I've found this schoo lis only going downhill.My son complains about being bullied and other children get bullied but nothing is done about it.The biggest bully he has had this year is the school founders son! He had a rock thrown at this face, it caused a red mark on his cheek right under the eye. Punishment for the bully, to pick up trash.Had a student spit on his backpack and throw it down right in front of him, nothing done about that even when reported to the monitor by him and the office by me.I even had the spit covered back pack in my hands.He has had two backpacks stolen this year and countless jackets, pens, pencils, markers, I bought a lockable pencil box and someone stole the key from his desk so it was locked shut.His 3DS was in his backpack.The pack showed up a few days later but no game system.Did the school attempt to help at all, ask students do anything not one bit.His fault for taking it to school in the first place but at least pretend to care.The principal does get back to you same day when bullying is reported by a parent but the problems just don't seem to be improving.I won't be taking him back next year.
La Paloma Academy Central has been a blessing for me and my children. They have excelled and grown both socially and academically since they have attended this school. With their recent additions in their sports programs to include 4th- 8th grades and addition of tackle football for junior high it has made this educational setting well rounded and solid compared to any other public school setting in our community. Great Job.. Keep it up.
La Paloma Academy is a caring and supportive environment for students in grades K-8. Every day caring and dedicated teachers are working hard to ensure students academic success. Students are encouraged to dream big and to work to their full potential, so they can achieve their dreams. Mrs. Sullivan
La Paloma Academy's staff is professional, highly qualified, and strives for academic excellence. Incredible improvements have been made over the past few years! Leadership is strong and it resonates through the teachers and onto the students.
Thank you for the amazing Harvest Fest. We brought our entire family and they had so much fun. Its fun to see all the teachers and administrators out there working. Food was great. Our kids had so much fun, thank you. I thank you for everything you do above and beyond the normal school stuff, makes us really feel like we belong. I have two kids there and our youngest will be there in a year, they love their teachers. Thank you to Mr. Williams, the coach, for doing an outstanding job with the sports. My son is on the tackle football team and they are going to the championship game!!!!! I cant say enough good things about this school. Keep up the good work Mr. Rubasch and Mr. Ewald and everyone else there that makes this a great place to be.
This is my first year teaching at La Paloma-Lakeside and I am enjoying the school, the students and staff tremendously. It is an excellent working environment and I do enjoy working with the students on a daily basis. The staff have been very helpful. La Paloma is a great school and a school that is good for the community.
This is my first year teaching at La Paloma/Lakeside, but not my first year teaching and I find the school run by three amazingly capable, caring, courteous, creative, and professional on site administrators. Their strong leadership is the bedrock foundation of what makes LaPaloma/Laskeside a great school.
I think its great that the administrators would write about their school as well as have their own kids there. Works for me! My son moved twice before we ended up at La Paloma. My coworker has her two kids there and talks about the school all the time. The teachers there are nice and helpful and for the first time in 5 years my son actually is enjoying school and his grades are improving. Thank you for giving us a great school!
You can tell which of these reviews were written by the school's administrators. The thing is, if you want to decide whether you should send your children here, look at the test scores which are NOT good and have gotten worse. Also, look up the financial information of the school if you have the time. Something is not right.
Six of my children have all attended La Paloma Academy. It is still the best school I have been a part of. It is a second home to my kids and their friends. The school is a safe place where everyone truly cares about the kids. I appreciate the strong academics and emphasis on family values--and I love all the community events such as the Harvest Fest!
I love this school and the teachers. Nice group of people who really took the time to help my kids. They have already learned more than they did at their other schools and I like the smaller campus. It feels safe and happy there.
Thank you La Paloma Academy for what you did for my daughter. She wasn't well liked at her other school and had a very low self esteem. It was devastating trying to get her up every morning and she was becomming depressed and her grades falling to D's and F's. We started there last week and she is a new child, happy, and yesterday I got a call from her teacher just to tell me how much she liked having my daughter. Thank you!
I am so please with this school! My child is in the 7th grade and she couldn't be happier. The principal to the teachers have really made it a place to belong and be successful. Thank you La Paloma!
We Just moved our child from this school because he was being bullied and the school staff did not do anything to stop it. Instead they wanted to provide counseling services to our child since they believed that our child " had some self esteem issues". Very insane , right? But it is what the school professionals " including the Vice president Mr Elwards and the Counselor told me and my wife! . Totally insane! It is too bad because it used to be a great school. We don't recommend this school for any child..lots of future delinquents are good protected at la Paloma central campus
Do not enroll your kids at this school!!! The parent in the previous review is right! Many poor kids are being bullied by some " favorite kids" who have attended to the school for many years and thats why the school vice principal and other staff are protecting them. I moved my kid to another charter school this year because she was being bullied and I reported it to the Conuselor but he did not do anything about it. Everybody knows who are the bullies and they do not do nothing to stop them! It has became a very bad situation and if they do not do anything fast to stop the bullies then the school will become even worst. Give your kids a favor and do not enroll them at La Paloma!!!
My son started at the Central Campus for his Kindergarten year, The teacher was ok, not the best, I gave it another try for 1st grade and that was a great experience for him. Thinking things were ok he started his 2nd grade year.. there were classroom problems that the staff could not resolve, They made it seam like it was my son's fault. He was bullied through out the year. He made several attempts to report it and one day he came home upset and crying saying he hates the school and some staff. They didn't help him, but told him to work out his own problems. Although there were no problems with his grades, the emotional stress was more than enough for me.
Love this school! My daughter goes went to 3rd grade and she did very well because all the extra help of the teachers. Thank you La Paloma Academy-Lakeside.
I love this school! My kindergartener is having fabulous first year thanks to everyone that works there. Thumbs way up!
Be careful with this school. My son couldn't pass he AIMS test for 8th grade. He was not taught enough Algegra. He spent a year at Sylvan just to fill in the gaps of what La Paloma was teaching him. And that wasn't enough. La Paloma does 'social passing' for 8th graders. I know this because I talked with an 8th grader who didn't have the grades to pass 8th grade but La Paloma still passed him. I suggest you look for a better school.
This school has a family atmosphere and the teachers and staff are wonderful. I am so impressed with the diverse population of teachers and students.
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