My experience with this school has been the worst in my 29 yrs of parenting. My son was to receive special ed services but they were never delivered in the 2 yrs he attended. The principal/vice principal were adversarial and rude. There are physically abusive and verbally abusive students that are not being addressed. School is filled with mostly below par teachers. My son did not learn anything new in 2 years. I left the state to seek better education.
Very disappointed in this school. No consistency, too many kids in one class, no discipline whatsover. There is no communication.
I have a first and second grader at this school. My second grader has 29 children in his class. I find this unexceptable. There seems to be no place for the child who is not in the 'normal' range. Both my children are above average and they are not given anything more challenging the what the class gets as a whole. Although I do not think this is the teachers fault directly. There is no program in place for children who need something extra. We are switching schools to one that will challenge them even though they might not be 'gifted'. The principal is NOT engaged with parents or students for that matter. Not impressed with him at all. This school has the potential to be a great school, but for some reason they just cannot get there.
Marginal teachers, lots of bullying- Not impressed and will move my children.
This schhol only wants cookie cutter' kids. If a child is below the line or above the line, they will not succeed here. The Principal makes no effort at all to deal with 'high maintainance kids'. His answer is to put various roasdblocks in the way so that the parents have no choice but to withdraw the child from the school. There is no effort to match a child's personality with that of the teacher. I would only recommend this school if you have a child that can blend in anywhere and does not need any special attention since they certainly will not get it here.
Seems to be a nice school. It was High Performing, but Performing now.
As a parent with children attending Anthem and a teacher at the school I find myself in an interesting position.We have had a lot of teacher and administrative turnover.This has been difficult on the staff and students.However,we have a positive new principal who has voiced his commitment to our school and our kids.We have several new teachers who live in the Anthem area and I believe will stay on staff.Our school has a lot of room for growth and I hope to be a catalyst for change there.The more parents who get involved (PTSA, classroom, etc) the more you can help to influence the school in a positive way.We do have many great teachers on staff who work very hard to teach their students their very best every day.
My daughter has a great teacher when she is there. There is a high turn over in staff and sub often. Not a lot of supervision on the play ground. Problem with violance and teasing. They have a seperate classroom for art but none comes home. They put an honest effort but there is room to improve. I'd say it is an adverage school.
Wonderful kindergarten program. Very nice and professional teachers. Good facilities and play area.
We just moved to Anthem just before school started and we love it here. My children love their new school and the staff is wonderful.
I find this school to be a place of warmth, growth and acceptance. The new principal, Dr. Griffith has truly contributed to this very positive environment. Unfortunately, she does have her hands full. Our community is extremely demanding in many ways. Some of the teachers at the school are also disloyal and live in the community so they contribute disharmony to the school and the administrators by being negative. Thankfully, the school is getting better at combatting these issues and once the unhappy, negative people start vacating this otherwise wonderful campus as they have been, things can only improve!
Unhappy with the teacher experience and/or knowledge of how children act/behave and learn in a social environment, dissatisfied with answers from upper educators for reasons to this fact or ways to correct/improve it. Once a child is labeled, that stays with them...independent testing of children results thereof will end in many parents voicing concerns (yes our child tested at a genius level and they offered remedial classes and behaviorial training for the child until we enlightened them with the independent testing we paid for at our own expense educationally and psychologically (you know your own child best. )They want to use the child as a marker for their system. We're not even sure we will be staying at that school. Private schools can be costly but we want/need the best for our budding genius.
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