About Longfellow

Longfellow is rated as one of the best elementary schools in the state. According to Colorado School Grades, Longfellow is 70th out of 998 schools.  Congratulations!

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Principal's Beginning of the Year Welcome Letter

Counselor’s Note


LONGFELLOW – A Great Place for “Kids”

What are class sizes at Longfellow?

Depending on the grade level, class sizes range from a low of 15 to a high of 25 students. Efforts are made to maintain smaller enrollments in the lower grades.

How does Longfellow do on standardized tests?

LES 3rd and 4th grade students consistently score at, or above, the state average.

How are parents and community involved at LES?

Longfellow benefits from significant parent and community involvement. Annually, parents, community members, and organizations generously donate their time and talents in ways that enhance the efforts of teachers and further enrich the academic and social lives of students. The Longfellow Parents’ Association and the Longfellow Accountability Committee are organizations vital to the school’s ongoing efforts to provide the “best” for our students.

What does Longfellow offer as academic enrichment?

Academic enrichment is provided in numerous and varied programs and activities including, but not limited to, Spanish lessons in the primary grades, challenge math, student book clubs, choir, a student generated on-line school newspaper, PAWS for reading, and an annual Reading Counts initiative.

What are the extra-curricular and co-curricular activities?

Extended classroom field trips aligned with grade level curriculum, “specials” classes – music, art, computer technology, physical education, and library/media, Destination Imagination, ecology club, and Spanish club.

What is celebrated at Longfellow?

Longfellow celebrates a myriad of initiatives and activities. “PRIDE” assemblies, Academic Booster Club student recognition, PAW PRIDE recognition for positive student behavior or improved performance, 2ndgrade “Grandparents’ Day, Authors’ Fair, Reading Counts, kindergarten graduation, 4th grade promotion (transition to the Salida Middle School), and staff appreciation recognition, are examples of such celebrations. Longfellow received the 2011 Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award for demonstrating outstanding student growth on the State’s school performance framework.

What is the school climate at Longfellow?

Longfellow promotes a “caring community” in which staff work collaboratively to provide focused, appropriately paced learning for its students. Parents and community members are welcome and encouraged to visit the school and classrooms.

What are the top five things that make Longfellow great?

  1. It’s a public school, addressing the diverse needs of all students
  2. Students and Staff
  3. Parent and Community Interest and Involvement
  4. Welcoming, positive school environment (“Caring Community”)
  5. Curriculum and programs
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