Quentin is overrun with behavior problems that the current discipline program, Make Your Day, does not address effectively. MYD is very restrictive and time consuming for teachers and parents alike and it focuses too much on self-reflection instead of enforcing consequences for bad behavior. I believe that trading MYD for a tougher and more traditional discipline will allow for fewer classroom interruptions and more focus on the content at hand, which will in turn boost test scores (perhaps eliminating the need for the 200-day calendar). On a positive note, Quentin will have some excellent new administrators next year, but they will still face challenges under MYD. I encourage everyone to do as I have done and write to the district about discontinuing use of the MYD program. Getting rid of MYD won't solve all of Quentin's (or the district's) problems, but I believe it's a step in the right direction.
Please don't enroll your child at this revolving door school. My child has had so many teachers and I know this is harmful to the kids. Why can't the uppers make sure that teachers stay at least a few years? Is the pay so low that they leave suddenly as if a tornado hit the building. Are the teachers supported? I discovered thee are about 1000 kids here. The staff calls the sections of the school maximum and minimum gang training grounds. If he general public knew the conditions of this school, they would pull their children out immediately!! Bad area, desperate people everywhere.
This school has some dedicated teachers but with the lack of support by the district administration it will continue to struggle. The addition of 20 instructional days has not helped test scores or student behavior, but the school board thought it was a good idea. A school that has such huge teacher turn over will never improve. I would not send my child to this school .
This school is very poorly managed. The teachers do care however with the lack of a good leader who allows parents to stand and talk during band concerts, Christmas (Holiday) concerts, etc. There is teachers who care however they are usually new teachers as seasoned teachers know the problems. The students are years behind in their education so the classes are behavior problems. The step (discipline) policy is ridiculous and causes parents to miss work and be disrupted because of students behavior. I am also a teacher (not at this school) and think that there needs to be a discipline change, a before and after school program for students who are severely (a lot of students are 4 grades behind) behind students. There should be a support system for this severely behind school. The one office staff is beyond excellent and goes above and beyond being helpful and knows parents and students by name. This school should only be a last resort for parents and staff as well as students.
This school has had a lot of problems the last 2 years. Most of the problems have been either directly or indirectly caused by the horrible principal at this school. Thankfully the district finally got a clue and dropped her for next year. The new principal has a long of road ahead of him to regain the support of the community & staff, but at least he seems willing to put in the effort. If the staff and community step up & support the new administration maybe this school will finally get to live up to its potential. I feel much better about my kids going to Quentin next year then in previous years and I hope I can help support the school on the road ahead.
A parent- I would never recommend this school at all!!!!!!!! My kids have gone there for two years!!!!!! And I have had nothing but problems with students and teachers!!!!!!!!! Both my kids have been bullied and teased!!!!!!! As well as having problems with teachers and teachers don't communicate with parents at all!!!! I can't wait to take my kids out they are going to a different school next year!!!!!!! This school is the worst school I have ever seen!!!!!! Good bye Quentin Elementry!!!!!!!!
Quentin is a terrible school and I cannot wait to get my child out. My child has been bullied and even had things thrown at her and they will not do anything. They will not even move her to another class instead tell me her father that I can just move her to another school. Why does the one getting picked on have to move. I thought the schools were against bullying??!!
I disagree with the negative comments posted. I see first hand, the dedication to the students by administrators and teachers. Remember, it takes a village .............................. teachers and parents need to be a team and work together. I challenge any complainer to spend a day teaching and see how much teachers " don't care".
My children attend this school and it has been nothing but problems since day 1. The school wants to have a parent conference for any and everything that happens (ex. not listening so had to choose step 4) why is a parent required to drive to the school and have a 10 min conference about that when a simple phone call could be made? or they make you wait hours for meetings. They also will not let your child return to school until you do this ridiculous conference! There is NOT good communication between the parents/teachers or the staff for that matter. I would definitely NOT recommend this school. I will be making sure to take my kids out of this school after this year ends. VERY DISAPPOINTING....
My school is a wonderful place to work. The students are respectful and they are working hard. We did have many teachers leave due to fhe fact that they added 20 more teaching days and didn't increase the salary to match that. The teachers that did stay are not mediocre, but truly dedicated to our community and excellent. I feel lucky to work with them.
I have had a wonderful experience at Quentin Elementary School, it's a very positive enviroment starting with the front office, admnistration, nurse, teachers and any staff I was in contact with. Parents need to volunteer more in the school, I see alot of staff members organizing and doing events for the students but parent are not helping out. They do attend events but will be nice if they can help too! Great job on motivating my son..
