Arapahoe Ridge Elementary This school is located within a quiet respectable community that's not near any busy streets. It's tucked neatly away. The teachers have been great & respond quickly to our needs if any issues arise. I like the fact that they get the parents involved to help you respect what the children are learning. I am happy that if there is an issue in the community or surrounding cities that they inform the parents quickly by email or calls about Lockouts & when they are lifted. It makes me feel like my child is truly safe!
This is an amazing public school. The teachers are incredibly committed and the principal is very involved. We have had an excellent experience.
We have two students at Arapahoe Ridge and have been at the school for 3 years now. We are extremely pleased with the Principal and the Teachers. They are all very dedicated to the students and are always looking to enrich the learning environment at the school. Even with the huge budget cuts this year, the staff has done an excellent job of utilizing the resources wisely and effectively. We are so happy to be apart of our local, neighborhood school where our children are thriving and learning.
ARE staff works as a team towards the school vision of creating a community of learning. Outstanding Adams 12 school. I take exception to the negative reviews with very specific one-off issues thery are focusing on. Come see for yourself, go wolves!
I have been involved with ARE for the past two years and couldn't feel better about our choice to send our children to this school. The teachers are passionate about teaching, the well-being of the children and are committed to making the elementary years a wonderful experience for the children. Every year we see more and more budget cuts and the administration and PSO Board at ARE are always coming up with creative ways to increase learning opportunities, help the struggling students, add technology and resources. Every decision is made in the best interest of the students. Thinking about sending your kids to ARE. Come for a visit, meet the teachers, talk with the principal, call some parents.
I have been absolutely delighted with our experience at Arapahoe Ridge. The teachers have been excellent and completely adaptable with the material to keep my daughter challenged. I feel like they do a wonderful job of not only tailoring the material to her needs and level but on the days I volunteer, I can see it being tailored to the needs of those students who need additional help. The principal is involved, attentive and available whenever I have needed him. We receive constant and timely communication. I love the early release day on Wednesdays and the opportunity it provides to do outside activities without interfering with her schoolwork. I am so grateful that we have such a high-quality and positive school for our children to attend and would recommend it to anyone!
Excellent school, I have had kids for the past 12 years straight. We have had some absolutely magnificent and innovative teachers.
Wish I could give this school 5 stars. Was going to give 3 stars but that is average and to many staff are more concerned with policy and procedure then the kids. And the principle will get upset if you tell the truth about the pathetic staff. They do have some great staff as well. But the principle would rather protect weak staff then try and make them improve. Arapahoe's inappropriate practices include but are not limited to Inappropriate meal time. Only 20 min for lunch? Is the school aware that employers are legally required to give employees 30 min? Are our kids second class citizens? Inappropriate end time prior to 2PM on Wednesdays. Kids should be taught to avoid sun exposure between 10AM and 2PM. They should not be put at risk of being put outside prior to 2PM. The school district should be on the financial hook for any skin cancer kids through the system develop in there life if this Inappropriate er very Inappropriate make that very very Inappropriate practice is continued!
From a teaching perspective, I have nothing but great things to say about ARE. The faculty and staff go out of the way to ensure that my child is safe and is being challenge. My daughter tests above her grade level and the teaching staff continues to challenge her daily. I would give the school an excelent but I have issues in regards to the lunch room policies, how they try and maintain control, and the approach they take (control) of the kids before school starts.
We left after Kinder due to total overcrowding and lack of any kind of differenciation for various learning levels. Our child was bored and very sad at school and the teacher and administration were not helpful. Way too many kids in very cramped classrooms.
I am very confident in the success of of the school's children, due to the high diligence and support provided by every one of the professional staff o board. All of the children feel individually special and respected. I truely believe that this school deserves a rating of '5'. This a elementary school that is difficult to compete with!
The only reason I'm giving this school 2 stars is because of my sons teacher. She's awesome and always has a smile on her face. But there's just something about this school I can't pinpoint. It gives me the chills everytime I have to drop my son off. I also don't like the fact that they make the kids sit on the cold ground to keep them under control. There's nothing wrong w/telling the kids to stand in line and keep your hands to yourself. I'm hoping I can get my son into a different school for the next school year.
Amazing school. Supportive teachers. Great Scores. Dedicated to getting it right!
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