This is a wonderful school! Considering all the budget cuts and the overall economy, this school has managed to maintain their high academic standards and achievements. We transferred our daughter here this year for the GATE program and we are very pleased. Our daughter is very happy here! And she came from a good school too. The GATE program and teachers are top notch. There are other schools with good GATE classes but the school overall is still lacking many things. At Circle View, it feels like all students in general are encouraged to do better, and they are, and the overall academic focus of the whole school (teachers, staff and parents) here, is on a higher level than all the other schools in the area. PTO is great ,you don t get overwhelmed with fundraising requests, they are considerate and they also spend their funds wisely, for academically enriching projects which is much appreciated. The new principle addresses parents inquiries promptly and she is always on grounds and very involved. This is overall a very well rounded school, no need to spend your money on a private school if your child gets to attend Circle View School.
My son is now a fifth grader having started in Kindergarten at Circle View. Through the years he has been blessed to have wonderful teachers who are all very professional and caring. Sad to see Principal Carol Furman come during his last year as I feel the leadership was missing at the school. With Principal Furman the school is sure to progress to great levels!!!!!!
Having had a horrible year with my 5th grader and the principal at this school I also have a 1st grader and he has had the opposite his teacher Mrs Hollingworth is GOLD she stays late to help the kids that need it and my sons reading improved so much he was given an award and is now an amazing reader the principal is being replaced and the new principal is a much NEEDED change to this school although the leadership is severely lacking the teachers are wonderful and amazing and I have loved each one my child has had. This has the potential to be the incredible school it used to be because of the parents and the teachers I am looking forward to another amazing year at CIRCLVIEW ELEM and Mrs H is an angel I ADORE HER Mrs Williams also is an amazing teacher.
this school may have been good at 1 time , but not anymore ..the place is a joke
The quality of the learning enivornment has continued to degrade since Dr. Tressler left the school 4 years ago. The teachers openly discuss the "budget" issues in their classrooms which is offensive and inappropriate - I don't want my elementary aged child to worry about financial matters that are best left to adults. It is hit or miss with the teachers - they range from completely apathetic to being passionate. If the teacher assignment doesn't feel right to you - demand a change - don't let the principal bully you!
This is our second year at this school and my family has been extremely happy with the teachers, the school environment and the overall focus on the child. I love how involved and excited the lower grade teachers about the well-being of the kids in their classes. It shows! The office staff is really friendly too and so is the after care program.
awsome school you have to let your son/daughter the best school ever its the blue ribbon school
This is suppose to be a Blue Ribbon School, however the new Principal ONLY has the teachers' interests in mind. A particular disturbing incident took place with a Kindergarten teacher and my child. Upon meeting with the Principal and teacher, the teacher admitted to wrong doing while the Principal scoffed and rolled her eyes at my husband and I. She was unwilling to accomodate the move of our child into another classroom. There has been many other incidents with this particular teacher and yet the Principal continues to do nothing. There are a few good teachers in the bunch, however with such bad leadership, the good teachers tend to be over looked. On an end note, the parents have no say what teacher their children will get the next year, it is actually left up to the previous teacher. My child has been labeled a "naughty" child in his file by his previous teacher, obviously pay back for him telling his parents what she did to him.
Like one of the reviews stated, there are some very poor teachers at this school, very limited in scope on personality of a child, on which I am extremely disappointed - thus my child is dubbed a so-called "degenerate" when she is a perfectly NORMAL child. I have raised 5 children and this is uncalled for. Be very careful what teacher you have at this school!!
When you have an average principal, you'll have an average achool. It takes a visionary leader to make a school great!
Your experience at this school will rely on what teachers your child gets. My children have had some great teachers and some very poor teachers. The current principal is unable to provide leadership which has resulted in a lot of chaos and poor morale. The budget crisis is destroying anything good about public schools; the student to teacher ratio is increasing, the school is run down, the bathrooms are disgusting and teacher morale is in the toilet. I've been disappointed by the lack of creative teaching in the classroom. A lot of worksheets. Way too much teaching to the test. This school takes great pride in its test scores, however, there is more to a school than how well the students test.
This school is a great school. They work hard on academics and move very quickly....I do feel it is a money school and the PTO asks for a lot of money compared to the other two schools my four children have gone to. I find the teacher's caring and forthcoming and I am very fond of the new principle and am very happy with the new gym teachers getting the children more physically fit!
I went to Circle View growing up and circle view had great teachers that really liked to help the students when they needed it. Even if the teacher wasn't yours they were still willing to spend time to help you out. Not to mention the kids club is amazing there and the same pleople that were there when I was a kid, still take care of the kids now. I love to go back and help out when ever I can.
My child is reading at a 2nd grade reading level in kindergarden thanks to his teacher Cindy Vanasse and her staff! This is truly a miracle considering how he wasn't talking at age 4. KV
My daughter was having trouble reading and her teacher Mrs. Pouelsen even offered to stay after school to help her improve. She was at a level 3 and now is at a level 16. This shows what dedication the teachers have towards the children they teach. How many other teachers have offered your child that? Probably not many. LB
The 5th grade GATE class led by Kate Andruss is better than gold. I am absolutely astounded by the performance of my grand-daughter. I'm paraphrasing here, but in her words, 'no big deal, we're all this good'. Al di Grandpa
I have three children at Circle View. I am very happy with the teachers, and their organization. It is true the bathrooms can be a mess, I have seen them cleaned daily, but 400 plus elementary students have to start cleaning up after themselves! I've advised my children to do their part. I've wiped down children's desks myself with anti-bacterial wipes myself at the end of the day, and the parents do a whole lot at this school, we all should be very Proud! And the Gate Program ROCKS!
My daughter attends Circle View in Miss Britt's Kindergarten. This is a wonderful school with wonderful, caring teachers. The PTO is incredible. I am so proud that my daughter is a student there.
Academically, Circle View is excellent. Teachers are great. But the sanitation there is very poor. Other elementary schools have their floor cleaned daily, but at Circle View, it is once a week, due to budget cut. It is really too bad that we are treating our top, gifted students so poorly. My kid doesn't want to go to the bathroom because it was just 'gross and dirty'. Kids are not picky about sanitation or cleanlyness. For them to say 'gross and dirty', it is pretty bad. I am seriously considering taking her out of that school, even though she is in the GATE (gifted and talented) program. It is a specialized program for kids who has very high IQ.
We made a change from St. Bonaventure to Circle View. She was an exceptional student in her claee becasue she enjoied the change of environment so very much. Our teacher was exceptional. Mrs. D' Amato is the best teacher I have ever worked with. Her positive spirit and smiling optimistic personality is infectious. I know this as I had the privelage to participate as a classroom volunteer. The third grade is the moset challenging year as the concepts and mastery of them are numerous and essential. Mrs. D is a pro when it comes to presenting the information and providing the tools needed for the children to master the concepts. I couldn't be happier! The fourth grade thachers have big shoes to fill. I am confident that I wil be pleased. Dr, Tresselor is a formidable leader and rolemodel for all children and Adults. Thank you circle View! Sue L
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