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What a horrible little school. The teachers are awful and favor the students of moms who volunteer. It is quite common to see the child of a class mom be the star of the Christmas show, the son of the auction committee head chosen as the "art student" to represent at district shows or a mediocre child of a large donor placed in the TAG program, etc. In a way, it is to be expected. That is why the parents volunteer. But the school is horrible the way it sells itself out. There are teachers who will advertise their birthday on their homepage, presumably to solicit for gifts. And often, there will be. One teacher was given plane tickets as an end of the year class gift in addition to personal gifts. The shameless hustling for funds is a disgrace. And the teachers will have the temerity to be rude to you because you want to discuss your child's learning. They can't help it. They know the parents are wary of upsetting them for fear of reprisals in the classroom, which I have seen. The school's and the district's high test scores are lauded. I cannot say that is the doing of the teachers as I did most of the heavy lifting in my children's reading and math education. I would receive emails from teachers imploring parents to drill addition facts at home because "only five out of 24 students have them learned by heart." I can understand maybe only one-third of the students' not having learned them. But if 80% of the class hasn't, it means the teacher just doesn't want to do her job. There is also very little reading time with a teacher if your child is not behind. The students read to one another and to themselves and listen to books-on-video. And really, I don't need my children to learn how to use an iPad at school. They can do that at home. How about focusing on penmanship, how to write in cursive and the multiplication table? I highly recommend this school to parents who like social climbing, willing to enroll his children in at least two sports activities and have plenty of time to teach the three R's of elementary education themselves.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


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The teachers like to remind you that they have Master's degrees. You are the one, however, who will be teaching reading and basic math to your child, unless he has a learning disability or is behind. The school does have a good support system for students who are behind because they care a lot about the test scores.




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I have a First Grader who moved here from Evergreen, Colorado. The school, the teachers and the parents are completely involved and forward thinking, preparing the 1st graders on a social, intellectual and pariticiipatory level. I am amazed how well they are doing in Mathematics, English, spelling and reading, Science and PE. Thank You!



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Teachers and parental involvement make UP an exceptional elementary school. We have been there for 4 years and we are very happy with the education our child is receiving.



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Great teachers, great parental involvement. Good students. Math program is not preparing kids for middle school; principal is not a good leader.




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Great teachers and parental involvement. The principal leaves much to be desired. That is the weak link.

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Last modified University Park Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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