My 2 grandsons ages 7 and 11 started Fultondale just before Christmas 2005. I have never heard of nor seen such an un-caring un-cooperative school staff in my life. Because they didn't start at the beginning of the year they didn't receive supplies because the school is 'out of them'. Nor is any effort being made to get them copies. These boys have suffered through a really painful year 2005 as has the whole family. We are all stressed to the limit. The school has been made aware of this but has an 'I can't be bothered with their problems' attitude.How much effort does it take to be kind? You are really failing especially compared to the dedicated teachers at Odenville Elementary and Hoover. If I sound angry it is because I am.
My two boys went to fultondale elem. And now I have one grandson that went the last two years and will be in the second grade this year and I will have another one to start this year also. This will be the second grader's brother. I like the school system and i have also liked most of the principals through out the years, but you know you are going to get some you like and some you don't. Over all it is a good school in my opinion. Mrs. Duke is just the greatest. My boys have went to the high school and one still goes there. It is also a good school. My sons would not go to any other school. If they couldn't go to fultondale, they just did not want to go. They grew up in these two schools and have done pretty good. It is a good school. Thank you
Are you kidding? The principal is the worst administrator I have ever seen. Without good and fair leadership in a school, how can you expect anything better from the school at all?
I was a student at this school and now I have 1 child in this school and one who went to the high school this year. There have been many great changes that have taken place over the years. The staff and faculty are wonderful people and have the best interest of the students in mind at all times. This is one of the best schools around and the students are lucky to have people care so much about their education.
I just moved this summer (2003) and I was ecstatic to remove my child from this school and not have to enroll my kindergartner at all. I had horrible experiences during the time my eldest daughter attended this school. She went from K-3rd grade. Her K teacher did NOT teach her a thing, continually fed her school meals (when I had sent her prepared lunches due to dietary restrictions) and I could NOT get a conference with her all year and believe me, I tried. This teacher lied on her end of the year report noting that my daughter knew her letters and their sounds and she DID NOT! Her first grade teacher was not much better. I learned, after the fact, that my child had spent many days in the hall--banished from the classroom for simply 'getting on the teachers nerves.' Had I known that my sweet hearted child were being treated this way I would have put a stop to it immediately. (If you know my child you would know I'm not exaggerating--she is soft spoken, lives to please and will take an insect out of the house rather than hurt it.) The fact that my child started first grade not reading a SINGLE word (thanks to the K teacher who passed her against my better judgment) and ended the year with A honor roll--her achievement was not recognized by her teacher or the school at all. As I picked up her report card I was told snidely by this teacher 'I have reservations about passing her but if she works hard next year....' Oh please, she worked her buns off and ended the year with an A-B average. I just walked away while the woman was talking. UGH Her second grade teacher was better but quite unimpressive. I moved my family to a better area with A+ schools (last I checked F'dale was a C+ school), a lower teacher student ratio, and according to this site, their new school scores 20% higher on the achievement tests. If your child has to attend this elementary school I HIGHLY suggest being very proactive on their behalf. This was my first experience sending a child to a public school and I'll admit, I was not as proactive as I should have been out of fear that my disagreeing would bring hardship to my child. I think, although I would change my involvement if I had it to do over again, that more involvement *would* have caused grief for my child. Another thing, this school is run like a virtual prison. When checking my daughter out for a doctors appointment my (then) toddler was in awe of the artwork put on display down the halls. She wandered a mere 6 feet or so from the check out desk and I was yelled at to bring her back to the waiting area IMMEDIATELY. I was shocked. Why put the distracting art work there if not for those waiting to enjoy? I should have sent her to a private school and if faced with sending any of my children to a school like this again, I will, either homeschool or seek a private education. Thanks for this forum where I can share what I went through with this school. I'm choosing the option to sign my name as everything I have relayed is true and I'll not hide behind anonymity.
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