KING-MURPHY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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425 CIRCLE K RANCH RD
EVERGREEN, CO 80439
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Phone: 303-670-0005
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 6th Grade
  • District: Clear Creek School District No. Re-1
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 26.1
  • Number Students: 209
  • Number Teachers: 20
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5811
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 30
  • Principal: Ms Heidi Lupinacci
  • 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 (33 ratings)
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    School Reviews (31 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-27
    "Having moved around often in our careers, our children have experienced many schools, and many different educational philosophies. As a family, we were initially excited about the IB curriculum and to become a part of the KM community. What we found is that the school is struggling with a principal who lacks communication skills and follow through, teachers who do only the minimum required of them, dwindling parent involvement (despite encouraged engagement), and slipping academics. The reputation they built years ago no longer applies and the IB curriculum (which honestly seems more of a novel idea than a daily implementation) is not enough to redeem the inadequate educational environment. Having such a small community, KM has the opportunity to excel and truly impact the education of its students, but wastes it. Our children will be attending another local school this fall."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-20
    "I have been frustrated with this school for some time. It's been up and down in every way."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-15
    "King Murphy is a school with significant problems. Bullying is a widespread and seems to be ignored by teachers and administration alike. Many parents have removed their children from the school because of this. There are a couple of teachers who should not be let near elementary school aged children - EVER!! Communication is completely inadequate, both from the administration and most teachers. There is no consistency and no directive from the top down to communicate with parents; As a parent, I want to know if my child falling behind or struggling with a subject in a timely manner, not two months before the end of the school year. The curriculum seems to be lacking direction and children who have moved to other schools have been forced to work hard just to catch up to grade level . These were children who were classed as on track and meeting required standards at King Murphy. We have decided to remove our children from King Murphy not something we consider lightly. We feel it is too risky to leave them there, especially when there are four other high performing schools in the area with significantly better reputations and a culture of professionalism."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-11
    "It's difficult to be objective when you are in a bubble. All schools have to deal with the changes in academics. They always have. Not all schools have the academic and behavioral problems that exist at King Murphy. The claim that the problems at King Murphy are normal is false. It has been a bad experience for many parents and students. Look how many kids aren't returning next year and how many have already left. IB is insignificant when behaviors and academics are below par. At a point while you are in the King Murphy bubble you start to believe that mean kids are the norm, but they aren't. Outside the King Murphy bubble most kids are nice."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-10
    "King Murphy is simply one of the best schools that I have had the pleasure of being involved with. I am familiar with education and the challenges that schools across the state are facing financially and politically. Education is constantly changing and King Murphy is taking it in stride. Whatever challenges King Murphy may have faced this past year (or any year for that matter) they have overcome them and shown outstanding dedication to the success of the students and community as a whole. All the teachers at King Murphy dedicate countless (unpaid) hours to ensure they are providing a rigorous curriculum for their students. The IB Programme of Inquiry cannot be matched at any of the local area schools. School has always been a positive experience for my kids at King Murphy thanks to the wonderful teachers and staff. I would wholeheartedly recommend King Murphy to any families looking for a great elementary school."
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