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Elsie Collier Elementary School2
Posted January 12, 2013
- a parent
My children went to Collier for 2 years and thankfully we moved. My 1st grade son was diagnosed with ADHD/ODD/OCD prior to attending the school & undergoing behavior management tx. From day 1 his teacher targed him because using the behavior mgmt techniques apparently took too much effort. I had 3 meetings with the teacher and principal & the entire time the teacher was literally rolling her eyes at me. The principal flat out told me that my son was lying to me over his feelings?? His teacher sent home detailed daily reports filled with petty issues such as picking at his shoes & moving too much in his chair. Yet he was making ALL D's and E's and neither were no concerned with his lack of progress. This teacher yelled at the students all the time (my other child said he could hear her from down the hall). All I can say is that his 2nd grade teacher was AMAZING and we had absolutely no problems that year & even made A/B honor roll! A teacher makes all the difference, and maybe if his 1st grade year had went as well as his 2nd then I could have given the school a higher rating.
For the most part I have been very pleased with the school. It is clean, the children seem happy and the teachers and principal seem to care about the children. I do think that some of the staff needs to work on their communication skills. I have sent letters and emails to some of the teachers and they do not respond. Very frustrating when you are trying to be a parent on top of things.
I have been extremely satisfied with Collier. My eldest child just finished Kindergarten this year and I will be sending my second off to Kindergarten next year. I have witnessed an amazing amount of parental involvement, which has always been welcome. The teachers that I have had the pleasure of meeting, have very positive attitudes and show great experience. The involvement of the PTA, in a word, is outstanding! The PTA is always there volunteering and raising much needed money for the school and it's teachers. I believe, that through fundraising efforts this year, that each classroom without a Smart Board, will have one for next year! The principal of the school seems strict, but fair. She seems a bit harsh and is not the "warm and fuzzy" type, but takes her job seriously and shows great concern about the welfare of the students. All in all, I was very pleased.
the school is a lovely place, the fish cake on friday is debbatable cause the children toss them and wish for fishsticks with their tatertots. the campus is clean and the buildings. Lots of postive reaction with the children,,,thanks for my A hon or roll student in the second an first grade. josie
What a wonderful school! In the 2008 - 2009 school year we had a principal change which made the school even better. Ms. Graf is a motivator and truly cares about the children. The focus of all at this school is the growth of your child at their own pace. Thank you for four wonderful years.
The school is very impressive as far as education goes. my kindergartener is reading already and is excelling in other areas as well. the only thing I would probably change is the office staff. would it hurt them to crack a smile or say hello. I feel like I'm about to be punishhed everytime I walk in there. No courtesy at all. Besides that, the teachers seem knowledgeable and friendly.
I currently have two children attending Collier. My oldest started Kindergarten here and is now in 3rd grade. The new principal this year is great! She has excited the students to read with the AR program and honor roll assembly. The PE staff is fabulous-my kids can't wait to run laps on Monday and frequently choose to do so on 'free toys day' to earn another foot bead! The teachers have been wonderful and approachable. They truly care about each student. Parent involvement is highly encouraged and the staff doesn't mind that I bring my baby with me when I volunteer. I read in the classroom, help with the many PTA activities, and attend lunch with my children routinely. My only issues with the school is no scheduled recess and the fundraiser incentives. All in all, excellent school and would highly recommend.