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Conway, AR
Students enrolled: 412

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2001 Florence Mattison Dr
Conway, AR 72032

(501) 450-4820
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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
August 10, 2015
They are doing the best they can from a parents perspective. We just had to choose not to expose the time we want our child to learn to be exposed to behavior they hadn't seen before

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Not enough
August 10, 2015
Several times I was told that most other parents wouldn't work with the children in this area and that only would make our child stand out.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly agree
August 10, 2015
This school developes it's students to a fault, leaving the children that excel and are there to learn missing out because of all the children needing behavior attention in the main focus

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Agree
August 10, 2015
This school has a staff that is doing all it can with the children based on the majority population with home behavior and discipline problems

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
August 10, 2015
The teachers do the best with all the children sent here because parents next step in this area is public school for free childcare

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2015
Unfortunately parents send the children to this location to prevent phone calls and 'watch' or 'babysit' their children leaving those from a stable home to have kids come home having to lay heads down, hear loud voices and watch and hear behavior that they wouldn't be exposed to in other public schools. Most awards are based on behavior at this school, unfortunatly leaving teachers unable to teach more than basic needs with more one on one needs leaving the striving ones depleted due to so much daily attention on the majority with basic behavior and structure problems

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2015
I am truly blessed to have a smart child and he is doing very well at this school.Any school is only as good as the staff and teachers.My son's teachers have been very fair with my child.Since some of the staff has changed it seems to be improving.Some people aren't good leaders and have bad attitudes and that makes for confusion.I could say more but bottom line is that you have teachers and you have baby sitters.Go figure

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2015
I believe this is one of the most unprofessional school in Conway, AR. The teachers call you at least 2-3 times per week telling you something your child has done. Now, understand the mess be so petty and they don't tell you the whole story they give you bits and pieces! Once your child get home, and you ask what happened its always," Well John Doe told the teacher I called another John Doe bad." So, the moral to the story is the teachers don't witness anything happening they often rely on certain teacher pets to tell them what has happened! 9/10 that child didn't tell the teacher what they did nor told the teacher the whole story! However, the teachers wouldn't have to rely on other children's to tell stuff if they was monitoring there class properly!

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2012
I'm so proud to say that I think the world of all the teachers and staff!! They have been very nice to my child and i!!

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2012
This school has managed to extinguish the flame of a very bright and loving little girl. She is bullied daily and punished for open inquiry. The teachers scream at the children (I have witnessed it firsthand). After 3rd grade they're thrown into a highschool-like environment where 9 year old children are expected to behave as if they are adults. They are graded harshly and given no opportunity to make-up work or earn extra credit. My daughter went from straight a's in k-3 to c's and d's in 4th. When I demand to know why, I hear "That's normal for kids to do poorly right now because we demand a lot more". If that's normal, then why are they graded as if it isn't!!!?!?!?! Don't send your kids here... I wish I hadn't. I'm glad we're moving away.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2011
My kids loved it at Florence Mattison. Great teachers and facilities. Many opportunities for parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2011
We have really enjoyed our children attending this school. The teachers are open to parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2006
My son has attended Florence Mattison for the last three school years. He is advanced in both reading and math. His teachers have been wonderful. He's well adjusted and loves going to school every morning. The parents at FMI seem to be interested and engaged and the children that I've come in contact with have been happy and well behaved. FMI seems to have a more diverse cultural mix than the other Conway schools. The kids seem to benefit from the diversity. Our families experience has been a positive one. Thank you FMI Staff ! - JMS -

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2006
The reviews from 2004 are not a reflection of the schools reputation in 2006. Many changes have been made to the school environment! Teacher moral is very high and student achievement is on the rise! Florence Mattison competes with any school in the Conway School District as far as 'Teacher' quality. The term 'prison' like I would love for that to be expanded on. If teaching students to walk in a straight line is prison like, then help our Nation's Schools please! The principal is very professional and operates his school by the book. Apparently the two reviews have an impression of the principal that reflects a personal difference. I don't think not having an outgoing personality is a fair judgement of someone to be compared to as 'strict' and 'prison-like'! I see these two reviews as personal and uncredible!

- submitted by a teacher

August 31, 2004
When the children are gathered outside of the classrooms, this school has a prison-like operation. Kids are screamed at, yelled at in the halls, they are not allowed to talk during lunch. Older kids push, punch, and shove when teachers aren't looking. The principal seems very cold to the children, and the teachers are not happy. That is not too hard to see, and 9 teachers left over the summer (2004), including the vice-principal. Something needs to be fixed at this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2004
The principal of this school has failed to mantain any sort of control over problem students. This has resulted in bullies getting away with assults on other students. The very best of teachers at this school are a result of keeping the discipline within the classroom and not involing the principal's office. There are quite a few great Teachers at this school, however they are out-numbered by trouble students and little or no support from the principal.attemps to take this to a higher level have been trying at best due to a lack of intrest by the school board. It looks good on paper so it must be OK. Well it's not OK, Its not safe, And It's a poor leaning environment

- submitted by a parent

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Florence Mattison Elementary School
2001 Florence Mattison Dr, Conway, AR  72032
(501) 450-4820
Last modified Florence Mattison Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Florence Mattison Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top