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Lakewood, CO
Students enrolled: 355

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13165 West Ohio Ave
Lakewood, CO 80228

(303) 982-9324
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July 21, 2015
My son has went to school there for 4 years. He has thrived there. They have made it so that he loves school. He has liked everyone of his teachers The teachers and the staff have always been great to me. I have really had no complaints.

- submitted by a parent

December 11, 2014
I have had two children in this school from roughly 2003 through 2008 and now again starting in 2014. My experience in this school has been horrible both times. The principal this time lies and contradicts herself - and attempts to blame the staff for things that she herself should be responsible for.

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August 16, 2014
Foothills does amazing community out-reach. They just hosted an event for a new baseball field so the kids can play.

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April 17, 2014
Best advise... Take your Child to Hutchinson just over Green Mountain. Much better atmosphere for your child to learn in....

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2014
Teachers manhandle the kids to where they leave bruises on them. Principle does nothing about it. Students are completely out of control and needs new staff.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
I bring my daughter to school every day. The is out there and greets students and parents almost every day. I have been in most award ceremonies which were always led by the principal. I have never seen a more visible principal and am bemused about the previous review.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2013
The staff at Foothills is amazing; I have watched my child, and now my grandchildren bloom! Dedicated and caring. Wouldn't think of moving!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 10, 2010
Foothills Elementary is a wonderful little school. The teachers work hard, the students work hard and the community works hard to help the students. Foothills is a great place to be!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
April 07, 2010
I agree that Foothills has a problem with some mean kids and definately with profanity. I have spoken to the principal and she has and continues to work on this problem. The teachers are given a tough population to work with at times and they do an excellent job of teaching and mentoring. The PE, music and art program are great! The teachers and the principal, Mrs. Donahue, are fabulous. I also only know the 5th and 6th grades. children will get a good education here but will have to put up with some negatives from the kids.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2010
I have been involved with this school for the past 5 years and the improvements that have been made are tremendous. This School is truly an asset to the neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2010
I am a teacher at Foothills Elementary, and I loving working there. Every staff member works together to provide our students with an excellent education. Our positive behavior support program is extremely effective in helping students learn appropriate behavior in school. We use research based techniques to teach according to the Jefferson County Curriculum Achievement Project which includes Colorado standards. Finally, each staff member truly cares about every student at our school. Foothills Elementary is an excellent place to learn and create life-long memories.

- submitted by a teacher

February 19, 2009
Serious Discipline Problems at this school. Many kids out of line on a daily basis, staff does nothing about it. I have worked in the library and seen all classes come in and out, many had multiple teachers to control the out of line behavior and rowdiness but it did not help. If what goes on in the classroom is at all like what I saw in the library during sit down 'learning time' I would not send my child there. I was shocked at the behavior of the students.

- submitted by a teacher

March 20, 2008
Foothills is a great school with excellant teachers! Always looking to improve and the principal is nice and easy to talk to. I would recommend this school to anyone. The school also has diversity which is great! The prior comment had mentioned some disrespectful kids attending this school. Any school that your child may attend is going to have some misbehaving children. Wouldn't you rather your children learn coping skills with this instead of sheltering them from what is part of growing and learning to deal with difficult people as a adult? Honestly!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 30, 2008
We are new to Denver, I was told that Foothills is a wonderful school. Boy, was I deceived! My son is in grade and the instructor have absolutely no control over her classroom! Children are disrespectful and have free range over the class room. The children there that want to learn are constantly distracted because the instructor is unable to get a handle on her classroom! My child will not attend Foothills next year!

- submitted by a parent
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Foothills Elementary School
13165 West Ohio Ave, Lakewood, CO  80228
(303) 982-9324
Last modified Foothills Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Foothills Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top