We are new to this school. So far I'm not impressed. I think the teachers are good but most lack experience. One thing that makes it difficult is none of them, except language, use the provided school books. If a student is absent it is difficult due to having to get class notes from another student. Also they need to use web sites to post info and homework. The office staff and support members are what really drag this school down. They are not friendly, in fact down right rude, and these are the first people you encounter in the school. The health office also has problems in that they do not appear to want to deal with students w/special medical needs. They very much put out an attitude of not thinking they should help students w/chronic illness. I recommend not sending a child w/chronic health needs to this school.
My son recently transferred to Payne from a K-8 school. I can tell you he is much happier and is being treated like a middle schooler. The office staff, counselor, teachers, and principals all had his well being in mind from the start. The curriculum forces him to use his brain, which his other school was lacking. He is able to take advanced classes and still participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities. So far I am very pleased. I see my son with homework, textbooks, workbooks, and a better attitude; again things that were lacking at his other school. We are still new to Payne but so far I am happy with the staff, policies, and procedures at Payne. My next step is getting more involved as a parent which seems simple due to the communication letters.
We are really happy to see how this school is operating. This is a brand new school and it seems like it has been operating for years. Teachers are great very motivated and are wonderful with the students. The administration comunicates well with staff, students and parents. We are very pleased to have our son at this school.
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