GLOBAL VILLAGE ACADEMY

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403 S AIRPORT BLVD
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 (44 ratings)
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    School Reviews (39 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-12
    "GVA Aurora is a great concept, but is failing miserably on execution and follow through. The principal is working on admin changes and has made progress, however she lacks leadership skills and does not deal well with conflict. She is not avail for parents and does not make herself seen at the school. The pick/up drop off situation is horrendous. There is a 20-30 min wait twice a day no matter if you park and walk in or pick up outside. Both East (K-3) and West (4-8) campuses are at capacity. There is currently no plan to expand or any plan to fix the overcapacity problem. The aesthetic appearance of the school is a complete mess. Parent involvement is so low that school events have been cancelled due to lack of volunteers. The positives are that my child is learning a 2nd language. That is a valuable asset. The front desk is helpful and knows more about the school than anyone else. The teachers are knowledgable and friendly. The negatives outweigh the positives for us though. We were so excited to sent our child here, but my disappointment and that of the other parents is palpable the min you walk in the door. Major changes need to happen if this school is going to succeed."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-28
    "This is my son's 6th year at GVA. I also have two daughters in the lower grades. Although I had very high hopes for immersion education, I can't say it's been a success. My daughters are doing well and have learned Spanish fairly well for their respective ages, but my son is very far behind in his language track and no one noticed until this year. Although he's very good at math, his grades have been horrendous due to his inability to understand the Spanish instructions this year. The school had no structured immersion language curriculum until this year. My daughters have time to catch up, but my son does not. It's been a very frustrating year and we are looking at other schools at this point. As a previous person noted, immersion teachers are here on 3 year visas, so teacher turnover is constant. The best teachers seem to leave the soonest, unfortunately. Brilliant idea, poor execution."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-29
    "My school is global village academy in AURORA..I cannot thank Mr. Aguayo enough for teaching my son since kindergarten. He is the the most amazing teacher any parent can ask for. Also have to applaud the Principal for what she helped with my child...awesome school..I am am very blessed with the front desk..SO WELCOMEING"
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    Posted 2013-12-26
    "This is our child s fifth year at GVA and at first, I thought it was a great idea for my two children to learn Chinese but did not think long term. For example, how will my children continue to learn Chinese after middle school? A lot of high schools do not teach this language. The math at GVA is a higher quality but they teach it in the foreign language, so if your child falls behind in their foreign language then they are sure to fall behind in math. I agree with another reviewer, who said that children can get left behind at this school. My son is two years behind in Chinese and we were just told. He is also behind in math because he can't understand his Chinese teacher and behind in English due to learning Chinese first. We have put him in tutoring for Chinese and math but his teacher brings it up in class and humiliates him. It seems many of the Chinese teachers use humiliation as a discipline or correction tool. Maybe it is part of their culture? GVA is not for every child. On the flip side GVA has some great teachers and academic programs. The after school programs are fun too. I just wish they could execute their vision for the school better."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-06
    "Ms. Quinn and Mrs. Woolington are excellent teachers, they are dedicated leaders and masters of the subjects they teach."
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