There is a focus on manipulating grades for state ! The administration completely burys the bullying and even the school police officer plays it all to the center ! Nothing is ever done. , overall it starts at the top and I do not recommend this school to Anyone. What they do at wheat ridge skirts breaking the law and that's being kind! Not to mention what will happen when the kids move to high school and fail or drop out from false grades ,bulling ,self esteem problems or worse , Gardner elementary was a great school !! Wheatridge ticking time bomb in this parents opinion !! There are good teachers but their hands are tied !
Our grandson went here and, in my opinion, it has some of the most dedicated teachers and administrative staff that I've had the pleasure of knowing. Our own children went to Shawnee Mission where there are pockets of good and pockets of inadequate schools. In Gardner, the kids are more than just a number.
The worst school I have ever had the misfortune of being stuck with for my oldest child! There is a severe bullying problem with this school that not only I have noticed. Several people I know who have their children in this school have run into the same problem & then you're stuck dealing with an administration that wants to turn the other cheek. I HIGHLY recommend NOT going to this school!