We originally wanted our son to go to a school which was close physically ord figured that Amboy was a good choice. This year has been a year of hard knocks. Our son has been through a whole lot of drama in his short little life. Even though flyers have been sent home concerning bullying, uniforms and daily conduct of students, all of these topics have been an ongoing problem. Bullying is certainly a daily problem. Uniforms are expensive and yet because of growth spurts this year, we've had to purchase 6 complete wardrobes this year sizes 5, 6, & 7 in uniforms and in a regular wardrobe for use outside of school. We hear daily reports of our son being bullied and have tried to help him see that as bad as it is, bullying is part of life even with grown ups, and therefore he needs to be very careful in how he chooses his friends. However, he has a right to be educated without the fear of being hurt physically or teased because he tends to be a peacemaker. A new school is going up for next year and we are hoping that confronting these issues will be a priority this year and as the new school year begins. Our children truly deserve at least that much.
Not well at all. When my child started having problems, the staff jumped straight to discipline instead of support. I had to request meetings and alternate interventions on my own, and we never got the follow-up (occupational therapy, referrals, etc.) that were agreed upon in the one meeting I was able to get, even after multiple requests. Had to start from scratch at new school since they didn't complete any of their own recommendations or forward any paperwork as promised.
This is my child's second year at Amboy and we are now convinced we need to move out of this school district. I went to their lunch and watched as some kids had 7 minutes to eat. They were not allowed to talk during lunch. Their recess is just as short. So don't expect your child to gain any social skills from this or any North Little Rock school district school. If you visit their school district main office, you will find rude, unprofessional people complaining about soap operas. This is evident by their horrible schools. You might as well send your kids to prison, at least it's managed better. While there are some great teachers at Amboy, you would be doing your children an incredible disservice by sending them to any North Little Rock school.
My child has been attending Amboy for the past 3 years. The school continues to impress me with how much they care.
I have to say, I didn't know what to expect coming from another district, but I am very satisfied. The staff are wonderful! They really care. Keep up the GREAT work!!!
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