« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
PK-5
Public
Erie, CO
Students enrolled: 633

Contact this school

2000 Mountain View Blvd
Erie, CO 80516

(720) 890-3995
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Black Rock Elementary School address.

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
March 27, 2014
My child attends Black Rock and we couldn't be more thrilled with this school. It is in the top 90% of schools in the state and the test scores continue to sky rocket every year. The teachers are extremely invested in the well being of every child, and they take the time to teach each child according to their learning style. They are very welcoming to parents, and the principal is extremely approachable.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2014
This school is great if you live in the community and like the convience of a school in your neighborhood. The education it provide is less than average. The principal is not friendly and rarely gets to know the parents or students. The school does not challenge the kids that need to be challenge or work with the kids that struggle. If your child falls in the middle, then this school will work for you.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2014
We'll be leaving Black Rock at the end of the school year. Many of the teachers are excellent but there was a lot of turnover this year and many new teachers are struggling. One of the most laughable things about the school is the amount of homework they pile on yet the teacher websites are all out of date. Heaven forbid you not know what homework is due as teachers only update their pages infrequently. Classes are overcrowded and paras are almost always Black Rock parents.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
This school has potential but needs to address some major concerns first. The classes are very overcrowded and teachers openly admit they have too much on their plate. Teachers are having to test students every couple of weeks which does not leave a lot of time for teaching. The teachers are amazing and do what they can. Unfortunately the high class sizes overpower any teacher. Bullying is also a major concern at this school. The principal is not interested in hearing that this is a problem. This school is worried about their GT status and test scores and not interested in looking at all aspects of a child.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2013
The school is very over crowded, there were 31 in my sons class which didn't give him the attention he needed to challenge him. He was tested for gifted in math and reading but due to the teacher having to manage classroom size she admittedly couldn't spend one on one with him. If they get the size under control it will be a lot better.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2012
This is truly a great school! Our children love the teachers, and are getting a high quality education. The location is truly amazing too.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2011
Black Rock is an OK school. I have 2 children who have been there since it opened. It is what I would consider to be an average school. Not spectacular and not awful. Yes, they have some great teachers and the technology is amazing, but I feel that the direction from the administration is not all that great and the staff is limited by the attitude and direction the administration take. It is called a gifted and talented focus school, but I don't feel that they are really meeting the needs of the gifted and talented students all that well. There are individual teachers who have done a great job with my kids, who are advanced academically, but the school programming for these kids is weak and so it all depends on the teacher you get. I also think that this school does not handle bullying very well. Several parents have talked to me about issues they have had. It is more about what is causing the bully to act that way and being compassionate to them then protecting the child who is being bullied.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2009
Having just left a local charter school, we have been very pleased with Black Rock and are thrilled we moved our son for his 3rd grade year. He is thriving and enjoying his school experience much more than he did before.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2009
This is the 2nd year that my child has gone there. The teachers are mostly very good but there are the exceptions. I am particularly concerned about the overcrowding and the impact on resources that has inevitably resulted. We are looking at other options since we don't see the district doing taking much initiative to fix things and the teachers can't do much on their own.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2009
My son was in first grade last year, Black Rock's first year. We're very impressed with this school. Teachers are engaging and highly qualified; principal is communicative, and the extra activities the school offers are great. (Academic activities anyway -- I'm not sure about sports-related extracurricular activities because we haven't sought those out. However, speaking of sports, my son loved PE. The teacher is fantastic and she plans really cool activities for the kids.) The thing I'm most excited about is the technology in the school. Their computer labs and the instructional technology in the classrooms are first-rate -- and I'm an Information Technology professional. This year, my second son is starting kindergarten, and we're extremely pleased to have our children in this this excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2009
It's brand new school. The community support is so great and staffs are putting so much effort to build up new school.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: December 16, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Black Rock Elementary School
2000 Mountain View Blvd, Erie, CO  80516
(720) 890-3995
Last modified Black Rock 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.
Black Rock Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top