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1725 South Wright St
Lakewood, CO 80228

(303) 982-9200
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October 23, 2015
As a new member to this community, we have been astonished at how amazing the teachers and support educators are! There is not enough good that can be said about how well they have integrated our children both of which have sensory issues, ADHD and dyslexia and provided accommodations that are working. No small task and huge testament to the hardworking teachers! This is unlike the 3 previous Jeffco and Dougco schools we tried, which were a complete fail. As for the administration, the principal tries to come off as controlling to the point of arrogant and condescending at times. That's just her way of handling it all; however, she is still very effective at getting the kids needs mets, creating an inclusive atmosphere and does so with a sense of humor. There is one front desk admin who is curt, and seems to want to let the world know she's better than her job, she will help you reluctantly, otherwise just ignore her. The other front desk admin is knowledgable, helpful, personable and exactly the person you want to greet you at the door. Any negative Admin stuff here is only background noise. When it comes to education this school has it figured out!

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May 12, 2014
I'm a student at Devinny and I love it! I have had great teachers and their is nothing bad to say!

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February 19, 2014
I love this school! The staff is incredible and so devoted to their students and their success. PTA is active and encourages all parents to be involved. I feel this school is very united! The principal is so great and a great community leader!

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September 11, 2013
Devinny Elementary is a great school with awesome teachers who really care about their jobs and the children. Devinny is a high-performing school whose teachers are always striving to do better. The parent involvement is amazing and the PTA is very active and focused on supporting the teachers and improving the school anyway it can.

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September 10, 2013
I have been at this school for 10 years and have 4 more years to go. This is the best school around - teachers, administrators, principal, office staff, and parents. What a fantastic community. I feel blessed that this is my kid's home school. It has totally prepared my older kids for middle and high school - they are both advanced now from attending Devinny. The kids coming out of Devinny are more advanced than surrounding schools and are high achievers and have strong morals - the Devinny Noble Nnight program promotes and instills good behavior in all the kids. There is little to no bullying. I can't say enough good things about this school!

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June 27, 2013
We've experienced multiple years of petty problems. There is a consistent feeling that the "Devinny Community" isn't exactly all inclusive. There is an underlying power struggle at all times, as well. Parental involvement is high, but rather helicopter-like. We haven't been happy with the majority of the teachers and have experienced 3 principals in the past 4 years. Our experience has been consistently negative in most respects. Parking, drop-off/pick-up is always an issue and the latest attempt at fundraising was ridiculous. The office staff is consistently rude and unhelpful, as well. There is also a lack of male teachers at the school... I can only count the gym teacher, a part-time counselor, and a 6th grade teacher.

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January 25, 2013
We made the hard decision to leave this school last year and could not be happier. I have been a memeber of the Devinny Community my whole life, and had a hard time letting go of that as well as there high test scores and raitings, But at his new school my child is happy for the first time in years. We did have 2 good teachers at Devinny, but had 3 very bad ones as well, the principle was awful, and the bullying in my childs clase was out of control. I was just told by his new teacher that she completly disagreed with the lable/peg that Devinny had given him. So many hard choices with Parenting but I'm so glad I made this one, and I would encourage other parents to look at ther otions if there gut feeling that this school is failing there child. I also now have a suspition that those high test grades are influenced by the gifted and talented program as well.

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January 09, 2013
We have been at DeVinny for two years and have not been happy with either of the prinipals at all. We had major teacher issues last year and the teacher was replaced halfway through the school year and things got better. My childs teacher this year is amazing! I think there is a great PTO that has lots of fun events. The drop-off/ pick-up is ridiculous! I have never seen such a poorly planned event that happens everyday.

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April 16, 2012
The Last couple years at this school have been awful. The new principle is Bad, and the Bullying has gotten out of control in the upper grades. It's very disapointing to have to leave the school and community after many years but we are.

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February 17, 2012
We've had great teachers. We've had to spend time dealing with my son's behavior problems. The school handled it well, teachers, counselor, and principals, all included me in discussions and decisions. I'm around the school volunteering and working on PTA programs. I'm very happy with all I see.

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January 19, 2012
We have had a mixed experience includeing a few years with some really good teachers, and a few that were horrible, We found no support from the principle in the bad years, an in fact he made things worse. My daughter is currently struggling in the 4th grade. We are strongly considering switching her at years end mostly because of the principle who only cares about his poorly designed parking lot. Rather than trying to come up with solutions he punishes kids unfairly for being kids.

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July 12, 2011
that is horrible now i dont want to get in the gifted program and i am only 10 years old !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not cool:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

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March 16, 2011
This school is overall a good school, but with that said there are a few problems. The school has a poorly designed parking lot that does not allow parents to drop off there kids on time. Many parents have to wait in line to drop off their kid only to have the bell ring making their child late. Complaints to the office falls on deaf ears, their response is " not our problem", really? So the child has to sit in detention because the school officals can't monitor the flow of traffic. It is a unfair policy that is inforced on a as needed basis. If you drive the right type of car or dress a certain way you are in with the teachers and principle. If you are working parent watch out!! This school needs to develop an across the board policy concerning being late. My child was told by her teacher if her parent signed her in she would not be counted tardy. My wife did the next day, and what do you know. My child was marked tardy and was called out in front of the whole class by her teacher, and made remarks about her mother which were uncalled. Since when do teachers make comments about parents to the kids in class. Unprofessional!!! Hope you are rich!!! You will fit in just fine.

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November 23, 2009
Great new principal this year, and the school has gone up in standards because of him. The school is running a very efficient and child centered program, where all are encouraged to do their personal best. Love the science fair program, all the extra curriculars, which are before school because of the 9.15 am start. Tonnes available to do, and great teachers.

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November 14, 2008
My daughters have both gone through the gifted program at Devinny and have received the best education I can imagine - far better than my friends with children in private school. Parents go above and beyond to help out, taking on projects and expanding them to add enrichment to students. Although it is a large elementary school, it has an intimate, nurturing feel. My daughters are well prepared for middle school, and one is now headed towards IB based largely on her good elementary education at Devinny.

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February 07, 2008
This is a great school with great parent involvement. I have an middle school child who attended this school and was totally prepared for the challenges. I also have a 6th grader who is enthusiastic about learning, loves her teachers and classmates and I am sure will also do well in middle school and high school all because of the preparation she has had a Devinny. As parents who both have post-graduate degrees, we value what our children have learned and expect them to excel in college as well!

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January 05, 2008
Devinny is the most awesome teaching facility ever!!

- submitted by a student

August 19, 2007
My son has attended Devinny since Kindergarten and will be in Fifth Grade this year. The caring and supportive attitudes of his teachers have been a blessing, especially those in the Special Ed Dept. The tireless efforts of his reading teacher were extremely instrumental in helping my son achieve his goals the last two years. We have enjoyed Destination Imagination for the last three years and Choir last year. Parent involvement is outstanding throughout the school. I am grateful that my child attends such a wonderful school.

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Devinny Elementary School
1725 South Wright St, Lakewood, CO  80228
(303) 982-9200
Last modified Devinny 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.
Devinny Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top