I think that sometimes a little more personal involvement on the part of the parents and teachers would go a long way. I also would like to see a some pride in the way that the school looks(paint, landscaping,etc.).
My 8 yeal old daughter has been going to Park Elementary for about 4years now. This school has been very dissapointing because they do not have enough resources for children with learning disabilities. My daughter suffers from audiotory processing syndrome, which requires her to have special help with her learning. They are not up to date on a lot of things either. I wish they could offer more resource for children that are slow learners.
I have one child who just graduated from Park Elementary and went there for 6 years and I have a child who is in the first grade at Park. It is a great school with a great staff that really cares and is open to whatever a parent may have issues with. Of course there is no perfect school, but the important thing is that I never worried when I leave my children there because there is serious monitoring there and they are serious about educating our children.