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Northern Lights Abc K-8 School1
Posted November 19, 2013
- a community member
I'm sorry but this school is horrible at hiring teachers. When my child was in fourth grade her paper was ripped to pieces just for doing it in class. The teacher spent all of her time texting in class while she was supposed to be teaching. Also she spent time telling stories all day.
I feel as though my daughter should be wearing a uniform to Northern Lights but thats just one persons opinion and when it comes down to it, it never hurts to see both sides of the spectrum. I like my hats and hoodies. Definite double standard when it comes to allowing individual expression at that school. Yes, they hold their students accountable and don't put up with slackers or unmotivated families because when your kids do start going here, you as a parent will be helping every night with homework. I only gave them three stars because of lack of welcoming I felt from just about all the staff. I realize the school is strict but there is no reason the staff should have no care or concern in the way they talk to you or your child. Yes, they do teach respect, but they won't be any nurturing involved in teaching respect. It feels more like 'YOU WILL RESPECT ME OR ELSE' Thats the ONE thing this school lacks is 'CARE AND CONCERN'... they have more a mentality of 'MOVE IT LOSE IT' so be prepared for a competitive atmosphere that Commends and Recognizes good grades and following everyone else. This is not a school that builds individualism and uniqueness.
NLABC is the best school in the state, We have the best teachers and the greatest staff in the city. I have to give a very special thanks and appreciation to Mrs. Nishimuri.She cares for each student she teaches and she has a dedication to them and their parents. She needs to be recognized as the best teacher of the year.