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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Agree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Don't know (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Effective (2 responses)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Currently, most people answered Teacher (1 response)
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Gilpin Elementary School 5

Posted January 18, 2016
- a teacher
As the music teacher at Gilpin Montessori, I love my experience. We are a public Montessori school in Denver Public Schools. We have a beautiful, old school that has so much space and light. For being in the city, the play area outside is very large and consists of three different playgrounds (one fenced in for Primary), a large open field, and two gardens run by parents, community members, and students. One of the gardens has an outdoor classroom space. In almost all of the classrooms, we have both a lead teacher and an assistant. The class sizes are anywhere from 18-25 students which allows for more individualized attention. There are lots of programs for students and opportunities including, art club, Girls on the Run, choir, CYSO violin program, guitar club, girl scouts, and boy scouts. We are always looking to add new initiatives to give our students more opportunities to learn. Gilpin Montessori is only one of handful of "Little Kids Rock" Schools in Denver right now. Little Kids Rock donated guitars, keyboards, and a new sound system to the students at Gilpin Montessori. The students attend music, physical education, art, library, computers, and group counseling every week. No school is perfect, but all of the teachers and administration at Gilpin Montessori work very hard every day to provide the best experience for our students. The teachers at Gilpin believe in the work they are doing and do everything they can to help every child be successful. As a member of the staff, I see the many challenges we are up against, but I also see a staff does everything they can to overcome those challenges. As a school, we have great strides to still make, but I believe we implementing changes in a positive direction for the future of Gilpin.

Gilpin Elementary School
Amount of homework: Don't know

Posted November 24, 2015
- a community member
This is decided per teacher, so the results are varying.. Probably also across grade levels


Gilpin Elementary School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted November 24, 2015
- a community member
Administration does not model this behavior for students, how then can students learn it and develop these valuable traits?

Gilpin Elementary School 1

Posted November 24, 2015
- a community member
Students are not safe here. There are no consequences for physical violence. Some students are favored over others by administration.

Gilpin Elementary School
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
Having a diverse population in an inner city neighborhood gives plenty of opportunity for students at Gilpin to understand and empathize with all walks of life.


Gilpin Elementary School
Develops honesty: Agree

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
The Montessori Method holds these values in all aspects of daily life at school. Gilpin, being Montessori, has these as it's core values.

Gilpin Elementary School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
Thank you Miss Kelly and Miss Liza for teaching my children and for providing such excellent personal care and attention. It means the world to me that they spend every day with you!

Gilpin Elementary School 5

Posted May 19, 2014
- a parent
Love, love, love this school. If you want your kids to learn in a logical hands-on way, and learn about the world and other people in a way that a test can never account for, this is the school for you. It is truly a special place.


Gilpin Elementary School 4

Posted April 25, 2014
- a parent
We have been at Gilpin for 3 years now and have seen the school grow by leaps and bounds. We are a diverse community, which is one of the things we love about the school. The teachers care deeply about the students and they are Montessori trained. The materials are beautiful and my kids are able to work to their own level. We have a new principal taking over this next year and are very excited about all she has to offer. In the next few years, I think the test scores (and hence the school score) will increase significantly. Currently our upper elementary (4th and 5th) students are not all Montessori trained and many are new to the school. As students who have attended the school since ECE move up, the school will continue to improve.

Gilpin Elementary School 5

Posted April 15, 2014
- a parent
I rally like Gilpin. It has a family atmosphere about it and my children like going to school.

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Gilpin Elementary School
2949 California Street, Denver, CO  80205
Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. (720) 424-7140
Last modified Gilpin Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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