NIWOT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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8778 MORTON RD
LONGMONT, CO 80503
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Phone: 303-652-2828
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-high
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: St. Vrain Valley School District No. Re1j
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 65.7
  • Number Students: 460
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4179
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Nancy Pitz
  • 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 (41 ratings)
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    School Reviews (41 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-02
    "As the parent of an only child who is in Kindergarten, I cannot say enough great things about Niwot! From the dedicated teachers, passionate Principal, supportive parents to the amazing group of kids-we are so lucky to be a part of Niwot. Go Cougars!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-28
    "Niwot Elementary is an outstanding school! I have a current 2nd grader and one student that graduated last year. Our new Principal Ms. Pitz is beyond expectations, she has quickly become a part of the community and gained the respect that she deserves from both parents and staff. The staff at NES is wonderful, they are caring individuals that truly want your students to achieve. NES is a school of differentiation, by implementing this focus the school is able to offer GT programs as well as remedial help for any students that qualify. This is turn allows the classroom size to go down tremendously during the key learning hours. For example a class size may be 25 large but it breaks into 4 groups sometimes 5 and this is with qualified staff. The PTAC is incredibly supportive. Starting with parent volunteers in classrooms everyday. On top the parent help the PTAC fundraises for Para-professionals in every classroom, allowing for additional help and diversification. In addition they fund raise for educational programs in science, math and the arts. There really is no other elementary school quite like it. The community is incredibly welcoming and supportive. I highly recommend NES!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-07
    "We open-enrolled our daughter to this school a couple days into the new school year as a Kindergartener. My husband & I read the negative reviews after we accepted her enrollment position and worried only one day about cliques, poor leadership and disorganization as mentioned. Parent your kids, cliques won't be a problem. Leadership and organization haven't been a problem at all and the school is amazing. If parking is a problem, get there a little early. This is life. We've seen nothing but growth in our child and the staff is excellent. Sounds like a group of a few parents had their britches in a bunch over an issue that wasn't resolved or addressed to their liking. Seems like everyone else loves it!! There are wealthy families who's kids attend this school but their money isn't thrown around from what I can see. Lots of blue-collar folks send their kids to this school and the balance seems to be an even one all the way through. We love NES and couldn't be happier with our decision to send our daughter to this school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-02
    "Niwot Elementary is a decent school if one is satisfied with a leadership team who caters to the very wealthy, the gifted student and the student who struggles; not the middle. Even students barely meeting standards are neglected. Educated parents does not equate with excellent supplemental support for our children; the parents are not experts at the materials being taught in the classroom. Many of the teachers are excellent, but some of the paid (meaning money donated by some of the parents) paraprofessionals are without an educational background/degree. The teachers focus on the gifted students and those who are below grade standards; not those in the middle. Although this is a school of differentiation, yearly, we hear from the principal that it needs to be improved upon. Bullying and cliques are a problem at Niwot and are not addressed by leadership or parents. New principal (from within district) 2013-14, will she be influenced by those with a personal agenda for their child and the means to pay for it? Drop off/pick up is nothing short of chaotic and stems from parents who ignore the rules the PTAC has worked hard on promoting. Telling are the posts as far back as 2007."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-01
    "A great place to learn many aspects of life. There is strong parental support which adds to the strength of the instruction."
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