My son attended this school for first and second grade! Can I just say that I was so impressed by the level of concern from the teachers and staff. My son had Mrs. DeRamus in the first grade..... my son felt she was "mean". But, I will tell you, she is a GREAT TEACHER!!!!! She keeps her kids on track, and pushes then to succeed. I was very thankful she was my sons teacher. He had some problems in a couple areas, and she went above and beyond to help my son. If your child gets her, I promise you will have a great teacher!! My sons second grade he had Mrs. Dutton. Mrs Dutton is such awarm hearted teacher, and loves everyone of her students.... and you see it too! One thing that really inpressed me about her, was one day my son was telling me one of the kids got into trouble. I asked him," What did Mrs, Dutton do?" His said," She looked so sad at him, and said so nice why did you do that? You hurts her feelings and mine too! Now I have to give you a color pin and let your mom know." But he said, " It makes us feel bad when we make her sad." She loves her students so, and they lover her back!!! Not only that, she is a FANTASTIC teacher!!! And Loves parents involvement.
My original comment has obviously been deleted. I did not name my child's teacher just things that had happened to him there. This school is awful. If there is an alternative to sending your child here take it.
We absolutely LOVE PPS! I am familiar with 1st grade teacher Mrs. Emily Cook, and 1st grade teacher Mrs.L Bolden. We have enjoyed them both. Mrs.Cook is one of the most patient, soft spoken teachers I have ever met. She learns each student and does everything in her power for them to succeed. A favorite moment of mine with her is when my new 1st grade son was so scared and nervous about his new environment that he wouldn't speak or look at her on the first day of school. She got down on her knees to his eye level and let him know that he was going to be fine and she would walk him through everything he needed to know.Awesome. Mrs.Bolden is also very sweet, dedicated teacher. She is very easy to talk to and has a true desire to help children meet their personal goals. She will hold your child accountable and teach them to be respnonsible. Mrs.Bolden is strict and to the point, with this being said some may perceive her to be hard. I think she would blend well more with the student who is able to handle structure, routine, and is eager to learn. We have never had a problem with ANY faculty member. The principal is GREAT. He is a very active and present leader in the school.
I attended this school way back in 2001 and 2002 before moving to Georgia. Both times was in the first grade-because of my reading level. My teacher never really taught me how to read, she just seemed to expect me to know it. My mom started me in school late, so I never went to Pre-K or kindergarten. I never learned how to read, so I failed nearly every AR test and no one did anything about it. Then when a student did something bad once, I told the teacher. Her reply? "Don't be a tattle-tale." Apparently she supported bullying/rule-breaking. I get angry to think about it now, but back then I felt hurt. I felt like I had done something wrong, when in reality I had done something right. Gym. I hated that. I remember one time I had fallen off my bike and skinned all the skin off my knee, and yet the P.E. teachers still made me participate in the "bike exercise"-where we had to bend our knees about a thousand times. I tried to explain to them why I shouldn't, but they wouldn't listen, so when I got home my knee was bleeding again. I'm so glad I moved. If this is the primary school, I don't even WANT to be in the highschool!
We have had a wonderful year at PPS! Our daughter is in Mrs. Nix 2nd grade class and has made huge progress in this class. She came in below grade level and with the help and support of the teacher and staff she has been able to catch up and is now thriving here!
I have to write this review even though it was a few years ago when this happened. My child was in Mrs. Syslo's 2nd grade class. This was the worst year of mine and my child's school year. She aloud bullying to go on, then when I would adress it she said "her class would not do this". I know it was happening because I had another child (friend) that told me what what was happening. So many things happened that year I can not address them all. I just want to warn other parents not to put your child in her class. I like teachers who have a kind heart and loving attitude toward all children!!!! My chidren no longer attend public school. I just could not take another chance of getting that type of teacher again.
Our family has just moved to Alabama this summer. I have been extremely impressed with his teacher and the school in general. My son is in Mrs. Emily Mills second grade class. Mrs. Mills makes learning fun and at the same time she is not afraid to challenge her students. Parents are encouraged to be as involved as much as they would like.
My child is currently attending Prattville Primary School. It is a wonderful experience. Mrs. Shoupe is her teacher and continues to amaze me everyday with her energy and dedication. This school is well run. I am so very thankful that my child is challenged each and every day. I love this school!
We moved here from Virginia and I was nervous about Alabama schools, but once we visited, we weren't nervous anymore. My son went through both 1st (Mrs. Walden) and 2nd (Mrs Syslo) grade at PPS. Mr K knows every child by name, and they truly have an open door policy. I was always welcome. My son never suffered from a lack of recess. He loved Coach Jones and they had plenty of free time. My son is very artistic and although they don't have a formal art program, they are constantly working on art projects in the classroom. I just found out that my second son was going to be in Mrs Walden's class for his 1st grade year this year, and it absolutely breaks my heart that we are moving away! It was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone!
