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7686 East Hinsdale Ave
Englewood, CO 80112

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April 25, 2014
I have had the best experience with Dry Creek. I have seen such a great improvement academically in my child. His love for learning has gone through the roof! I am so happy I brought him to Dry Creek. This is a GREAT place with awesome teachers and the best principal EVER. What a wonderful environment for learning and development. -My child is in the first grade at Dry Creek and the Fox Creek teachers are the BEST! They do a tremendous job -the level of faith, respect, and appreciation I have for them and what they do, is indescribable.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2014
We recentely moved here from a small rural town in Kansas. We have been very impressed with the school, teachers and all we have met. Everyone very helpfull and extremely friendly!!

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2014
We have been very pleased with our experience at Dry Creek. The teachers are hyper aware of our child's strengths and weaknesses. We had a minor bully situation and all of the teachers including the aftercare program were on it immediately. We love Principal Sigmund and appreciate him greeting us every day in the parking lot. We are lucky to selected this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2013
Huh, interesting review below with the "suffers from overcrowding." In fact, there are three classes going on in each space when you get beyond kindergarten. For those of us who understand the Dry Creek model and are part of the Dry Creek family, this isn't an issue. In fact, it is part of why this school is so successful. If you are concerned about this as a parent, you should come for a tour. The organization of children into "Creeks" is a real strength and I've found the classes to be quiet and orderly, even in the lower grades.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2013
This school suffers from overcrowding. They have two classes going on at the same time in the same room. Then they turn around and question why kids can't focus. What a joke.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2013
Wow! Six years with a child at Dry Creek is coming to an end, and it's overall been a wonderful experience, for our child and for us as parents. They offer many extra choices for kids' activities, they seem consistent with their teaching philosophy from year to year, they seem to work well with the kids at all levels, so everyone has equal opportunities for success. Every kid is different, every teacher is different, and they really seem to make it the best learning experience possible. This is a big span of a kid's life/learning development, and they seem to take that into consideration at each level. They keep the kids interested as much as possible, and accountable. Our child has always wanted to go to school and to meet teacher expectations. We have been pleased with the learning experience of our child, and we would recommend this school as a wonderful, safe, happy place to have a child in public school. Thank you Dry Creek Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2012
I wish I could give this school a higher rating than 5. My daughter was previously in the Aurora district, which you could tell they lacked the education. My daughter came to this school last year in November and they tested her levels, which she was a little behind in some areas but this school cared to catch her up to where she should be. She loved her teacher and he was wonderful. She is back for third grade and she is just so excited to be back.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2012
Amazing school! My kids have been at Dry Creek since pre-school. The teachers are amazing! The building is very safe, secure and clean. We love being a part of the Dry Creek Community!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2011
5280 Magazine lists Dry Creek as a top public school in Colorado! This is a result of superb academic preparation and a caring environment. My daughter was blessed to have attended Dry Creek for 4th and 5th grade. She went on to middle school and is in all the advance classes and is doing great due to her education at Dry Creek!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2011
I have been very happy with this school for my daughter. All of the teachers have been wonderful for her academic growth. They understand children and meet their needs!

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2011
I agree with the post of December 30,2010. With one exception, the teachers are top notch. However, not a lot of welcoming parents. If you are in with the PTCO good for you, if not, they certainly wont extend themselves. It boasts of Spanish, any exposure is good but a native speaker should be teaching. Sadly, after one year of excellent media teaching and guidance from a passionate person with a teaching degree; we will again go back to" here is your SRA card, hope you learned something kid." Searching for another school home.

