Blue Heron Elementary School9

Littleton, CO | Jefferson County

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March 4, 2015


We have had a wonderful experience at this school. Our two children are thriving here and love school. They both attended the wonderful preschool program and my oldest has loved her elementary classes. The teachers and staff are fabulous and care so much about the kids. This school pulls from several different neighborhoods. I find the parent community friendly and supportive. There are many opportunities to get involved and build connections through volunteering in the classroom, PTA involvement or events and the school advisory committee.

Submitted by a parent

January 23, 2015


This school has a very welcoming environment. As soon as you enter the building, the office staff and principal greet visitors and offer to help. We are new to the school but feel so embraced. There are many volunteers who provide support in classrooms. The teachers are incredibly talented, engage students in learning which is fun, and embed brain breaks throughout the day. The music, art, and p.e. program is outstanding and there are a variety of before or after school extra-curricular programs. The school's PTA is active and so supportive of the school. It's a great place to be. My children love their school, teachers, paras, and principal. They know that they care and work hard to support their learning. I am so thankful that my children have the opportunity to learn in such a wonderful place. THANK YOU!

Submitted by a parent

October 14, 2014


This School is ok, but the whole bullying issue has made it very hard to stay.

Submitted by a parent

September 24, 2014


I placed my child at this school believing it was the "best" elementary school in this area. It wasn't our home school, but I chose this school with high hopes for an outstanding education. The cliques really do exist-I would say epidemic level. If you aren't a stay at home mom like the vast majority, you were perceived as an "uninvolved" parent. Totally false. I felt more involved because I was focused on my child's education and less interested in the "social hour" encountered on a daily basis. It wasn't just the parents who perpetuated this entitled environment, the teachers were just as guilty. It's not ALL the parents, but those who did not behave this way were few and far between. Mr. Summers was a "puppet" for many of the affluent families because he didn't want to risk losing their financial support. What will the parents do now that he has moved on to Columbine? We have moved back to our home school which is ranked HIGHER than BH, is more diverse, has an AMAZING principal, and our child is getting an outstanding education. Our child is learning REAL LIFE LESSONS and money or the color of your skin is not the focus. Ecstatic and thankful to be in a GREAT school now!

Submitted by a parent

May 11, 2014


No school is perfect, however I encourage families to allow their children thrive in a school that supports diversity, respect, professionalism, free thinking and creativity.

Submitted by a parent

April 29, 2014


Teachers are amazing! One parent that has made the school decline in 3 years! That PTA mom rules this school. You can't send clorox wipes in because one mom complained. They have taken all the parties away. They say it's a distraction but test scores are falling so maybe they should open their eyes and realize all the kids from the neighborhood are leaving that school. It's the front office and teachers that kept me there that long! No more!!

Submitted by a parent

April 19, 2013


The teachers are wonderful and the entire staff works very hard to ensure the children receive a quality education. My problem is with the Blue Heron/Grant Ranch mothers'. They are ridiculous. They will literally turn their back on you if you are not in their clique--juvenile is the only word to describe their behavior. Unfortunately these mom's have a lot of power in the school , as well as instilling that attitude in their own children .It makes for an uncomfortable situation socially for kids and parents. If you and your child are laid back, it won't be a problem, but if you really want to be an involved parent or if you have a sensitive child, it can be rough. If the latter is the case, opt for Grant Ranch Elementary, the parents are much nicer.

Submitted by a parent

January 15, 2011


Blue Heron has a great preschool with wonderful staff who really care about the kids! The teachers emphasize good manners and expect the kids to learn how to do things for themselves: zipping coats, cleaning messes, etc. There is a focus on literacy and the teachers require that the kids pay attention. Bad behavior is not tolerated. The kids have fun and especially love center time!

Submitted by a parent

May 12, 2010


Awesome teachers who really care about the children

Submitted by a parent

May 1, 2010


The school creates and supports a strong teacher, student, parent relationship.

April 29, 2010


The staff is so dedicated to helping ALL children and we have wonderful, supportive parents!!

Submitted by a teacher

April 29, 2010


It is a wonderful school with supportive staff and parent community. It is a great place for our children to be!

Submitted by a parent

April 29, 2010


I love working with the amazing kiddos and parents!

Submitted by a parent

April 28, 2010


The staff all love our children!! We are a close knit school, and the staff are all wonderful!!

Submitted by a parent

April 23, 2010


What a great school! I put 3 kids through Blue Heron, and they all LOVED it! I would most definitely recommend Blue Heron to anyone looking for a great school in Littleton. I always found the staff to be helpful, friendly, and willing to spend extra time with me or my kids. Great job Blue Heron!

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