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K-6
Public
Highlands Ranch, CO
Students enrolled: 722
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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555 South Park Rd
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

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(303) 387-6525
(303) 387-6526
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November 03, 2014
I didn't realize how exceptional this school was until we left (moved out of state). The teachers meet students at whatever level they are at and work with them to excel from whatever the starting point is. Academically this school is top-notch. It gets the outstanding scores for a reason.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
This school provides so many different avenues for kids to learn! It is one of the only Douglas County schools with a Discovery program for talented and gifted kids. My daughter is in discovery and has had amazing teachers since Kinder.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2013
My family loves Northridge. I have a kindergartner and a third grader. After three and a half years at this school, I have had nothing but positive experiences with the school, the teachers, and the administration. Mrs Morris (the principal) is so passionate about her students and keeping the school heading in the right direction. The teachers are all amazing. There are plenty of opportunities for volunteering, lots of extra curricular options, help for students at all levels, and many community events to create an atmosphere of inclusiveness. It's an amazing place to be and everyone in my family is thrilled to be a part of such a great neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2012
I am so grateful for Northridge!! Just in half a year at this school my son has begun to improve scholastically and socially. Both my 1st grader and kindergarten student were welcomed in mid year and the teachers were more than I could have imagined. Both teachers were Attentive, easy to talk to and the communication was excellent on all levels. My son's 1st grade teacher was outstanding and spent extra time helping him catch up and my daughters teacher was wonderful she loved her class and learned so much. I open enrolled my kids here and are so thankful they were accepted in. The principle is committed and communicates effectively and in a timely manner. She is a very sincere person. Parents are friendly and welcoming , so many school activities and functions , parent participation, academics that nurture each child. So pleased with this school!!!! Outstanding all around Northridge !! Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2011
Northridege has been the best thing that has happend to our boys! We have moved from state to state due to my husbands job and the level of education we are recieving at this school far exceeds the rest! The teachers go out of their way to make sure each child is succesful, understanding the material, and to top it off they make it fun! My 2nd grader is having a blast, my Kindergartner is writting, reading, doing math, and even a bit of spanish! What more could you ask for? Northridge has it all! I love this school and more importantly my boys love this school!!! Hats off to Elizabeth Morris and her team they get an A+

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2011
We only had one teacher at Northridge, Mrs. Jamison (K), before we moved away .... so I can only comment on her. But we miss her still. She had an incredible ability to challenge my son while still accommodating the needs of the kids who were struggling. Who knew my child could exit K knowing how to write a paragraph with a topic sentence and knowing the importance of adding strong adjectives to his sentences?! My younger child started K in a different state and I wish we could send her back to Mrs. Jamison.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2011
Northridge is a wonderful school in which to teach and learn. My three children attended Northridge and were well prepared for their life after elementary school. Every teacher they had was excellent. They were warm, caring, creative, and highly motivated to do what was right for kids. This is still the case. Over the years I have taught in many different schools. The Northridge community, including staff, administration, and parents, has been, without doubt, the most supportive and caring group I have ever had the pleasure of working with. We believe in the 3 R's of education: rigor, relevance, and relationships. All of these are apparent daily in dealings with our students and their families.

- submitted by a teacher
April 01, 2011
I feel lucky to have purchased a home in the Northridge attendance boundary. I have kids on both ends of the academic spectrum. They were able to challenge by "bright" child as well as support my "struggling" one. Both kids are thriving based on the foundation set by Northridge. I never felt like CSAP's trumped all at NRE. As a matter of fact- the ability to do well on a standardized test is a survival skill these days- thankfully the teachers taught the test taking strategies necessary for my kids to be able to show what they know. ACT/SAT/on-line pre-employment testing is all a reality of life- learning test taking skills in the week leading up to CSAP is in no way "teaching to the test"-its preparation and I am thankful my kids learned it.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2011
I have 2 girls at NRE. We have been there for 5 yr now. I have nothing but high praise for this school. Every one of their teachers, have been excellent. I appreciate all of the diverse learning styles that each of the teachers bring to NR. It is a great life lesson for my girls to learn, and they have loved each of them. I wish i could name names. My daughter has had the priveledge to have one of the runner ups of the Apple Award for a teacher this yr. He is a awesome teacher......I think 99% of the parents would agree with me.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2011
I have three kids and we have been attending Northridge for almost 4 years now. The teachers are loving, intelligent and engaging. The principal is accessible and the school has a gret atmosphere. This school has a gifted program as well as special education services. They have a preschool and before and after school care. With the exception of one 1st grade teacher, we have had all amazing teachers and my kids love going to school every day. We bought a house in this neighborhood simply so Northridge could be our home school!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2010
Many parents may find Northridge to be a high-performing school with good teachers. However, it was not a good fit for my child. The curriculum is either black or white. Much of the instruction is derived from text books. My child was constantly pushed to perform well on the CSAP test and not encouraged to be a creative thinker. If you are someone who values creativity and a well-rounded education Northridge may not be the best choice.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
I have nothing but good things to say about our 2 years of expereince with Northridge Elementary so far. Both of my children have had excellent teachers and have had whatever support they needed. One of my sons is very young for his grade; but the teachers have been great about making sure I'm always in the loop and helping him acclimate to the new grades. I am very eager to keep my kids here at Northridge as long as I can.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
I love the teachers at Northridge Elementary and their zest for learning. They excell at catering to each student's individual needs.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
Northridge is an amazing school that has wonderful teachers who truly care about each child, superb administrators that support their teachers, and beautiful students that love to learn.