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2010
Dry Creek was our 1st of 2 top-rated schools in the Cherry Creek School District and we left CCSD and went private for many legitimate reasons. Our feelings were not simply hurt, nor were our children s feelings. And our children did not have any special needs. The problem with such a forum as this is it does not allow for complete reviews with tangible evidence being able to be supplied. My husband and I both have EXCELLENT graduate-level educations and very successful careers and neither CCSD nor DC lived up to our standards or the standards that every child deserves in education. To sum our experiences with them up, CCSD and DC did not give our children the learning foundation they needed to be life-long learners and successful citizens in the myriad of situations they could face in life. BEWARE of DC and the Cherry Creek mystique. If CCSD is the best school district in Colorado and DC is one of the top-rated elementary schools in CCSD, I fear for Colorado s future.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2010
I have had kids in Dry Creek for the past 6 years and it has been an awesome school for both. They have resources to help those who need extra support, not just volunteers but actual reading specialists and educated teachers assistants. Parent volunteerism is high also. The goal of the school is to prepare ALL of the kids to take college prep classes in middle/high school. My son in middle school is now in advanced classes likely due to his strong foundation in elementary school. The teachers are top notch, they truly care about the kids. We drive across town to attend Dry Creek through School of Choice, though now we are trying to move to the area. The principal is very professional and very approachable.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
This is my first year at the school. I would rate Dry Creek as a A++. My son is thriving and tells me how much he loves to go to school. The school is warm and inviting and the teachers work as a team. We are lucky to be here!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
We drive from out of district to go to this school and are very happy. The team approach and open classrooms have a great learning opportunity. Even with the open classroom, the children are focus and on task. It is a welcoming environment. The school is masterfully lead by the principal who is seeking continual improvement and consistently providing high quality education for the teachers and the students. Children are rewarded for positive behavior. Children are given several way to excel. It is worth taking a tour to learn more.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2010
I drive 8 miles each way to send my son to this school. He loves it here. The teachers are extrememly knowledgable, and caring. They have GT available, and Spanish is a rotation for all kids in all grades. It has a warm family environment that reminds me of going to school when I was a kid. We really love it there!

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March 17, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2010
After having one child enrolled in a different CC school and not being happy with it, we applied to Dry Creek. It's now a few years later and we have 2 children attending Dry Creek and we could not be happier! This school offers a private school education in the public school system. My children are challenged and pushed to be the best they can be. The teachers are outstanding and experienced and take such an interest in the kids. The parent involvement is amazing, the media center rivals no other, and the principal is a constant presence. Having taught in another state myself in a school where the principal was a paper pusher always behind closed doors, Mrs. Roybal is a welcome change. We are blessed to have our kids attend Dry Creek.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2010
After researching CC schools, we landed at Dry Creek for a tour one day and have not left since. The kids show up every day excited to learn and ready to be challenged. There is a real sense of community that is palpable as you walk down the hallway. The teachers care about each and every child. It is great for GT learners but there is a great emphasis placed on creating a whole child, not just a smart one - we love our school!!

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March 11, 2010
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March 11, 2010
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- submitted by a teacher
March 10, 2010
Dry Creek Elementary School is an excellent school! Students are challenged to learn and grow above grade level expectations. Staff is happy and friendly and willing to take the extra step to makes students successful! Dry Creek is a great place to be!

- submitted by a teacher
March 10, 2010
Dry Creek is the best place to be. I couldn't imagine teaching anywhere else in the world. The staff is extremely cohesive and has the desire to help every child be the 'best they can be'. My own 2 children attended Dry Creek and both of them were extremely prepared for middle and high school.

- submitted by a teacher
March 10, 2010
I've had two children go through this school from Kindergarten to 5th grade. The Teachers were extraordinary. Dry Creek provided my kids with an excellent foundation for middle school.

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March 10, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2010
Great school; they even offer Spanish!!

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March 09, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2010
We have three of our children attending amazing Dry Creek. The teachers clearly give 100% every day. The environment is outstanding and the bar for academic excellence is high.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 09, 2010
Dry Creek is an amazing place to teach.

