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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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There are 28 reviews about all of the school topics.



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The school looks great from the outside and the teachers really do care. The problem is that they've created a way too perfect world that your kids can't be kids there. They have snack police (telling YOUR kids they can't have the snack YOU sent because it's not to their standards), kids get into trouble for laughing on the bus (does that really constitute a call and letter from the principal??), and my kids are stressed out all the time because of these crazy standards they have to live up to. We were new at this school this year. At our old school, we've never, ever had an issue with our children (in the gifted program, citizenship awards AND perfect attendance). We have pretty high standards ourselves, but this is ridiculous.

Supports LD students: Strongly disagree


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At Runyon, if your child is not up to their standards, they are picked out and picked on.


Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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Bad leadership starts at the top. The principal there needs a new career. She does not need to be working with children.

Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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Teachers care about the kids and want them to succeed. We get very little feedback on our children's class performance, which we don't like.

Amount of homework: Strongly disagree


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There is way too much homework that is taking up to an hour every night. I have 1st and 3rd graders.


Effective school leaders: Agree


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The tight grip does keep the parents and teachers in line.

Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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I'm really not sure. It's difficult to know with so few academic status reports.

Amount of homework: Disagree


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I don't take work home with me because it takes away from family time. If the teachers can't get it done in seven or eight hours they have a larger problem. Homework should never be sent home with kids before maybe fifth grade or later.




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We moved to this area a couple of years ago, and we made sure we were in this school based on the reviews on sites like this. While the school rates well on standardized tests it fails in many other areas. Possibly because the school does so well academically (Which I now contribute to the high number of exceptional parents and not the administration) the school gets good ratings. But the school has some underlying issues that few will challenge. One is the boy who cries wolf syndrome. The teachers and principal constantly send home discipline reports, but at the same time send home very few academic status reports. We know when our kid laughs too loud in class, but we rarely know how well she’s doing academically. On top of that we have received discipline reports for the wrong child more than once. These two things make use disregard most discipline reports sent home from the school. On the surface this school seems excellent, and it’s not bad, but there is a tight grip of control on the students and the parents that most here seem afraid to push against. It’s odd. Maybe the kool-aid they are drinking is keeping the parents from seeing through the haze of false perfection. Maybe it’s the entire Littleton district that thinks it’s fine to start late and end early every time the wind shifts? Who knows, but something is really odd here.



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The teachers are wonderful at Runyon! I feel that they truly care about the kids and are encouraged to be well rounded individuals. Couldn't be happier with my children's elementary education!

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Last modified Runyon Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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