IMAGINE CHARTER SCHOOL

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5753 TWILIGHT AVE
LONGMONT, CO 80504
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Phone: 303-772-3711
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade
  • District: St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1j
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 67.5
  • Number Students: 675
  • Number Teachers: 40
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4179
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 30
  • Principal: Ms Nancy Box
  • 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 (18 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-02
    "We have been at ICSF for more than 6 years now, and we've seen lots of change and growing pains. Some change has not been as welcomed as others by many parents, but most are for the benefit of the school and students. We've only had one teacher over the years that was not a good fit, but that teacher has moved on. Our other experiences have been positive and rewarding for our entire family. This is our last year in the preschool program and the first year it has really blossomed. This school year offers a new director for the preschool program as well as new teachers and for the first time ever, my preschooler is is coming home telling me what was done at school in exciting fashions. I was sad to see the Love and Logic program disappear for a few years from the school, but it seems to have returned without all the L&L media. Our oldest will be starting middle school soon and is already excited that many of the teachers know her by name and know many of her interests, showing us, as parents, that all the teachers care about all the students, not just those in their classroom."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-15
    "We stumbled upon Imagine Firestone purely by chance. We toured the school and it had a welcoming environment from the moment you walk through the doors. Lots of smiles from various people and the front office staff is actually friendly (unlike most schools we have been in). My son had a heartbreaking start at another school within the district which prompted us to check out this school. After touring and visiting with staff, we transitioned him into this school. He is now thriving! He loves his classmates, his teacher is kind and the school still feels welcoming. We drive 30+ minutes everyday for my son to attend this school. There are struggles for the school such as not having any athletics for the middle school and the traffic around the school is terrible! I feel sorry for the new neighborhood that has to share the area with the school! It is manageable if you are willing to be patient dropping off and picking up your kid or if you park a few blocks away."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-05
    "Imagine is a good school following core knowledge and fostering a culture of respect and dedication in their students. The teachers are dedicated and enthusiastic in their roles in guiding their students to succeed. Imagine needs a new principal for Imagine to excel. A principal who shows a dedication and interest in Imagine and its teachers/students/parents."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-29
    "Middle School is poorly run, preschool is glorified daycare. The school lacks adequate facilities to support what "real" schools can. There has not been a consistent teacher retention since it has opened (possibly 1 has continuously taught). Administration urges teachers to lie to parents about enrollment. When you read how Imagine teachers are giving the best resources to teach, it is a lie. Here is an idea, keep good teachers by getting some administrators who respect the staff, got there by their credentials and not being a "yes" person, and maybe the teachers will stay. I cannot comprehend why a small school needs 3 administrators. Only 32 percent of Imagine at Firestone s revenue is spent on instruction. The school s 2010 audit showed $1.3 million of its $4.3 million revenue going to instruction. The audit shows that Imagine at Firestone is paying its educational management provider Imagine, Inc. about 23.6 percent of its revenue, or $1 million, for the lease on its building and other equipment, and another 14.6 percent, or $625,000, for services.They need to spend more money in the classrooms"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-03-22
    "Love this school, love the values, the teachers, the teaching style, they know how to bring out the best in our kids. Very happy."
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