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PK-8
Public
Denver, CO
Students enrolled: 782
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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2100 Akron Way
Denver, CO 80238

(720) 424-2640
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October 04, 2014
We're in our second year here. Fantastic Teachers and Administration, strong PTA, and community. We're not going anywhere!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
We are a fifth year Bill Roberts family. I am astounded every year how each teacher is able to use his/her creativity to teach each child differently. The administration gives the teachers all the power and allows them to teach in their own individual way. The parent community is very supportive and my kids are thriving !

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
From the minute my children attended Bill Roberts, I was amazed by the incredible sense of community and pride. Parents and teachers are very involved in all aspects of the school. The staff is wonderful and welcoming. And not to leave out the most important thing, my kids love Bill Roberts and being Bobcats!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Bill Roberts is an excellent school with a caring staff and lots of activities to choose from. The school promotes healthy lifestyles with a strong wellness program and great sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
My family LOVES Bill Roberts, and each one of our children has had nothing short of a great experience at this school. The administration and staff are so committed to making the school a welcoming, safe yet academically stimulating place to be. There are countless ways for parents to be involved in their child's experience at Bill Roberts. Great school all around!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
If I could dream up the perfect school for our family I would dream up Bill Roberts. One of the school's greatest strengths is the ability of the staff to differentiate instruction so that kids learning at all different levels and paces are being challenged just the right amount. For example, each child in my son's class gets their own individualized homework assingments at their level. Other strengths of the school include the enthusiastic and exceptionally well-qualified staff, the academic rigor, the committed parents, a strong sense of community, and really nice kids. In my mind, Bill Roberts is the gold standard in public education.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2014
Bill Roberts is a wonderful, safe place to send my son. He is growing every day!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
What a wonderful place to send my two kids. Kids are challenged and engaged at every level. They are learning so much more than math facts and sight words. They are learning to be enthusiastic lifelong learners. What more could I ask for?

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
We've been at Bill Roberts six years, since my oldest was 2! It's a wonderful community of parents and the teachers are of the highest caliber! We couldn't be happier with our children's education.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
We moved to Bill Roberts from another DPS school at the beginning of this school year and we're amazed by the differences. A totally engaged community, wonderful teachers who embrace communication, and a well-rounded academic program make this a standout school. We're happy to be here.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
My school is an amazing learning and leadership environment for my child. The school gives students the tools they need to become independent, individual, academic and social leaders. The teachers here are the best and truly care about the growth of each child. The schools and classrooms provide unique learning environments set up for every child to succeed. The approach of K-8 is embraced by all and therefore the model excels in its unique approach to help kids excel and prepare for success in high school and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
Bill Roberts is a wonderful school. We selected it for Advanced Kindergarten and stayed for the great teachers, incredible library programs, art, drama and music. The paras and all support staff are exceptional. Extra effort and achievement are encouraged and recognized. Truly a community school.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
The most amazing school with top notch teachers, staff and principal. I never would have imagined we would be this blessed with an public school! Better than anything I could have dreamed!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
This is my son's second year at Bill Roberts. I could not be more happy with the thoughtful and caring teachers he has had. He loves to go to school everyday and truly enjoys learning because of the supportive and nurturing environment the leadership and teachers have created. The principal is such a gem too, it is clear how much she cares about the academic progress and emotional well-being of the students.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2014
We have been a part of the Bill Roberts Community for 6 years and our eldest will continue on through middle school. It has been such a positive experience for all of us - from the principal and administrative staff on down to the teachers and paras. It is truly the experience we invisioned for our children - challenging, nuturing and all inclusive. Our children are happy and thriving ...what more could a parent want for them?

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2014
Bill Roberts is our school of choice and our neighborhood school. We have been there for 6 years with a middle school student and a younger student. We have been impressed with the instruction, individualization and professionalism at the school. The Friday afternoon PLC has truly unified the school. Staff work on being better teachers and educators, hence helping our children reach their learning potential. They are addressing cutting edge, "best practices" approaches to education. The principle provides good leadership and vision of excellence for the staff and students. In addition, the preschool through 8th grade model is magical! All the teachers know all middle school students and their parents. It is more individualized than most middle schools. The students know one another very well and learn to get along with one another, regardless of background. Middle schoolers generally act much nicer, supportive, caring and helpful when constantly around younger students. Our middle schoolers aren't trying to be high schoolers at 12, they act their age and are helpful to the rest of the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2014
We have been a part of the Bill Roberts community for 5 years, ECE-3 - second grade. Every school has its challenges and Bill Roberts is no exception - it has supported the tremendous growth of the Stapleton community, while maintaining its focus on growing the whole child. Beyond the amazing teachers, we have an award winning library, upgraded technology to support education, lots of specials and enrichment activities, all kids get weekly Spanish, an amazing holiday outreach, a spring art show, a community 5k fund raiser, a spring carnival, ... just to name a few of my family's favorite things!

