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About This School

Linton Elementary School is a public elementary school in Fort Collins. 474 students attend Linton Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 40% of the 474 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Linton Elementary School is 17:1. Traut Core Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 77%
Hispanic 31% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 25%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Linton does great things for ALL students. They have differentiated instruction in core subjects and additional literacy support and enrichment through FLUDD. They also pre and post test on all math units so that each student gets instruction at their level in math as well. They have a great ELA program for students who are learning english as a second language. Linton is involved in the community providing many resources for students and families. The teachers care about each child and work long hours to make sure that their students' needs are met.

  • (3 years ago)

    Really disagree with last post. Instruction is tailored to learners and rigorous......and the teachers differentiate very well! This is one of the few schools that does group by ability in math and has a second instructional reading time at whatever level the child needs. The Principal knows every name (including most parents) and is a compassionate instructional leader. This school is VERY impressive and meets the needs of every child....whatever level.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have 2 children at Linton and can not imagine a better more nurturing challenging environment for them. The staff and principal at Linton are amazing.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a teacher at Linton Elementary I am so very proud of our staff students parents and community that works together as one. Teachers know their students strengths needs and interests. Not just the students that accel but all students. Parents are always welcome to be a part of their child's learning. We look forward to each day and the adventure the children will take us on.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a former parent of 2 children that went to Linton Elementary I must say I was very pleased with the experiences they both had. My son was a struggling learner in the literacy program and never got lost in the shuffle. My daughter was an accellerated learner involved in the Gifted and Talented program and enrichments. They both are better off because of Linton. The teachers were both differentiating and compassionate for both their needs. I as a parent was involved in everything including Oddessy of the Mind Battle of the Books Gifted and Talented PTO volunteering and accelerated reading. I comment the teachers at Linton for letting my family feel welcome anytime and kept me informed constantly.

  • (3 years ago)

    I believe Linton is an excellent school for all students. Both of my children attended Linton and received a quality education. One child had an IEP and the other did not and both of them were challenged and encouraged during their elementary years. They were happy to go to school each day because of the caring teachers and the friends they had made at school. They were proud to call Linton their home away from home.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is great if your child works well in the staus quo. If you have an accelerated learner do not send your child here. If you think you will need anything from the administration do not send your child here. The current principle works well with data but is not a true feeling compassionate leader. This is not a challenging education by any means.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has attended Linton since Kindergarten and my husband and I have been nothing but happy with the education he has received. Each of his teachers have taken a true interest in who he is as a person and as a student. He has been challenged in areas where he needs challenge and has had support in areas he is weaker in. In reading other comments I read that some parents feel that there hasn't been enough or the right kind of discipline used at Linton. My husband and I disagree with those comments. With our son although he hasn't needed a ton of discipline we feel the discipline he has had has been appropriate. We love Linton and wouldn't choose anywhere else for our son to attend!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have 3 children that attend Linton well one now has gone to Middle School. I have nothing but wonderful experience with this school I had them in a charter school for one year and it was a new one but a complete nightmare and I put them back in Linton this school is a wonderful school with a great balance. I live directly across the street from the school and it has never seemed chaotic.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have 3 children attending Linton. They have been benefitted by wonderful teachers who care about their students and have fostered my children's love of learning. My kids are bright and they have been offered extra work to challenge them since the first grade. Linton started a unique program about 5 years ago which teaches literacy by a child's ability level. This is a terrific way to give those kids who need extra help the attention they need while challenging those who are ready to move at a deeper or faster level. Finally we have a new principal in '08 who is energetic and approachable. Linton is a great school!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has no discipline or construction. Teachers rather than helping students turn them away.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have nothing but problems with this school. My son has attended for 2 years and every time he is picked up there seems to be complete chaos. Both within the classroom and the before/after school program. Kids have no construction and/or discipline.

  • (8 years ago)

    My children have attended Linton now for five years. I am heavily involved in the PTO. I love Linton. The teachers for the most part are caring and able to challenge each student. The get to know the parents along with Linton's staff. The school is full of extracurricular activities like Battle of the Books Odyssey of the Mind Math Olympiad Chess Club and after school enrichment classes. I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a very clean and secure school with friendly teachers and staff. I feel confident about my child's personal security at this school. However I don't feel the school challenges its students to high enough academic standards and could do more to teach the children more of the basics. There is too much emphasis on social activities and field trips and not enough on the basics such as math reading writing other languages etc.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child attends Linton. He is in 2nd grade during the 05-06 school year. I'm very pleased with the teachers and staff as well as the after school activities (aka 'enrichment'). He enjoys learning and I enjoy being a part of that!

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