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The HGT is nothing short of a utter embarrassment and academic mockery. The school administration and the DPS GT administrators do not care and are completely disorganized.

Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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The Principal is very ineffective in terms of dealing with parents concerns, communication and follow through.




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The HGT has failed miserably this year. The Principal's actions and follow through are discouraging and repelling. Although the Assistant Principal has been helpful and genuine.



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Southmoor used to be considered a top school in Denver. Since the present principal arrived in 2013, Southmoor has declined. There is an enormously high attrition rate involving staff from all areas. Most of those staff members feel they were forced out by the principal. The once touted Highly Gifted and Talented Program is staffed by teachers chosen by the principal with no regard as to qualifications or experience. Parents are removing children from Southmoor due to lack of academic rigor. Lack of communication from teachers and the principal is very problematic. Anyone who complains or even questions is immediately ostracized. The feeling of retribution by the principal is pervasive. I would not send my child to Southmoor under the present incompetent leadership.



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Great teachers and community support. We love the HGT program as well as the traditional academics. Administration has done a phenomenal job of creating flexible classrooms so that kids leave their home room in order to join the most approprioate learning environment for their reading and math needs.




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This is our first year (kindergarten) at Southmoor Elementary. We could not be happier with the school, its leadership and the community that wraps its arms around it! We feel so lucky that we get to live in this community of Denver and send our child to such an amazing neighborhood school! From the play based and traditional kindergarten classrooms, to the HGT program (Highly Gifted & Talented), passion projects, and most importantly, the teachers that are dedicated to educating our children. Such a special school!



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I love the many shapes and forms that learning takes at Southmoor - from traditional classroom to Passion Projects to technology based to good old life lessons - it's all here! The leadership is innovative, the teachers are committed and the community is amazing!

Develops character: Strongly agree


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My son came home extremely proud about getting a "good citizen" award for being respectful and kind. Since then he has make it a point to continue earning that award.




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This is our first year with Southmoor and we love it. The teachers are all very pleasant and our kids love them. The facilities are brand new and well done. The amount of communication we get from the school is incredible. The Principal has always been there for us and taken care of any issues we have had. We moved into the area specifically because of the great ratings this school had, and we couldn't be happier with our decision.



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Bullying is a huge problem there and don't expect to be heard by principal or especially assistant principal -when describing the demeanor of the assistant principal two words come to mind dazed and confused. Definitely looking into a new school even if it means selling a house and moving to the other school district.

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Last modified Southmoor Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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