Mrs. Heather Erndt is the 5th grade teacher for both of my twins. She is amazing. She is a compassionate leader that is an advocate for every one of her students. She has helped my girls grow academically but also emotionally in a very "friend drama" 5th grade year. She will always be my girls' favorite teacher, as well as, my favorite. Thank you Mrs. Erndt!
I feel that they do not overwhelm the students with an abundance of homework. I do not feel that students should have hours of homework each night in addition to classwork - this school is just about right.
Yes - while they set an example for the students to follow - they do allow them to work some issues out on their own - teaching them fundamental skills they will need to be persistent, have grit and determination.
My girls have always held a lot of respect for their teachers, parents and elders. I feel that this school continues to emphasize the importance of respect so that they continue to grow as they get ready to move on to junior high.
This school develops honesty, integrity and fairness by setting an example from the top down. From the principal to the teachers - I feel that they are always setting a great example for the students to follow.
For a school district, and entire state for that matter, known for disappointing schools, this one definitely earns 4 stars. Having been an educator myself, I would not go as far as giving it 5 stars, but I can see why some parents would!
Generally, the school gives off a warm, community-centered feeling. Many families can walk to school, and can easily and eagerly attend special school functions. The school seems to do well with fund-raising while not making parents feel pressured to constantly give.
Teachers smile at students and parents in the mornings and everyone generally feels happy to be there.
Most importantly to me, my child feels happy and safe at school. His teacher seems very qualified and he is learning a good amount.
My top two concerns: 1. the amount of junk food/treats they are passing out in the classrooms is tremendous and very behind-the-times 2. Way too many worksheets! There are many other ways to teach outside of constant worksheets.
If this is your neighborhood school, you won't be disappointed.