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.
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.
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.
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.