CARBON VALLEY ACADEMY

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4040 CORIOLIS WAY
LONGMONT, CO 80504
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Phone: 303-774-9555
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 6
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District: St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1j
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 32.5
  • Number Students: 325
  • Number Teachers: 28
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4179
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 50
  • Principal: Ms Lisa Gjellum
  • 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 (21 ratings)
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    School Reviews (20 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-22
    "This is a school that does not have leadership giving the school a clear identity. My students have been at this school, next year they will be starting a new school. State testing scores have been falling and I don't see administration and the executive director riding the wave and leading teachers through the storm. Instead I witness teachers being put into different grades or positions with the turn of each new year, number of classes within a grade level being cut, and teachers leaving unexpectedly. It seems like if a test score is bad in one grade those teachers are moved to a different grade. This cycle keeps continuing from year to year without any solid improvement in the scores. I am not sure where the heart of the problem lies with leadership. Is it the executive director? The board of directors? The principal? Your guess is as good as mine. I do know I will not let my little ones education suffer while they try to band aid a problem versus amputate the cancer, wherever it is in the building."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-19
    "Love the personalized education my child gets and the focus on Arts, Sciences and music. Really have enjoyed our time here and believe my children are getting a high quality education"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-09
    "This school is an absolute joke. I honestly don't know how it's still open. The administration shows so little respect and appreciation for so many teachers who give all of themselves for their students. Parents are pulling their kids out in droves and the "leaders" are either clueless or simply don't care. The only good thing about this school was a few amazing teachers, which have left to find teaching positions where they are actually valued and encouraged. I am so glad to be done with this school. I can only hope my kids haven't been too negatively affected academically and socially."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-04
    "My family has been at CVA from the beginning and it has been the best choice for us. What separates this school from others is the staff, they truly care about the kids and how they can best meet each of their needs. The middle school is continually getting better and we are excited for the new teachers that will start this fall. The last two MS teachers were great and raised the bar, and we trust the administration to make it even higher with the choices they have made to make sure all of them are certified in their subject area. Unfortunately, laws are making it so schools have to be very concerned about their TCAP scores, but how else are they going to be held accountable? CVA is no different, they care about the scores but they care more about the individual student showing growth, which doesn't always show up on a cookie cutter, state test. From what I have seen over the last 9 years is the kids leave well prepared for high school and many, from talking to their parents are taking honor classes and even graduating early with college credits under their belt! I want my own kids to have that advantage also, that's why we are at CVA."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-02
    "We have been here since the school was founded. My child just graduated 8th grade. We have seen the quality decline each year. Mostly because the school is run by an executive director instead of qualified educators. All they seem to care about is average TCAP scores to keep the charter. No one on the board or administration seems focused on teaching to the individual children's need. They also just pushed out some of the best teachers they have had at the end of the year and replaced them with less qualified younger teachers. It all seems very political instead of focused on the kids. They changed the entire middle school schedule in the middle of the 3rd quarter this past year as well. I am pulling my other child out to go to a school with better success and focus on the kids instead of position."
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