My son is in K and his first time in a real school. This school is lacking comunication with the parents, and lacking teachers to help. No sure who decided to change the start time to 8:45 when most people start there jobs a 8am. No teacher supper vision till after 8:15 and kids can't go play until 8:30. They expect us to leave our little ones in a cafateria with a bunch of older kids and 1 teacher to watch all. I'm in jepordy of loosing my job because I don't feel that this school has the abilityt to watch a K student until the teacher opens her door at 8:45. I am now looking into pulling my kid from this school and going else where or private if I have to. Soooo don't recomend this school
I for one happen to have had a son just finish at Skycrest and it was a great experience with a great staff. The teachers my son had and now my daughter has have been awsome especially under very difficult budget years. Neither my daughter nor my son has had any serious problems with bullies. Life skills must be taught at home and that includes dealing with difficult peers and teachers. I teach my kids to be proactive and be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. It seems to me that many parents today expect the school and staff to parent their children, when this should be done at home. It is easy for folks to play the blame game instead of being responsible and involved through volunteering their time and staying engaged.
My special needs child was told by the principal to eliminate his physical ticks so to look like "normal" kids. I was told this by the principal as well as my child. Leaders here need to be schooled on what makes a special needs child a SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD. The bullies here don't get that much attention and there are bullies as you'd have to be blind or have your heads in the clouds not to see that unless of course your child is one of the kids doing the bullying and in that case it is just a bad case of denial. I do not ever recommend this school's SDC program for special needs. Kids here are too cruel and they cannot keep quality staffing.
I have a third grade daughter who gets bullied daily by a classmate and although the administrators are wonderful, the child in question belongs to a favorite parent of the staff so not much is acknowledged in that department unless the infraction is against that parent's child. We are choosing another school next year. Let the bully be someone else's problem next year. I am sure my daughter is not the first victim.
Skycrest Elementary School is an excellent school. My daughter has been attending Skycrest for 2 years, all her teachers (previous and present) are great. I have been very happy with the progress of my daughter's education and how engaged the teachers are with the kids, so as their wonderful principal and vice principal. The school communicates through e-mail, meetings, parent teacher conferences and newsletters. The school has high percentage of parent involvement. In Skyrest the principal, vice principal and all the teachers are great, they will really spend time to talk to you.
Skycrest Elem. is okay. Though I believe some teachers were showing favoritism and there is no particular fun activities in Skycrest, I believe that every Friday the kids go to the Starbucks store and get some tickets, but teachers do not really get concerned when a student has a problem. Usually, there are some mean bullies trying to tease my children.
All of my 4 children have and are attending Skycrest.It has been 9 consecutive years now and my youngest daughter will be there another 5 years.Skycrest is an excellent school in all categories.The staff and principal set a great standard and I am proud to be a part of their school.
This is my child's first year at Skycrest and I have not had any positive experiences with this school. The educational program is inferior and has failed to provide my child with a quality experience. I will be moving out of thid district before the new school year!
For the funding a public school receive these days Skycrest does a great job of balancing sport, the arts, as well as recognizing and challenging those individual children with educational skills. Kids good at science, math or language skills are not held to the pace of the whole class. The child is individually given more challenging work in those areas they excel in. After 7 years MY challenge is now to find a middle school that can match this attention to detail.
My daughter has attented Skycrest for (6) years and there is nothing negative I could possibly say about the time she has been there.
The school has wonderful teachers but the office staff is not the most pleasant.
I believe that the school itself is lacking in parental involvement, however the teachers here are awesome. They could use some more activities for the children but I think lack of funds has a lot to do with that. Overall the staff really cares for the kids and makes a great effort to help your child succeed. There is a lot of diversity at Skycrest, which I believe just helps your child to learn about other cultures and prepares them for the real world. Mrs.G
We really liked skycrest they offer free sports and bridges after school program
Our little girl had hearing problems as a baby and so, was behind others of her age. We couldn't figure out why- no dyslexia was found, or any thing obvious. Her 2nd grade teacher noticed that she had a problem understanding her when facing away from he, writing on the board. She reported this to us, and we found that she had some hearing loss from he problems as a baby. Thanks to her attentive, compassionate teacher, she was able to get up to speed by the 4th grade. Only problem I see, that is obvious, is the lack of a real Arts program.
My son is about to enter first grade in a week, so my only review I have is his kindergarten year which was a great experience for our family, wonderful caring teachers and a great learning enviroment.
This school has great teachers who care about going the extra mile for their students. It offers great programs to children of all learning levels. All students have a chance to excell.
The administration at this school are unprofessional, discriminatory and demeaning. They also lack in communication skills and consistently late in providing information to the parents. The school is run like a prison with hundreds of little inmates. The teachers and administration are primarily focused on academics and often lose sight of the 'fun' aspect of school. The front office staff is rude, lack in communication skills and is also demeaning to the children. In my opinion, part of the problem is due to the San Juan Unified School Districts lack of positive structure, training and management.
This school has its priorities mixed up. It's run like a prison. My son has received a citation for running in the playground and another one for chewing gum. Favoritism and discrimination is high. I've seen three different principals in four years. Virtually no extracurricular activities, unless you have a poor (academically) student. Teachers are very unprofessional as I've witnessed gossiping about other parents and students (comparing personal observations about students and commenting toward each other about the parents' personal lives). Poor security as I've seen adults walking around campus with no badge, etc. and no questions asked. Teachers need to be trained in diversity issues and have empathy & compassion, rather than making judgemental statements.
I really like the teachers at Skycrest my kids love Miss Gray. Miss Huckel,Ms Allen are great teachers I wish all teachers where like that they have there way to teach and keeps the kids interested in going to school with no problem. They take time to no each child and parent.Thank you
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