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: 5
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • 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: 5549
  • 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 (35 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (33 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-18
    "I wasn't going to post a review, but I feel I should. I know at leat six different people personally that have posted reviews that reflect their poor experience at King Murphy. (I am surprised that one would make an accusation that the posts are all a single individual.) My experience was much the same as prior posts. We came in and loved the school. Over the years things changed and we left frustrated and disappointed. I tried to address my concerns and was made to feel like I was a problem parent. Nothing ever got resolved. Once we left I became aware of the academic failings when my children were significantly behind (our frustration was more supervision and behavior of mean kids. I had no idea the academics were so poor until our new school was appalled by how far behind my kids were). Judging by the influx of King Murphy kids into other local schools, I am surprised to see that they are still trying to blame this on an isolated bad egg parent."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-17
    "The reality is that the last few negative reviews have been posted by the same vindictive parent that would rather grind an ax than focus on what is better for the school. KM is still a great school with committed teachers, administration and parents. Yes, the administration could be more effective if the board would allow them; Teachers could be more effective if the parents were more involved (as a whole and true for all schools). Nonetheless KM is a great school which excels at student growth in a wholesome environment. This is a gem of an elementary school that has gone though some major staff changes in the last couple of years that have ruffled the feathers of the change adverse. If you can look past the knitting circle's gossip and focus on the kids and the curriculum you will be hard pressed to find a better K-6 school in the area and that is really saying something in the Evergreen area."
    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."
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