My family and I relocated to Tucson in 2005, I registered my two sons in a public school and the first week of being there, they hated it. I visited their classrooms a couple of times and wasn't even acknowledge by one of the teachers. I pulled them out and registered them at La Paloma Academy, they loved it there. The teachers are very skilled and the administration is wonderful.
I read with great interest the comments made regarding this school. I would like to refer to a few comments made. First of all I would like to express the love that eludes from the members of administration towards all students. I have never been to a school,where students are important human beings, not just kids and numbers. The principal has a genuine love for each and every student, and one can feel the gentleness and tenderness just by meeting with him and walking out of his office. The schools have many and fun activities, if only more parents would take the time to be involved to make a difference.
My children love La Paloma Academy. They have wonderful teachers and low class sizes. I would reccomend this to anyone.
This school is in dire need of funding. Therefore all children are welcome. That means children that have been expelled from another school, behavoral problems, mental problems, all these children are at this school. It is a numbers game here, it's all about the 'funding' for every child in their seat on the 100th day, the school gets $75.00 per child. Sadly, this money is never given to the teachers to purchase supplies for their classrooms. Makes you wonder just what that money is being used for? I urge you to re-think sending your child to this school.
The staff seem to have absolutely no controll over the elementary students, or the jr. high students. The teacher and student turn over rate in this school is astonishing. That is until you send your child here for a year and can't wait to get out! This will be my childs last year at this sad excuse for a learning institute.
A nice facility, too bad it is never clean. This school failed the state academic. There is a complete lack of dicipline within the school. They advertise that there is a media center with 20 new computers. Although they do offer computers, there is no age restrictions on these computers. This school has a few shelves with books thrown every where, this is what is called their library. The teachers have to use their own $ to purchase items for their classroom. When ask for resources, they are given none. There is no PTO structure, it is decided by one person. This school does not live up to all the hype, and is border line false advertising.
I am a parent and my kids love this school. They have fun learning. They are happy when we get home at night. I would rate this school a 8.5 only because no trasportation.
I am a certified teacher. I worked at this school and couldn't wait to quit after a year. My son was also a student there.The school is seriously lacking in all areas. Their answer to challenging a gifted student was to give more of the same work. Their middle school classrooms are in constant disarray. There is no decent place for students to eat their lunch. The students are undersupervised. The parents try very hard to improve the school but are unsuccessful.
The school is still newer than others, and the teachers and staff are still learning, and correcting issues as they arise, I am pretty happy with how it is going so far with the Lakeside campus.
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