SOUTHERN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

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1500 KNOX DR
BOULDER, CO 80305
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Phone: 303-494-2866
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Boulder Valley School District No. Re2
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 182
  • Number Students: 546
  • Number Teachers: 29
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5705
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Terry Gillach
  • 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 (23 ratings)
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    School Reviews (19 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-12
    "Well we are nearing the end of our first semester and are very happy with our child's progress. The environment is good and promotes personal responsibility. Workload is balanced. As a side note, we came here for a more competitive atmosphere. If you read all the comments below, I think some people need to understand that this not a touchy feely, we are all winners, everyone gets a ribbon school. If you want your kids to learn how to think for themselves and establish a good work ethic , SHMS is a great choice."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-20
    "I went to Southern Hills for 3 years and there is absolutely no way that Mr. Gillach (the principal) is a pervert. We did not get suspended for having candy and we were not shuffled through the hallways with our heads down. No, ignorant parent, Southern Hills is an excellent school. I think the reason it's so good is because it's not as academically challenging as say Summit, but there are lots of higher level classes offered. Even if you aren't the school loving type, you will find the teachers to be great and lots of friends."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-18
    "Great School. The parents that complain about how the school is run might not be teaching them respect and discipline at home. That's not the school's job- it's YOURS, so don't complain when you get a call from the principal. For god sakes, teach your kids some manners before sending them off to school! Good academically. Creative teachers who focus on projects vs. just memorize and take tests. Right amount of homework. Flexible if family needs/wants to travel. Very respectful of the kids. Safe. Plenty of volunteer opportunities for parents. Plenty of after-school activities."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-09-29
    "The administration is cruel to the children and parents that do not fit into the designated conservative mold. There are some great teachers here. But the adminstration is a blight, a sickness, a seething travesty against all that is fair, forward thinking, and good."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-08-08
    "I have a child entering 7th grade at Southern Hills. GOOD: The culture of the school is one of strong accountability. The principal knows every kid and sets very clear boundaries for what behavior is acceptable. I have no idea what the other reviewer was talking about regarding the principal being a pervert. I have never witnessed or heard anything of the sort and I guarantee I would have yanked my kid out of this school if it were the case. This school provides a safe environment for kids to learn compared to other Boulder middle schools. Good accelerated language arts teachers - especially 6th grade accelerated L.A. - fantastic. Caring, involved counselors and excellent communication between the administraton and parents. BAD: My 6th grader twiddled their thumbs in 7th grade Math - new teacher who was inexperienced and overall useless. Science was a big disappointment as well considering the resources Boulder has in the scientific community. I hear 7th grade science teacher is excellent... New orchestra teacher this year - not near enough challenge for advanced kids so a big disappointment. French class was a total joke. Not enough diversity - socioeconomically or otherwise."
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