I like this school. Yes the office staff is a little rude. But the teaching staff is very helpful and tries so hard to find ways to help each student out in a way that an individual child will understand what they are learning. The principal and vice principal are awesome and do a fantastic job. Every morning one of them is outside greeting parents and children as they walk up to the school. The school nurse is very knowledgeable and friendly. The librarian is great. She offered to buy a book for my daughter during an author's visit when they didn't have a credit card machine. This school is one of the best in the state of California.
Since I have started high school I have grown to really miss this school. Although I was only a student from 6th-8th grade I can say those were probably my most memorable years of school so far in my life. The teachers are great and the office staff aren't that bad. Only one bad thing that comes to mind is the drama at this school but I think it's easy to resolve if you put your mind to it.
My daughter has been here for two years and we really like it! The parent involvement is awesome! We are actually on an inter-district transfer just so that she can attend Akers. We don't live on base so I make the drive in to bring her to school and to pick her up everyday because the education is far superior to what she would receive in town. It also helps that the after school care program is right next door and everything is such a smooth transition for her. I love that the teachers and staff understand military families and that they encourage patriotism and let the children know it's okay to express feelings regarding deployments, etc. The school nurse at Akers is awesome! My daughter takes a medication during the school day and I have no doubt in my mind that everything is handled properly. Thanks for giving me small peace of mind when I have so many other things to worry about! I would definitely recommend Akers!
As a student on the Autism spectrum, I was shocked when I attended this school 2 years ago. The school district made multiple privacy violations and has no respect for their staff or students. Their attempts to improve their image are complete BS. It was so bad that my parents pulled me out of school and enrolled me in a private online school. If you are in this school, you need to know your rights! Otherwise, the school will completely walk over you like you mean nothing to them.
The teachers are top notch however the office staff are rude and unprofessional. One in particular is very unfriendly and talks down to students and adults. She never seems to have anything nice to say. I wonder why she has been at the school for so long??? I would rate the school a 5 stars if it wasn't for her. If you are looking for an awesome education and wonderful teachers then Akers is the BEST school in the county, but beware of the office staff!!
I am very proud to be a teacher at Akers Elementary. I am fortunate to be a part of such a dedicated and professional staff. At Akers, we are all about what is best for our students. Time and time again, I see teachers, administrator, janitorial staff and other staff members going out of their way to make things better for students. We also have one of the best Parent Clubs ever. Together with devoted parents and excellent staff ...... Akers Elementary Rocks!
My daughter attends the Pre-K program at Akers. She loves her teacher & the support staff in the classroom. The 3rd week of school she came home a recited the Pledge of Allegiance to me. She gets homework every week & is doing so much better listening & following directions. I am so very happy with all the activities & programs that are available to the students & the parents.
My child attended Akers after attending a school in which he had some problems. For him and for me it was a complete turn-around. He was no longer bullied, but protected. He was finally challenged academically and intellectually. Teachers are superb and professional and It is obvious they care about their students. No school is perfect, but if parents will work in a positive manner with teachers and staff, Akers is a great place to educate the whole child.
I am now on my third student at Akers School and this is by far the best school my children have ever attended. I started my first child in private school and it was not even close to the caliber of a school that Akers is. The entire staff is fabulous and it is obvious they care about children. Again this year the school is one of the top in the state in test scores. Great job
The worst school my child has ever attended. This school allowed my child to be a consistent victim of bullying and harassment despite being a child with special needs. The front office is unprofessional. I am shocked that secretaries and office staff continue to keep their jobs despite numerous complaints about them. The administration is unprofessional. Privacy is not respected. Administrators do not want to hear parent concerns about problems or suggestions for improvement. Beware.
Dont get me wrong. I love the teacher that my duaghter has! She has brought her grades up from failing to mostly As and Bs and that because of her teachers but they need a completly new office staff. For some reason the secretaries believe that they out rank my doctor and can refuse to give my daughter her medication saying that thats not what its for. If homeschoolong was an option for my family I would do it in a heartbeat.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this school!! I transferred my daughter here a few months ago, and she loves it. I havent' seen better education. She used to attend Clovis schools, and these surpass even them!!! My daughter used to have terrible social at her last 2 schools, but since coming here, she has done great!! Her grades have stayed A's, even though they were a bit ahead when she got to this school The teachers and admin staff were extremely helpful in helping her to adjust and catch up on everything. The teachers are so understanding and the kids love theri teachers.. And they have a ton of wonderful extracurricular activities to engage the studnets!! I plan on keeping my daughter here till 8th grade!!
I only attended this school for one year, but it was a good year. Because of the smaller size the people tend to be more close knit and friendly. You cannot slip through the cracks of the system as easily here. The school i believe has more discipline than the other school in the area.
I have two children who attend Akers....and I wouldn't have it any other way! I have found that many parents who start children at other schools complain about the difficulty of this school...Both of my children started here and are in the top of their classes. I do know some children who have had to go to summer-school in order to catch up after transferring in though. The school sets a very high standard.
I have 1 child that attends Akers. When we first transfered here we were affraid that he would be ahead of the other kids in his grade. He was supposed to start the GATE Program in Nevada. This school challenges a child as a child should be challenged in what they are learning. The teachers are great. I have not seen my son come home with anymore and about 1 hour of homework a nite.
Students at Akers School don't always realize how good they have it until they go somewhere else. Having had kids at Akers as well as other schools, we feel that Akers provides one of the highest quality educations available to students. The art, music, and soprts programs are great, and there are many different extracurricular and support activities available from Chess Club to Homework Club. As parents, we consider oursleves lucky that our children have been able to attend Akers, and the fact that the school is a pre-K through 8th grade has allowed for terrrific continuity and building in our children's educational process.
I have two children that attend Akers School. I would not put my student in any other school as Akers is one of the best school I have ever seen. The teachers care about the students, the standards are very high. I have many friends that have students at Akers and all feel the same way, some driving as many as 20 miles away to make sure their students stay at Akers. Most of the teachers at Akers also have their own students attend Akers which says alot. I also talk to many parents who have students at other schools in the area and all are envious of the educational program the Akers school has.
I have one child that has attended Akers and one that is still attending. I feel the school has an excellent academic as well as extra-curricular program. My oldest son is in some of the advanced classes and he tells me that a majority of the students in these classes are from Akers. That did not surprise me at all. Akers Administration and Staff demands respect from the students as well as returns it back to the students. There is not a School in the Valley that I would rather have my children attend.
This school says its one of the best. I have not found that to be true. They are too hard on the kids. Giving way too much homework everynight. Some nights up to 4 hours. My childs teacher actually told me ' Its not my job to by their friend' Well in my opinion it sure helps the kids learn and feel comfortable asking questions if they like their teacher. And the kids want to do better too. The 'homeowrk club' can be summed up in one word 'chaos' And I know this because I attended. Teachers are not the brightest, and pick favorites. If you dont mind driving to town, Im sure that there are better schools. The only program that we enjoyed was the band program. But the kids dont get credit for doing well in band.
I have one child that attends this school and though a very safe school and extremely strict regulations I have found that my child has performed below his capabilities at this school and his grades have dropped off considerably in his first year here. I have spoken with other parents that have their children attending for the first year and they seem to share the same view as myself that the grades significantly drop as compared to other schools. My son was a straight A/B student for the first 5 years of his formal education at other schools and he now carries a B/C/D average with this school and he reads at a level or two above his current grade level. Discipline seems to be more of the focus with this school though they will tell you education is the priority 'the political statement.'
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