two of my children are attending Copper King Elementary. The teachers we have worked with through third grade have done an excellent job.
I have very mixed emotions about this school. On one hand I and my children have met some of the best teachers in the world. On the other hand we have had issues with some of the other staff, which I find appalling. This school has a lot of issue with racial decimations. The majority of the staff at this school chooses to believe the Caucasian children over the children of color, and never allow those children to explain their situation, or hear their side of the story, or they just turn there back all together. These children deserve the same right as the Caucasian children. And I also believe that this issue starts with the principal of the school. And no one does anything about it. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
School has a caring principal, unfortunately she is in a district that is badly mismanaged. Superintendent has a hands off attitiude and leaves everything to his assistant. Zero tolerance desperately needs to be taken to the harrasment/name calling level and is not consistently managed. Definete favorites at this school. Asst Principals do not equally distribute discipline. That's why the principal is so great is she's not afraid to step up where her assistants aren't. I just hope she gets a good one for 2004-2005.
Overall this school is good. Most teachers are very communicative. But something does need to be done about the lunch program, children are throwing food away because they do not have enough time to finish it and are rushed out of the cafeteria. My child comes home every day hungry because she does not have the time to finish her food. Also talked to other parents they complain about the same issue.
this school is excellent! my child went from a a below average school to a above average school and some stuff she did not understand however, Copper King gave her the time to catch up and now she is exactly where she needs to be in everything
I have three children that have attended this school over the past few years. One has graduated and is now moving onto High school. I must say that that the teachers are mostly there to give our children a better start in life, but there are the few that are really there for unknown reasons. There should be more communication between the teachers/principal and the parents. As for the saftey of our children all the staff needs to wake up and smell the coffee and please start to really enforce the rules for everyone. Any student there could walk right off school grounds and no one would ever notice, also the parking lot for visitors is always a mess and loaded with with teachers vehicles, when they have another parking area there that is suppose to be for them. The principal herself is wonderful, I have dealt with her several times in the past for various reasons, but the assistant principal needs work and the nurse is just a handful of attitude. Hope this school will be able to get things running in the right direction before to long.
My child has attended Copper King for the last two years. Overall he has been given an average education. I think the school could do more as far as parent/teacher involvement and bringing the community to the school more. I am not sure if this has to do with funding or not. The few programs they have done, were great!
My children went to Copperking for two years and for unforseen circumstances we had to move them to the Isaac school district. You haven't seen teachers without control over students until you experience this. A worried parent is one who has their children in this school district. I am very proud to say my kids are coming back to Copperking in the next school year and will support the staff and faculty 100%.
I have two children in this school and have had numerous concerns and questions that never seem to be answered. There are very few extra activities for parents to get involved in (open house, plays, musicals, conferences). One of my favorite memories growing up was participation in dramas a few times a year and Copper King never has them. They have 'socials' once a year, but that is not challenging to the children. I have also experienced problems with the principle making huge mistakes, including confusing my son with another child and punishing him instead of the other child. Trust has been lost! The children don't seem to be in the control of the school and seem to be able to roam about and do whatever they want.
The school I would consider average overall for a more rural school. I get frustrated watching parents dropping their kids just anywhere and they dart across the parking lot. Protocol has been established and not followed and certainly not enforced, teacher stand there and watch it happen. I am dumbfounded when I go to a classroom how noisy and disruptive children are. When I was in school we didn't move about the classroom so freely and talk out constantly with such an obvious disrespect for the teachers that dedicate their lives to helping these kids. If teachers could be more restrictive and parent were raising their children with greater respect and leadership, things would be different. I feel the classrooms should be much more structured and less of a play time.
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