CHERRY DRIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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11500 CHERRY DR
DENVER, CO 80233
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Phone: 720-972-5300
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Adams 12 Five Star Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 79.3
  • Number Students: 476
  • Number Teachers: 17
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4948
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Tina Hepp
  • 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)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (13 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-22
    "My children have attended Cherry Drive for the past 13 years. I have enjoyed each and every teacher there. Each year has brought about change and with that new and fresh ideas are born. I am saddened to read some of the comments posted on this site and wish that people would be more appreciative of the hard work that goes on in our school. Communication has never been better. I can't understand anyone having problems with that. I receive numerous emails, check the website, read signs posted in the building, read the IPADS that are hanging on the bulletin boards!!! (What other school has IPADs hanging on their bulletin boards?) I am so glad we don't get the amount of papers we used to get, I would simply empty their folders in the trash after pulling out my child's work that I wanted to save. Throughout the years I have always been disgusted at the nonsense that happens at recess. My children didn't like recess because of the amount of drama that would go on. I was intrigued by the Playworks idea so I observed the process and the kids seemed happy! Kids learning games and rules from staff and volunteers! Awesome! I have NEVER felt an ICY ATTITUDE from anyone! NEVER!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-21
    "The icy attitude and underwheming experience at Cherry Drive leaves a lot to be wanted. Communication is lacking and unless it is one of many fundraisers no paper communication exists, it leaves a lot to be desired. Being involved as a parent is getting harder and harder. If you ask questions a firm answer is given and that's the end of the story, your concerns mean nothing. Organized recess and quiet lunches confuse the kids and discipline mimics the military. Our kiddos come home so confused by what is going on, like having to walk in circles as punishment. This school has no appreciation for its community. The 1:1 iPad experience may look awesome, but the reality is much different."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-17
    "The Principal has to recognize the damage done by summer school failure. No white wash double talk. They sold us the benefits of summer school and only 1 or 2 teachers presented a worthy summer school lesson plan. Those that participated in summer school gave up because their ipads did not function as advertised. The Principal is great and has a clear vision and the parents and teachers need to support or leave. The kids deserve 100 percent from everyone, including District IT. Last year was such a disappointment with the ipad technology use (with the exception of Specials,) and it is hard to understand because the faculty are outstanding individuals. When no lesson plans that utilized the ipads came home for most and no emails over the summer, most parent were really upset. What now? Principal Hepp cares deeply for the kids and the community and needs to address what will change this year."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-03
    "Cherry Drive has been a really good school to all of my children. I really like the 1 on 1 iPad use available to the students. Great extra resource tool to expand on their learning. Each teacher that my kiddos have had have been wonderful. Would like to see a better playground, but the school says they are working hard to be getting it upgraded. Overall, we have been very happy with Cherry Drive."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-17
    "My daughter is now a 5th grade student and has been lucky enough to have been at Cherry Drive since Kindergarten.Over the years I have seen Cherry Drive go from a good school to an excellent school! The principal and staff here are always willing to try new things and stay ahead of the fast changing world of education.Student's needs are always put first and the teachers genuinely care about each student as individuals.Several teachers have attended my daughter's events outside of school.Mrs. Hepp is always willing to talk to me about my concerns and is constantly walking around the building making sure students and teachers are okay!The office staff is so helpful and friendly!I feel so welcome every time I walk through the door.There are many different clubs after school that cater to student's needs and interests.The teachers, staff and Mrs. Hepp work so hard to make sure that each child's needs are meet. The Specials teachers go above and beyond to make their short time with students the best it can be. I was so happy when the school became a 1:1 iPad school. That shows that staff here knows what students need to be successful!! I will miss Cherry Drive so incredibly much!!!"
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