PONDEROSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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1885 S LIMA ST
AURORA, CO 80012
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Phone: 720-747-2800
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Cherry Creek, School District No. 5
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 133.3
  • Number Students: 800
  • Number Teachers: 60
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6175
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 30
  • Principal: Ms Elizabeth Sloan
  • 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 (19 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (16 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-15
    "Amazed that this is a "blue ribbon school." My second d grader is considered a "high performer," but spends a lot of her time doing busy work like alphabetization of a vegetable list while the teacher gets the rest of her students up to speed for the standardized testing. I'm looking for a new school to keep my child's growth from stagnating."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-13
    "I find it hard to believe that the last post to this school was over 2 years ago. This is now a blue ribbon school of excellence and it has improved under the reign of the current principal. As with any school, the parent must become involved with the staff to get the best accountability from them, let's face it, if the teacher is doing her job then your kid is learning what the curriculum indicates. If you're communicating and showing concern then the teacher will probably do a little more because they're being held accountable. So, my kid is learning but It's partly due to the fact that I'm always asking questions and making sure they know there are parents that care. I'm posting this to see if there's anyone else looking at this school, are you??"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-06
    "My daughter has been there since the middle of last year and now she is in 1st grade. This is a great school. She is learning so much and has had great teachers! We planned on moving next year, but because of this school we are going to stay in this area just so she can attend Ponderosa Elementary."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-03-25
    "This is a fantastic school. The student body has really blossomed under principal Sloan's leadership. They have an outstanding Math and Science program that has been inspiring the students as evidenced by the incredible increase in test scores over the last two years. More parent involvement would really help, but there is only so much schools can do about that."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-03-06
    "Best school ever!Gt is great!The principal needs more activities with students,and teachers need to give more learning activities with students!"
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