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February 03, 2010
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- submitted by a student
December 21, 2009
I love this school! I have 2 children who are on opposite ends of the learning specturm and yet each gets the individual attention that challenges them and helps them both feel sucessful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 16, 2009
I'm proud to be a teacher at Dry Creek. With 10 yrs teaching experience, including two other schools, I see a very high-quality education here: Dry Creek is smaller than most other schools; this staff works very hard to be certain that children do not 'fall through the cracks;' we have a very well-organized team approach; we strive to provide a well-rounded education that helps develop the whole child -- strong academics as well as Enrichment, Spanish, Art, Music and PE. The music programs are phenomenal! CUDOS to the PTCO and parents whose fund raising provides a vast number of top quality assemblies. They are educational and valuable -- usually an assembly a month. :-)

- submitted by a teacher
August 18, 2008
This school has been wonderful for my kids! They are wonderful at meeting the students where they are and moving them forword! The teachers are awesome!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2008
This school is awesome. We had a change in leadership, yet the new principle is wonderful and continuing the strong academic program that has been in place. The teachers and staff go out of their way to answer any questions or concerns. Even the nurses' are the best I've ever been in contact with. No review can explain how excited your child will be and how they will grow intellectually.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2007
Everyone at Dry Creek is warm, welcoming & wonderful! All 3 of my kids went to Dry Creek & it's truly a school of excellence. Terrific staff & academics - just an all-around terrific school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 16, 2007
This school has some of the most caring and kind teachers. This school used to be very strict when it came to bullies but not anymore.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2007
What an amazing place. When you first walk in the school you become part of the family. Dry Creek is a special place with highly qualified teachers, teacher assistants, and support staff. There is nothing better than having your child excited about learning, knowing that they are in a safe and caring place, and that they are being encouraged to strive for greatness and conquer challenges. Dry Creek has been a wonderful home. I am thrilled with the education that my children have received and I know that they are well prepared for higher levels of education. Thank you for loving my children and taking the time to enrich their lives. They are hard working, academically and socially strong children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 14, 2007
As a parent of a former Dry Creek student, I must say that this school is one of the best out there. The curriculum is top notch and most of the teachers are beyond compare. Kudos to Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Sharp, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Buerger. The Dry Creek staff also deserves my thanks for always going above and beyond what is expected. During one of the hardest times of my life, the teachers and faculty of this wonderful school came together to provide more support for myself and my son than I could ever have asked for. Dry Creek is more than just a school...it's a family and will always be near and dear to my heart even if we are no longer part of it.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2007
The quality of education is superior. It is a warm and caring school with a community of loving and caring families, teachers and students.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 12, 2007
I have been a teacher at Dry Creek for 12 years. I have never worked with a more capable and supportive staff . The staff cares deeply about student learning, success, and happiness!

- submitted by a teacher
September 11, 2007
This school is amazing! They offer a full time Gifted and Talented program for all students in first through fifth grades. Their GT teacher is state certified in gifted education and provides enriching lessons to all students not only 'GT identified' kids. In addition to this, all students K-5 receive Spanish language instruction on a weekly basis. Dry Creek offers the typical spelling bee experience for students, but in addition to this offers a Spanish and geography bee as well. Did I mention the extra-curricular opportunities? They range from chess club, science club, drama, chimes, dance, art and so much more! There are enough programs to keep children busy after school every day of the week! Please check out Dry Creek Elementary school's website and experience the Dry Creek Difference!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2007
My daughter is a fifth grader at Dry Creek. She began attending the school in fourth grade. I have to admit that the curriculum and instruction was quite challenging at first. She was not used to such high expectations at her previous school. The teachers do have very high expectations, but they also provide the nurture and support to help children be successful. As a result, my daughter has excelled! I am confident that she will be successful in middle school, high school and college due to the incredible education she is reeiving at Dry Creek Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2007
Dry Creek Elementary is an amazing school. We offer a variety of learning programs to offer our children a well rounded education. Our staff is very friendly and welcoming to all of our Dry Creek families. I feel very privileged to be able to be part of the Dry Creek Staff!

