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Park Meadows Elementary School3
Posted February 25, 2013
- a parent
This school has been good academically for the most part except for a HORRIBLE principal and recently there has been staffing issues in the 5th and 6th grades requires permanent subs with less than adequate skills, leaving the kids less than prepared for the next grade. The principal refuses to do her job to address any issues or concerns that parents have, and is completely useless in resolving any issues that may arise during your childs years there. This school has some really GREAT teachers with the exception of a few really bad ones and a really bad principal to boot. If all you are looking for is academics, this school will work, but if you are looking for an administration that will be an active and concerned part in your child's development, this is not the place!
Park Meadows is a wonderful school. The teachers are some of the best my kids had in their school experience. I see that Park Meadows has earned an A rating from the State of Arizona, what an accomplishment. It is a great place to send your children for learning and making wonderful friends.
Wonderful school & teachers BUT a "Horrible Principle" My son has been at this school from 4th through 6th grade. He loves it. He went from a below standard to honor role. Example of his principle s conduct, my son received a head concussion & bleeding from noise on the school yard in 5th grade, he was escorted to nurses office by a fellow classmate not a teacher! Principle replied what do you want me to do about it, something so serious an adult should of been in charge not another child! After reassuring this will be address back then; So on the last day of school this year a minor injury of his head and a possible broken wrist of the other child happen again on the school yard both had to escorted themselves to nurse office! This is wrong.
My son has attended Park Meadows since Kindergarten (he is going into fourth grade for 2010/2011 school year) and simply loves it! I too have been very happy with the quality of teachers and curriculum. I had to hold my son back in the first grade and the school was very supportive and continues to be so...
My son has attended Park Meadows for the past 3 years and has had a wonderful learning experience. He has had some really great teachers like Mrs. Coco, Ms. Brinkman and Ms. V. I could not ask for more and if this school went to 8th grade at least, it would be so great;)
Thank god this school is getting a new principal next year. The current principal is rude and doesn't listen to concerns or complaints, she really couldn't care less about what the parents think. She cares more about covering her butt and the few select teachers that she defends. Maybe the school will be run better next year. Here's hoping!
Although my child has excelled at this school, I find that unless you are a part of the PTA, the teachers and principal could really care less about who's parent you are. So far I have had great teachers evey year, but I was irritated that when I went to sign my child up for the before/after school program it was full. Something needs to be done about so working parent's can have an option. They said it's 'space' related. But, they just built a brand new gym.....