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5506 Harr Ave
Fort Carson, CO 80902

(719) 382-1430
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April 13, 2015
My son is in there behavioral ASD program. He is way ahead of the kids his age. Can't say enough good about this school!

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November 12, 2014
My son loves mountain side and is having an amazing second year. We have all enjoyed both of the teachers he's had and all the staff we have worked with. My son has made student of the month twice and is on the honor roll every quarter. We really couldn't be happier.

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April 17, 2014
Mountainside School has a principal, who talks a good game, but does not follow through on promises. Standardized test scores are not impressive. My child is not happy there.

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May 26, 2012
Mountainside is an awesome school. They have a wonderful staff and supportive teachers. Mrs. Zupans, the principal is very approachable and is usually on the school lobby to greet the children in the morning when school starts. They have a lot of great after school clubs for grades 3-5. Not only that, but they bring in the Missoula Children's Theatre where my son has participated each year they visited. Academically,they have ALP for children who is advanced and needs to be challenged; they also have the Gifted Children program that guides the development of gifted learners. We will miss Mountainside. Thank you for all the good times.

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May 02, 2012
We moved to Mountainside with kids ahead of their grade levels and have been pleased with the way their teachers have been able to challenge them. We've been given challenge work in lieu of regular work to keep our kids still moving ahead, as well as their teachers making sure they remain interested. Plenty of after school options for the older grades (3-5), math, spelling, reading, science clubs, plus art, basketball, etc. Our children's teachers have been outstanding in communicating with us and helping our children adapt to a mid-year move. In terms of other "complaints", it is common knowledge that FFC-D8 only offers free half day kindergarten and must be paid for if you want full-day. Complaining that you did not pay your bill for an optional program is not a reflection of the school or its quality. The rates for military families are excessively reasonable for a full-day kindergarten with great teachers.

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March 30, 2011
I have 3 children that go to this school. Me and my children personally dislike the school and how they treat the children. We are a lower income family and my son was attending full day kindergarten because i felt he needed more than a half day because he has a learning disability, when i was unable to make the payment for him to stay in kindergarten they immediately moved him back to half day not even caring that he was doing better in the full day. They would not work on a payment plan with me. They were very rude! I am counting down the days until i move away from the district...

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June 14, 2010
I've had nothing but great experiences dealing with the staff at Mountainside for my autistic son.

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May 01, 2009
My daughter really really really loves this school. She goes to it everyday with a smile on her face!

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March 26, 2009
My son attends Mountainside Elementary School. We are somewhat new to Colorado and after coming from Virginia I find the level of education here to be somewhat subpar. They seem to be more concern with what the kids are eating and drinking in there packed lunches than the level of education that they are providing. My son has had a very had time adjusting to this school and He complains every morning for the last two months about going to this school. I hope to see some changes in the next three years we are stationed here in the way this school goes about it's leaning process.

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October 25, 2008
Unorganized, poor communication between school and parents...My daugthers have been there for 2 months and is the worst school they have been.

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March 17, 2008
They are a very unorganized school that wait till the last minute to notify parents as to what is happening in the school then they say the we the parents aren't responsible when even report cards are given out this month but the parent/teacher conferences don't happen until the following month I have never heard of such a thing. I think they need to be more concern for the students well being and what can be done to help them excel in school instead of what is best and more comfortable for the staff

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February 20, 2008
I am proud to say that i went to Mountainside elementary when I was a child. I am now in college and still go back to volunteer so that way I can get experience so that one day I too am able to become a teacher and hopefully teach my students as well as I have been taught.

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July 28, 2007
Fort Carson, Colorado schools are some of the finest schools my children have ever been too. There is not one bad thing I can say about their schools. The teachers are excellent and the staff is great as well. Our kids got good grades and made lots of nice friends. Some parents didn't appreciate the schools for some unknown reason, but there are people who are rude like that. My children miss living in Colorado and the schools that they attended and the teachers they had. Thank you to all the teachers and staff at Fort carson schools!

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May 29, 2007
Most teachers have a Masters and experience. The leadership is too focused on CSAP not lifelong learning and it seems too structured and not allowing teachers to 'teach'. They don't teach enough science and social studies/world/current events. Parent involvement is difficult since most of us are living without a spouse as they are deployed.

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June 28, 2006
The school was unhelpful with my daughters special needs. They did not offer help and ignored the advice from her counselor. They did not offer an IEP which would have helped my daughter get the education she had a right to. The class size was 24+/- to 1 teacher. The management is less than helpful. They leave the parents to figure-things-out on their own without any help.

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March 11, 2006
This school is way too 'CSAP based'. The teachers teach for the test, thats it. Parent involvement is good.

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February 17, 2006
Great new school. Teachers are very nice. Very cool playground. Has a small area to drop off and pick up children though!

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Mountainside Elementary School
5506 Harr Ave, Fort Carson, CO  80902
(719) 382-1430
Last modified Mountainside Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mountainside Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top