I Hate hate hate this school They are very predudice ! they call home for everything and they are not able to resolve issues between staff and students (i.e my kid was making fun of a kids name and they called me at home they will call at work too.) 6 and 7 year old children do things like this . The next thing is there are 7 1st grade classes and only 2 are for english speaking children, and both of those classes have 28 children in them i mean whats the ratio teacher : to children???? I've requested the principal to move my child he says let me check numbers and call you back and never returns my calls.the teacher , principal, assisstant principal,behavioral counselor, and social workers HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THEIR DOING. how can they be doing their jobs if all they do is call the parents for everything , the students might as well be running the school themselves- FRUSTRATED PARENT
I do not like this school due to the following reasons...the faculty and staff are completely unorganized, the staff speaks spanish to the hispanic children even though they are there to learn english, the principal has no clue how to run a school, the social worker will gang up on you and make you feel like a failure as a parent when there s a problem with your child, and last but not least the teachers are too distracted to help children who have learning disabilities. I do not appreciate the lack of respect that s given to parents or the poor communication skills of the staff. Palomino Primary caters to the hispanic community! If your child speaks english look for another school!! I would not recommend this school to anyone! Your child will not only fall behind but he or she will never learn anything.
This is a terrible elementary school. The principal has no concept of how important childrens safety is. Nor did the school show any serious concern when one of the children got sent out of the gate with me, rather than the shilds mother; stated the hall aid would not be allowed to supervise children and still does. The nurse is rude and believes the worset of any parent who walks into her office. Finally, the school seems prejudice against anyone who is not of hispanic ethnicity.
OMG. This school is horrible. The new princpal doesnt know what he is doing. I took my kids out and tell every one in the neighborhood to do the same thing. What happened to the old principal. She was amazing. I even hear that some parents are planning to sue becuase theyr kids have gotten hurt and the principal won't see them. It's a mess, do not, do not put your kids in this school.
What happened to this school. It was such a great school! The new principal is unorganized, inexperienced and careless. He has changed the schedule 7 or 8 times since school started. Every time I go in to have lunch with my daughter she is on a new schedule. I have waisted so many lunch hours, it's nuts. My son went to the school for 4 years and the schedule was never changed. The old principal would send notes home before every change. This principal just makes changes on a whim. My kids were left too far away from the house yesterday and they had to walk unsupervised because the buses were changed too! I finally just withdrew all of my kids today. If the old principal was promoted, bring her back!
The new principal doesnt what he is doing. They lost my daughter two days in a row. I called and no one answered the phones. He does not resolve anything. I think they should bring the old principal back or get another one. This one is awful.
I have my daughter at Palomino and I was so sad to hear that the Principal was leaving. She was the best I have ever seen. Some parents did not like her because she held them accountable for bringing in their kids late or not being involved. With her support we built a strong parent component. I hope the new principal is as good, but he has big shoes to fill.
The teachers at this school work hard to help the kids. But the principal is VERY BAD. My kid could run the school better then her. It is great that she is leaving. I think the school will be much better with a new principal.
I am a student in the Palomino Professional Development School and I feel so lucky to get my training at this site. The Principal is awesome and has helped all of the students graduate and get jobs. She and her teachers really care for the students.
My children have attended Palomino Elementary for two years and love it! Dr. Ana, the Principal is exceptional. She has not only enhanced the school, but the entire community. This school is the center of our community offering a medical clinic, dental clinic, clothing store and food bank. Dr. Ana ensures that all her students have everything they need to be successful students. Palomino has excellent teachers which is proven by the fact that the school has been labeled Performing Plus and has passed AYP for two years in a row. Palomino has been the school to test the new reading and math programs and is now the model school for the district.
Palomino Primary does an excellent job of providing for the needs of the students. All of the teachers are highly qualified and ELL endorsed. It has services, such as after school classes and free tutoring, to supplement their academic instruction during the school day.
My child went to other schools in this district and they were advising me to put him in Special Education. My friend told me to bring him to Palomino and the Principal was very helpful. She put him in a class with a teacher who was very patient and positive. She also arranged for the same teacher to tutor my son after school. After a year, he is on grade level and feels very positive about school. He is like a changed child. He use to hate school and now he loves it.
I have taught at this school for 5 years. When I started it was a giant dust bowl. Now it is beautiful. The play grounds have canopies and there is grass. We have been recognized by the Board for our excellence. Other schools come to visit to see our programs. I'm proud to be there.
My little boy loves this school. His teacher is very attentive and calls home a lot. Administration is also very caring and committed. I would recommend this this school highly.
High emphasis on test scores, programs that are very boring and didactic. Imagination and creative play, all sense of individuality is squashed.
My daughter was being taught things in Kindergarten that she'd known since she was 3. She was one of 4 students in her class who could speak English, and the teacher had to explain everything in English and Spanish. When I enrolled her in the school, I gave them a month to change my mind, and after that month, my daughter knew the sound of 2 letters, and could pick out a pattern. I took her out of this school, and I am so happy I did.
This school has shown a great deal of improvement. It is like night and day from several years ago. It offers a great deal for the community. The teachers are excellent. Everyone there is very dedicated. My son is very happy there.
Some very strong teachers, but very weak administration. Way too much emphasis on fixing problems created by poverty and not enough on teaching.
This school uses a reading program, SRA. It involves the repetition of words over and over again, without meaningful content--'This is a book. What is it? A book. This is a book.' etc. My child quickly moved to higher levels because he is English-speaking, I feel sorry for students who are not English-speaking at this school.
The teachers are very dedicated and talented, unfortunately the administration is disorganized, and shows an extreme disdain for parents, teachers, and students. Communication is horrible--I never know what is happening from day to day. At first I thought this was the teacher's fault, but it became clear that she had no idea what was going on, either. My son's kindergarten teacher was extraordinary.
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