- submitted by a teacher
September 11, 2007
Both of my daughters attended this school. I am very happy with their programs and the teachers. I felt that their needs were met. The preschool program is fantastic and it continues all the way up to 5th grade!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 27, 2007
I teach at Dry Creek and it really is the best school out there. I'm not just biased either. I've taught at other schools and there is just something extra special about Dry Creek.

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May 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2007
Some of the standout things about this school are that it has great art, music, Spanish programs. They have a great media center and programs for computer literacy. They also work with the kids at their ability level so its not a one-size-fits-all approach. The curriculum and homework are challenging -- as they should be! Our son is thriving and we look forward to our daughter starting Kindergarten there this Fall. The teachers and parents are dedicated and enthusiastic and they sponsor a ton of extracurricular programs and events. The school itself is very accommodating to the work schedules of its parents with a very good before and after school and Summer program. We have a new principle who is off to a nice start. She's been great to work with.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2007
I can't say enough about the school, the teachers, the aides, etc!!!! My children have moved schools often due to relocations, and this school compares even more favorably than a private school in Milwaukee that cost $11,000 per year per child!! Each child is special, loved and taught to his or her best ability and strengths. This is especially true for gifted children!!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2007
I have two children who have attended this school. It has been a very tough path during the last 5 years. Thankfully the principle left last year and the new one seems to be significantly better, but the school has some problems. The children are given little support. The homework is excessive; about 45 minutes a night beginning in 2nd grade. The teachers union is very strong, thus there are many days off for the kids. There is only one 3 week period during the year that school is in session for 3 weeks straight. This makes it difficult on the family if the parents work. Bottom line, there are a lot of good schools in the district, but this isn't one of them.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2007
I have two students, one in Kindergarten and one in second grade, and our experience at Dry Creek has been one positive, enriching moment after another. The teachers are phenomenal: dedicated, innovative, patient and effective. The principal, though new to the school this year, is already a familiar, friendly face throughout the building. Ability grouping within grades ensures that the students are engaged and challenged, but not overwhelmed. The facility is clean, unique in design (employing a circular layout and open classrooms) and conducive to learning. The art program at Dry Creek, in particular, is wonderful. The media center is--literally and figuratively--the center of the school. From the abundant, high-quality materials and technological resources to the the always-available, caring staff, the school is an inviting and vital place for my children to learn and grow. I can't imagine having my children anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2006
i am very impressed with the amount of effort that the school puts into preparing the kids for higher education even at the elementary level. I believe this helps kids to focus on doing well for their future.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2006
we are very impressed with how this school prepares kids for higher education at an early age!

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
November 09, 2005
This is a really good school. I am proud to be part of it.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2005
Very Nice. Close to home. Great programs.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2005
Highly Recommended! Dry Creek School has mixed ability groupings in an open classroom setting. The school is progressive in instructional methods, building design (the building is circular), and classroom formation. The art program is top notch. The campus is safe and the building is in excellent condition. The Gifted and Talented Program is exceptional. The school offers a comprehensive tour, which is recommended. Certainly the school would not meet the needs of all parents and children but for those seeking progressive, research based strategies for the child to achieve Dry Creek may be the school for you. The school features a Science Club (private for fee) after school. Dry Creek also has an after school program and a day care center on site.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2004
This is our first year at Dry creek for our 2 sons, and we wish we had started here earlier. Dry Creek is an AMAZING school. Teachers at the school really care and have excellent credentials and tenure. The school is a collegiate prep school, so your children will be challenged regardless of ability level. They take time with each child to ensure that they are not working too much above or too much below each student's level. Parent volunteering is outstanding! For the first time ever, my kids LOVE school.

- submitted by a parent
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Dry Creek Elementary School
7686 East Hinsdale Ave, Englewood, CO  80112
(720) 554-3300
Last modified Dry Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dry Creek Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 57 reviews. Top