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13200 West 32nd Place
Golden, CO 80401

(303) 982-6340
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December 14, 2014
This school was great for both of my kids. The focus is on academics, and children are given what they need to transition to AP or IB studies in high school: study skills, organizational skills, and a good academic background.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2014
Not what it used to be. Seems someone at the school read my original post since it was removed. Good. Here is a brand new post. ("School leader") is downright callous towards students and their lives. ("Second in command") needs to stop being (redacted) "juvenile" around impressionable middle schoolers, wear more conservative clothing, and set a good example for these kids. Let's just say her taste in vanity plates shows her vanity. Abide by your own dress code. How is it that students know what color of (redacted) the ("second in command") is wearing all the time? Grow up and pull up your ("article of lower body clothing"). The ("people who do the teaching") are holding this school together (barely). ("People who don't do teaching") should show some compassion and empathy for the next generation. Now that should pass the censors...are you trying to hide bad news behind your perfect score?

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2014
My child went to this school and he has experienced a lot of discrimination towards him and he would always come home crying to me of how he didn't want to go to school anymore and how the teachers and students were being racist and mean to him. He is afraid of going to school and wants to stay home. I find this unacceptable that the students and teachers at this school are being discriminatory against my child. He was in the GT program in elementary school and always got straight As and was always happy and joyful. this school has given him failing grades because the teachers are encouraging him to fail just because he is different. He is also very depressed because of the school and wants to stay home. I am very disappointed with this school and I think it should be shut down.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
School is good if your kid is already good. If ths student is lagging behind, they do not do any extra effor to bring him to the par. They just complain to parents that he/she is not doing good, so parents have to do something. Many parents like us are not able to help at home in many subjects and hope the school could have done something to help students lagging behind and not hoping that they will learn everything at home and do good at school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
This was a wonderful middle school and provided a solid foundation for my daughter as she entered high school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 26, 2010
This is our first year at Manning 09/10 and my daughter is enjoying it. She has an avearge of two hours of homework each night and seems well prepared for the homework assigned. I like that at an age where things can get rough socially for a kid, Manning seems to have risen above a lot of those issues. Even if your child isn't gifted Manning provides an environment conducive to learning.Great school!

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2009
Manning might suit some driven, and parentally controlled students, who strive to achieve academia (good grades) above all else. As for an enjoyable education, you need to go elsewhere. Just academics, four hours of homework a night, stressful weeks at the end of trimesters where you have to complete presentations and papers in all subjects, and sometimes inadequate teaching (with stressed out teachers, small lockers, tight hallways, old bathrooms, leads to success for those who strive on the stress, and whose parents stay up late with them every night. Education with no heart = Manning.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 27, 2009
Manning has an excellent academic program and students are challenged in a safe environment. The change in Principal for the 2008/09 school year has had a noticeable (negative) impact on this schools stellar reputation created under Tripp Sargent; enforcement of school discipline is very inconsistent among faculty and administration and consequences for severe infractions not tough enough. Monitoring of teacher classroom performance and execution of curriculum, and teacher participation in school conferences and activities also needs improvement.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2009
Must be the hardest middle school in the entire state of CO! Great foundation for high school and college. Be prepared for four hours of homework each night. Most recommendations for middle school level homework assignments are 80 - 90 minutes daily not 240 minutes! Otherwise, school totally prepares students for higher learning. Typical middle school peer issues, parking lot drop off/pick up process is very dangerous and a total nightmare. Staff seems to be well meaning and well educated for the most part. Can use Manning School as a very good foundation as stated earlier for higher learning, way ahead of most middle schools in the entire state of CO. A parent review

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2008
Manning is a truly exceptional middle school. I graduated in 2007, and I still miss the motivated kids, teachers and environment. I am now in 10th grade and I am taking the most advanced courses available. Manning prepared me so well for high school and although the environment is 'sheltered,' it is what a school should be- focused on learning and maturing instead of accomadating crazy teenagers. All programs are exceptional and the extracurricular academic opportunities rival my current high school. Manning is a school of excellence both academically and socially.

- submitted by a community member
July 22, 2008
I am a manning Alumni of 4 years now. I will always consiter it my school and my high school just a place I spend my days cause I have to. I was in a very gifted class and looking back it was the single greatest experince of my life. I was beyodn well educated. I always struggled in math and for the first time I was ahead and actuallly felt like i knew what i was doing. THe math i do now in high school, it doesnt have the lasting affect. The teachers were allof the highest quality and I never had difficulty getting along with them or learn what ever it was they were trying to convey. I wont lie in saying its a sheltered school. Middle school is where wild teen tendencies develop. Manning has no such issues. The quality of educators and students is unparalleled.

- submitted by a student
March 22, 2008
I am a student at manning and i love it there. The academics are great, the teachers are awesome, and the kids mostly work hard, but always have fun. Good school.

- submitted by a student
February 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 29, 2005
This is our second child at Manning Middle School. We are extremely happy with the high academic requirements and the over all school

- submitted by a parent
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Manning Options School
13200 West 32nd Place, Golden, CO  80401
(303) 982-6340
Last modified Manning Options School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Manning Options School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top