BEAR CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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2500 TABLE MESA DR
BOULDER, CO 80305
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Phone: 303-499-8555
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 63
  • Number Students: 378
  • Number Teachers: 18
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5480
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 60
  • Principal: Ms Kent Cruger
  • 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 (14 ratings)
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    School Reviews (14 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-03
    "The best thing about Bear Creek is the gym teacher who along with at least 5 other teachers are truly talented. The worst thing is the principle. Bear Creek thinks of itself as a neighborhood school when really what is going on is affluent people from all over the Nation buy their way into this school. In our time there we knew of people renting houses they did not live in just so their multiple children could attend, they actually lived in Thornton. Saying it was cheaper than private school. The science fair was shut down because it became too competitive, one mum was actually a rocket scientist and basically did her kids project for her. Also be warned the PTO is very aggressive and if you are unable to make a sizable contribution your families name will be know by others. The principle has a very special and close relationship with the PTO leadership, and it is a very cliquy group. In summery this school is elite."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-26
    "This is an exclusive school, where you have to be wealthy to be living in the neighborhood and attend. The principle is driven by test scores, and having the "best" school in the area. We found the teachers to be remarkable for one of our children who is a academic achiever, but appalling for our other child who was not academically driven. The treatment was worlds apart. The professionals at this school seemed to know nothing about Learning Differences, which is shocking. Interestingly our child was also carefully coached around the test scores (see other reviewer). The PTO is extremely active, and raises huge amounts of money but not once in six years did I ever hear about the school donating some of it's surplus funds to a less fortunate school. The community at Bear Creek is all about Bear Creek, those are not the values of our family."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-25
    "This was our neighborhood school. At this school, our child was given answers for CSAP tests by staff, was told by the principal he would be suspended for tearing a paper ("destroying school property"), was told by a teacher that he could never learn math, was pegged by the school psychologist with a diagnosis he didn't have, and was reduced to tears on "graduation" day by the music teacher, who ruled with an iron fist. This is not a school for kids with any learning differences. The psychologist also told us our child "could never make it in middle school" (he did, and did great). It required legal action to keep our child's placement here which we did because he had friends and some truly loving, great teachers. Avoid this school unless you are a wealthy white family with athletic kids who have zero learning issues. The principal is a Ken doll bent on cooking the school's math scores for the sake of his own career. Check out Mesa, a friendlier school in same neighborhood. Parents are very involved at Bear Creek - the good part is this generates money and amenities other schools don't get. The bad part is the alpha moms are competitive and intense."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-11
    "Our family has been at Bear Creek for 6 years and we have been happy to see our children grow and flourish at this exceptional school. It is a neighborhood school, and with home prices sky-rocketing here, the community is not as diverse as other sections of Boulder. But as I watch my oldest preparing to enter middle school, I can do so with relief, knowing that she has the knowledge, study skills and maturity to handle the next stage of her education. Thank you Bear Creek!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-02
    "Bear Creek Elementary is a wonderful school. The teachers, principal, administrative staff, and parent volunteers are truly outstanding. It is clear that they all love what they do."
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