Thank you Mr. Boden, Mr. Castro, & Mrs. Olgin for being respectable teachers who CARE about your students and their success! Thank you Mrs. Farley for being a supportive principal who gets to know all of her students and parents!
The teachers don't have any compassion or understanding to situations students may be encountering and are not compassionate or Personable with students. My child doesn't have a relationship with most of the teachers, only a few of the male teachers who actually take their time to go out of their way to get to know my child.
Mrs. Farley is an awesome principal. But this "academy" they have from 4-6 grades is nice because it is challenging, BUT is staffed with TERRIBLE TEACHERS! First year teacher and teachers who are not compassionate, personable, and are somewhat incompetent (aka forgetful!). But yet, when your child forgets something, they get a ZERO and no chance of make up! Wish they could be held accountable to the same standard! As an educator myself, we are supposed to challenge children to be confident, successful, responsible individuals. Not put them down for their mistakes and enable them to lose their confidence! Although this school has a lot of wonderful things going on, their teaching staff really need to be evaluated and held accountable to a higher standard.
The office staff is abrasive and unwelcoming. Walking your child to their classroom is discouraged with posted signs reading,"say goodbye at the gate". School starts at 8:40 but kids are unable to be on campus until 8:30 which causes a major traffic jam in the mornings. While I can't speak for all of the teachers here, my child's first grade teacher is not eager to communicate with parents. When asked how I could help my child at home to improve, she (the teacher) was unwilling or unable to offer any ideas. I sent my child to this school based on test scores and the rating on GreatSchools.org, but I am not at all happy with our experience here.