I was an alumni of this school. Just like what other people are saying, it's like politics here. Some of the teachers are nice, but others are just plain terrible. Adding onto the faculty and staff, the principal sure is hungry for money. During my time over there, they had so much fundraisers (some that were unnecessarily mandatory) that I was happy I got out. Another thing I don't get; why must this school ask for Clark Magnet's assistance for tutoring when they have a great high school (Holy Family High School) that is literally across the street? (I've heard before that the grade school and the high school have clashed before.)
Teachers come and go. Ineffective 6th grade teacher. Principal looks like and acts like a bulldog always barking out demands and foaming at the mouth when you don't agree with her. She is only concerned about money. Don't let the dog and pony show fool you. This school is known for being able to keep up a good appearance and extending insincere accolades. Yes their academic decathalon team does well because the students are automatically given an A for their school work. Instead of doing their regular school work they are required to study for the Decathalon. The AD coach is overly domineering and controlling to the point where the kids are no longer having fun. Her recitation requirements are unnecessary. There is a teacher in charge of reading these reviews. After a not so positive review she will write a glowing review or force students to write a great review. If you are thinking about sending your child/children here, make sure you have a lot of money in your bank account. There is the tuition then the "extra fees" will be another $3000-$4000.
my family left this school about 4 years ago. during the hvac process. it was a sudden there was sudden change and did not believe the school was being honest to us. is it a good school. education starts fro home. i am an educator and things that good habits is the key. but back to this school. I still keep in touch with the parents and would listen to the stories they tell me about the school. the funny thing is that some of the families are still there. what really bothers me about this school is that they only nice to you when you have something extra to offer. if you dont go their way then you are not one of them.that could be bad for your kids. i first went to that school becuase my wife did but nw, i here more and more bad things. just recently, i heard the girl that my kids looked up to got expelled. he hard thing is that, i know them. they are really a good/family. I did not look back when i left but i still see the other familes. others tell me that their kid have not been the same after being suspended. again. why are they still there.
i just tried to post but here is one to add. my son got suspended more than 3 times and we managed to graduate. we will do well. Ms Suelto is nice to us. We were on their good side. for the newbees just dont expect the tuition is enough. you need to be there and participate. you need to raise funds and help. for those who got burned. im sorry. especially the girl that got kicked out. she was really a good student bt got burned.
its a good school still. They will back you up as long as your on there good side. my son got suspended more than 3 times and still graduated. We are loyal to the school and they treat us the same. Im just sorry that others got burned, suspended and one girl got suspended this year. it must be hard but you just have to be on Ms Sueltos good side or when it comes down to it, you may get burned.