TARVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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3500 SUMMIT GROVE PKWY
THORNTON, CO 80241
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Phone: 720-972-5640
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Adams 12 Five Star Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 75.3
  • Number Students: 452
  • Number Teachers: 35
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5206
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Christopher Trujillo
  • 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 (20 ratings)
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    School Reviews (12 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-07-21
    "Great teachers that are willing to spend extra time with my son."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-02-03
    "I am very impressed with the academic success at Tarver. The principal is so involved and the staff memebers are incredibly attentive to the students. They are rewarded for positive behavior and great achievements every day. I am impressed with what my child is learning in the classroom and in their special rotations of gym, music, technology and art. Proud to be a Tarver Tiger!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-01-09
    "Like every school...some teachers are fantastic and some are less motivated. This school has a significant lack of parental support for their students. If more parents were involved in their childrens academics, there would be more time for learning new curriculum. Its easy to blame the staff when your child struggles but you cant make progress when there are several students that dont get the home support they need. This school offers a very supportive and positive learning environment."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-06-16
    "The school has low academic challenges for students who are above average. Most work is ungraded & teacher emphasizes understanding the concept, accuracy doesn't matter."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-05-05
    "This is our 3rd year at the school. We have two students there. Students aren't taught the RRRs in class, they are too busy 'working' on computers, playing supposedly educational games, field trips, programs, extra recesses, and who knows what else. All the real teaching work is sent home for the parents to do as the child does homework. Might as well be doing home school. I am an engineer. The math 'system' they are teaching called 'Every Day Math' simply isn't. It presents the most ludicrous ways to perform simple things like multiplication. I will be surprised if any of the children ever learn how to multiply correctly. Reminds me of the 'new math' I was taught in 5th & 6th grades (1968?) that almost ruined me for life. There is a reason the charter schools in this area have huge waiting"
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