If I would have written a review for the school a few years ago when my stepsons atteneded, the school would have passed with flying colors, however, my stepsons are of above average intelligence and have always excelled in their classes. Now that my daughter is in attendance, I have a different view of the school. My daughter is bright, but struggles with dyslexia. We have repeatedly gone to the school to try to get extra help, but have been told time and time again, that she does not fall far enough below the line to warrent additional help. That being said, we have had teachers (thankfully our current teachers) that have recognized that she struggles and have given her additional help in school Those are the teacher that I give 5 stars. I can not give the school 5 stars though, because they are geared towards those students that fit neatly inside a box. If they could accomodate all children and step outside of the plain old dull paradigm, I might elevate my review, however for the last 4 years, we have heard nothing but the same old line. We are considering holding our child back and putting her in private school for a year so she can get the attention that she deserves.
I absolutely love this school! I find it to be one of the most innovative schools in Madison County and one I would highly recommend to any parent looking for a quality education for their child(ren). I've had one child "graduate" , if you will, from Legacy, and my next will complete his fifth year this spring. Both are doing well in school and aspire to learn. The bottom-line: Great principals + great teachers + great support staff = ? You do the math.
Our children moved into Legacy when it opened, one in third grade and one in Kindergarten. We have been extremely pleased with the overall quality of the school, education, and administration. Our older child has moved on to middle school and has been well prepared. As so many have noted the school does a great job of providing a variety of clubs and expereinces. Engineering club was a real highlight. Dr. Styles is commited to physical well-being in addition to academics. She is very supportive of the teachers, and I have rarely disagreed with her view. The majority of our children's teachers have been very good. I do believe there is too much emphasis in the U.S. on standardized testing that detracts from indepth learning and problem solving. This is not a Legacy problem, it's a No-Child-Left-Behind problem.
This school looks wonderful and has many excellent aspects. Unfortunately, some of the teachers are less than adequate. In addition, the principal appears more supportive of her staff than the students. My bright child entered this school enthusiastic and left it disillusioned. She felt as if she wasn't allowed to ask questions and really engage with the material. She also felt as if the work was geared towards testing rather than overall learning. Overall, we were quite disappointed.
This is an amazing school! I have 2 children that have attended here (one is in middle school now and one is in the 5th grade). The administration is such a strong and caring force here. The programs available that bring in volunteers to join school, home, and community are brilliant. There is a WatchDog group of dads/grand dads that volunteer a day to keep the campus safe, they 'hi-five' the kids, help out the teachers, etc. These kids have the opportunity to do so many clubs. They have their own post office, completely run by the kids, a TV network, drum club, running, drama, even an outdoor classroom where they take care of and study plants and animals, do landscaping, gardening, etc I have taught at two schools in the past and my kids have gone to two different schools as well. There is just no comparison to the success of this school as a whole and the confidence of the students attending here.
As a parent and administrator at Legacy Elementary, I am so impressed with the culture of the school as well as the superb staff members. This community is so blessed with a talented group of parents and a great group of students. I love working at Legacy and I am proud to say that all three of my children have experienced this educational experience. Legacy is truly unique and not only does it provide the best academic practices, but prides itself on the 13 clubs and activities offered to students to develop leadership and interpersonal relations. It is a great place to be!
My son started Kindergarten the year Legacy opened. He's in second grade now, but he still talks about Friday afternoon cooking projects in Mrs. Thomas's class. With few exceptions, we love the teachers and the facilities. The children have many opportunities for hands-on learning, and parent and community involvement is outstanding.
Legacy is an outstanding new school! The teachers are well educated and energetic. The library and computer rooms are ultra modern. My favorite is Principal Styles. She's just incredible! You can reach her anytime and she returns all phone calls and emails promptly. She seeks new experiences for the children and even secured a grant for an outside wildlife habitat that students can help care for. It's beautiful! My only complaint is the lunchroom. While clean and friendly, the food is often not very tasty. Still, we're VERY pleased with Legacy Elementary!
I have two children attending Legacy, and this is our third year at the school. Words cannot adequately describe what a treasure it is! Even though it is a large school, with close to 800 students, I feel like my children are known and well-taken care of all day. The administration, faculty, and support staff are so family-oriented and the pride in the school just seeps down the halls! Parent-involvement is extremely high. Students are challenged and encouraged, and teaching style is varied so that all students can find their niche. The school offers seven or eight clubs, maybe more. I feel so blessed to be a part of this top-rate, outstanding school where test scores are high and school pride is even higher! Go Lions!