It's true that the expectations for both teachers and students are higher than ever, but the students are producing and their scores prove it! This school has come a long way since I started here over 5 years ago. Administration cares very much about the staff and students. The students here at Quentin are the best!
I am and have had 4 children attend this school and have seen changes of many sorts. If I may say so the current Principal MS. Couret is trying to improve the school and enviroment so that the final outcome may be that of a pleasant experience. Yes I have read some of the comments that other parents have as issues and concerns, & to some extent I agree it may come accross as very Zero tolerant but to some degree the children are there to learn ALTHOUGH enjoy the time they are there as well. With that we need to be involved as parents to make a difference and voice our concerns so that the principal has an idea in which direction the schools needs to go in. I for one am really pressed for time but I am welcomed for even 15 minutes of my presence in anything I can help. I am expecting to see some positive growth moving forward, as my hope is to make it a fun, pleasant learing enviroment my children are at.
teachers are often moved around. attendance is a complete mess. pickup and drop off is not consistent. teacher or staff does not care enough to stay with kids who are lost and don't know what to do. Too many adults around that are not really doing anything. Kindergarten is not well structured. This school is the first that I've seen for being so unorganized.
My kids are very happy at Quentin. I have read the comments on this site, and I want to contribute to the positive remarks. The administrators are very friendly and quick to help parents. They have the best office staf, who are always friendly and smiling. Yes, they have improved in many areas since the school opened. There is a lot of communication that goes home, including phone messages with reminders. They have sports that my kids participate in. I am very happy with my students attending Quentin, and hope that everyone has the same experience that my family is having.
Quentin is rate as NON-PERFORMING High teacher turnover I think the other schools in the district all made it past this label according to the paper.
I want to comment on the review in April regarding the principal, I am a former teacher and know first hand that the comment about communciation is not true. This principal is dedicated and well liked by her staff. An insider would really know the truth.
My 2 children have attended for the past two years. My children have been blessed with high quality teachers. They had previously attended a charter school that will remain nameless. I was nervous about the transition but this year Quentin was 1 student away from being performing plus. I am confident that under the current leadership at the school level and district level Quentin will become excelling. Dr. Freeman, Superintendent, and his executive team have been very hands on with making all of the schools in the district following a consistent curriculum and citizenship program with Make Your Day. I could go on forever about all the positive changes I have seen in this short amount of time. I invite you to experience it for yourself.
The teachers are great but the leadership of Ms Pacheco the schools principal needs major work. She is unprofessional and does not communicate well with parents. However the assistant principal and the other administrative staff are wonderful which may offset their leader.
It is a safe environment and everyone is eager to learn in their own unique way!
My daughter was been attending this school since it opened 6school years ago. My son is in Kindergarten. I have seen this school go through many growing pains. Since Mrs. Pacheco became the school Principal this school has improved tremendously. The office staff are always helpful and welcome you with a smile. Ms. Hanson, Ms Wawryzk, Mr Parisot and the entire 6th grade team deserve to be recognized as outstanding teachers. Great job!
I am a parent of 3 boys who attended Quentin, and just moved out of the district. Two of my boys excel easily and are above grade level, but my oldest boy has a harder time. He was blessed with Mr. Parisot as a 4th grade teacher. Surprised by his bad progress report, I met with his teacher & we devised a plan to bring his grades up. He went from a low 70% overall the first quarter, to almost making the honor roll the next! He made it fun for his students to learn, and was always available. His 5th grade teacher Mrs. Petkus worked extremely hard with him as well, and he acheived the honor roll by the end of the year! I think parent involvement helps to determine a childs success not just the teacher!
My two boys are new to Avondale this year and I think this school needs to be better staffed. This school has 1000 students attending. So there needs to be more teachers. I receive lots of communication from staff and teachers. Overall I forsee no big problems in the near future. This school seems to have improved since opening and I think things will continue this way.
My daughter was in the 2nd grade at Quentin and had a great teacher Mrs. Cevantes,But the staff was not so great when my daughter got her bike stolen in the schools bike rack the staff didnt do anything about it no letter to the students nothing!
I think the teachers are doing a great job! The principle and vice principle could do much better. They say bulling is not a big issue at the school then why did I have to take my kids out, instead of them dealing with the problem child?
It appears the school has improved significantly since it opened a few years ago. I am receiving much better communication from the school and classroom teachers. More activities are being offered after school. However, the school is still very short handed! This school, with 1,000 students, needs more than one art and one music teacher. It also needs to remodel the cafeteria serving line. My child eats 'lunch' at 10:15 and will now be getting out at 3:15. I am concerned about this schedule but understand that the cafeteria needs to start this early in order to serve all students. I think this school will continue to improve becuase it has a lot of hard-working teachers. Unfortunately, there are only two or three parents attending the PTA meetings. The school hosted 7 or 8 family events this year, yet very few parents helped out. We all need to get on board!
Very understaffed. Teachers have a difficult time teaching English speaking students because they are spending most of their time working with the students that speak only Spanish or limited English in order to get them up to the No Child Left Behind orders. No recess because it was not used properly by former years instructors so now they have had that privilege removed for 4th grade and up. I believe these kids need to have the opportunity to expend energy throughout the day still at this age. They do not control the language and name calling that is done to other students and because they are so understaffed when a student does have a problem the most common answer is 'well, I didn't hear it, tell him to knock it off' Not the best school, yet, not the worst either.
This is a new school and was happy to see in the neighborhood however, am very unhappy that the school seems to have horrible communication and not as many programs that other schools have available and the ones they do have seem not as challenging. There seems not to be enough teachers and too many kids
My son went to quentin for a couple of month were i saw he's academic level, drop, since he need it special ed, and was not been challenge enough, i try to talk to several sources to request his especial education EIP to be evaluated with out result, i understand that some of the problem couldn't be fix with in the school, but i felt that i was not given enough information o direction in how to channel my request i finally change my son to a charter school where he's doing extremley well
I feel that Quentin has a communication problem. When a child is failing, the parent should be notified & not just notified when the report cards are sent home. If a child is absent for whatever reason the parent should be notified as well. Overall I think some of the teachers, just don't care enough. Just because of a learning or behavorial disability, it is not okay to tell a child to settle for average, you don't need to strive for better.
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