Both of my children went to Campus. One is in the 8th grade now and the other went on to Cherry Creek HS and graduated about a year ago. My complaint?! The teachers refuse to let kids be kids. My daughter in the 8th grade comes home every night with as much homework as I had in college and, frankly, I am a lawyer. What is it with teachers these days? They no longer teach children to enjoy learning...they teach to gain their own accolades or points in some system they have set up. I have two really smart kids who want to do their best, but the school sets them up for failure because they have some standard they are chasing instead of caring about the kids. I don't want you to get the wrong impression of my critique. Both of my kids have done well (As and Bs) but I have to ask at what cost? They've spent all of their time studying. Cherry Creek Schools....quit chasing the awards and start caring about the kids you are teaching! You put way too much pressure on kids so that you can get awards/funding...whatever. Ugh!
My oldest child recently completed eighth grade, and I am certain that she is well prepared for the challenges of high school. In particular, my family has been impressed with Campus' science teachers. We have also really enjoyed the creative projects completed at the end of each math year. It is truly inspiring to walk into the commons turned "contemporary art museum" when the eighth graders display their scale model projects in May. The students and their eighth grade Social Studies teachers also deserve kudos for a very impressive "20th Amendment" capstone project. For parents, a not-to-be-missed event! Extracurricular activities are available for kids of all interests and talents. For those of us in district, a late bus is available to those who stay late for clubs or academic support. Both my husband and I have volunteered at all grade levels to chaperone field trips. The kids have always been engaged, attentive, and well-behaved. Parent volunteers are numerous, and the staff is friendly and welcoming. My daughter's counselor was supportive and responsive, always returning my calls promptly. My youngest will enter Campus this fall, and I couldn't be more pleased.
Both of my children attended Campus after High Plains Elementary. While both the public system after grade 8, I feel that Campust maore than adequately prepared them for theit HS years.
I currently go to this school and am in all Honors classes. The teachers do not understand how to make class interesting and we do the same routine every day. I love school but since going here have felt like i was entering prison as I walked in the doors. Most students are bored and we have no motivation to become better. Most students only care about popularity and many people attending this school including I don't believe we can be oursleves. I do not suggest going to this school at all.
My daughter has been going to Campus for all the years! She is about to finish 8th grade, and never once has she come home and complain about her school day, nor have I. It is a pleasure to have her be in that school because it is truly a marvelous school! I am one of the many pleased parents who recommend Campus Middle School!
My son is at Campus for his 2nd year (7th grade) and I am very happy with the school and teachers. It is a rigorous academic program, and my son is learning the value of being organized in addition to learning. The teachers have been great, very welcoming and interested in the success of the students. They are very available for extra help if needed. We live outside of the Campus neighborhoods at attend by School of Choice. When I attended the incoming 6th graders program I was extremely impressed that all of the 6th grade teachers were there, the Jr National Honor Society, the Jazz Band, and the organization and professionalism of the evening. It was a huge contrast with our neighborhood school Sky Vista. I'm not sure about parent involvement as my schedule and living farther away from the school make it hard to be involved myself.
We moved to Denver and chose to live in the Cherry Creek School area because we heard it had the best schools by far. Unfortunately, this statement did not prove true for us. The teachers were marginal at best and the administration is deplorable. If you are looking for a school with teachers and administrators who truly care about the students look elsewhere!
My son loves Campus because the teachers are excellent and they have a great sports program!
Only a handful of 5-star teachers and staff, but bad student behavior, poor building appearence (but they are working on renovating this year), some poor educational activities, lack of school clubs and horrific social issues with students. The involvement of parents ranges from great to far below average, and the discipline is far too strict for small issues and not harsh enough for when my daughter got her wrist broken by a student in gym test and no one cared or the kid who brought illegal drugs to school and only faced a 5-day suspension. Choose a different school for your kids!
a good school with great teachers but kinda clicky this is my last year there and its really good I highly recamend this school
this is one of the best schools i've ever been to. i got a lot of friends, and i have problems making friends so thats really saying something! im in high school now, and im also an artist. let me just tell you, mr. jones of the art department is the best art teacher in the world. he has inspired me to become who i am today, and i am truly greatful to him. without his influence in my life i would have been a noticeably different person. every teacher in that school is great, they get involved and participate with the students. i miss this school to death and wish i could go back there. the students are great too, even the 'popular' kids include the average kids every day during class. i was impressed, and the education was spectacular. go here and you will love it.
I have a special needs child that currently attends this school. I am truly impressed and blessed to have this school working with my child. They have great student/staff ratios and they truly seem to love the kids. I am very impressed with what they are able to do with the kids.
Although I am not a parent, I am an alumna and have had 2 siblings go there as well. Campus is a great school. They have multiple after school activities as well as many electives. The school can get a bit clique-ey but it is still a very nice learning environment. Since I've graduated, the best dean I've ever had has quit and some of the administration now is pretty bad, but I still recommend this school. There are many academic courses to take and it feeds into one of the best high schools in Colorado. The Special Needs program is also quite fantastic. But if your child is one to not care, this is not for them. My best friends have failed multiple classes and the school doesn't seem to do much about this attitude. But otherwise, it's a very good school. I enjoyed every teacher I had.
It is a great school in a traditional academic sense, with good test scores and such, and that is clearly where their emphasis is. However, I don't think that a preponderence of 'seat work' is the best way for learning to occur. The school doesn't shine in terms of innovative programs or character development or inclusion of students with differences. Teachers there have ranged from truly outstanding to okay. From what I have heard about other middle schools, this one is certainly better than average, but I would like to see it be even better than that.
Its a great enviroment with wonderful caring staff and administration.
Campus is a great environment if your child is at the top or bottom of their class academically or a social truant...otherwise your child 'falls under the radar' of the teachers and advisors. If your child is motivated to do well and have the maturity to manage themselves it is a good school. If they are easily distracted this is not a good place.
After Reading the reviews posted by parents of students at campus i must strongly dissagree with some remarks made. Although the surrounding area is Greenwood Village and is notoriously wealthy, almost half of the children who attend are from areas such as willow creek, walnut hills, and cherry creek vista. such neighborhoods do not hold nearly as much authority as wealth centers as Greenwood Village does. Also pertaining to the amount that test and homework are worth, i agree that homework should not be worth as much as a test, but as your child progresses in grade level at campus, the homework worth does go down compared to that of tests. In sixth grade, i beleive we were being taught the value of homework and subtly engouraged to continue doing it. As you progress at campus, it becomes more pertinent to do the homework than it does to listen in class.
The school has high performing students but this is a result of the socio economic make up of the area. The administration is unresponsive, smug and superior. Many of the teachers are disengaged or demoralized. There are some excellent faculty but not enough to make up for those that have chosen to ride the coattails of the districts 'reputation'.
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