Respects starts is taught by parents first and then kids come to school and act what they see at home. The school isn't responsible respect but can help with proper guidance. It take a Parent, Teachers and Students willing to work together.
This school (gem) is currently in a transitional stage. However a lot of changes are happening that affects the school spirit which it was built on. Teachers are leaving for various reasons and enrichment classes being cut for next year because of a new breed of parents that wants smaller class sizes. I know now know that Castle Heights as we knew has a more corporate vibe mixed with poker face parents who can be narcissistic, pushy and feels entitled because they raise or volunteer so much money and time to the school. Some parents are verbally insulting one another and complain that their personal needs aren’t being met. Great teachers are constantly having to prove themselves and under attack, being called to the principal office like they are on trial. On the other hand you have parents who have helped built a community vibe that is still active and still doing their part to keep a great school from losing its reputation. It’s like a good marriage that needs therapy. Its bitter sweet, either this school is going to survive the changes which I hope is will or it will tank like the titanic. Hit without seeing it coming. I would love to rate is like the 5 it is on paper but currently it is a 2. I never thought I would see this day for such an amazing school once upon a time.
This school is great. My daughter's kindergarten teacher is so energetic and caring. The children are learning and growing. But they are also taught a sense of community and care about all of their friends. The school also has a great community among the families. Most children walk to school with their parents. In the fall the whole school camps out and spends the night on campus. The kids have so much fun they usually don't want to leave. You see many playing in the front lawn after school while the parents visit with each other. It is a beautiful neighborhood school.