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Woodland Park, CO
Students enrolled: 411

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101 North Baldwin
Woodland Park, CO 80866

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(719) 686-2051
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March 18, 2015
As a family we have been attending Gateway for four years now. I have nothing but positive things to say about my experiences here. Staff are caring and thoughtful, they treat my children as individuals. I don't feel lost in a crowd, my children are excited to go to school everyday. I am grateful that my children have access to such high quality arts and enrichment programs.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2013
Every teacher we've had at Gateway has been excellent. Between my two students we've had six different teachers and every one has gone above and beyond to make sure my kids get what they need to excel academically and socially. They have both gotten individualized accommodations which were just what they needed. The teachers and principal are so loving and kind. In addition, my kids love going to art and P.E. They have learned and grown so much. Thank you Gateway for helping make Woodland Park a wonderful place to live.

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2013
Every person is entitled to their own opinion of a school, but the poor reviews of Gateway appear to focus on one or two bad experiences. That is unfortunate. Gateway as a whole, definitely deserves more than one star or two stars. We have four children who will be or are going to Gateway. We have been pleased with the rigor, individual attention, and the overall positive experience for all of us over the past four years. We are please with the GT program and the new Math program is amazing! Class sizes for 2nd and 3rd grade are right around 20 in a class.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2013
My daughter has been at Gateway for three years. When we first moved to Woodland Park, my daughter was supposed to be in 2nd grade with an IEP and after struggling for a couple of weeks, I met with the principal and the 2nd grade teacher and we decided to put my daughter back in 1st grade, the way they handled it with the other students was wonderful! My daughter was not ostracized at all! And she has a wonderful year and a very successful 2nd grade year following. My child also needed extra help in reading while in 2nd grade and got it right away. The staff at this school goes above and beyond for their students.

- submitted by a parent

November 11, 2012
Its nerve wracking when the teacher tells you she is over whelmed. My son is one of 28 in his kindergarten class! I really think the huge younger classes need extra help, but I guess they don't have the resources.

- submitted by a parent

October 16, 2012
Teachers have huge classes. Impossible to get extra work or help for a struggling or advanced child. No proper implementation of any plans for curriculum or IEPs. Teachers are so busy handling huge classes and problem children that very little actual teaching is happening. The curriculum was of poor quality. When I asked for 1st grade objectives or goals to help my bored child advance I was told the teachers didn't have any!

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2012
I LOVE this school! The principal is connected with every child in the school which is apparent when she greats all of them by name. She always makes time to meet with parents when requested. My daughter completed k - 5th grade there and my son is still there. They both have had amazing teachers. Teller County as a community has a very diverse population in terms of social economics and you can see that in all of the schools. Gateway does a wonderful job of bringing this diverse community of children together. I would highly recommend this school and encourage you to understand that the negative comments on this website may have come from a family that had a specific issue or case with their child that is not the norm!

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2012
I am a retired Teacher, Gateway Elementary is a poor excuse of a School. I tutor some of the children that attend Gateway as well as my niece attended for a VERY short time. We could clearly see right away that she would fall behind with the lack of education at Gateway. We immediately took action and took her out of Gateway. If you want your children to grow up and have little to no education send them to RE-2 Woodland Park district. It is unbelievable to me that the state allows such low standards. Every child in our neighborhood had to attend summer school due to the fact they did not pass the state testing. I personally fault the school for that. I can see how a few may fall behind but every child we know that goes there is seriously behind grade level. Do your research before sending your child/children to waste years at Gateway!

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2012
If your child fits in the typical "box" of expected skills, they will probably do okay at this school. But if they need any additional assistance or are struggling in ANY way, the help is almost non existent. The principal has a lot of positive ideas, but does not appear to have any control whatsoever on what the teachers actually do. If your child is struggling, send them to Columbine or CSCS.

- submitted by a parent

June 28, 2012
Unfortunately this is the WORST school I have ever had to deal with. The principal is VERY unfriendly and dismisses parents and teachers often. I watched her micro-manage the office staff and the 2 teachers that I observed her working with. The special education system there is a joke, and falls severely short of the federal requirements. They do not have up to date testing and do not use current therapy methods. The teachers' have huge caseloads as well. Many of the teachers there are "tenured" and do just enough to get paid. I observed several teachers being rude to the students and one older teacher actually grabbed a girl by the arm and jerked her around because she wasn't standing in line properly. I was HORRIFIED! I also noticed many of the teachers standing around gossiping a lot. The activities and lessons that were taught to my children were sub-standard compared to other schools. They don't seem to like parents to volunteer, I felt as though they acted "fake" around me. I recommend enrolling your child in Columbine Elementary or move to Colorado Springs!

- submitted by a parent
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October 03, 2009
Gateway has a very caring enviornment, and has a very special Principal, who was a former teacher at the school for many years, and knows the kids and staff like the back of her hand. She recently had a new student arrive, who was having a very hard time adjusting to his new school, and KayLynn spent a great deal of time talking to hime, and listening to his concerns. Because of her effort, the young man now loves the school, and especially the Principal!

- submitted by a community member

February 22, 2008
What I really like about the school is that they can give the students a quality education without giving the 2 hours per day homework. My daughter has a good teacher, the administration is all very helpful, she gets a good education and she has time to be a kid -- equally important!

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2007
The principal is great, but she needs to work more with some teachers, they don't have the same goal.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2007
I am very impressed with Gateway and the way they customize a child's learning based on performance and needs. My son has been in the gifted program for several years (they call it PA for Project Alive.) Once or twice a week he goes to a special class where gifted children are given math, science, and literature challenges. He is asked to give presentations to his class and the entire school on a regular basis. I am amazed at how well they address the particular needs of children, whether special needs or gifted. My son is offered courses at Colorado College every summer; they are courses designed for gifted children to prep them for college. All I can add is that your child will be smiled at and adored by all of the staff at this school. It is just such a positive environment.

- submitted by a parent

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Gateway Elementary School
101 North Baldwin, Woodland Park, CO  80866
(719) 686-2051
Last modified Gateway Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gateway Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top