I too had problems with a teacher at this school. I caught her yelling at students and once at my daughter as I stood behind her. She was caught off guard as there was no justification for her behavior. Favoritism was definitely apparent. I also spoke to the Principal about my concerns and felt she was too passive. Fortunately, my daughter only attended one school year. She graduated and I sought out an alternative school for my son who was going into Kindergarten through Open Enrollment. I could not be happier. I gave this school two stars for their literacy programs and ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee).
At the time my son was there Jack was principle and he was great. But my son had a teacher who was cruel to him. Essentially she bullied him. She had favorites and he wasn't one of them. I didn't know how bad it was until a year later when his friends started telling me about the way she treated him. She teaches a different grade now and it's been a few years but she will always be remembered. The other teachers were great but she made a 10 year old boy feel terrible about himself.
As a retired teacher who ended her career at Stanton Elementary School, I was always impressed with the wonderful support the Parents' Club gave to me and my students. I couldn't have done it without my amazing parent helpers in the classroom either. The community school is outstanding in every respect! :^)
I'm a Dad with a similar experience as the other parent who rated this school at 2 stars. Bullying is not punished by the teachers. We had an experience where bullying became a serious safety issue, and even the principal refused to address it until the problem was escalated to her superiors at the district office. Too many of the teachers yell at the children, and two of them hand out 'behavior cards' (intended to punish bad behavior) for children with good behavior who don't finish writing assignments on time. The school has good test scores, but is critically misguided regarding discipline.
It is unfortunate that the person before me had a bad experience, but I don't think that is usually the case. My children and my neighbors' children love Stanton Elementary and the teachers. They work hard and really care about the students. The pressure for high test scores is true for all schools, not just here at Stanton.
Well, my opinion is probably not going to be too popular here. While the teachers in general are, for the most part, caring and hard working, bullying against children (and yes, it does happen) is often ignored, or the child is expected to handle the problem better than many adults would do. There is also a tendency if you're a parent who is unable, due to real world constraints such as work to be very involved, to have your concerns brushed under the carpet. Problem children who do something positive get praised, good kids who are consistently good are often overlooked for the same praise. I was told by one teacher that this individual felt that 'Caught Being Good' should really be given to those more problematic as a way of encouragement. Where's the encouragement for the kids who strive to do their best and stay out of trouble? Sad.
Fantastic school. All my neighbors love it, I love it, annd more importantly my children love it. Every teacher I have encounter seems to really know their stuff. Some teachers don't seem to get involved as much as others. I always recommend this school to my friends.