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225 East 30th St
Rifle, CO 81650

(970) 625-7950
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April 03, 2015
Wamsley is a great place to work and a great place for students to learn. We truly care about the well-being and success of students. Teachers and staff are all committed to making Wamsley the best place for students to learn and grow. I couldn't be prouder to be a Wamsley Wildcat, and can't wait for everyone else to see what we see. The students here are worth it, and the teachers and staff are willing to do whatever it takes to provide our students with the best possible educational experience. We realize that we aren't perfect and strive to improve every day.

- submitted by a teacher

March 19, 2015
My daughter was not kept safe by the rules at Wamsley Elementary that teacher are supposed to follow. She made it off the bus with no note. Through a person volunteering at the school and all the other teachers outside helping children go home. She made it into an unapproved car with someone I did not put on my pick up forms. I called the school to inform them my child was not home when the bus was supposed to drop her off. When she was dropped off all the school had to say was "Thanks to your input we have made PROGRESS ON REVAMPING OUR BUS PICK UP PROCEDURES HERE AT WAMSLEY WLEMENTARY.WE HAVE WORKED WITH THE TRANSPORTAITION DEPARMENT AND THE WAMSLEY STAFF TO ENSURE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS ARE IN PLACE FOR THE SAFTEY OF ALL OF OUR STUDENTS. It states in your rules you already have procedures in place to keep my child safe. I have lost all trust for this school to keep my child safe.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2015
Wamsley is a fantastic school. There is a huge sense of family there. I love that everyone is so friendly and happy to be there. Everyone knows my name and everyone knows my kids. You don't get that in some of the other schools with higher enrollment. The class sizes are around 20 also which makes me feel like my kids get the attention they need and deserve and aren't getting lost in a crowd.

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2015
Wamsley cares so much about these kids and creating high achievers! Love this school! Awesome!

- submitted by a teacher

February 18, 2015
My children love going to school! The teachers are so fun and friendly. Our principal thinks of only how to better our children and the school. She works with the parents and always has an open door policy.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2014
The principal is not very good she cut a very good program and she does not know what she is doing by cutting this program.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2014
Wamsly Elementary When we first moved here 7 years ago I was concerned when I saw the low scores that the school had. As a parent I believe that if I want a school and student to succeed then I need to be involved. I started helping in my children's classroom and being involved in the pta. I noticed that the teachers and staff were amazing and gave more than 110 %. I couldn't be happier with the teachers. The low score are due to the students in the school that don't speak English, therefore taking a test written in English that you don't understand would be hard to do well on. As far as parent involvement, I think its a mixed of can't, or won't or don't want to. If you want a great experience then show up, help out . You will find that this school is always trying to improve for the better and are willing to listen to your concerns and help in anyway possible. I am glad that all of my 3 kids attended this school.

- submitted by a parent

December 09, 2013
I have been sending my children to Wamsley for 3 years. I was told at the beginning of the first year that Wamsley was a bad school. In my experience, the only bad thing about the school is the lack of parent involvement or parents who "hear" it's a bad school without really taking a look at the entire districts percentages. It takes parents and teachers to make a school great. The teachers are wonderful and really love the children who attend. We gained a new principal this year who is fantastic. The parents of the students however, are not very involved in the students academics leading teachers to often have to spend more time with students who did not complete homework. I see this hindering the classroom from time to time. The school does many great things that other schools in the area do not, such as a Halloween Carnival, a Santa Shop, Spring Fling, and various community support events. My children enjoy the school and I feel like they are learning well beyond their grade levels. I will continue to send my children to this school because it is tight knit, everyone knows my family and cares for us. That is just as important to me as my childrens' grades.

- submitted by a parent

November 26, 2013
Horrible!!! This school was a complete waste of time. It is said between parents in Rifle that Wamsley is bad.Shame on me for not listening. For god sakes my child was able to be picked up by whomever, and when I brought it up it was stated that it wasn't of a concern because they where sure children wouldnt get in car with anyone they don't know.WHAT!!!!! He just turned 5, and yes he would. I have walked up on rumors and gossip by staff about personal issues of the students and their family. Even teachers in school district prefer not dealing with the ignorant principal by going out of their way sending their children elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2013
Wamsley has recently gained a new principal who is a true PrinciPAL. She has come in with fresh eyes and ideas to help improve my childrens' educational experience. I have noticed a dramatic improvement in just the first quarter compared to last years testing and reading scores. I am excited to be a part of the family at Wamsley. The teachers are very friendly and know all of children by name, even when they were too young to attend. They answer any and all parent concerns or questions timely and thoroughly. I believe these teachers and staff truly care about my family. There are many safety measures that the school has taken to prevent any outsiders from gaining unauthorized access to the school, while still keeping an inviting tone for parents. Parents are encouraged to stop by anytime and have lunch or volunteer with their child's class. I believe in this school and where it is going.

- submitted by a parent

November 14, 2013
The teachers and staff at Wamsley Elementary make learning fun! My child and I are greeted each day by smiles and my son's teacher is approachable and easy to talk to before and after school. The school has put in new security measures to be safe, but still inviting parents and community members in for lunch or special holiday activities. I was especially impressed by the large turn out at the recent Halloween Carnival. This school clearly has caring parents and staff that came together for a fun night that combined learning about the school with games and treats! My kindergarten son is excited to learn on his iPod the school sends home for homework assistance. Test scores are also improving in the last couple of years, which shows the dedication of the new principal and the teachers to give our children a motivating and successful education. The area I believe the school could improve is offering a more challenging curriculum for students that are ready for it. I feel that this is something that may come in time as test scores improve.

- submitted by a parent
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Wamsley Elementary School
225 East 30th St, Rifle, CO  81650
(970) 625-7950
Last modified Wamsley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wamsley Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top