This school is the worst schooling the district. I know several teachers that worked there. They were never happy and didn't get much support from anyone. The parents all say that was the worst decision they could have made for their children. Don't take your kids here!
I am very happy with Village Meadow's team. The principal, Mr. Roppe really cares for his students, parents, and staff. My child's 6th grade teache,r Mrs. Kruse has really kept me in the loop with my child's progress this year. I am happy to report my daughter has made two years growth under Mrs. Kruse's instruction and she excited about comming to school. When I asked my daughter how things are going recently, she said; "my teacher pushes me to do my best, its hard sometimes, but I get it mom. I finally get school." This is more imporatnt than any rate my teacher website... My daughter understanding work ethic and taking responsibility. Thank you to all Village Meadows staff, I will recommend you to anyone who will listen.
Although the school has struggled with getting enough funding to operate at the level they want (way too many kids in each class - 32 in my son's 4th grade class with one teacher) the principle is fabulous. Scot Roppe holds the kids and parents to a high standard and it makes a huge positive impact at this school. There is no bullying and the teachers work to create a positive learning environment from the kids. The PTO is wonderful and does a great job of trying to engage the parents. Not all parents get engaged, in fact, much less than I'm used to but the PTO work hard nonetheless. Be prepared to help your child if they are struggling because theere are too many kids for the teacher to give them enough attention tven though they try.
I have 2 children who attend Village Meadows, and I am a very involved parent. There is a strong PTO, with many opportunities for parents to serve at PTO functions, as well as in the classroom. My older child has been at this school for 3 1/2 years, and is receiving an excellent education. Both children are in the highest tier of their classes, and the teachers are creative and caring enough to go the extra mile to continue to challenge my kids. They gather curriculum from the next higher grade level so that they don't get bored in the classroom or with their assignments. The leadership of the principal is kind, loving, and respectful, but he holds the kids accountable to the school "RULES." The schools' AIMS scores have increased significantly since Mr. Roppe came on staff. The teachers are highly qualified, experienced, loving, in control of the classroom, and FUN. The kids look forward to coming to school! I absolutely LOVE this school, its administration, faculty and staff!!! Go, Wolves! :)
my kids have gone to this school for a few years and the kids love this school and so do we. kids are on honor roll and bring home high test scores. a few years ago my son went to a diffrent school and their was one teacher per grade that was worth getting i knew the list. at this school all the teachers are worth getting. they are dedicated. The principal is very approachable There is not enough good things i can say about this school and even though its one of the worst funded schools in the district the strides that have been made are amazing. The pto is great and cares more about the kids and familys that attend their then i have ever seen in any other school. If they close this school i will never put my kids in this district again.
I cannot say enough good things about this school. The principal, staff, students, and parents all work so well together. I have 2 children who are fortunate enough to go to this school. It would be a shame to see it close.
I believe VM is the most underfunded, neglected, and ignored elementary school in the district. Despite these challenges, and perhaps even because of them, the teachers and especially the Principle (Mr Roppe) achieve tremendous results through dedicated, hard work. Since Mr Roppe has taken over at the school I have seen morale and performance skyrocket - among both children and the teachers. I could not be happier. I find it absolutely incredible what the staff and leadership of this school have achieved with what they have been given. This was one of the few highly performing schools in the district - now they are going to close it. Makes sense, more low income kids go to this school than any other - who cares if it performs better than the rest.....right? Everything boils down to $$.
This is one of the best elementary schools my child has ever gone to and if it closes it would be a great shame
I have had students at this school both recently and in the past. In the past (a number of years ago), I was pleased with the teaching my student received. However, the parent accessability to the principal was very poor. Questions were not answered, calls not returned and concerns not addressed. However, this has ALL changed when the new principal arrived. The entire attitude of the school staff, teaching and office, has changed. Everyone seems concerned and caring of the students and the principal now has an open door (literaly) policy which I very much appreciate. Parent involvement could be higher, but seems to be better than previously, and I have always felt that I am welcome to 'appear' and help when I wanted. My kids like to be at school, and the principal, teachers, aides, and office always seem to greet them with a smile.
unsatisfactory in several areas, mainly lack of positive parental contact, positive reinforcement and knowledge of the laws that protect our children from maltreatment and discrimination at school.
My daughter has attended VM in kindergarten for several months now. I could not be more pleased! The commitment by teachers and staff at all levels is very apparent. The PTO is ran by a mix of teachers and parents (Who is excluding the parents?) NO ONE ! The Principal Mr. Roppe is excellemt.
My child has attended VM for a couple years. I have mixed feelings. There seems to be very little parent inclusion/involvement. Involvement: I dislike the PTO being run by the teachers/Principal.
The teachers at this school are very dedicated and hard working. Unfortunately, last year in the 2004-2005 school year they had a principal that didn't do much to foster their love of learning. Hopefully, with new leadership put in place this school can really shine.
We could not be more pleased, Village Meadows is, in our opinion, the finest educational facility we could have found.
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