2005
This is my childs first time attending this school and has been a wonderful experience for her. The teachers are attentive to each child and meet their individual needs.

- submitted by a parent
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Scott Elementary School
6175 Whetstone Dr, Colorado Springs, CO  80923
(719) 328-6200
Last modified Scott 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.
Scott Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top