My children started attending this school three year back and they were welcomed with open arms. All the teachers are very dedicated and we were pleasantly surprised on how well they did academically and the teachers are very friendly and communicate with us. The PTA is very active and there are a lot of active parents who make sure that things run smoothly. They have different classes in their after school program for all graders. Younger students have the privilege of many traditions that make being part of the Niles family a plus. I have nothing but good things to say about this school. My kids loves to go to Niles school. One thing I like to improve is to encourage the kids and send them for math olympaids every year and show more interest on science fair!
I am giving this school one star because of the office staff. Rest, nothing good to say about this school. After my kid struggled for 2 years here for the attitude that her teacher was giving her during her 2nd grade and now in her 4th grade. Teacher calls her names, such as dumb, stupid and even called her liar. This is very disheartening. I complained numerous times to Principal but no action on his part. Finally, we pulled her out of this school but seriously what a waste of our TAX DOLLARS! A serious action is required against these teachers to avoid the bullying problem as they are the biggest bully. Last but not the least, if you kid is different from other kids in any way then she'll be picked up easily by these teachers. I can't belive that kid who was bully in 2nd grade was elected as student of the month even after numerous parents complained against him. Kids from diverse culture are the easy target. I have a lot to say as Kids are so precious and these TEACHERS before calling them names forget that their job is to teach them values and not to bully them.
My children started attending this school last year and they were welcomed with open arms. The teachers are very dedicated and active with the school and we were pleasantly surprised on how well they did academically and the teachers communication with us. The PTA is very active and there are a lot of active parents who make sure that things run smoothly. Opportunities for the older 5th and 6th grades is wonderful they can do safety patrol, basketball, and cheer leading. Younger students have the privilege of many traditions that make being part of the Niles family a plus. I have nothing but good things to say about this school.
I regretfully say that I was fooled by this school. I thought that because it looks nice the staff would be nice and professional but unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case here. They say they are a diverse school yet when you cant afford something the teacher starts treating your daughter differently then the rest. My daughter's teacher is condescending and I was told she yells at the students. The learning environment is volatile. It looks like your kid is going to a great school but in reality unless you make 60,000$ or more a year they single you out. The office staff refused to even transfer my daughter to a different class when I came to them and told them I had a problem with the teacher. They looked down on me the same way the teacher did. Its horrid. Yeah the school looks beautiful but that doesn't mean they will treat your child any better. lesson learned.
Niles school is the perfect learning environment. Greet teachers, staff, kids and parents that volunteer their time to bring it all together.
this schoo is teriffic!!my daughter loves it.my other daughter is going to enter this school too.
I have been a student at Niles since kindergarten. After that long, you know everyone very well. My whole 6th grade class loves Niles. In a earlier comment someone wrote "New students are looked down at Niles." What an untrue statement. Most of the teachers have been here for a long time. I have NEVER felt bullied or other wised harmed or hurt. I would totally recommend this school if your looking to have fun AND LEARN. If not, enroll your kids somewhere else!
This school is just amazing, it is a public school and yet you wouldn't know it. They treat the kids like they are in an expensive private school. The teachers, office staff, and the principal are just amazing. They know each and everyone of the student. The school really cares for the kids and it shows. As for the PTA, I can't say enough about them. I have never seen a school that has better PTA than this one. I wish I had gone to a school like this when I was a kid. My two boys are so much lucky than I'm. Niles Elementary School is the best. 1
Child orientated school. Safe, teachers that listen and are able to work with your child.
I absolutely love this school!! My son loves it and is very happy here..He's adjusted very well, and the teachers and office staff are great!!
Niles provides an excellent education for my children and the school community is a caring and positive environment that allows kids to learn and have enriching experiences.
Great teachers together with strong parent/community involvement make it a great school.
Very nice school to send kids, It seems like everyone knows each other.
Niles is a close-knit community, and there is a lot of parental involvement in the school. These things make it a great place for kids to learn.
Great teachers, close knit community, very diverse. A great place to send kids.
It's got more community involvement and spirit than any other school. The parents, students, teachers, and principal are all wonderful.
Niles School has a great sense of community. Teachers, parents and the neighboring businesses always show great support for the school and the children.
I love Niles because of the feeling of community that it has. Also, the teachers are GREAT!
Niles Elementary is surrounded by a wonderful community, which includes the local town merchants, that support not only the education but also the general well being of the children which is not the case in the Mission schools. This school is much more balanced and does not have academia madness. Our daughter had very educated, supportive & caring teachers she enjoyed each year at Niles. The principal has only been with the school a short time and seems to be very good with the children however lacks in the area of parent communication, leadership with the staff and a clear vision to be a more progressive state of the art school
I just stumbled upon this site and started reading the reviews of our school. There were a few bad reviews so I felt compelled to write a response. My son is in 2nd grade and has been here since kindergarten. Overall, he has had a great experience. The teachers, students, and parents have all been great. If there are problems in the classroom, the teacher talks to us and we resolve it. If we have concerns, we talk to the teacher and he/she makes a genuine effort to resolve it. We have no complaints. I have to agree that the principal is passive and could take a more proactive role. There are also cliques as another person pointed out, but the cliques are mainly those parents who are involved, and those who are not. I think the other problems stated are problems faced by all schools.
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