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12021 S Swift Fox Way

Parker, CO 80134

(303) 387-7700

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 751

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

19 Parent Reviews for Gold Rush Elementary School

Douglas County Schools are no longer great like they used to be. High teacher turnover. No maintenance being done on the schools. Superintendent and BOE only care about making themselves look "21st century" or "World Class". Teachers that are left do their best. Administration and teachers have ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/29/14

Gold Rush Elementary is a wonderful place for children. I have two children at the school. What I can highlight is the fact that the staff is warm and caring. The teachers are very approachable and care about the whole child. Academics could be stronger and more consistent in each grade level. The ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/02/13

This school has done a good job academically, test score wise, teaching my child. They spend a lot of time in that area! To the expense of,the whole child. Most of the kids at the school get only one short recess a day, lunch recess. The school does not seem to do well with the social or emotional ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/24/13

30+ students to teacher for last three years, don't let the false review by the employee below fool you, I have the class list to prove it. We've been attending since the school opened with numerous promises of Spanish as second language, band, running clubs, two full time kindergarten classes with two ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/15/13

Our kids have been at Gold Rush since it opened. Luckily the school is on a better track with the new principal but it will take a lot to create some much needed change. The principal that opened this school created a climate that made it difficult to make suggestions or voice concerns. Expectations ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/04/12

This is one of the best schools I've ever had the pleasure of being associated with, as a parent AND employee. I feel I have to address some of the disparaging comments from previous reviewers. About class size, yes, the classes are larger than some schools, HOWEVER, there is a dedicated EA (assistant) ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/06/12

We had great hopes for this school when we moved to the area, but after 2 years we are really disappointed with the lack of progress we've seen in our kids compared to previous schools. They've had a lot of changes in staffing in the last year - two part-time interim principals, new vp, new staff in ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/30/12

School highlights for this school say: "Band". This is misleading because the elementary schools no longer offer band due to budget cuts. This school is also very overcrowded. I would recommend you call and find out actual class sizes rather than relying on averages because they are very misleading. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/22/11

Things may be changing for the better now that the old administration has moved on!

Posted by a other on 09/06/11

My son has attended Gold Rush last year and this year. It is a wonderful school! Every teacher seems to be personally invested in the succes of the student and the school as a whole. The environment is calm and very positive. Smile are all around when ever I am in the school. The school has a fantastic ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/26/11

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Test scores for Gold Rush Elementary School

TCAP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Gold Rush Elementary School
Douglas County School District No. Re 1
* In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Parker schools — Gold Rush Elementary School is located at 12021 S Swift Fox Way, Parker CO 80134. 12021 S Swift Fox Way is in the 80134 ZIP code in Parker, CO The school district for Gold Rush Elementary School is the Douglas County School District No. Re 1. Gold Rush Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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