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Cuddeback Elementary School5
Posted October 08, 2013
- a parent
Cuddeback is a little country school with a big heart. The principal, teachers and staff are devoted, caring and encouraging to students and parents. They provide a warm, friendly and safe environment for the students. The teachers go out of their way to help the students, whenever needed. They also keep the parents well informed regarding their child(ren)'s progress, school activities and helpful tips for parents to work with their children at home. The after school program is great and the children love it. The first hour is spent doing homework, with tutoring available, which really helps busy parents. The school has sports programs, a music program, library and computer lab. For parents with 3 and 4 years olds, Cuddeback has preschool and pre-kindergarten classes with wonderful teachers. The school is also very involved in the community. They help provide food and gifts for low income families at Christmas. They also help organize and run a community Easter egg hunt each year. The school also has a program called Cuddeback Cares, which encourages the students to organize fundraisers and/or donation drives for charities. Going to Cuddeback is like visiting a second family.
We drive about fifteen minutes out of our district so our child can attend Cuddeback. We love the small school environment and that the staff is so approachable. The principal is wonderful (the kids love him) and there are some top notch teachers there. Good old fashioned family values and everyone seems to be accepted.
Great small-school atmosphere with caring teachers and a lot of parent involvement. My son and his two cousins LOVE going to school and are all doing really well. Everyone from parents to teachers to the principal make you feel welcome and part of the family at Cuddeback.
Cuddeback is a great school and is not accurately represented by it's test scores. Unlike some other local schools with which I am familiar (because my child previously attended), Cuddeback does not spend an excessive amount of time getting ready for the STAR test by making the kids take practice exams. I don't want my kids to spend a lot of time taking practice STAR tests ... I want them to learn what they need to know and Cuddeback accomplishes this. The principal and the staff are great. It's a small school with lots of individual attention and extra-curricular activities. Cuddeback also has very little in the way of 'clicks', no noticable priority treatment for children from particular families, or bullying. Cuddeback is like a big family, with the kids from all grades playing together. My kids love it and so do we!