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Lone Tree, CO
Students enrolled: 519

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9375 Heritage Hills Circle
Lone Tree, CO 80124

(303) 387-0253
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Map of Lone Tree Elementary School address.
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
July 25, 2015
Teachers are good or bad, depending on who you get here. Had mixed experiences in 2 years there with 2 kids.

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May 18, 2015
It is a great little school with a private school vibe. There's limited enrollment and only 3 classrooms/75 kids per grade level. Think small and cozy. The principal, Ms. Persichina, is energetic and dynamic. My child started here in K last year and has thrived. Before you apply for admission, know that this school requires a commitment. There is no bus service. There's a $200 fee to cover some of the technology costs. It feels like a very exclusive clique once your child is accepted. Yes, the school is a little bit snobbish. Yes, there are a lot of moms who pick up their children in Escalades while wearing Lululemon. Yes, it is true. Several Broncos coaches and Denver media personalities have children in this school. Yes, the gala fundraiser raised over $100,000. Yes, girls wear Uggs to school. But the staff stresses an environment of kindness. Because of the small size, they become a close-knit group. You will also find racial/socioeconomic diversity here. Sure, some kids live next door in Heritage Hills, but some come from Aurora and Denver to attend. The registration process is very competitive but it is worth it. I would not trade schools!

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April 20, 2015
We opened-enrolled our oldest to Lone Tree Magnet Elementary and have been so happy with the strong educational foundation she has been given at this school. The leadership from the principal is top-notch and has trickled down throughout every member of the school's teaching and staff team members -- this group invests so much in this school to make it excellent for students. Our daughter is learning critical thinking and academic skills that are beyond what her peers at other area elementary schools are learning, and all in a fun environment with 3 recess opportunities (a.m., lunch & p.m.), which is such a rare combination in today's schools. And despite the issues at the Douglas County Schools district level, you feel very removed from that at this school. We love LTE!

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March 21, 2014
Best thing that could have happened to my daughters. Their kindergarten staff is the best. Overall atmosphere is very good. Surprisingly the school is not affected by the snobbish atmosphere of surrounding parents.

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February 19, 2012
We have been at this AMAZING school for 5 years. This school teaches children to be critical thinkers. They have excellent teachers and a strong principal. Who cares that this is our 3rd principal, if they all have strong leadership that is all that matters. Both of my children are academically strong, have excellent problem solving skills and and critical thinkers. We take Pride in LTE

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January 16, 2012
We recently moved to this school and have been very disappointed. Everyone is very nice and friendly; however, there does not seem to be a priority given to academics. The school is very behind compared to other elementary schools in the district. When teachers are asked about spelling programs, etc. their response is "we're still working on that." Since I am coming from an education background, they shouldn't still be figuring out programs and curriculum halfway through the school year. All the curriculum should be worked out in the summer. When students enter the classroom the first day of school, the teachers should have their curriculum and lessons in place for the entire school year. This could be why the tests scores for this school are low compared to other schools in the area. This school could be great if they got a strong leader to run the school. Three different principals in 5 years does not help. Hopefully, someone at the district level will read this and make some necessary changes at the school.

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August 04, 2011
A new year and another uninspired, under qualified teacher. The principal left the school one week before opening day, and left her new hire in the hands of the interim principal. Just because you worked in the business world, or worked as a substitute, does not mean you should teach 6th graders! This school has not had ONE year since it opened that the 6th grade team has remained intact. What a horrible way for my son to end his tenure at LTE. What teacher, besides an inexperienced one, tells students "we will not behaving any fun this week" on the first day of school? My son's best friend is in the neighboring 6th grade class, and they are taught to LOVE learning through FUN. Wake up LTE administrators. We have been sold down the river, again.

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July 26, 2011
We are very happy at LTE! All my children love going to school and I attribute that to the great teachers they've had as well as the Highly Effective Teaching model. This school is creating learners who can problem solve, self question/evaluate and collaborate effectively. If you think your children learn best in a traditional program (i.e. skill and drill) or you focus solely on standardized test scores then this is not the place for you.

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March 08, 2011
If you are someone who doesn't mind waiting and hoping for the best then maybe this school is for you but if you are someone who needs data and a proven track record or indication of a prospectively successful track record then this is definitely not the place for you.

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July 26, 2010
I have two children at this school and both look forward to each day. We have loved every teacher they have had. The HET model of learning is amazing and I'm so grateful my children have this opportunity. I can't wait for my youngest to start next year.

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February 05, 2010
This school has a great staff and my children love going there. I have three kids going there and the school just gets better every year. I like that they offer more then most public schools. It is a very safe school with a lot of possabilities. My child was going to another school in the Cherry Creek district and we had safety issues there. I am glad we found this school!

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February 05, 2010
This is a great school with hands on learning that the kids can use in the real word. It is smaller then most public schools so the kids don't get lost in the shuffle like most public schools. The principal is attentive and is very involved in every area of the school. We love this school and will send all our kids here.

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January 26, 2010
You will definitely find that the principal, front office leadership and various teachers...unanimously have the children's best interest at heart. This is a very positive environment and the learning possibilities limitless. We are grateful to be here and will leave only when jr. high time arises...thank you to the entire staff....you are an amazing group of people on the same track!!

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November 19, 2009
This school is fabulous! From the principal's leadership & kind attitude towards children...to the fabulous, well-educated teachers that are impacting the students in a way that will affect them for the rest of their lives! We switched schools from another Douglas County school & this school is far superior to where we went before. Children grow & learn in a positive, 'no put down' manner. Spanish is included & lots of after school activities. I wouldn't switch for anything!

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July 29, 2009
I had a sixth grader who attended plus my twin boy's - kindergarten. I had no problems through-out the year and give it a five-rating.

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March 16, 2009
My son is in second grade at LTE and loves it. He had a fantastic teacher for both first and second grades. Everyone is really wonderful.

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March 12, 2009
Great school with poor test scores. School was unfortunately tested after the school had only been open for 3 months. With kids coming from across the board and then the skills of other inferior schools teaching being attributed to this school was silly. School is now I'm second year with new scores due out this summer, watch out. The wait list is about to become unbearable!

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December 01, 2008
Although this school is only in its second year. It has the potential of being one of the best around. My daughter enjoys going to school everyday and has grown so much with her reading and writing skills. The investigative math, uniforms and mod. traditional school year are just a few things that I like most.

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Lone Tree Elementary School
9375 Heritage Hills Circle, Lone Tree, CO  80124
(303) 387-0253
Last modified Lone Tree Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lone Tree Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top