Below average at best. Administration is awful ! This school lacks in every way. Poor library no computer program, art , music and pe is nothing more then baby sitting. To much ego from the principal and vice principal.
This school is deficient in several areas. Library resources are very limited, computer use is non-existent and their class curriculum lacks challenge for most students. It is evident this school offers nothing out of the ordinary. Be open minded that this school has lots of room for improvement.
I love this school. My boys have been here from kindergarten, they are now in 10,5 & 3rd grade. I have seen a few problems but for the most part they are taken care of.If anyone thinks that there are not problems within a school, you are dreaming.Public schools are far worse.There are a few teachers that need to be reminded of their roles as educators and not buddies to the teenagers.I have only had problems with one teacher and one aide, other than that we are very happy. If I have a problem, the admin listens to my issues and we resolve it. Don't complain about something if you are not willing to help with the solution.Be a part of the shcool and the growing, not part of the problem by badmouthing the great people here.Take your concerns to the source & help find a solution. :)
My child has went to this school for two years now. I have been very pleased with her teachers. I would recommend anyone interested in this school to check it out for yourself. I agree with some of the comments brought up in other posts about leadership, but the teachers are great and that is number one for me! I have never worried that my child was not in a safe, loving and nurturing environment.
My son had a great teacher. I didn't have any problems with administration, but I know several parents who did. I would not recommend this school. The teacher turnover was significant last year. In music, my son came home many, many days and said they only played freeze dance. In PE, they ran around the gym. No computers at this school because they don't work, they were donated and are old. Unacceptable! Everyone school in the country should offer computer classes, and I haven't come across one yet, except Milestones.
I feel so lucky to be a part of the Milestones community. Administration, teachers and staff have always had the best interest of the children at heart. My child has thrived at Milestones, and his test scores reflect excellent teaching that meets state standards. I absolutely love that the principal and administrators know all students, and many parents and siblings, by first name! I can always be sure that my child is well cared for and looked after while at Milestones. I have been sad to read that some families were not happy at Milestones, but like any school, Milestones could never be a perfect match for all students/families. It is definitely a school that is new and in the process of growing, and that should be kept in mind by potential parents. But is it awesome to be a part of that growth and exciting change!
I am a teacher and proud parent of 2 Milestone's students. My children have had a wonderful school experience here. They excelled in their aims and terra nova scores and they have made wonderful friends. Milestones teaches to each child individually, and their number one concern is the education and safety of each and every child.
I am sad to say I am pulling my kids out of this school. The leadership and 'truthful' parent communication was & is lacking.
What was once a caring, wonderful teaching environment for our children has become a disorganized mess. The principal and vice principal are doing a poor job at trying to maintain order. Bullying has become the norm in the middle school. School work is minimal. Milestones is not the top notch school it once was. I would advise any parent to consider other schools in the area.
I have been a teacher at Milestones for many years and I can honestly say that the 2006/07 school year has been the best year ever. Milestones has the best, most committed teachers that feel so supported in any way by administration. As teachers, we are lucky enough to know all the children regardless of their grade. The Milestones philosophy, that everyone is cared for and respected, is understood and carried out by everyone. Milestones is a wonderful school for students and their families. Teachers are given the flexibility to make learning fun and engaging; always meeting standards.
I sent my children to this school last year because of the wonderful reports of their teaching techniques. I was impressed with their patients with the children, but found the school to be a bit disorganized. My children came from an advanced school system, and when I asked them if they learned anything this past year, they told me 'Mommy, I did not learn anything this year.' It is pretty bad when the children tell you that they learned nothing this year. Keep looking if you want your child to be chanllenged in school.
While I am sure it's difficult to please everyone, when I drop my child off at school, I see happy children, pleased parents and a staff that has always been friendly and helpful. My advice is to check the school out for yourself and make a decision based on your feelings.
I have been taking my son to milestones for 3 years. I am very happy with the teachers, and the way they educate my son. He comes home with something new every day through out the school year. I think the school is doing a great job.
My son has been there for 4 years, since he was in preschool. I love it. I have never had a problem with administration and the teachers are wonderful. My son has had the best in education and love from all. What administrative change? The same people have been there from my start and I believe from the schools start.
This year has shown us the lack of integrity the school possesses. As parents, coming to the administration with concerns has left us with a great disappointment. Totally unprofessional and uncaring. Would not recommend this school. Our children deserve better.
We were fortunate to have a great teacher this year, however have been really saddened by what we've seen in the administration. Unless something drastically changes next year, I fear this school will continue to go downhill.
In my opinion, the school has been declining in quality for the last two years. Many of the best teachers have become disillusioned and left. One of the founders, who was a strong asset, has left too. Classes now appear to cater to the lowest common denominator student, with exceptional students failing to be challenged in any real manner. My kids will not be returning after this school year completes.
We were at Milestones for a long time. The administration staff is non-existent when problems needs to be resolved. However, when the school needs money from parents, the administration staff is there with open arms. NOT a top notch school, keep looking.
I searched within a 20 mile radius of Milestones, and thought it was the best school around. HUGE change in admin. Dont expect to see any leadership from administration on any issues at hand. Keep looking, Milestones is not the 'excelling' school it was a year ago.
Have been with this school since its inception. Was great but has lost focus, mission and leadership. Stay away from this school.
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