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2014
We have had eight teachers, plus all of the specials teachers, and I am impressed and grateful every day for their creativity, energy, intelligence and true caring. We love the sense of community at this school and have seen each of our three children's needs met for advanced education.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
My school is a classic K-8 with very good teachers and community. It provides continuity for my kids all the way to 8th grade when everything else changes rapidly in their world.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
My 3 kids have been at Bill Roberts from ECE through middle school. While no school is for everyone, I have found my kids' experience at Bill Roberts to be outstanding. The teachers are stellar, and the entire staff, administration and teachers, is always working hard to make the school even better for its students, and that includes the middle school. I find the school's focus on the development of the whole child particularly effective at preparing its students for high school and life after Bill Roberts.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
I have a kindergartner and student in ECE at William Bill Roberts K-8 School and I could not be more pleased with a school. The teachers have always gone above and beyond for my children. I even had an experience where my kids was getting made fun of and the principal stepped right in (without me asking) and solved the issue. I think your children would be very happy at this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2014
William Roberts Middle School has been an exceptional experience for my child. After transferring from another middle school, we feel lucky to be here. My child feels safe and is growing academically. He loves his classes and teachers. My neighbor went to Roberts and is now taking honors classes as a freshman in high school.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2014
The elementary and 6th grade part of the school is good but the 7th and 8th grade part is terrible. The kids never get extra help in the subjects they struggle with and the teachers don't treat the kids that well. There are always fights and bullying going on. The school also does not do a very good job preparing kids for highschool. The school also only cares about test scores and tcap. The students who struggle also get made fun of by teachers. Honestly the middle school part of the school needs some work and maybe more professional teachers.

- submitted by a community member
January 10, 2014
I am the parent of a middle schooler at Bill Roberts. I can't imagine a finer middle school experience for a student or parent who wants a small school environment with many of the options of a comprehensive high school. As an educator myself, I am impressed by the teachers' depth of knowledge and their ability to create rigorous and engaging lessons. The middle school is primarily project based and places a lot of the onus on students for their learning. My son is identified as both gifted and on an IEP. I have found the special education teacher to be exemplary. She gets middle schoolers and knows how to relate to them. I am positive that she is one of the top special educators in DPS. Additionally, the teachers and the focus on project-based learning is right in the wheelhouse of gifted students. In addition to the school providing an excellent education, they provide many opportunities for students to be well-rounded learners through their extracurricular and enrichment activities. There are plenty of clubs and sports for students to join as well. My husband and I wish that we could have attended a middle school as engaging as Bill Roberts.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
I am the parent of a new kindergartner. The teachers are awesome and very easy to communicate. We can get all the information in time either from the class website or by emails. I also love the school uniform policy to make us survive in the crazy busy morning, especially when you have 2 girls. Thanks, Bill Roberts!