- submitted by a community member
October 07, 2009
I can only think of positive things when I think of Northridge. The teachers and staff are all wonderful. Northridge is a friendly and safe place to be. My children love their school and feel perfectly comfortable asking any teacher or staff member any questions they may have. The staff always has a smile to greet you every morning and afternoon. I couldn't ask for anything else in a school for my children.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
We love Northride. Our son has had nothing but good experiences here. The teachers & faculty have been so nice & knowledgeable. We are glad that this is our neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
The students are amazing and are well rounded. It's like belonging to a huge family, it is the overall feeling of the school.

- submitted by a community member
October 06, 2009
The teachers are amazing! They differentiate for each students needs.

- submitted by a teacher
October 06, 2009
Northridge has teachers that care about their students, their community, and their environment. Northride has consistently excelled in academics, service learning, and the arts. I know my child is getting a top rate education and will be prepared to be a 21st century learner.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2009
My daughter is in kindergarten and loves the teacher and the school. She has the opportunity here to be in advanced classes which encourages her to exceed and believe in herself. The teachers are skilled and very responsive to the children's and parents needs and suggestions.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 27, 2008
We've been here for 4 years only b/c of the Discovery Program. If it wasn't offered, we would certainly not select Northridge. The school is quite over-rated and the incessant fundraising is redundant. The administrators really don't like the Discovery families but love how they boost their test scores.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2008
We just moved from CO, due to a job transfer. My kids have not attended the new school yet, however we miss Northridge already! Northridge was a fantastic school with great teachers. I wasn't thrilled with how many fundraisers Northridge held, as there were a lot throughout the year. However, the learning that took place more than makes up for the annoyance of the fund raisers. We are grateful for the education received at Northridge.

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April 09, 2008
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March 16, 2008
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February 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 02, 2008
This school is very great condsidering the way the train us for Csap .

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November 27, 2007
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April 15, 2006
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November 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2005
This is our first year at Northridge, so I don't know a lot about the school outside of the kindergarten classroom we're in. My interaction with the principal and vice-principal have been positive--they seem to really like the students and care about the school. They seem open to parent input, though their seems to be low parent involvement. This is my perception, since their are frequent second and 3rd requests for help from parents about things. This school is currently on the track system, though I belive it is switching to a traditional calander for the 2006-2007 school year.

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February 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2004
I have a 5th grade Discovery student and a kindergartener. My oldest has been at the school since 3rd grade and enjoys it. I will say the Discovery program is not as integrated with the school as I would like. It feels like they are renting the rooms instead of being part of the school when it comes to specials and outside activities. Kids who need more help may fall through the wayside.

- submitted by a parent
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Northridge, an elementary school in Highlands Ranch, a suburb of Denver, Colorado, is an academically high performing four track school that has a no excuses attitude towards our responsibility of providing a challenging, exciting, and safe school experience for our students. Our NCLB “highly qualified” teaching staff, students, and parents share the conviction that personal constancy of purpose and a dedication to continuous improvement are required for meaningful progress. Northridge is a school of quality with a focus on high expectations. Our focus is to remove obstacles that impede success for our community of learners, provide quality instruction, and deliver a challenging curriculum for all children through relevance, rigor and relationships.

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Northridge Elementary School
555 South Park Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO  80126
(303) 387-6525
Last modified Northridge Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Northridge Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top