My kids transferred here from out of state and I couldn't be more pleased with our choice in school. They were both behind because of the lesser standards in the other state and both teachers worked with me and my children to help them catch up. The teachers are very attentive, and communication is great! The support staff at school is friendly and efficient, they even greet most students and parents by name. We really feel like this is the best place for us and our kids. Great sense of community at this school!
We changed schools this past year, and it was the best decision we could have made; no regrets. I was so tired of "donating" things to the school, and I'm not talking about classroom school supplies: bulletin board supplies, copy paper, weekly snacks, fundraising (out of control), I was one of a hanful of parents that was there weekly donating my time, etc... Furthermore, there were behavioral issues in the overfilled classroom. The teacher could not control her students, and honestly, I don't think my child walked away gaining any type of education last year. I brought my concerns first to the teacher, and when those went without any action, I went to the principal, Ms. Jayne, who could also care less. It seems that the theme of the school is let someone deal with the problem next year. Apparently, the same children that were causing problems last year are still having the same issues this year. I hope that the new principal can make a difference for this school, because there have to be other parents that want a better education and a better learning environment for their children.
Amazing school! The only thing I would change is, although there is amazing parent involvement, it is always the same parents. It is easy to burn out! I wish more parents would step up. In particular, those who always find something negative to complain about on a regular basis.
I have been at this school for two weeks, and anyone who would insult this school obviously does not cherish the education provided by this institution. The standards for my children are even higher than I held them to, and I have adjusted mine accordingly. The funding for this school is phenomenal because the parents are involved. The community is involved, and they help the school meet these standards. If you want an 8-3 day care for your kids where they happen to learn how to add and subtract go somewhere else, if you want a lasting education by qualified teachers and an engaged community move here and you won't regret it. The parents are so involved that for a school field trip a lottery needs to be held due to the increasingly high volume of parent volunteers. Again this school is amazing and I am glad that I chose to move my kids to this district and look forward to years of learning and preparation for adulthood.
I was really shocked when I read the previous reviews. Are you kidding me?? I have been at this school for three years now and I love it. My kids have excelled beyond my expectations. My second grader is reading at a 5th grade level. I am able to volunteer in my childrens classrooms so I see first hand the amazing teachers that are there. I do agree about the fundraising (very annoying) but our children benefit from it and if you dont want to then don't. I only do the fun run. These teachers work for peanuts and often spend their personal money on our kids. They need supplies for the classroom and why should they pay for it because the district wont. Parents who can donate do. Honestly these other parents sound paranoid. Fulton is a wonderful school and am so glad and honored to have my children attend school there.
Beware! I am saddened by this school. Mrs. Jayne is a horrible, politic playing principal. The teachers are extremely unprofessional in appearance and actions. They talk and text on their cell phones during class time , gossip with other teachers and parents, taught well by Mrs. Susie Jayne. The teachers bully students and parents. A fine collection of misfits all flocked to one place. No wonder the public school system is failing! Look into all other options before enrolling.
What a wonderful learning environment for my children! Not only because of the quality of their fellow students (see outstanding test scores), but more importantly because of the community that includes top notch teachers, involved parents, and great leadership from Ms. Jayne. I've never been a part of an elementary school where the goal of the school is to continuously improve (kaizen). Ms. Jayne, the teachers, and staff have really built a special learning environment. I'm amazed to see how much the school has grown over the past few years and I'm looking forward it's growth in the future.
terrible school with terrible teachers and principal. i wish i could put no stars because this school is the worst!
This response is to the posting from 12-17--2011. Praise GOD, someone finally feels the same way I do & other parents do. You are completely right. The kindergarten classes do need a teacher's assistant desperately. This particular is located in a extremely well to do community there is no reason that they can't afford a teacher's assistant. Oh, & the donations are ridiculous as well you are also right about that. I mean I do not mind contributing to the classroom donations but every week I have to run out after work & pick up items for classroom donations. If this school is so needy in there school donations let them raise the taxes. I am also looking a charter school as well for child for the next school year. 't
Please be ware. This is the worst school ever. I thought many times before writing this review, but I felt obliged to do it. I am usually against writing bad reviews but not when it comes to my or your kids The teachers are so unfriendly and lack experience. The kids learn nothing from school. Also, there is lots of fishy stuff when it comes to the relation between parents, teachers, and the Principle. The Principle pretends to be on your side, but in fact she and the teachers are playing games on you be ware. Also, the teachers hired are somehow connected personally to her most of them don t have the qualifications for the job . I have never been so disappointed that our neighborhood school is one that we never want to attend. Horrible school. For the sake of your children, don t listen to the other reviews and be on the safe side. will
I feel what makes Fulton a great school is the great parent involvment. Its very much a family like atmosphere with tons of school pride. Principal Jane is a no non-sense leader and she has all the faculty on the same page. This is my son's second year, last yr he was in there pre-school program.
I used to go to CTA Independence..... and it was awful! I wasted three years there... the kids there are mean and obnoxious..... At Fulton I have the best teachers, best friends, and i do just as well which is pretty well at CTA as i am doing in Fulton and people say CTA is higher education... Yeah right! Fulton Rocks!
We love Fulton Elementry! I have 2 children who attend and have never had one single complaint! The staff is so wonderful, the principle is amazing! All the parents are great and my kids have made so many great friends...Great familes at this school!!! So caring and freindly! Unless forces beyond my control I will not move away from this school...I want my children to be here their whole elementry years.
I have a child in the First Grade at Fulton Elementary and I love the school! The staff is very friendly. The principal is approachable as well!
I completely disagree with the last review! I send my child to Fulton out of choice. It is not our home school and chose this school. My child loves it there! He is excelling academically. The teachers and staff are great! Principal Jayne is very involved with the staff and students. The school is very clean and everyone takes pride in their school. It is a fantastic school! We are very happy with our decision!!
I cannot believe the other reviews rated this school so high. The staff is super unfriendly and Principal Jayne is completely detached from parents and the community. There is no sense of community the only emphasis is on test scores. I have never been so disappointed that our neighborhood school is one that we never want to attend. I will be pulling my child out after two years. Horrible school.
We love Fulton Elementary. The principal, teachers and staff we have interacted with have gone out of their way to accomodate our needs. Principal Jayne is very involved. The academic standards seem to be high. The school is very clean. Nice sense of community involvement. Lots of fun things through out the year that my child loves as well. Highly recommend.
We love the school, the teachers that my kids have had in last two years have been kind, helpful and attentive to my children's needs. Mrs. Jayne, the Principal, has always been postitive, smiling and really puts herself out there. The school is very clean and orderly. I have another that will be in K next year and have no hesitations about who will be her teacher or if she will be successful there.
We are very impressed with Fulton (the best educational decision we have made)! Our kids love school, their teachers, the school spirit, the friends they have made, and they are excelling academically. What more could you ask for? Administration, teachers, support staff, PTO are all friendly which makes learning fun. A++ school.
I have two children that attend Fulton and could not be more pleased. The Principal (Susie Jayne) is wonderful and so involved. Every teacher I have interacted with seems genuinely caring and love what they do. The children at the school are active in school spirit and the school has a warm feeling about it. Keep up the good work teachers, Mrs.Jayne and students :)
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