I am so blessed to work at Quentin Elementary. This is my 14th year as an educator, and my 3rd school. I feel like I am very well supported in this district and school. I have never seen a principal as dedicated to every student's individual growth and safety as ours. She is very concerned with the growth of every teacher as well. I know that our school climate is safe and respectful with the Make Your Day program. There are many other teachers who feel the same way as I do and are looking forward to a long career here at Quentin Elementary.
The principal of this school is the WORST!! She does not respond to parents emails/concerns. I emailed her and instead of responding to me she had a teacher call me back to address my concerns. I was told that she "felt it was best if she wasn't involved" They do NOTHING in regards to children being bullied. They have given my son so called suggestions on how to be safe, yet do NOTHING to address the bullying behavior of other students. There are a few good teachers and I do mean just a FEW the rest of them are rude and mean. I have witnessed first hand how rude and disrespectful they are to the students. Last week as I was picking up my child from school and a teacher was in a child's face yelling at him from the top of her lungs! HORRIBLE HORRIBLE school!!
Quentin Elementary School has potential, however I have experienced a positive and not so positive occurances. My child is currently 8th grade and I feel the school, particularly the principal, has not done her job successfully to ensure my child is ready for high school. My child's homeroom teacher left 2 weeks within the school year, thereafter, these children, these students had TWO different long-term subs. I know first hand student's stuck in a long-term sub classroom do not get the education they deserve. After requesting directly to the principal for my child to be removed from a long-term sub, she ensured me that by the following semester (January 2013) there would be a "highly qualified" teacher in that homeroom which in fact did NOT happen. At first I was disappointed about a wasted semester, but then really iritated when the "highly qualified" teacher never arrived. I do not believe this school deserves to have my children at their school and I do not believe children/students are challenged at this school. Politeness does NOT get my children the education they deserve.
My son has been going to Quentin since Kindergarden and I have nothing but good experiences at this school. Administrative staff is very pleasant and professional.
I first hand have witnessed the drastic improvement in the school is it perfect NO although I will be honest the school has come along way. I am going to say that the new principal Ms. Couret has been very focused on the improvement of the school, Educationally and wtih the school Spirit, Since she has been on board, the PTA has been formed that contributes each grade with awards each month for perfect attendance, and the students nominate the Staff of the month, which really makes a big difference with attendance and the school moral. I completely will stand by the 5 star rating as my children continue to go to this school as the FOCUS is the children not the area. I have confidence that the school will stand out in several different ways with the continued support of the Parents, Community and our children. Such a pleasure to have my children attend an A rated school.
This is my child 1st experience at Quentin. So far it has been a positive one. The education received is very well exemplified once stepping into campus; the children are very well behaved. Children here have greeted us upon arrival, open doors for us and politely guided us the right way. The parent involvement at this school is at the level of any other school. Any and all parents are welcome to volunteer. Administration is caring, polite and professional at all times. The school principal is involved in the education of her students. She s cordial, approachable and professional. There's a structured, disciplined yet relax atmosphere between staff and students. My child attends Kinder-PM and his teacher follows an intense well structure curricula. I have to admit my son has been a bit of a challenge; yet she's always demonstrated to be very skilled and caring. I'm impress with so much learning in a 1/2 K! And this is being said from a parent who had her first child attend private school for all elementary. This school has all it needs to succeed! Excellent teachers, strong principal and challenging academic programs! This is A good school to be in.
I agree with the positive comments presented on this panel. But I question the negative ones. My child attends this school and the school has demonstrated to have everything needed to be what it is. This is an A school for a reason. It is unfortunate that some have had incidents of negative experiences and are unable to see beyond the little toy they lost and see what a good school this is. One cannot let one negative incident obscure all the efforts the school principal and staff has put into our children education. At any given moment plan a visit to this school and you ll see lots of energetic staff working towards making the quality of our children s education better. Quentin has a strong and highly qualified principal, teachers and staff and offers a great academic program. Parent involvement is encourage and welcome. The school takes care of any negative issue in due time; but you have to give'em that time. You won't be disappointed!
Quentin has made a lot of progress and growth this school year. The quality of education that has been provided to my son has been exceptional.
I have been with Quentin since it opened it's doors and have seen many changes take hold over the years. This year has probably been the best the school has seen. We have a very dedicated staff and administration who are pushing our students toward great success. We also have wonderful parents who truly work as partners in the education of their children. I am proud to be a member of the Quentin community!
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