Gilcrest Elementary is currently experiencing tremendous growth. In fact it has recently been designated as a "Performance School" (9/2013) based on the most recent state assessment results. This is the highest designation Colorado schools can attain. Gilcrest Elementary has moved from Turnaround to Priority Improvement skipped past Improvement and onto Performance in the past few years. We are on the move to bigger and better things at Gilcrest Elementary because of the effective work of our staff students and parents. It is an exciting time to be a part of the community at Gilcrest Elementary.
Gilcrest Elementary School is a public elementary school in Platteville. 247 students attend Gilcrest Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 65% of the 247 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Gilcrest Elementary School is 11:1. Knowledge Quest Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||2%||0.7%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||65%||49%|
This school reminds me of the old 1950's schools where the teachers care about each individual student and their well being. It has been many years since any of my kids has been to such a successful and caring school. I know my son will be a super successful adult because of this school and its amazing staff.
This school always seems to be behind compared to other schools in the area. 2 years ago we were a turnaround school (lowest ranking by the state) and now we are just above that. The other two schools in the district are excelling and I don't know any teacher that has their kids at this school. That should say something! Nothing seems to change that much year to year and thus neither do the results.