About Springs Ranch Elementary School
Springs Ranch Elementary School, located in Sand Creek Zone at 4350 Centerville Drive in Colorado Springs, was established in 2001. It is a comprehensive neighborhood school that is student-focused, offering a strong academic foundation and well-rounded program of enrichment opportunities and character development.
Springs Ranch Elementary School has a staff committed to student achievement and the development of the whole child. They emphasize the literary arts of reading, writing and speaking, but also help students excel in the math, science and social studies areas. Educators work in collaborative teams to deliver the best foundational academics in each of the subject areas. They offer specials that enhance and enrich student learning in music, art, physical education, informational literacy and technology. They also offer differentiated curriculum for students who excel academically and special education services for those who need these supports.
The school has a strong component of character education emphasizing respect, responsibility and safety and a rich menu of afterschool enrichment opportunities.
Students can participate in the student ambassadors’ program, peer mediators, chorus, orchestra, intramural basketball, Landsharks running club, scouts and afterschool classes.
The Parent Teacher Organization and School Accountability Committee offer numerous ways to be involved and connected to the school, from family fun nights to school improvement, fundraisers and social events. There are many opportunities to volunteer.
Sand Creek Zone Overview
The plan for Sand Creek Zone schools was developed during the 2016-2017 school year over a number of forums with community members, teachers, students, and parents. Educational leaders across the zone also provided valuable input. In addition, goals were developed in response to staff and parent survey results compiled during the 2016-2017 school year.Sand Creek Zone PlanThink of the Sand Creek Zone plan this way...the vital work we do every day, no matter the assignment, drives student success. Each member of the Sand Creek Zone team engages in service for our learners,. parents, and community in some way, shape, or form. Every staff member helps create a work environment that is healthy and stimulating. Our schools will continue to innovate and grow in purposeful fashion.Our goals address four pillars...Student Success, People, Service, and Innovation/Growth. We have defined strategic actions aligned with each of the pillars and goals and measures to assess our performance.
Portfolio of Schools
District 49 will create a robust portfolio of distinct and exceptional schools. It’s not enough just to have a bunch of different kinds of schools; the district needs to have high quality, exceptional schools. District 49 strives to offer wonderful schools in all of its zones, schools that are different from each other and superior to the options students might have in neighboring districts and communities.District 49’s board-approved strategic plan provides unified vision, goals and strategies to prepare students to achieve like never before. Its strategic plan is organized around a a big rocks metaphor. If the district identifies and focuses on what's most important – its big rocks of trust, community, best district, portfolio of schools and every student – and then adds other things around them, the medium-sized rocks, and finally works in the pebbles, everything better fits together. District 49 has applied this metaphor in its strategic plan, which identifies the district's Big Rocks. These strategic initiatives will be emphasized over the upcoming years, representing the district’s commitment to its community. These five rocks are its foundation for building an excellent future with its staff, students and greater community.