I'm very disappointed with the front office staff. Two out of three memebers don't smile, make eye contact or greet you. They don't even know their own forms. You can tell they dony care about their job. I now truly understand what the previous posts meant about the front office.
My son has been going to Alderwood for 4 years and has only experienced the best. Every teacher he has had has given him the desire to learn. There is not a year he hasn't enjoyed. My experience here is that the teachers love to teach. With any school, parent involvement is the key, and at Alderwood, there is plenty of opportunities to get involved in the classroom or at other school events through the PTA. The more I'm involved the more this place becomes family and home. At this school, the principal, the teachers and the parents (PTA) work together making education fun. Last school year, the 3rd graders got to experience going to the Planetarium, the 2nd graders got to learn about Gold Mining at Knott's Berry Farm, and the rest of the grade got to experience similar Field Trips. Not only does this school focus just on education, but it emphasizes community. We have many events such as Family Movie Night, Red Ribbon Week, International Night that celebrate the vibrant and diverse culture here at the school. It's a great place to be at and we are pretty blessed to be part of this school.
I would not give this school a ten. The only reason they have a high grade is due to the parents teaching their kids prior to school, not at all due to the teachers...they don't teach! The school needs help with diversity...poor second grade teachers...
Amazing school! Amazing teachers! The second grade team is fantastic. The principal has made such an impact there. Sad to see her leave. I am proud to send my children here.
Comments here about "office staff" definitely do not describe ALL office staff. Need to be more specific but it's not allowed here. Not fair to throw ALL in to the pool.
Not a good school. Teacher teaches math using powerpoint. Students not allowed to ask questions or practice problems in class. must hire own tutors. Principal is mean. had to ask school district administrator to have meeting with principal and teacher for the principal to respect you. parent not allowed to give feedback teacher is not trained well. my son was bullied by others. principal and teachers ignored it until i had a meeting and brought in the district.
This is the worst i've been treated so far! I can not believe that no one hear us!!! there should be a reason everyone complain about the office staff in this school. by saying that i don't mean i'm upset because they don't smile when you enter the office.I say they are rude and disrespectful and somehow scary! and no one seems to even follow these reviews and ask them,what's going on?!
Great school and very good education for children. My child attended since kinder and I highly recommend this school. Very good extra curriculur activities.
This school has a several TERRIBLE teachers, who openly ridicule students. Several parents brought this up to the principal, who said she would "address" it...nothing happened. Needless to say, I removed my children from this school. By the way, I am not some disgruntled parent whose children 'couldn't cut it' at this so-called excellent school. Our children got A's at Alderwood, as they continue to do in their new school.
My happy, smart, and social child was extremely unhappy and always scared at this school. There was bullying, teachers were disciplinary and not caring in nature, and sometimes even ridiculed my child in front of the class. When the bad behavior of certain teachers was reported, the principal took no action.
I transferred my child out of here. I will homeschool my child before even thinking about enrolling at this school. The kingerdargen staff, lacks the experience to communicate with both the students and the parents. The put up a front, and don't care about the students. If you want to be treated like an animal (perfect school)... Lucky you, if after some time they aren't this way... Maybe because they read this and changed!! (:
I agree with ->Posted January 4, 2011. This school is a mess!! You can't walk your children to their class..... I don't get how the parents are delighted that their kids attend this school. The teachers are allowed to say the word "S*****" during class; If you speak with the principal or teacher about an issue, you basically get laughed at. The teachers wants to TRAIN the students to be robots, and they want to change the way the parent raised their kids. (SO FORGET ABOUT RAISING YOU CHILD RIGHT) The school is a joke. Idk how this school got a 10 rating, It just shows not to believe what you read, but what you see in person!!!!
Every single encounter I have had with the office staff here has been awful. They are incredibly rude. It doesn't matter if you have a smile and a great attitude. You won't have either when you leave.
This school is a mess!! You can't walk your children to their class, you will be stop and ask no to step school ground. Direct your concern to your teachers only by email voice mail and wait for a respond. If there is a problem regarding your child, there is a chance you won't be notify. I'm looking for another school for my kids next year.
I cannot assume this for the entire staff but my child just finished the schoolyear and his teacher was a MAJOR disappointment. Instead of building his confidence and nurturing him like teachers should, she breaks his spirit and makes rude remarks to him. Halfway through the year, he lost motivation to try his best because of her. I am glad that no student will have to deal with her again.
Great school. I'll do everything to keep my daughters in this school!
The #1 school policy is showing respect to others. However, some staff and even the principle didn't show it, especially to Asian parents. If you pay attention to nothing else but academic performance only , just go for it.
Great teachers, awesome school, fantastic staff! The kids are so great here as well, the teachers and parents are doing a great job as a team to raise up wonderful kids!
While we have been impressed with the overall quality of this school, the individual teachers are hit or miss. For a young child, having the right teacher makes a world of difference on his or her attitude towards school. Unfortunately, certain teachers at AB+ are focused solely on a child's social ability instead of the whole person. Such behavior negatively impacts the child and sends the wrong message to other kids. I would recommend that parents get a background on your child's teacher (by speaking with other parents) and advise your child on how to deal with his/her teacher. I personally do not like this approach, but I don't see another way since we as parents cannot pick our child's teacher assignment (except Kindergarten).
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