I attend this school as a student and I have no idea why you parents are hating on this school. The teachers are kind and really get involved with the students. Although it would be better if the district would send better subs for us.
My daughter graduated from this school and my little one is going to this school soon. To me we never have had good leadership for this school. I don't understand why the school district cannot appoint someone who really determine to make this school the best of this area. Having a PHD degree or playing with the boys well do not mean they can be a good principal. This school needs a power leadership. Dublin school district, please pay attention to this school!
Fallon used to be a great school. This year its been a disaster. The administration is unhelpful and unpolished! There is no GATE curriculum in place for gifted students. Such a disappointment!
my son started middle school this year and is in his 3rd quarter. He is enjoying the way the teachers challenge him accademically. He loves the different extra curricular opportunities offered here as well. Amazingly talented teachers and enthusiastic parent support.
For the past four years we had a great experience at Fallon School, however everything changed when the new leadership was appointed at the beginning of this school year. The leadership is lacking basic skills! It is very disappointing and frustrating. As parents we want our children to succeed and is unfortunate when unskilled individuals are appointed in key positions.
this is the best school and i really understand why it is 9 stars. they have really good and pushing techers that do everything they can to help the student succed in life. my daughter is in middle school and actually loves being pushed and she is doing way better in fallon than in any other school! she comes home and starts on her homework. on the weekends she always complains why there is no schoo, thats how much she loves this school. the students are also very behaving and the parents are very loyal when pickinng up their children. i love how they have the 'safety patrol' it really helps students understand how important safety is. this school is phenominal .
I have a daughter in 3rd grade. We have been here since 1st grade and I can tell you that the teachers here are top-notch. Many of them are young, energetic and truly committed to the children's success. The new administration is great! They are very accessible and want to have open dialogue with the kids and parents. My daughter just loves school and looks forward to going everyday. When asked what she likes about school, her response is 'EVERYTHING'! As a parent, you can't get better than that.
My experience with the school has been mixed. There are good teachers and then there are not so good ones. They should really provide online grading for all schools. Some teachers do not post grades, some use teacher ease, some don't. In middle school, homework matters and for the students to see what is being done in class, online and check their grades, would be very useful. In terms of parent involvement, it seems teachers like to be left alone and not bothered too much. As long as your child is motivated and on top of things, everything is fine. Middle school resources for more academically inclined students, are not advertised or not accessible unless parents try to dig it with administration. Math and Science paths for middle school is not clear. Honors Math program or how to skip to take next year level Math classes are also not clear.
This is a great school. My daughter started kindergarten here this year. She can now read and write fluently and even 'gets' math. She learned so much in one school year. I also had a son who started 7th grade here and he had a little more trouble only because we came from a school district from another state that was less than great so he had to catch up. My only complaint is that they really push the middle schools kids hard in math here and I think it's a bit too much. Also, only certain teachers put their information online so you can check grades, assignments, etc., and I think the school should be providing it (apparently the teachers have to pay for this themselves). I found the school grounds to be very beautiful and my son did not have any problems with other children and bullying, etc.
I am a student who is leaving the eighth grade and i have found my 5 years at Fallon to be spectacular. i don't know what 'incompetence' in teacher the other reviewers are referring to but take it from someone on the inside, This schools number one goal is the well being and success of their students present and future
If you child is independent and compliant, expect no problems. If they are not compliant and behind, expect little support, packets of homework that aren't reviewed in class, new staff not familiar with curriculum programs, after school programs that have a high ratio of student to teacher, and SST's that are not read or in compliance.
The school has lots of good students and dedicated parents. But we are disappointed in the school in terms of focusing on the academic achievements. My kids are not challenged so we have to step in and teach them ourselves. The school has GATE program but very little activity related to it. Parents had to push very hard to get school participate in academic competitions. In my opinion, we need new leadership in the school.
Our experience with the school has been 1 & 2nd grades. School seems to struggle with leadership issues and needs a change. Teachers are young and don't have their program's down. School has programs like Accelerated Reader, but don't seem to really know how to use it. School priority is on students being compliant regardless of their motivation and engagement in the curriculum. We were constantly getting negative feedback about our child. We took him out of the school and he did a 180 in his new school. There is pressure at the school to raise scores, so a lot of homework is given out and parents are expected to make up for deficiencies. Don't expect help from school unless you complain and even then good luck.
Fallon School is pretty good. The teachers are quite intense, academically my child is getting challenged. They offer advanced honors classes in middle school, plenty of parental involvement, great teachers. All in all, a good school ! My child is very busy with homework and projects :)
I am surprised to read the reviews.... I t is my son's 2nd year here at Fallon, and he really enjoys it. His reading level is sky high(3rd grade level while being in 1st grade), all this is because of his wonderful teacher...She is young, but kind and patient and really cares about her class success She is doing an amazing job! Maybe the only problem I see at my level of parent of 1st grader is the nutrition program, there is an evident problem in the cafeteria that really need to be adjusted ( amount of food prepared: a lot of children don't get choice and eat what's left!!! also I don't think the menu has great variety over weeks and is not that 'healthy'...pizza twice a week is not OK with me!!!!
I love this school! All the teachers really understand you and what they are teaching. My teacher, if she sees that students are not doing so well, she helps them and sometimes keeps them after school for ten minutes or so to help them understand what they are learning. I do not know what those past reviewers are talking about, maybe they just have not so perfect teachers. And, by the way, Mrs. Thomas is a great principle and encourages students to work hard.
We had a bad experience with the school. The teacher and administration could not provide adequate challenge for my child. The administration was less than cooperative. My child is in private school now, appropriately challenged and doing exceptionally well!
Fallon is a start up school that is evolving. Eventually, it is supposed to be dedicated to middle school students only, however, they are still teaching students at the elementary level until the new elementary school is opened in 2010. We have had new teachers for out kids the past few years that don't seem to have a handle on strategies for classroom management or the curriculum. We really dislike the 'Homework' packets that are sent home. According to one teacher, they don't cover the homework in class and it is supposed to challenge the students. My kids couldn't even read the homework and it required we explain everything to them for the first time. I've spoken with at least 15 other parents who are also not happy with the instruction and curriculum, five of which pulled their kids out and have them going to private school now.
My son was among the first class of students at Fallon when the school opened in 2005. Now he will go on to third grade at Fallon in the Fall. We LOVE the school! It has great teachers (even though some are new), a very involved parents community, and brand new state of the art facilities. My son looks forward to going to school every day!
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