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2013
Amazing teachers. Parental involvement. Nice kids. This is truly a neighborhood school. My kids have been there for three years and I couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2013
The administration of the school has taken the school in a new direction that is not necessarily in the best interest of the students. The primary focus at the school is keeping test scores high at the expense of student creativity and expression. This school could be so much more based on the population of kids who attend the school. The administration has instead focused on new rigid school policies and a uniform policy to promote equality in a school full of middle class white kids. Many of the teachers are leaving the school next year to teach at other schools, some of which were the most talented innovative teachers at the school, because the administration drove them out of the school. The school has become a top down model which has had a negative impact on school environment and overall teacher satisfaction. I wish the school administration worried more about inspiring student creativity, school safety (the drop off situation at the school is dangerous) and a positive work environment for the teachers. Test score aren't everything people. These kids will always have high test scores w/o the need to pile on the homework and rote practice. They can be so much more.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2011
The first day I dropped my child off at Bill Roberts for kindergarten, I was petrified. It is a pretty huge building. What I didn't realize was with-in that BIG school are SMALL classes led by warm/nurturing and extremely talented professionals. It's an incredible environment for learning. Bill Roberts is full of motivated teachers who want to be there, and who work intensely hard to educate our children. I am routinely in awe of what these talented teachers are capable of. Kids at this school are confident and happy. They have intense school spirit from day one and have a worldly view, very, very young. I've learned a big building is nothing to be afraid of. If your kids is there for before or after school care (which also is top notch at Bill Roberts!), you'll appreciate the size of the place, and all of the "specials" it has. The parents at this school are great, too. Loads of smart, talented, unpretentious people to chat with at drop offs and pick ups.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2011
My children are having a wonderful experience at Bill Roberts. The teachers are incredibly invested in the students academic and emotional growth.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2011
William Roberts School has always been focused on what is best for the individual child both from the point of view of the teachers and administration. It breaks my heart that parents choose to take their children to neighboring DSST, and are unwilling to check out what occurs upstairs in the older grades. The administration and teachers have done an outstanding job working with any and every student that walks through their doors and making sure that child receives a challenging academic program and a social/emotional environment that supports their individual development. I am proud to have my children at William Roberts.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
Parent involvement and support is exceptional. Excellent community. Good teachers but it seems as if there isn't enough cohesion from classroom to classroom. Very lacking principal that seems to be constantly putting out fires and reacting instead of being proactive.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
Unique, accepting, encouraging and supportive for the parents and students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 26, 2010
The 6th-8th grade is completely neglected! If you drive by on any given day and look at the dynamics of the kids outside, you will notice that the younger kids are all 'neighborhood' kids and the older kids are the stepchildren that are choiced in (and/or bussed in). What a HUGE difference the upstairs of that school is compared to the lower level where all the neighborhood kids are. Our experience = no one really pushes for anything in those high grades bc their little johnny or suzy aren't in those grades and all the overcrowding in the lower yrs creates havoc on the older kids, up stairs. The focus of music, PE, space, etc is on the young ones. +, in the 6th, neighborhood kids choice to DSST or dif. schools (they get OUT of there!)

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 13, 2010
This is a neighborhood school that has strong parent support. Unfortunately, it is often characterized as a great school because of the families who want it to be a great school. When one digs a bit deeper, what unfolds is a principal who is unfocused and not able to drive the school toward any particular objective. The leadership of the school attempts to please all, and, because of this, nothing dynamic is accomplished. Most kids come in with a lot of parental support but the school programming (and leadership of the school) is not able to move these children into excellence.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2010
We have three girls who are attending Bill Roberts and we couldn't be happier with the rate that they are learning and the care that their teachers have shown. We are very thankful that we are able to attend this very high quality school in Denver... keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2009
I am not impressed with the school. Some teachers have no ideas about teaching ethics.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2009
I'm proud to say that my children attend Bill Roberts Elementary School. My children are learning at an incredible rate; the pricipal and staff are extremely caring and work very hard to ensure that all of the students are recieving a top-notch education.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2009
Great School, wonderful teachers and a very active PTA that really cares about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
involved students caring teachersi

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2009
The teachers at the this school are fiercly focused and dedicated to prividing the best education to all their students regardless of their backgrounds

- submitted by a community member
September 15, 2009
The best students, parents, and teachers.

- submitted by a community member
September 14, 2009
Amazing staff and strong community network.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2009
I have never seen a school with such wonderful parent involvement. Go Bobcats!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 14, 2009
Great staff + great facilities + great parents = well educated and socially adjusted children

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 14, 2009
So proud to be a part of a school with such great teachers and community support...

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2009
This is your average traditional-style school that doesn't excel in any one area but isn't horrible in any particular aspect either. Most teachers are pretty provincial and the principal is a people pleaser who reacts to parental input rather than leading with any kind of expertise in educational philosophy or passionate vision for the school. Most policy decisions (even some questionable ones) are justified to parents as 'what's best for the children' but in truth the driving factor is almost always test scores. With 90% of BR kids coming from supportive, privileged, realitively well educated families this school should be spectacular with sparkling intellectual inquiry and creativity. Instead it just plods along being 'good.'

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 31, 2009
Fantastic teachers and an adminstration that gets the importance of the three Rs, while also teaching to the child

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2008
we have been here ever since this school opened it is a wonderful school

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2008
This school has a beautiful facility, incredibly involved parents, bright, capable students, and many dedicated teachers. Unfortunately, a handful of the teachers seem content to 'clock in' rather than engage or inspire the students. There is also a troubling tendency on the part of the administration to blame declining test scores on students who have 'choiced-in' rather than on lackluster teachers and poorly implemented programs.

- submitted by a parent
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William (Bill) Roberts K-8 School
2100 Akron Way, Denver, CO  80238
(720) 424-2640
Last modified William (Bill) Roberts K-8 School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
William (Bill) Roberts K-8 School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top