Award Year: 2022

Superior Elementary School

1800 South Indiana Street
Superior, CO, 80027-8313

(720) 561-4100

Mr Mike Lowe, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr Jonathan Stein, Current Principal

Boulder Valley SchoolDistrict No. Re2

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The Superior Elementary School community encourages all students to reach their individual potential by engaging them in challenging learning experiences. Our school will prepare students to think independently, logically, and creatively; to enjoy learning; to be respectful of others; and to act as responsible citizens. Our school vision includes: High academic standards and consistent expectations for all students; a safe, orderly, and respectful environment; teachers committed to being learners and leaders; parents and community involved in supporting the education of all children; and students engaged in expanding their knowledge of the world to be successful, lifelong learners.

Student Demographics
  • White: 77%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Two or more races: 8%
Superior Elementary Students

Superior Elementary Students

Superior Elementary is an outstanding neighborhood school serving more than 400 students. From its opening in 1996, our school has had a tradition of excellence, regularly earning state academic awards. However, the true essence of our school is the palpable energy you feel when you walk through the halls. Everyone, from students to families to teachers and staff, generates an excitement to learn, grow, and achieve.

Our school truly serves as a community center as most students walk or ride to school. During non-pandemic times, our school is filled with countless volunteers. Many parents, who work at organizations like Google and the University of Colorado, are often in classrooms sharing their expertise. Teachers are invested in the long history of excellence and are compelled to stay because of the enduring sense of community.

In recent years, Superior Elementary has faced adversity, but our commitment never diminished. Through leadership changes, the pandemic, and the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, our community and school persevered. Numerous families lost their homes and were displaced during the Marshall Fire of 2021. Our community rallied together to support and love them. Superior staff immediately assessed the needs of families and provided various resources so that students could return to school as soon as possible. The social emotional well-being of students and families became our unified mission.

These challenges only fueled the spirit and energy you feel at Superior Elementary. We are stronger today, which is demonstrated by our resilience and unwavering dedication to excellence.