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Joseph W Lisenby Elementary School1
Posted January 09, 2013
- a parent
Lisenby was slowly becoming a better school, but under its new leadership, it has quickly declined. It has become the most unwelcoming school we have ever been a part of. Parents are discouraged from coming to the school. Even told that they can not enter the school. Volunteers are not wanted. The school has turned into a prison. Police are also called on some of the children there. Poor leadership would be an understatement for this school. There are some wonderful teachers there, but they are being brought down by the new principal.
Wonderful, nurturing, learning enovironment!!! The staff is top notch, and strives to stretch the children to their maximum potential. The adminstration is readily available to assist parents and form partnerships to meet the childrens physical, emotional, and developmental needs. The PTO ( Parent, Teacher, Organization) is very active in providing support for our school needs. We love Lisenby School!!!
Lisenby Elementary is slowing but surely improving. There are those teachers that go above and beyond what they are supposed to do and there are those who do not. Hopefully, someday Lisenby will be just as wonderful for everyone, as you speak of in the review below. As a whole, Lisenby is just not quite there yet, but there are certainly some wonderful individual classrooms.
This school is a wonderful place for children. The teachers are loving and caring. Three of our children attended Lisenby several years ago and they received everything they needed to be successful adults. The faculty and staff are highly qualified and they want the best for each and every child. Check out Lisenby School.
It is wothout doubt that most any public school or school system has its downfall; Lisemby and the Ozark School System are no exception. We had 2children at Lisemby last year (4th & 5th), and one this year (5th). Our current 5th grader is in the TAG program, which is great for him because it keeps him interested in the education process...for the most part. The problem lies in that he excells in some areas and is now lacking in Math b/c they will not drop his Math level down one without upsetting his other schedule. Or so this was told by one and yet another story by another, both Lisenby educators. I feel that public schools are doing their fair amount for 'special needs' children. Current laws require these children's needs be met and no such laws for any other type of student or programs.
We have to respectfully disagree when we say Lisenby is not catered toward the 'special needs' children and we speak from personal experience. It has taken years, the special education laws, outside help, parent involvement, and more to get our 'special needs' child started on the road to an appropriate education. It should not have been this hard, but unfortunately it was and is for so many other students and their parents. We have no doubt that some children are falling grossly behind...both 'special needs' and regular education students, ours included. On a positive note, there are some very dedicated, loving, good teachers at Lisenby, but there are some that lack in many areas. There is a definite need for improvement at Lisenby and with the Ozark City Schools all together, the Superintendent's office included.
Thats just it..everything is catered to 'special needs' in this school. My daughter didn't have special needs and in fact, she was falling grossly behind at Lisenby. It wasn't until we decided to go with the Abeka program that I realized how behind she was. Luckily we caught on quick and changed.
My Step daughter is a special needs child that has made huge progress since attending Lisenby. She now makes A's in spelling and many other subjects. She loves her teachers...they have made a real difference in her life. Thank you!