WESTRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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10785 W ALAMO PL
LITTLETON, CO 80127
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Phone: 303-982-3980
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 6th Grade
  • District: Jefferson County School District No. R-1
  • Students/Teacher: 23:1
  • Students/Grade: 76.4
  • Number Students: 611
  • Number Teachers: 26
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5085
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Cheryl Borst
  • 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 (18 ratings)
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    School Reviews (15 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-03-11
    "We ve had a great year at Westridge! We looked at GT programs and visited numerous schools in DPS, LPS, Englewood, and Jeffco finding it difficult to get information and compare GT programs offered in districts around Denver. I hope this post might help others searching for public school GT programs. Of all the districts we spoke with and visited, we felt Jeffco offered the most proactive, accommodating, and most welcoming GT program. We visited many of the Jeffco GT center schools and found Westridge to be a friendly, welcoming, rigorous yet not high pressure school, with experienced GT teachers more than happy to talk with us and let us observe their classrooms. Our daughter is not highly gifted but she is really benefiting from the less repetitive more advanced nature of the GT classroom. She is learning new things every day, her teacher is phenomenal and really knows how to juggle the different levels of ability in the classroom. GT classes don t have access to any more resources than regular classes do, not sure why a previous post said opposite. Many after school activities are offered and our daughter has made many friends inside and outside of GT at Westridge."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-27
    "We moved our son to Westridge after finding out that the elementary school he was in was not meeting state standards. What a difference a year made! The school has high standards and the teachers work really hard to make sure the kids meet (or get caught up to) the standards. Teachers in this school tend to function as a group rather than individuals and complement each other in their teaching. This means that all teachers in a grade teach mostly the same things. Rigorous education even if your kid is not in the gifted and talented group. Not sure where the parent below is from, but my son has full access to everything GT kids do. Many kids move up to the GT class for math or reading because they are above grade level. Love that they openly welcome parent volunteers here, too. My son is not a GT kid and I volunteer. Many non GT parents volunteers. The school is full of new technology. I am so happy we moved schools."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-02-07
    "I chose Westridge my daughter's kindergarten year-our neighborhood school was rapidly "going downhill." Westridge was "highly rated" in the district. What I didn't understand, is that the GT program is where all the high scores are coming from! The GT center boasts extraordinary resources (tech &other) that the "average kids" do not have access to. The previous principal quit long before leaving. The new principal is sweet, but has no concrete plan to increase the educational rigor. All resources and attention continue toward GT. Parent involvement is good, but again, it is GT parents! My daughter's education is suffering! She entered kindergarten reading at a 2nd grade level.... and left first grade saying things like, "I don't have to TRY mom! It doesn't matter." Now in the 2nd grade (barely testing at 3rd level), after I have expressed my concerns, she is challenged more by my supplements than she EVER is in the classroom. I volunteer weekly and see it firsthand. Several teachers are preparing to retire in the next couple/few years...and it shows. My son will enter kindergarten in the fall. Both children will begin at a new school...one with rigor for education... not apathy."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-10-07
    "Westridge Elementary ,it's entire staff rock! Anyone who has a negative comment about Westridge has never been to a school that really has problems! Our principal does know the parents and the kids! We came from a school three years ago that had a really lousy principal and a staff more inclined to climbing the ladder than helping and looking out for its kids. Barb Biolets old fashioned, no nonsense approach to having the kids show respect and honor the rules in unmatched. She is the first to lend a hand in times of trouble and the last to take credit for it. The entire staff at Westridge really cares about each individual child. We have had to work with two seperate issues that required extra encouragement and I am proud to say we were never let down.You get back from your relationship to your school what you put in."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-10-05
    "We've had children in the school for more than 5 years. A very small minority of mediocre teachers is handily offset by an otherwise outstanding staff and a caring, knowledgeable and professional principal. There is also a GT Center on site."
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