We have been at Normandy for many years now, and I am very pleased with the teachers and general curriculum (NOT common core). Standardized testing, not so much. The teachers my children have had communicate very well and are absolutely amazing! The principal on then other hand is a different story. There is a HUGE lack of communication with parents on the part of the administration. Parents need to come to school and be more involved so they can see what really goes on behind the scenes, as it would be a big eye opener! Many people leave Normandy because of the principal. This community needs new leadership at this school!
This school is one of the best schools have enrolled my children in. The teachers and staff are excellent and make sure you learn. However I am not very fond of the new principal but that is only my opinion. You should enroll you child/children at Normandy now! It Normandy Elementary is a great school.
Normandy Elementary is meeting and exceeding all of my parental qualifications for a great school. Great curriculum, high staff retention, caring staff, administration who not only know my kids names but mine also. Parents who get and stay involved. Highly recommend it.
This school may rank high in the grades but they are slipping. The previous reviews are correct but it all changed in the 2011-2012 school year. Many parents have noted this and are having trouble getting the teachers to pull together for education. They are too focused on technology at need to get back to the books and follow through with teaching the kids on forever skills and not just teach them to memorize the material for the day. Stear clear of any of the advanced classes because the children are not taught how math works and how reading complrehsion is more important than reaching the AR point goal.
The staff is very caring and the curriculum challenges each student at their learning ability.
We open enrolled at Normandy because they follow a Core Knowledge sequenced curriculum with Saxon Math. I would choose it again. The school has active involvement by parents and that involvement is welcome. Homework is reasonable. Classroom technology is appropriate if not impressive. Classwork is focused and in upper grades recess is reduced to one--which I personally feel our society forgets children need breaks to maintain a good mental focus. The principal does focus on producing student achievers and high scores for the school. She runs a well organized and behaved school--it does not always feel warm and fuzzy. No school is perfect but I'm highly satisfied with Normandy.
The students and parents are friendly and kind to each other. The teachers work hard to instill knowledge, and motivate kids to be learners, but also help kids grow.
Normandy is a wonderful school. The administrators, faculty and staff really care about the students and provide a great learning environment. The parents also really step up and get involved.
Normandy Elementary is an excellent of what an elementary school should be: loving, caring, individually helps each child to learn and grow, instills healthy values, encourages individuality and creativity and most of all the kids love going to school and learning.
We're really happy with the education our daughter is getting at Normandy. Great teachers. Great students and parents.
Normandy is constantly reviewing their curriculum and policies to try and do the best for our kids.
Has a great Core Knowledge program, has had consistent Excellent performance rating on CSAPs, and the faculty/staff are great!
It's one of the top schools in Denver. The staff is great and proactive. The parents are involved in lots of activities. They have great school programs that parents volunteer their time for such as science and art clubs as well as fun activities such as movie nights, lego clubs, stackers clubs etc. Families from all over the state try to get their children into this school. My son and I are very happy there.
my son is just starting kindergarten. he loves it and they are already working hard with him on his writing skills, reading skills and even tools for him to use in learning correct pronunciation of sounds.
This school is amazing. We love Normandy Elementary. The teachers are amazing, the curriculum is amazing, and the students that go to this school are amazing. In this articulation area it is the best school around. This school gets them ready for learning in/for the future, and teaches them how to be respectful, responsible, and safe. My kids love going here. I've been to the other elementary schools in this area, there is just no comparison. As said below, some schools are just not for everyone.
I would agree with the last review. I had almost the same experience. All the school cares about is its test scores! If your child needs help they want you to send them to another school.
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