Explore is an amazing school that changed my daughter's life! She was attending a high-performing Adams 12 school in our neighborhood but the teachers didn't understand her learning style or needs (she had mild sensory processing issues). After 3 years at that school she had very low self-esteem so we began actively looking for a new school. Explore Elementary welcomed us to come and spend the day observing and as we left the school my daughter said "This is the school I want to go to." Explore was the school I would've chosen for her as well--the skillful teaching and active learning that I had observed had sold me on Explore. That was 3 years ago and I am so thankful that we switched schools. My daughter is in the gifted and talented program and is a productive member of the school something that never would ve happened without Explore.
Explore Elementary School is a public elementary school in Thornton. 360 students attend Explore Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 68% of the 360 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Explore Elementary School is 22:1. Welby Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||1%||%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.6%||1%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||68%||65%|
My son Joey Belich went to this school since it began a few years ago. He has just graduated out this school. I am thankful for Explore Elementary because 1. They teach in an interesting and creative way 2. They believe that moral values and a good education should be taught together 3. Their staff is committed to the learning of their students and the staff has a great attitude with the students. 4. The staff's standards of improving every year and making their program better and better is obviously seen by the parents who are involved in their childs learning Joey improved in reading and writing which he had been below standards previously but now he is where he should be. His math always excelled and they never held him back and let him grow to an incredible maps score at the end of this year. This school should be applauded.