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K-6
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Westminster, CO
Students enrolled: 600

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9650 West 97th Ave
Westminster, CO 80021

(303) 982-0368
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November 23, 2014
Great school. My daughter loves it here. She came to Lucas Elementary in 2nd grade a little bellow grade level. With great support she is doing awsome . In 2nd grade we had Mr. Cefkin and he was an amazing teacher. This year she is with Mrs. Bowen and she loves her teacher as well.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2014
I am sorry to say that in the last two years the leadership quality has become rather weak. I do not believe that bullying is handled properly at all. I have visited during lunch and felt that the teacher (?) in charge was rather harsh. I realize speaking loudly is necessary in a lunchroom but I only noticed anger in her voice from the start. I now know why my child gobbles their food down at home....there isn't enough time at school! I have also noticed an increase in bullying, perhaps if the consequence for the bully was more strict then maybe it would work?? I hope this situation improves. We do not want to move.....we like being in a "neighborhood" school. I do volunteer,this is how I am able to witness some of this stuff. I am not the only parent who feels this way but I have heard others that have not had a very positive experience when going in alone to complain. Maybe if more of us will come forward, we can see some positive change.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
The new principal is pretty bad. The parents and students sorely miss the old principal, who was fantastic. With that said, the teachers at Lukas are outstanding and we still think it's a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2014
The new principal is not as student/parent focused as the old principal. There are reports of moldy bread for hot lunches. The PTA is very hard to be a part of.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
I have 4 kids in this school for the past few years... all in different grades and 2 of which have had their struggles academically. The school has been there doing everything they can for them to help them get up to where they need to be. They are very caring and seem to genuinely be invested in each student. All of my kids teachers are really good with the kids and give great feedback on how they are doing. I also get response to emails quickly and can usually get a hold of someone if I need to. We also have had very little problem with other children being a negative influence. I have nothing bad to say about this school and am very happy that my children get the opportunity to attend.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2012
My child attends this school. The teachers are very friendly, attentive and caring. However, my child has had difficulty with bullying and racial slurs that he did not get while attending Semper. I am hoping this will improve or we may need to change schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2011
We have been very pleased with all of the teachers. The principle is an excellent leader.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2011
I was really hoping to have a good experience at the school but unfortunately that wasn't the case. My son has a speech delay and was I felt bullied by the administration. We had to hire an outside tutor for both his speech and reading and has excelled with her but not in his classroom. The staff has told me that he will never be able to catch up. There is no communication from the staff unless they want to gang up on the parent to tell them all the things their child is doing wrong. We will be going to a different school next year. The PTA? Forget about it. You walk in and you do not feel valued or accepted at all.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2011
My son and daughter both went K-6 at Lukas and I highly recommend the teachers, administration, and culture of learning, citizenship, safety, and fun. Both of my kids thrived there and I could not have asked for a better learning and growing environment than they recieved at Lukas. Kudos to the whole team. The teachers especially take a personal interest in each child and go the extra mile.

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April 01, 2010
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March 25, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2010
Principal and teachers really care about the students. School is very welcoming to parents, whether visiting or volunteering, and the school just feels 'happy.' Homework levels seems reasonable and I've always gotten quick responses from anyone I've contacted with questions. The teachers my daughter's had have gone out of their way to do what is best for her and we couldn't be more pleased with our experience so far. I have to agree about the PTA, though. How about a drawing for a $5.00 starb*cks gift card at each meeting, or something? At least that way it would seem like new parents were wanted at the meetings and might even get to introduce themselves? My experience was that the officers sat at their own table and did not greet or even acknowledge any new faces unless someone raised their hand to volunteer for something. :(

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December 06, 2009
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- submitted by a student
July 10, 2008
My daughter has been at the school for one year and will be going to 1st grade in Aug. She loves her teachers and the children. So far I don't have anything bad to say about the teachers, (too early to tell). But I will tell you this, the PTA really needs to open up to new ideas and welcome the new parents. As a new parent I felt very lost while in meetings and never really felt welcome- I hope there will be changes made this next year. Other wise, the school is great!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2007
Great environment for children, large parental participation. My daughter has now been there 3 years and has thrived.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
Excellent teaching staff. The past years principal was outstanding and I believe the replacement will be every bit as effective. Great environment, my child has thrived there. Very good parent involvement.

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Lukas Elementary School
9650 West 97th Ave, Westminster, CO  80021
(303) 982-0368
Last modified Lukas 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.
Lukas Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top