School Details

Greenwood Elementary School

5550 South Holly St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(720) 554-3400
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 421 students 17 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

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.
96%
79%
70%
96%
80%
73%
82%
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51%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Cherry Creek School District No. 5 In The County Of Arapah average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
81%
72%
92%
77%
68%
88%
63%
53%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

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.
96%
80%
71%
92%
75%
65%
84%
66%
56%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Cherry Creek School District No. 5 In The County Of Arapah average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
76%
65%
95%
79%
70%
92%
61%
49%
87%
66%
57%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

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.
97%
76%
66%
97%
77%
69%
92%
58%
47%
95%
71%
60%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Cherry Creek School District No. 5 In The County Of Arapah average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Greenwood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Greenwood Village. The principal of Greenwood Elementary School is Midge Eidson, who can be contacted at meidson@cherrycreekschools.org. 421 students attend Greenwood Elementary School and are mostly Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the 421 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Greenwood Elementary School is 17:1. Lois Lenski Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 81% 57%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 8%
Hispanic 5% 18%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    As good as a public school can be. Good teachers small class sizes good enrollment population and strong open enrollment students.

  • (2 years ago)

    Our daughter attended Greenwood Elementary School from 1981 to 1986. The school was wonderful and the teachers and principal were excellent. We believe that her earlier training at Greenwood was a great help in all her future educational efforts. She graduated from UC Davis School of Medicine and is currently a pediatric cardiologist at Oregon Health Science University. A long way from Greenwood but a learning experience she still talks about.

  • (2 years ago)

    Due to my job my kid has studied in many schools over the last few years and we felt that this school is the best of all. Outstanding teacher who goes beyond the call of duty. Very affectionate principal and staff. My kid really enjoyed studying in this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Greenwood Elementary seems to have all of the ingredients for the recipe of Cherry Creek's excellent schools. Unfortunately they also had no problem villianizing a new student a very kind and intelligent child who was maligned based mostly on hearsay or one-sided stories. I'm not saying there were no issues but nothing amounted to what was portrayed and very little matched what was observed at home. The student had become intimidated to the point of not believing their side of the story even mattered. This school singled-out and reinforced the negative self-image of a small kid as well as terrified and pressured the parents with exaggerated reactions and hurtful characterizations. I'm so thankful we recognized how destructive and irreconcilable their prejudice had become. Leaving Greenwood was the healthiest and most loving thing this family could do for itself. No one will ever treat our child that way again.

  • (5 years ago)

    In our experience this school does not work well for twice exceptional students. Our son is very bright but can be attention challenged and the school's solution was to reduce his enrichment activities which only increased his boredom and problems paying attention. When we encouraged the school to challenge him more they refused. We ended up enrolling him in a private school for gifted children where he has thrived.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent elementary school . Notices and grabs struggling kids immediately and puts them into appropriate programs. Parent Participation is beyond excellent and teachers go far beyond the calling to teach. fabulous extra-carricular activities with dedicated teachers. Amazing long-term staff. Highly Technical school with 'Smart Boards' - interactive black boards. Loving Caring Atmosphere. Great families & Great neighborhood ! Only drag is no full day kindergarten yet ! and school starts a little too early.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a former student I can attest to the many redeeming qualities of Greenwood. The teachers are endearing and kind and prepare students in a nurturing way for middle school and high school. The cafeteria food is excellent the library and librarans are outstanding and the principle disciplines with kindness and understanding. I highly reccomend this school to anyone who wants their child to have a good education and form lasting friendships.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love the challenge my son is getting in his education there. I do think they go above and beyond compared to most elementary schools but do not push them overboard with it. I don't like that many of the parents are not friendly and into their own cliques.

  • (6 years ago)

    Really great small school environment. Kids and staff know each other and the parents are committed to the school. It does represent all the traits of a very affluent school (pro and con). There will be teacher turn-over since many teachers have been there for many years. This could change the complexion of the school in the near future although it has always drawn excellent teachers. Overall excellent school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our child attended Greenwood K-4. We had two wonderful passionate teachers one who was only fair and one teacher who didn't seem to like children or teaching them. Overall the education was very good especially if you have a child of 'average' intelligence-there is not much offered for the child who wants to delve deeper into things. The support and admin staff was excellent. We felt there is way too much emphasis on doing well on CSAP's at this school and the overall culture is competitive and clique-ish. There is a lot of pressure to fit in. We felt this culture came from the parents and not the faculty or staff who are doing their best to address it.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have found Greenwood Elemantary to be exceptional in thier quality of education and other academic as well as extracurricular programs. The level of parent involvement is extremely high and the relationship between the schopol personnel and parents is also very good.

  • (10 years ago)

    Long term teachers children well prepared for middle school high CSAP scores small school.

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