We moved to Parker a year ago and chose our neighborhood, in part, on proximity to Iron Horse. The principal, Mr. Getchel, insisted on taking time to show us around the school and we saw first-hand his attention and caring for the students. We were concerned, at first, that there wouldn't be enough specialized instruction to accommodate students performing at different levels than the bulk of the pupils, but the staff has been very helpful and communicative in this regard. Our son is now in his second year at the school and loves it.
Nope, they do just the opposite. Some of the teachers try hard to do a great job, yet the problem is the Administration and help staff. They need a better principal at Iron Horse Elementary in Parker CO.
They need a new principal. They also need Adversity training. We have had our girls in other schools areound the coundtry, yet this one is the worst. The teachers are not trained to actually teach/coach. Yet they test all the time. If you are a parent that coaches and educate your child or have educational advanced children, you will do well. Otherwise, you are in trouble and WILL need to get a tutor for your children.
I have 3 children at this school. One is going to middle school this year, and I am seriously considering sending the other 2 to another school instead. NO communication between school and parents, and the ancillary staff at the school are rude and disrespectful. Love my son's IEP teacher, and the classroom teachers have been fair - some great - some not, but I've had enough of the overall indifference. I will not be sending my youngest child here at all, which is a shame because I used to love this school but it has tanked in the last year or so.
Poor administration at this school. It's no wonder so many have withdrawn their children to attend another school. Poor behavior amongst students is tolerated. Bully behavior is tolerated. In the classroom expect the teacher to teach to the lowest student. If your children are average to low then you probably won't notice the lack of leadership and quality of education. The environment feels more like a daycare than a school.
I have three children at Iron Horse and absolutely love our school. We have phenomenal teachers, leadership and parent involvement, and my children thrive here. Our principal prioritizes learning opportunities, not test scores. I am an education policy expert and am quite discerning and observant--I have very high standards and know well what a good school should do and be. Despite our choice in DougCo, I choose my high quality neighborhood school.