Our daughter has attended PPS for 2 years now. She has had 2 outstanding teachers. Mrs.Branning (1st grade) and Mrs.Syslo (2nd grade) go above and beyond to make sure that each child is successful while at the same time challenges them and promotes problem solving skills necessary to be successful in later grades. They both are involved with their own children but make time to support children in their class in outside activities when possible. They truly love and care for each child in their class. The administration, faculty and staff at PPS make learning fun and make each child feel safe... Any child who attends this school will be more than prepared for 3rd grade. Our daughter especially loved Coach Jones and Coach Ledkins too.
I have been very pleased with Prattville Primary School. My oldest daughter had the great fortune of having Mrs. Hope last year in second grade. She was absolutely a wonderful teacher and my daughter loved her dearly. My youngest daughter is in Mrs. Emily Cook's class this year and we are very happy with her. My daughter loves her and said she never wants to leave her class. The office personnel has been great any time that I have been in the office. Miss Aljean(sorry for the spelling) keeps the school all nice and neat and is always smiling when I see her. I have not had very much contact with Mr. K but both of my daughters like him a lot. I would recommend this school to anyone.
My grandson just started school in the alabama area. If this school is any indication as to what alabama schools are move now... I have seen no extracurricular activity.
This is our son's first year here. He loves it and so do we. His grandmother ate lunch with him the other day. My husband and his older brother both attended pps as children. She was very amazed at the changes in the school and teachers. The school is very well kept and the teachers seem to be so knowledgeable. He is in mrs. Slay's first grade class and she is absolutely wonderful! My son has a problem with listening and paying attention (adhd). We could not have asked for a better teacher!
I love PPS my son will be attending his second year at this school. I was very impressed with his teacher, her high level of energy and withitness made his year just wonderful. Each day my child could not wait to go to school. This summer he is still talking about his past school year and can't wait to attend in the Fall. They have an excellent Summer Reading Program that encourages children to read during the summer vacation. This school pushes reading which is a plus for the children. The teachers and administration believe that every child can read. Parents are encouraged to volunteer. The school has an open-door policy.
I have had two children go through this school. I was very impressed with all but one teacher. My children had a second Grade teacher Mrs Woodfin which they both loved greatly. I would reccomend this school to anyone looking for a great school. As for the comment that they don't have P.E. that is not true the school has 3 wonderful coaches.
PPS is full of caring teachers and administartors. I have always been greeted with smiles and kind words whenever I have visited. Although my child is only spending one year in this school she is absolutely loving it. It is obvious that the teachers and administrators really care about the children there. They have AR parties for students who reach their goals and they are given a chance to attend a Montgomery Biscuits baseball game this spring! Other schools could take a lesson from PPS's faculty and administration.
Prattville Primary School was our only choice. The school is organized and clean. The teachers, principal and staff are friendly. My child attended part of 2nd grade at PPS. My child came into second grade reading at or above 5th grade level. They would not allow her to read books on level or learn at a challenging level. In fact, the class she was assigned, half of the students were below grade level in math and reading. The teacher spent her time doing remedial work with those children. I came in 3 days a week and helped the teacher with those children. My child learned nothing nor was challeged while at PPS. In fact, by the time I withdrew her, her teacher appeared to resent her. I now am homeschooling my children at a level they are challenged. Over all PPS was a good school, but not for my child.
I am very pleased with how well the teachers and administration work together for the students. We have had Ms. Deramus, Ms. Baxley, Ms. Weedon,Ms. Gann, Ms. Brannon, and my son now has Ms. Smothers. They truly teach the children on their level and give them what they need despite budget cuts and funding problems.The music teacher is also very good and the P.E. coaches have fun with the kids while also teaching them the importance of staying active and good sportsmanship. I am truly amazed at the parental involvement at PPS. It is obvious how much time and effort the teachers and parents utilize to achieve the highest level of communication. I know that my children are truly off to a great start and would not have any reserve about sending my children to any Prattville Schools.Mr. Butler and Mr. Kleinsmidt tuly go above and beyond. Aimee Liles
My husband was transferred to Maxwell AFB in July of 2004. My daughter only attended 1 year at Prattville Primary. We loved the school. Our teacher, Mrs. M. Jackson was wonderful. My daughter loved Mr. K (the principal) too. I never heard any teachers verbally abusing any children. I went on several field trips with my daughter. We had an enjoyable year at Prattville Primary. The only negative comment that I have is that I believe the teachers need Teacher's Assistants. It is hard to teach 15+ kids without help. I feel that my daughter had a pleasurable experience at Prattville Primary.
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