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Slavens K-8 School Overview

3000 South Clayton Street, Denver, CO 80210 , Tel: +1 (720) 424-4150 Denver County 1 School District

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Slavens K-8 School Ratings & Reviews

February 08, 2018 Submitted by a parent
Our daughter started at Slavens in Kindergarten and is in 2nd grade now. The teachers overall are excellent and care about the students. My daughter has learned a lot and enjoys school. The parent organizations do a lot of fundraising, and it shows with extra para-professionals, everyday PE, a STEM lab, and other extras that aren't typical within other DPS schools. I have found some of the teachers, particularly the first grade split classroom teachers, to be very rigid, which made my slightly nervous child very anxious. The school implements a program called The Leader In Me, which teaches kids some great habits. I like that it's a K-8 so that kids are in one community through middle school. One major drawback is that the school has almost no diversity. I also can't imagine entering this school past kindergarten. I find the parents to be very cliquey, and it would be difficult to enter into that environment in the later elementary or middle school years.
November 18, 2015 Submitted by a community member
As a transplant from another state, I'd say this school has been less than welcoming. The communication from our teachers this year is disappointing. Unprofessional behavior such as, one teacher who yells at students to "shut up" and comments such as, "I want to punch you in the mouth," referring to a student that was talking back to the teacher are outrageous. When another teacher said, "you kids are driving me crazy," it makes me wonder why that particular teacher has even chosen her occupation. The school is very test-conscious and if your child is struggling, there is no guidance for improvement and individual assistance. Hiring a tutor has helped. Bottom line is likely that if you have been in the neighborhood since Kindergarten, you'll probably be better acclimated than a newcomer. I chose to live here, expecting the "10" rating to be an excellent choice, but now realize there is an air of "our school is the best" and that combined with high test scores is carrying the school, instead of a truly rewarding educational experience.
November 17, 2015 Submitted by a parent
We live in the Slavens neighborhood. I would agree with the comment that the office staff is not very welcoming and a bit standoffish. It seems as if there are so many potential students interested in the school that likely are not current neighborhood residents that the office is really overwhelmed. With class sizes sometimes over 30, we've heard? and everyone "choicing" into Slavens, it seems they don't have to care. On the whole, it is still a traditional school; somewhat antiquated in curriculum and teaching methods, lots of seat time, even if the kids are in groups instead. Our 1st grader was asked to read books for 30mins a day silently...this was before he even read! They are pushing reading and writing REALLY early and seem to turn their head to the suggestion that some kids may not be physically ready to read yet until 2-3rd grade. Foreign language, building (engineering), creativity, etc are either not built into the curriculum or taught. Thus, many boys struggle, especially in first grade. Though many parents say their kids eventually "got better." Integrated arts, offered in Kindergarten, sounded really awesome but is the kids sitting for 45 mins, reciting songs and memorizing things. From what we can tell in K-1st grade, our kids don't get higher level thinking activities. It is all about how many sight words you can memorize and how well you do on timed math tests. If you do well, well give you more! Rigor is defined by quantity of work, not quality or higher level thinking. We've had our kids at private schools before Slavens and don't think Slavens compares. On a whole, even this very "advanced" school has a curriculum that is generally a year behind private. IE Kids do in 1st grade what the private school does in Kindergarten. We used to think it was a great place for the "average" kid. But after a year, we feel it is a lot of pressure for all kids without a lot of engaging/higher level thinking activities. Dads are outside kindergarten classrooms with flash cards for their boys. Kids are expected to sit SO much throughout the day and everything is for the "positive" reward. No building time is ever allowed except as "free time" that you earn of course. Great school in the sense that the community is supportive, the money is there. Wondering about it's potential to produce thinkers that aren't burnt out.
December 22, 2014 Submitted by a parent
We are new to Slavens this year--our son just started 6th grade and our daughter is in 3rd. We are so impressed with the dedication, knowledge and professionalism of the teachers and staff. Our kids are challenged and valued as learners and leaders--the new Leader in Me program has established a strong school culture and character development. The students get PE every day, full-time paraprofessionals at each grade level, and state-of-the-art STEM lab instruction all supported by community fundraising and involvement. We are so happy to be at Slavens!
June 18, 2014 Submitted by a parent
This school is amazing! 5 stars all the way! I had 3 kids here one who just graduated and he loved it! He liked the teachers and students. He made many friends throughout the year. He had very many academic troubles in the beginning of the year but by the end he was an advanced student! I also have a now 7th grader who couldn't love slavens more she was new last year and they all gave her a warm welcome. She is advanced in all subjects and her teachers helped her be this way. She comes home everyday having a new story to tell and has new friends! She's a very popular girl. Her friends love her and they are great influences. Also, I have and 4th grader and she is a genius because of her teachers who are amazing they have helped her south this year! And she has great friends and I couldn't be happier with my kids experience with slavens! Slavens is an amazing school I would highly recommend for you to send your kids to slavens they will love it!
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Apartments and homes for rent near Slavens K-8 School

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Things you should know about Slavens K-8 School

Before you start packing, make sure Slavens K-8 School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Slavens K-8 School is a well-known public K-8 school in Denver. It is located at 3000 South Clayton Street, Denver, CO 80210 and it is the second home of 690 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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