Deborah Boehm, May 28, 2013
Calibre has just finished a successful school year. We have seen huge academic growth in all of our students. This year we expanded the campus to double the capacity and added a beautiful gymnasium and cafeteria, as well as grassy fields to support our expanding athletics program. We anticipate an amazing 2013-14 school year!
The teachers and academics are great, but the principal is not willing to work with parents at all. I'm very disappointed in her leadership. I think there needs to be a change if they want to keep students.
I hate the fact that the kid have to learn in the trailors. They also don't have room for a nurses office. So where do these kid rest when they are sick and waiting for a parent to pick them up? I am very upset at the way this school runs things. No room for extended care, they don't attend to children that have reading, writing, math etc. disabilities.
Most of the teachers were great. We hated the trailers in the back. There is no cafeteria. The principals have been terrible. There is no parent participation. We did not stay there for long.
I love the atmosphere at Carden. I moved from California about two years ago, and am very happy that my boys are now at Carden.
My children have went to this school since it opened. I have to say I wish I would of taken them out after the first year! The supply list for the school year is ridiculous.Then after the first week each teacher has more to ad to the list. The things you have to supply you would think they don't receive funding, but they do.If you are considering this school the best thing to do for your child would be to look else where!
I am very pleased with Carden. My 6 year old has a fantastic teacher, Mrs. Williams. She has done very well learning in her class.The only thing I wished they would teach is Spanish instead of French. I don't think my daughter will ever use French outside of school. Her special classes are Art, Computers, Library, French,P.E., and they also go on field trips that are not expensive. She loves going to school. And the front office staff is very nice. I'm very pleased with Carden.
We are 100% happy with this school! Everyone has been great to us and they all seem to care about the kids! My daughter loves to go to school every morning and has learned so much so fast! The academic program exceeds those in the public school and the kids seem to understand it being that we tested higher than state average! They even have a 'gifted' class for the children who exceed the already high standards. In my opinion, the school is far better than I had expected. I will continue to send my children here and would recommend this school to anyone!
If you have an exceptional child, this school is great. However if you have a child who may have special needs or additional help...Look elsewhere!
My son is in his 2nd year now and I have to say the 5th grade teachers are the best! They work together and know how every student is doing. I do wish that the dress code would improve. The shirts are very expensive & plain. Stains are easily noticed, therefore it gets costly replacing the shirts, and you can only go to one company to get these uniforms. I wish they would get more colorful & the ability to purchase from other places. I also would like to see more sports activities available for the children.
My son is now attending his 2nd year and he loves it. I really like the class switching so each of the students can learn at the level that they should and not be slowed down or expectations of more. My only disappointment is why are they teaching French?? Considering the population of Spanish speaking people in this state,jobs offer more $$ & it would be much more beneficial. I can assure you that having friends w/ kids in the public schools w/in the area, the public school will not be an option anytime soon.
We attended Carden for 3 years. The first year 2003-2004 was fair. The high turnover is discouraging. The teachers are not supported by the leaders of the school. The homework was outrageous.
Academics are just as the scores, great, teachers are involved as are parents.My children where honor roll in calif and Carden suits us and would recommend it to any parents who care about what their children learn,also french offered is great!!!!!
Carden has been a prettyh good experience for my son. He is in Kindergarten this year and has learned a grear deal this year. I feel that any school is only as 'good' as the teacher and administration. I've met graet teachers at this school, but am disapointed in the turnover. They offer some enrichment programs which are very positive. (PE, music) I was also disapointed that they did not follow through with the language portion. Overall, I am happy. my son loves his teacher, I am hoping that the school will come together next year.
This school is a pretty good school, although, I'm not too crazy about some of the teachers here. To be a teacher, you really need to love kids and be able to work well with them and some of the teachers don't have that characteristic. The leadership at this school can be more professional. They also should be a little more lenient about the uniforms. I do like the fact that it has smaller classes and more of a family atmosphere.
My daughter loves this school. She is an A student in the 11th grade. The school she went to before (Willow Canyon) was so crowded she hated it. Now, if she doesn't understand something, she can ask and actually get an answer to her question the same day. Where she was told at Willow Canyon that they didn't have any more time to spend answering her question and that they had to move on. But she felt that they spent a lot of wasted time on the simple things but not enough on the harder questions. That is apparent with the schools test scores.
We decided to withdraw our child due to the issues with the administration. The teachers work hard, but the switching of class was ridiculous. The homework was lengthy and on average was even confusing for me as a parent. Parents seem to really try to be involved, but the schools excessive request for donations when they receive money from the state makes me question how the money is being spent. I was very happy with the school early on, but now would advise parents to think twice about this school.
My child attended this school at the beginning of this year, but after seeing my child struggling and the highschool kids on the campus going to school with the gradeschoolers, I am glad I took her out of this school!
Carden offers great academic program. They offer the Open Court Reading Program and Saxon Math. They have a great Character Education program with Friday Assemblies. Carden also offers French, Music, P.E. and Art. There is an after school sports program as well. Parent invovlement is encourged greatly.
The reading and math programs are innadequate. In all, I would choose a different school for my kids.
Huge Dissapointment . . . we will be withdrawing after this year. This school is going down hill . . . fast!
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