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403 S AIRPORT BLVD UNIT A
AURORA, CO 80017
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Phone: 303-309-6657
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 2
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • District: Aurora Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 68.6
  • Number Students: 480
  • Number Teachers: 40
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4716
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 27
  • Principal: Ms Barbara Ridenour
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (58 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (54 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-08
    "The last post on 10/2/2014 is so TRUE. If I can give this school a lower star I would. Horrible school. This school testing scores are soooo low, that if your child were to attend another school, your child will fail. If your child is smart, the teacher will hold your child back so that the other children can catch up. They teach the children to tell if they see bullying but punish the teller or re-victimizing the victim all over again. Teachers tell the kids to disobey their parent and when called on the bad advise, the teacher wants to cry intimidation. The administration says "you don't want to be known as the parent who goes off on a teacher...then the student will suffer from your actions". This statement was from their student Coordinator Ms. Houghtaling. If you ask to see the "teacher" credentials, they will not be told to you. Half of the teachers just have a certificate that's not up to the standards to the US let alone the National teachers standards. Kids everywhere at all times Not even in class. Teachers can't control their classrooms. Traffic is out of control. The school is supposed to be "culturally diverse" but it's not. HORRIBLE school."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-02
    "Contrary to the previous post about how "great" GVA is, there is more to education than parental involvement. While it is key, parents who work hard to be there for their children also deserve the same attentiveness and care from staff who work for and with their children. GVA Aurora is simply not a school that supports ALL of the families and their students that attend this school! The focus is NOT negativity, but rather truth. GVA Aurora is not a great school and ALL the concerns presented are facts; the truth! The facility is filthy, carlines are totally unsafe though there are extremely rude staff members who attempt to "direct traffic", the only parents who have no problem with issues like these are those who are comfortable with below average education. All children, no matter ability deserve the best education. All the "supportive" parents claim your child must be practically perfect to attend GVA, so basically ALL special needs or other so called"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-29
    "Both of my kids attend GVA, and love it. I make sure to work very closely with their teachers and staff to ensure the best education possible. The reviews left by other parents are quite negative, and I understand their concerns, however if you do have a well behaved child who is open to learning and you are there to guide them, they will do just fine. If you are a lazy parent who does not stay involved with your child's academics, do not send them here."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-11
    "IGNORANCE IS NOT BLISS. If you are a parent with a child at GVA read the reviews, visit unannounced and volunteer. You will pull your child out! What actually happens during the day is not what you think. Ask for proof of teachers credentials and is they were validated as well as the principal. You will be shocked. Not only are there academic concerns there are security concerns. They didn't see me or question me when I walked onto the playground and picked up my son at lunch!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-08
    "This school is underrated. Yeah the language is a challenge but don't you think it school should be challenging! Yes if your child already has a disability maybe this isn't the school for your student- the language may be too much~! The traffic is horrible anywhere unless you use the bus and in my opinion this is an great chance for my child to be tri-lingual! The Spanish program is getting better and better with each year. My daughter is in 3rd and is able to read, write and communicate in English and Spanish. Don't pass this chance up just because a few parents get don't the program or hate the traffic."
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